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402 Main Road Murdoch Valley, Simon's Town 7975 South Africa
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  • 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.

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#17 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Simon's Town
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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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Free parking
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Private balcony
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Faisal M wrote a review 02 Aug
Miami, Florida2 contributions
Myself and my son stayed three nights at Whale View Manor and the experience has been nothing less than EXCELLENT. The service was great and made us feel like home. The staff was extremely friendly and the view from the place is amazing.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Tak Hiemstra, Owner at Whale View Manor
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Faisal Thank you! We are looking forward to welcome you back.
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Eric L wrote a review 01 Aug
Kent, Washington4 contributions
Fantastic time for our extended family trip to Cape Town. Elsa and her staff were extremely attentive and helpful in spite of our odd time schedules of activities. Breakfast was divine each morning, and the lounge area was perfect for evening drinks and games. Elsa's carrot cake was a special treat, and even the local baboon agreed, when he surprised us one evening and walked right in to sample it! The location was very close to Boulders Beach and False Bay with beautiful views of the beach right across the street, and it was an easy commute into town for activites and food. Well done all the way around!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Eric Thank you so much. We are looking forward to your next visit. With kind regards Elsa
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fstanl841439 wrote a review May 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Stayed for 5 nights ... views are stunning, hospitality 5 star, breakfasts to die for and space for ages... felt like home away from home. I recommend this piece of heaven to all...you will not want to leave !!!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Colin wrote a review May 2022
Port Elizabeth, South Africa4 contributions2 helpful votes
Possibly the worst guest experience no management staff rude room not serviced , shower basin not working , old towels ,clean towels refused Owner acknowledges problems blames new staff ,we left after 1 night owner only refunds one night instead of 2 and refuses to honour undertaking Cannot recommend this badly run circus
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: So many well run establishments in Simonstown choose wisely
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msinem175599 wrote a review Mar 2022
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Felt at home from the first minute. Not only a beautiful beach just across the road but a lovely host making our stay so special. Delicious Breakfast served. Very personal atmosphere. We will be back for sure.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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LPEnnistymon wrote a review Mar 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom31 contributions20 helpful votes
Starting with the positive great location for the Cape Point Nature Reserve only 10 min drive to the gate. As stated in previous reviews there is a lovely small sandy swimming beach right across the road from the guesthouse. The surrounding area has a relaxed friendly feel to it. On the downside our room (no.2) & house in general looked a bit tired & the place felt a little disorganised. The washhand basin in the shower room was at such a height I had to stand on my tiptoes to wash my face - I’m 1.6m tall. Our room was small, no easy chairs however the bed was comfortable Covid had a lot to answer for but the room rate we paid I expected better.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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jwight710280 wrote a review Feb 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
What a great place for a quick getaway, even if you live in Cape Town. This beautifully appointed and intimate (boutique) hotel is comparatively affordable, close to a great swimming beach - in fact a quick stroll across the road - in a serene and peaceful setting, and with amazing views. Hosts are very welcoming and warm; breakfast was excellent; rooms ideal for a great night's sleep with the ocean a stone's throw away. We had great fun.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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manokh990675 wrote a review Jan 2022
Moscow, Russia1 contribution
Beautiful sea view, tasty breakfast, cute owners. Beach near main gate. Nice place like starting point to boulders beach and cape of good hope. it is important to arrive on time to be met. One minus of our amasing staying here was one of his Beautiful sea view, tasty breakfast, cute owners. Beach near main gate. Nice place like starting point to boulders beach and cape of good hope. it is important to arrive on time to be met. One minus of our amasing staying here was one of his employee which looked tired. But totaly it's beautiful place. Very big thanks to Elsa, we shurely come back in this hotel next time
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Tak Hiemstra, Owner at Whale View Manor
Responded 14 Jan 2022
Thank you Maxim!
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edriel618604 wrote a review Jan 2022
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We really enjoyed our stay: we had a lovely view, right onto the ocean,. Elsa, the host, was very helpful. Moreover the place provided a nice breakfast every morning on the terrace and a comfortable bed: top stay. Also nice facilities like a kayak and spa.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Marijn H wrote a review Dec 2021
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Lack of hospitality, understaffed, host broke down crying in front of us, very weird vibes... would not recommend staying at this point. The staff that is present lacks any language or service skills and is poorly managed.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$94 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Saveur.
Are there any historical sites close to Whale View Manor?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Noorul Islam Heritage Museum (2.6 km) and Scala Battery (4.9 km).
Does Whale View Manor have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.