A whale of a time at De Kelders

There is something soul-expanding and heart-warming about De Kelders Guest House, an intimate Bed & Breakfast that stands alone on the shores of Walker Bay near Hermanus, surrounded by the protected fynbos of the Klipgat Nature Reserve. With the best land-based whale watching worldwide, the uninterrupted views on offer are delightful.

In winter, the southern right whales come close to shore and can be seen from your bedroom, the deck while hiking, or up-close from a boat. Great white shark cage diving in Gansbaai and Dyer Island Marine Reserve are also memorable. From this location day trips can easily be taken to Cape Point, Franschhoek, and the Stellenbosch Wine Routes.

Accommodation comprises just 3 first-floor Rooms along with one aptly named Whale Suite. Situated on the ground floor, this suite has unsurpassed views (even from the bathroom), a garden patio occasionally visited by porcupines after dark, and tea/coffee-making facilities. Both the double James and Elmien Rooms have splendid ocean views, the latter including a private balcony while the twin bed Daleen Room overlooks the nature reserve.


  • Prime position on the shores of Walker Bay near Hermanus – excellent for whale watching
  • Set amid the protected fynbos of the Klipgat Nature Reserve providing uninterrupted views 
  • Resident seal colony always visible frolicking beyond the kelp
  • An intimate and homey stay with 3 Rooms and 1 Suite
  • Plenty of opportunities to take in the great outdoors 


18 Steyn Street

Gansbaai, Western Cape, 7220

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  • Main Deck

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