11 August 2107
Thank you for your kind assistance during my recent visit to Whispering Whale and for the opportunity to provide the annual star grading assessment. Thanks too for providing me with the comfortable overnight accommodation. It was encouraging to note that the accommodation and grounds are being well maintained and that your housekeeping standards are at your customary excellent standard. The comfort and convenience of this attractive accommodation is most commendable and it was lovely to observe guest reviews reflecting high praise for your wonderful hospitality (and food!).
Warm regards Debbie
01 August 2017
Just dropping by to thank you so very much for your warm and fabulous hospitality!
The Whispering Whale was everything we hoped for and more. We had a lovely time thanks to your welcome and kindness.
Kindest regards Marilyn, Penny, Judy & Bary
16 January 2017
“Will def go back.”
Food was great. Comfortable lodgings.
Gerard (South Africa)
13 January 2017
“Beautiful and tranquil”
The self catering unit was beautifully furnished with everything that you require if you wanted to prepare your own meals. Friendly staff made the stay most enjoyable. We definitely recommend this for yout next stay.
Jeanne (South Africa)
31 December 2016
We had a fabulous week’s holliday at the Whispering Whale over the Christmas period. The peace and quiet … Extremely comfortable accommodation.
Marguerite (South Africa)
12 December 2016
“Perfect getaway from the hustle of the city”
The town is breathtaking for a quiet and calm getaway. This location is the perfect distance from the sea, so you can just hear it from the patio. Would book even longer next time!
Liam ‘Gizmo’ Johannes (South Africa)
06 November 2016
We spent two nights at Whispering Whale this last weekend.
We shared the Bryde’s Whale – 2 bedroom apartment with our friends. We can recommend this choice for 2 couples or a family as the apartment is large and very well appointed and has all the comforts of home.
We particularly enjoyed the Sea views and sounds of breaking surf and our evening on the private verandah around the Braai / BBQ.
The kitchen had everything we required and the bathrooms were clean and tidy. The linen was crisp and the beds comfortable.
Jacobsbaai is a real West Coast gem and we would not hesitate to stay at Whispering Whale when we visit again.
Thank you Leentjie for your hospitality
Dave (South Africa)
03 November 2016
Wonderful stay at Jacobsbaai. Unit extremely clean, neat and well equipped.
Elaine (South Africa)
06 October 2016
The manager (Leentjie) was very friendly and the accommodation was really exceptional! We had a perfect view of the sea from the apartment.
Nanet (South Africa)
18 September 2016
Our first time up the Cape West coast. We loved the beautiful ruggedness of Jacobsbaai. And what an opportunity to have stayed at Whispering Whale guesthouse in the Humpback whale loft apartment. The apartment is very well equipped and lacks for nothing. We also want to thank the manageress, Leentjies for making us feel so welcome and ensuring our needs were met. We took up her offer of cooking a wonderful 2 course fish dinner on the Friday night and an omelette on Saturday. Your food would put many a restaurant to shame! Thank you and we plan to return again sometime.
TC (South Africa)
26 May 2016
We took the risk of booking 16 days and it paid off extremely well. Luxurious but still comfortable unit that is very clean and well maintained with excellent view on the sea. Polite and friendly manager.
Pieter (South Africa)
05 April 2016
The facilities made us feel right at home. So much space and so wonderfully clean.
Peace for your soul!
Evette (South Africa)
03 April 2016
Definitely one of the most romantic and most relaxing places I’ve ever visited in South Africa. Before visiting we could only think of Cape Town as the destination to go until we discovered Jacobsbaai (Jacobs Bay) which is home to Whispering Whale. It is only an hour and a half drive to the centre of Cape Town, on the most beautiful scenic road, so we ended up driving there a few times when we felt we needed a little more of the city atmosphere, but it was always a pleasure, and a spoil, arriving back at our quiet apartment in the evenings for a “proper” night’s rest. My wife and I cannot wait to return again soon to our “home” away from home!
