Whale Huys Oceanfront Eco Villa

Oceanfront Holiday Villa

Whale Huys Oceanfront Eco Villa is a four-bedroom, multi-level, self-catering home set on a clifftop in De Kelders near Gansbaai. With unobstructed sea views visible from all its living areas and bedrooms, Whale Huys Oceanfront Eco Villa combines the warmth and character of traditional thatched roof architecture with the luxury of a modern holiday villa. Fall asleep and wake to soothing sounds of the ocean and sea birds cavorting in the breeze. Enjoy front-row seats, from June to December, when southern right whales call this stretch of coastline home. Whale Huys Oceanfront Eco Villa is perfect for entertaining and has upmarket extras such as an infinity salt-water swimming pool, poolside bar, covered braai area and an outdoor wood-fired hot tub overlooking Walker Bay. Added amenities include a gym and sustainable eco-friendly solar panels that provide clean energy on demand. Whale Huys Oceanfront Eco Villa is perfect for families and groups of friends, and can accommodate 14 guests!

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The owners of Whale Huys Oceanfront Eco Villa are passionate about the planet, and the life that lives on it. With this said, eco-friendliness is more than just a catchphrase and the villa has sustainable features. 

Sustainable Features

  • Solar Panels (supply most of the electricity)
  • Grid Links and Backup Battery (lights stay on even during load shedding)
  • Solar Geysers (provide most of the hot water / supplemented by an electric boiler)
  • Lighting (low-energy LED products)
  • Slow Combustion Fireplace (designed to optimize heat while reducing the amount of wood used)
  • Low Energy Kitchen Appliances (A-ratings or higher for low energy consumption)
  • Induction Stovetop and Multi-Function Oven (reduces cooking time and energy usage)
  • Wood-Fired Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Eco-Wood Deck (manufactured from recycled plastic rather than unsustainably harvested hardwoods) 
  • Thatch Roof (naturally regulates temperature)
  • Low-Flow Faucets (reduce water usage)
  • Greywater System (garden use)
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Dock Available
  • Afriearth Products (shampoos, soaps and detergents)
  • Mosquito Nets (reduce the need for chemical insect repellants)
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The Villa

The Villa 

Each bedroom at Whale Huys Oceanfront Eco Villa has a private balcony. Enjoy panoramic views of Walker Bay, and the surrounding mountain ranges, that extend to Hangklip and further on to Cape Point on a clear day. 

A private path to the ocean winds its way through the fynbos vegetation that is indigenous to the Western Cape. There is a walking trail that extends from one end of Gansbaai to the pristine beaches of the Walker Bay Nature Conservancy near Hermanus.

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Main Level

The spacious open-plan living, dining and kitchen area can be found on the Main Level of Whale Huys Oceanfront Eco Villa. The kitchen is fully fitted and equipped with the high-end appliances and kitchen accessories you will need to create sumptuous meals.

The main bedroom has an extra-long king-sized bed (which can also be made up as two extra-long singles) and an ensuite bathroom with a large walk-in shower, a double basin and a separate toilet.


Pool Level

The Pool Level is one flight down from the Main Level and offers an infinity swimming pool, an outdoor shower and both indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. There is a small kitchenette with a refrigerator and the home's laundry room is located on this level.

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Upper Level

There are three bedrooms located on the Upper Level. 

Two of the bedrooms have extra long single beds (90x200) that can also be made up as an extra long king bed (180x200) along with ensuite bathrooms with a shower, basin and toilet. The third bedroom has a standard double bed with an ensuite bathroom with a bath, shower, basin and toilet. 



Whale Huys Oceanfront Eco Villa offers amenities that include:

  • Solar Energy
  • TV
  • DStv
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Laptop 
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Infinity Saltwater Pool
  • Outdoor Wood-Fired Hot Tub
  • Poolside Bar
  • Outdoor Braai Area
  • Gym
  • Laundry Room
  • Cleaning Service (by arrangement)
  • Private Chef (by arrangement)
  • Secure Parking 
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Guppy Huys Oceanside Eco Bungalow

Guppy Huys Oceanside Eco Bungalow

Whale Huys Oceanfront Eco Villa has a little sister, Guppy Huys Oceanside Eco Bungalow.

Guppy Huys Oceanside Eco Bungalow is a cute three-bedroom, two-bathroom, self-catering home in De Kelders, just outside Gansbaai. Boasting magnificent views of Walker Bay, this oceanfront hideaway offers all the basic comforts needed to make this your holiday home-away-from-home

Read more about  Guppy Huys Oceanside Eco Bungalow, here.

Things to Do

Things to Do

When you are not relaxing at Whale Huys Oceanfront Eco Villa, there are plenty of things to do to keep you busy in the Overstrand area.


The coastline from De Kelders to Pearly Beach offers a combination of long stretches of sandy beaches, hidden cliff pools, coves with picnic areas and a lagoon resort. If you enjoy ocean sports then there are opportunities for snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, kayaking and fishing. Take a look at beaches and tidal pools, here.


There is direct access to various beach and fynbos hiking trails that lead to secluded coves and ancient Khoisan caves waiting to be discovered along the cliff path, and beyond. Find hiking trails in the area, here.


