About Cliff Lodge
Put simply, there can be no better place to stay from which to see whales. Cliff Lodge, an award winning guest house is located at the top of the rocks overlooking the ocean at De Kelders. It is no exaggeration to state that you can lie in bed and both see and hear the whales. You can also view them from the glorious all weather conservatory and sea front deck
You will be pampered and spoilt by hosts Gideon and Gill and their attention to detail and to surpassing the expectations of every guest is legendary
Choose from 5 rooms – but beware – rooms sell out so fast as this really is a “hidden gem”
Boat Based Whale Watching:
This will give you the thrill of seeing whales up close and personal.
The boat based whale industry is strictly controlled and the designated areas are carefully selected so as not to interefere with whale watching from land
Whale Watching Tours By Plane:
During season up to 160 whales and calves can be spotted in the Walker Bay. Only from the sky is it possible to comprehend the size of the Southern Right communities that visit our waters.
The confluence of the warm Indian and the cold Atlantic Ocean create a vibrant and colourful seascape. Teaming full of wildlife these abundant oceans often provide great ‘game viewing’ opportunities. The majestic Cape Mountains frame these perfect white beaches and rocky shorelines.
When a picture speaks a thousand words…the actual flight will render you speechless
June to September is the best season for this. A thrilling experience – do ask The Independent Traveller for more details
The Overberg has over 330 bird species with at least 20 endemic species. The impressive diversity is due to the variety of habitats in the area.
The opportunities to spot birds from directly Cliff Lodge will astound you!
When To Go
The lodge is open all year round. Summers (September to March) are long and warm. December and January can get very hot with occasional daytime temperatures above 35 C
Winters (April to August) are generally mild but can be wet and stormy. Whales can be seen all year around but are in abundance from July to September
De Kelders is ninety minutes from Cape Town by car and around and hour from Cape Town International Airport
There are daily flights to Cape Town from Europe and Dubai and worldwide connections via Johannesburg.