12 March 2016
“Great place to stay.. Loved it”
We only stopped for one night but could happily have stayed longer had we had the free time. We received a warm welcome and all the necessary facilities were present in this self catering apartment. There was even a dishwasher if that is important to you.
Jacobs bay is a pretty coastal venue and the sea is visible from the apartment and if you chose to have breakfast outside its a great vista to go with your toast!
We stopped in the Southern Right Whale flat which is ideal for 2 people. The manager was lovely and even offered us the use of her washer dryer. Food can be provided but we were self sufficient. There is plenty to see within easy driving distance so allow yourself a couple of days or more.
Steve (United Kingdom)
27 January 2016
“Best Summer Holiday Ever”
Whispering Whale Guest House is the BEST look after, maintained and clean guest house we ever visited. Not only is the structures in excellent condition but the manner in which we were received and during our stay is recommended. Everything required are ready and available in the house. We enjoyed the quietness and really rest during our stay. All we can say is if you have not stay in Whispering Whale Guest House you don’t know what you are missing and what exceptional experience it can be. THANK YOU and we can’t wait to stay over again. Again THANK YOU!!!!
Pieter (South Africa)
21 October 2015
Everything was awesome.
Vernon (South Africa)
10 October 2015
The Jacobs bay is nice place and Whispering Whale is perfect place to stay. Recomend to anybody
Kevin (South Africa)
08 October 2015
I have visited Jacobsbaai and stayed at Whispering Whale many times before with my girl (as my girlfriend, fiance and now wife). Every trip has been incredibly memorable and we’ve always felt over-welcome and completely at ease … definitely one of the most special places to go and relax.
On most days we’d drive up or down the coast, at our own pace, stopping when and where we’d like to take photos or have a walk around. Some of our favourites include Langebaan (visit Pearly’s for great cocktails and Boesmanland Plaaskombuis for amazing traditional Boere / Afrikaans dining), Saldanha and Paternoster.
Writing this makes me want to visit there again right now.
Marcus M (South Africa)
30 September 2015
What a wonderful place to stay at. We stayed in the spacious one-bedroom unit. It was equipped with anything and everything you could think of. Even a dish-washer. The owners and manager were really friendly. I would go back anytime!
Liesl (South Africa)
07 September 2015
Thank you for a wonderful stay. We wish we could have stayed longer. The Southern Right apartment has everything you need. Beautifully decorated, light and airy and a fantastic view. We were warmly welcomed by Leentjie who cooked us a delicious meal on the first night. This place is a must!!!
Robin Hart (South Africa)
23 March 2015
The ‘Whispering Whale’ to quote my American grandson ‘awesome’ and he was not there he does not know just how awesome it was, a lovely house beautifully furnished, everything one needed. We had our suppers cooked by Leentjie and the mussels were fantastic, to say nothing of the curry, she is an asset we were well looked after and will recommend the ‘Whispering Whale’ in more than a whisper.
Tartanmen (United Kingdom)
12 February 2015
Jacobsbaai is a wonderful place to chill out, relax and unwind. The Whispering Whale is the ideal place to do this.
We stayed in the Humpback Whale apartment which was spacious, well appointed, spotlessly clean and comfortable in every respect. The balcony overlooking the bay is excellent for bird watching and watching the fantastic sunsets over the ocean.
On those occasions where self catering is too much of a chore then Lintjee the onsite manager cooks wonderful meals. These need to be pre-ordered (preferably the day before) from an extensive menu. The baked puddings we had were to die for!!
All in all we had a great stay and would highly recommend this property. We hope to return.
James Edey (United Kingdom)
09 December 2014
I spend some time at Whispering whale in Jacobs bay last month, just would like to share my experience with everyone out there, what a lovely guest house, if you looking to self catering with a excellent lay out kitchen with everything you will ever need to cook up a storm or having excellent meals from Leentjie at the house, it is all worth it, the stunning views from the balcony sunrise and sunsets are picture perfect.