The Overstrand is a paradise for mountain bikers! Explore trails and tracks that will take you from the beach dunes of Die Plaat to the rolling hills and vineyards inland. Start planning your MTB route, here.

Ocean Safaris

The Atlantic Ocean is home to the marine big five which includes whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins. Whether you want to go whale watching or shark cage diving Whale Huys Oceanfront  Eco Villa is just a short drive away from launch sites for boat-based whale watching and shark cage diving.


There is a beautiful 9-hole golf course, nestled between blankets of indigenous fynbos and the ocean in Kleinbaai which is just a ten-minute drive away. The course has a links-style layout with stunning sea views from most of the fairways. Prepare to tee off, here.


The is an abundance of restaurants in De Kelders, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, Baardskeerderbos and Pearly Beach with menus to suit just about any tastebud. Look forward to dining on fresh seafood, traditional South African cuisine and favourites such as wood-fired pizza, burgers and steak. Find places to eat here.

Wine Tasting

The Overberg is known globally for its award-winning wines and you are spoiled for choice when it comes to boutique wine estates, breweries and distilleries. So regardless of whether you enjoy wine, craft beer, handcrafted gin or cream liquor, you can sip your way around the countryside from tasting venue to tasting venue, here.

Taxi Services

If you need a lift to and from the airport or want to be responsible when you go out for dinner or a wine tasting afternoon, feel free to call a taxi to shuttle you around. Find a ride, here.




“Thank you for our recent wonderful stay at Whale Huys. The house is in a magnificent position with spectacular views and has been beautifully furnished and maintained with the interior’s comfort matching the glorious setting. We couldn’t have asked for anything more for our week there. Even the weather and whales cooperated!”  Nicole, UK
“Whale Huys Oceanfront Eco Villa is the most well-appointed Airbnb we’ve stayed in, full stop. Bruce has thought of virtually everything to make the stay a 10/10. Leigh was a superstar and a true pleasure throughout the check/out process.”  Satisfied Guest
“Whale Huys Oceanfront Eco Villa is incredible, and we very much enjoyed our stay. The host has put so much thought into making the home perfect for guests, and Leigh was a wonderful resource for us during our visit. You may think you only need a night or two here, but do yourself a favour and extend your visit. The views are breathtaking; be sure to take an opportunity to walk along the cliff path to the beach. We’ll definitely be back the next time we’re along the Garden Route, hopefully for a longer stay.”  Ryan, USA
“Words cannot describe the feeling of opening the front door for the first time and seeing the sea and the amazing views. Whale Huys Oceanfront Eco Villa was equipped with everything we could need for a family holiday. The whales are literally on the doorstep, vineyards around the corner and the beautiful scenery make this a very special place that we will definitely come back to.”  Ben, Australia
“Ein Haus, in dem alles stimmig ist. Das Haus liegt super direkt am Strand. Im Haus ist alles vorhanden. Das Haus ist aufgrund seiner vielen Zimmer iedel für Familien. Es fehlt nichts.”  JB, Germany
“Spectacular find. A must-visit! This house has wonderful views and amazing facilities. The kitchen is well equipped and the beds were comfortable. Large glazed windows keep the house warm in winter and make it feel like you are outside even when the house is closed up. We could watch and hear the southern right whales from the house.”  JH, South Africa
“Wow! Wow! Wow! Absolutely my best stay in over 120 stays on Air B&B. Whale Huys Oceanfront Eco Villa feels 100% warm and welcoming from the minute one walks in the front door. The amenities and layout of the home are amazing. We definitely enjoyed the home a lot more than we anticipated and the only regret I have is that we could not have stayed longer. I will undoubtedly be returning mid-year for a longer stay.”  RR
“We stayed with our two children girls for four nights. The area is beautiful with big impressive houses along the waterfront. We spotted whales from the house and walking trails almost every day. We also saw a glimpse of dolphins once. The view from the house is absolutely fantastic! We used the pool every day and relaxed on the pool deck. We enjoyed the easiness of the walks in the nature reserve, which is within walking distance of the house. We really hope we can visit  again soon!”  Catherine
“We had the immense pleasure of spending a few days at Whale Huys Oceanfront Eco Villa very recently. As many have already written it is indeed a lovely house, but for us… to be quite candid… it was all about the glorious, simply stupendous views over Walker Bay. Sweeping! Stunning! Awe-inspiring! WOW! This is a big house suited to a family or (possibly even better) a group of friends. All the bedrooms have wonderful views and are equally attractive in terms of furnishings, fittings and en-suite facilities. So there shouldn´t be any arguments about who gets the best room. The master suite has a larger balcony and is conveniently located at entry-level and the hub of the house. The owner was great to deal with… very quick to respond to any questions and very helpful. A superb all-around experience. Go for it!”  Judith
“Whale Huys Oceanfront Eco Villa is an incredible place to stay! It is in a beautiful location with a magnificent view of Walker Bay. The home is both luxurious and relaxing all at once. We saw Southern Right Whales breaching the water multiple times and seals playing in the waves. We loved the area which is dotted with vineyards and Fynbos landscapes. We spent a great day exploring historic Elim. Dinner at Farm 215 was truly lovely with home-prepared gourmet food! Our stay was a highlight of our Cape Town visit from the United States.”  Gerry



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