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Whale View Manor

402 Main Road Murdoch Valley, Simon's Town 7975 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/02/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Whale View Manor
Updated 21/02/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#17 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Simon's Town
Whale View Manor… distinctive and sumptuous…. a jewel of a guest house located in historic Simon’s Town and close to Boulders Beach that is world famous for the African Penguins. Whale View Manor is situated directly opposite a picturesque and secluded beach. The uninterrupted, breath-taking views, at the southern-most tip of Africa enhance the unique experience of this accommodation. This gem also has a backdrop of majestic mountain vistas. As you step into the eclectic reception area, you are treated to an extravaganza of the senses. Extraordinary artifacts and collectibles greet and welcome you. Susan Smyth, the owner, travels extensively and her keen eye selects remarkable objet d'art that she lovingly brings home to Whale View Manor. Visual delights are further accentuated by subtle fragrances wafting through the reception, by bougainvillea petals floating inside from the charming courtyard and by the gleaming smiles of the dedicated staff. Exemplary service defines Whale View Manor. The team will go to any lengths to create a memorable, magical experience for their valued guests – from set ting up a breakfast table on the beach to arranging a tantalizing high-tea in the garden. Flexibility and creativity allow for the team to cater to your dreams. Accommodation:Six of the rooms have spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, while four have beautiful garden and mountain views. All the rooms have newly appointed en suite bathrooms and satellite television. Breakfast & Dining: Breakfast is served in the restaurant overlooking the ocean. Scrumptious freshly prepared meals are served with the aroma of freshly ground coffee filling the air. Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner - booking essential. The meals are quite delectable.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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StefanG919 wrote a review 19 Jul
Cape Town Central, South Africa14 contributions6 helpful votes
The location is fantastic, directly opposite a small beach, with crashing waves easily heard through the window. Service was very friendly, well-stocked honour bar in the lounge, delicious breakfast available with several nice looking options. very good rates available due to COVID.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Tak Hiemstra, Owner at Whale View Manor
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you Stefan
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FarAway269524 wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
There is no place to unwind, relax, and be refreshed like staying at Whale View Manor. With 5 meters to the most clean and safest little beach, a view that you can not get enough from, Whale View Manor is the perfect place to be part of the sea every day. Elsa and her team make sure that you feel at home in the most beautiful room and house, added with a treat of breakfast every morning. Whale View Manor gets 5 stars for everything that you want in a holiday.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Annette C wrote a review Dec 2020
Nelspruit2 contributions
Beautiful sea view and garden behind the guest house with a view of the mountain. Comfortable rooms, and delicious breakfast every morning, served with a smile! Wonderful hospitality! Most definitely worth staying at. The guest house has easy access to a small swimming beach and there are lots of possibilites to take long walks.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Tak Hiemstra, Owner at Whale View Manor
Responded 29 Dec 2020
Thank you Annette Hope you will soon visit again.
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Sofia wrote a review Dec 2019
Madrid, Spain55 contributions35 helpful votes
There's no doubt that the views and location of the Whale View Manor are beautiful, relaxing, and couldn't get any better, but there are things about the guest house that were lacking. The family running the place and staff were very lovely, but their dog was around and I'm allergic to them, which didn't seem the phase them. We didn't have any plug adaptors, and although they offered us some, none of them worked. We didn't have a car so it was at least 30 minute walk to Boulder's Beach or an hour walk into town (just a heads up).
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Date of stay: December 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: worth paying extra for a room with the sea view
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AlbertAmsterdam wrote a review Aug 2019
Wageningen, The Netherlands93 contributions81 helpful votes
Locations is very nice, looking over the see. Staff is very friendly, the rooms are big and comfortable and the beds are good! What else do you need? Yes, a breakfast: well this was one of the best we've got in South Africa. Thank You!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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US$103 - US$157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
whale view manor simons town
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownSimon's Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whale View Manor
Which popular attractions are close to Whale View Manor?
Nearby attractions include Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (1.2 km), Scarborough Beach (7.7 km), and South African Naval Museum (3.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Whale View Manor?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Whale View Manor?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Whale View Manor?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whale View Manor?
Conveniently located restaurants include Whole Earth Cafe, The Lighthouse Cafe, and The Village Hub.
Are there any historical sites close to Whale View Manor?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Scala Battery (4.9 km) and Noorul Islam Heritage Museum (2.6 km).
Does Whale View Manor have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.