Really a stunning place to go and relax and revive a tired body.
29 September 2014
“Heaven on earth”
We wanted to celebrate our wedding anniversary and I came across Whispering Whale whilst googling. This must be heaven on earth! This place had everything you could want on a romantic getaway! Candles, the most beautiful bed linen, towels and everything just of the highest and best quality! Leentjie, the manageress was amazing, we felt completely private and also knew that she was on hand should we need anything. We were treated with a bottle of wine and a beautiful bowl of fresh fruit on arrival. We had the most awesome weather, could enjoy lots of wine outside, enjoying the fresh smell of the sea, and most beautiful sunsets! We did not even had time to eat from Leentjie’s menu – but next time most definitely will! Just love this place and we will most definitely be back! Treat yourselves and spend time in anyone of the three apartments – they are all 3 incredibly beautiful and well equipped!
19 September 2014
Ons wil net baie baie dankie se vir die voorreg om julle pragtige plek by Jacobsbaai die 6de en 7de September met julle te kon deel. Dis voorwaar ‘n “rusplek” waar jy skoene kan uitskop, vergeet van alles tuis en net ontspan. Die plek is lekker ruim en het behoorlik alles in wat ‘n mens aan kan dink of moontlik kan nodig kry! Die 2 dae daar was heerlik. Leentjie het vir ons die Sondagaand ‘n ete voorberei en dit was nou ‘n groot bederf! Die ete was baie smaaklik! Dit was nou nogal ‘n groot versoeking vir ons om uit te kyk vir ‘n gastehuis aan die Weskus om te bestuur. Dis net so rustig daar en mens hoef nie heeltyd alles te sluit en oor jou skouer te loer nie. Sou ons ooit weer daardie kant toe gaan sal ons beslis weer daar verbygaan.
Nogmaals baie dankie vir alles! Groete, Beatrice Nortman
18 August 2014
Just a huge thank you we had an amazing time at Whispering whale and will most definitely be back there again!
The weather was perfect never experienced the beginning of Spring like this in Western Cape – it was WOW! Temp between 27 and 29 degrees well we could not have ordered it better! Leentjie is simply awesome! Just a pity we did not try her Menu – were doing too much during the day – and in the evenings just wanted some quiet time. Next time we will make sure we try her menu.
We loved everything about your place Lynne! You have EXCELLENT taste and it has been the first time ever that we have been away and there were candles all over! Simply loved it, as I never go anywhere without my candles! Also that there were knives that were sharp was another wow! Usually travel with an extra knife or two just to make sure! 🙂
Simply awesome quality all over – I will honestly tell all my friends about it – it is one of those places that one can take anyone to for a weekend!
Will definitely contact you in the near future again! Our batteries are charged – we also had some great fruit and a Bottle of wine waiting for us! Pretty awesome! Thank you again – we loved every bit of what we experienced at Whispering Whale.
Kindest regards, Esna & Pierre Reineck
08 April 2014
Lynne, the owner (her husband won’t mind me saying so), once referred to Whispering Whale as their little piece of heaven on earth. Well, Lynne, thanks for allowing others to share your little piece of heaven on this here earth.
The long-weekend that a friend and I spent at the Humpback Whale (the top floor suite) was fantastic: from the warm reception by Leentjie, the manageress, until the late departure, courtesy of Leentjie. Whispering Whale is located in the small holiday village of Jacob’s Bay; quiet yet only a 30 minutes’ drive from all the amenities one needs.
The Humpback is spacious, warmly and homely decorated, spotlessly clean and neat, and to say that it is fully equipped would be an understatement – the welcoming fruit-basket with its variety and quality of fresh fruit lasted us the entire long-weekend!
