Whispering Whale – A Gem of a find on the Cape West Coast
Situated in the tiny beach village of Jacobsbaai on the popular Cape West Coast between Saldanha Bay and Vredenburg, Whispering Whale is three luxury, self-catering or bed and breakfast apartments set amidst some of the country’s most unspoilt natural beauty and rugged coastline.
Whispering Whale is one of those truly idyllic escapes that go beyond the call of duty to fulfil their every promise. Breathtaking coastline and virgin beach, evident from each of the apartments, does indeed lull you into a sense of languor where strolling beaches and enjoying endless meals of incredible seafood easily becomes a way of life to which you become accustomed, if not addicted, and life is interrupted only by the odd venture to a nature reserve, on a hike or to partake of the array of endless water sports in the area.
Jacobsbaai is a secluded enclave with access to a number of little bays like Smalbaai, Moerie, Toothrock and Bamboesbaai, each with its own individual qualities that allow one to experience a setting rough with rocks, boulders and incredible wild, white sandy beaches under brilliant blue skies. There is also access to surfing, fishing, diving and crayfishing. Even out of wild flower season this beautiful and isolated bay is a joy, and there are few who can stay here without being affected by its beauty.
There is an element of luxury to each of the apartments that adds an aspect of pampering to your stay. Despite the traditional lime washed houses enforced by strict building restrictions in Jacobsbaai, this is not rural living in a basically equipped cottage. The stunning apartments have been beautifully furnished and elegantly decorated, each with its own private entrance and entertainment area and your every comfort in mind – 100% percale linen, down pillows and duvets, en-suite bathrooms with heated towel rails and beautiful linen. The apartment includes a dishwasher, DSTV, a mini Hi Fi and a large verandah with patio furniture and outdoor braai area. The only thing you need to bring along is your beach towel!
Each of the apartments has been aptly named after one of the three types of whales most typically sighted off the coast of Jacobsbaai during whale season, between the months of June and November. Bryde’s whale and Humpback Whale apartments both sleep four, whilst Southern Right Whale, the smaller of the apartments, sleeps two. There is a fully equipped laundry on the premises for those who succumb to staying a little longer, and why wouldn’t you? The central location of Whispering Whale is incredibly convenient for day trips along the West Coast – be it to visit other quaint fishing villages, wine estates or nature reserves – and the addictive quality of the spectacular sunsets quickly gets under your skin, and you wonder how you ever muddled through without this particular hideaway …