Purists would probably prefer it to be a bit closer to the ocean, but a few minutes’ walk is just what is needed to afterwards warrant a BBQ and some liquid refreshments on the balcony with a view of the ocean. And if the wind blows, as it did on the Sunday, the indoor BBQ works equally well.
And to make the weekend totally unforgettable, it is imperative that one enjoys some of Leentjie’s mouth-watering dishes.
I recommend Whispering Whale, the Humpback suite in particular, and am going back for more of the same shortly.
11 March 2014
We do not have words to begin to describe our absolute amazement and gratitude towards you and Lientjie!
Jacobsbaai is truly a hidden gem and Lientjie must be the secret diamond of Jacobsbaai!
We enjoyed every second of Jacobsbaai and Whispering Whale and Lientjie�s cooking skills!
Thank you so much for allowing us to experience such an amazing place!
Already making plans to return!
Best regards, Harry Pretorius
12 February 2014
We had probably the most wonderful holiday of my whole life!!! It was my first West Coast holiday and I am totally hooked on the calmness and beauty of the area and also of Whispering Whale. As soon as we got back home Margie demanded that we do it all exactly the same again January 2015. I will be making my booking as soon as I have the school dates for next year.
We will definitely be one of those couples who will go to WW as much as we possibly can. Your place is an absolute gem and Leentjie’s service impeccable!!
Kind Regards, Mariska Venter
16 October 2013
Just a very quick note. We thoroughly enjoyed your ‘Whispering Whale’ and everything that went with it. Spotlessly clean and everything worked! We chose a very windy weekend, but understand that the wind does blow on the West Coast. We were surprised at the amount of infrastructure you have there. Explored a bit on foot, enjoyed your local restaurant, ventured as far as Paternoster, and loved the attention Leentjie showered on us. Nothing was too much trouble for her, and her cooking is definitely a great advert.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. We’ll be good adverts for you, and would love to return again one day.
Best Regards, Dave
10 October 2013
Apologies been busy haven’t had chance to update you. Yes all went as well as I planned and thank you to Leentjie for assisting me aswell. My fianc� was so happy and even the “humpback whale” apartment where we stayed was stunning and trust me we definitely will be back as this is now our “special place” so I just want to thank you all for making this past weekend a great success and one for the memory banks 🙂
08 October 2013
Mum and Dad have just got back, after a wonderful couple of days away. They absolutely loved Humpback Whale, the little extras and the gorgeous facilities. Dad said that the highlight for him, believe it or not, was the electric blanket! He doesn’t cope with cold too well now, and this made it possible for them to be warm in their dressing gowns, and able to stay warm getting into bed! Haha, who would have guessed!
Thank you so much for making it possible for us to spoil them so beautifully!
With grateful thanks and best wishes.
P.S. They had one of Leentjie’s meals last night, that I know of – Vegetarian Lasagne – and said it was lovely.
25 September 2013
Good day Lynne,
With our arrival on Saturday, Leentjie gave us a warm welcome to our unit. We were very impressed with the unit and it is very well equipped. One can really just bring yourself.
We had a lovely stay and enjoyed it very much. Thank you again for accommodating us over the weekend and we could spend real quality time with my parents. I will certainly come again.
Thank you very much again. You have a really nice place there.
Kind regards, Jan Carel
15 September 2013
Net n besondere woord van waardering vir die aangename verblyf en die moeite wat jy gedoen het om ons te akkommodeer en om ons te onthaal op so n buitengewone wyse. Daardie �seafood platter� was uit die boonste rake en die ontbyt was net so lekker. Sjoe, ons het heerlike gekuier en gebly.
Baie dankie weer vir alles en ek/ons ondersteun julle graag.
Vele groete, Francois Viljoen
26 August 2013
The weekend was most enjoyable, especially since we had our home comforts away from home! We were warmly greeted, watched test rugby, were treated with a great sunset, and the flowers were out in full bloom. We couldn’t have asked for more.
21 August 2013
My wife and I wish to express our sincere gratitude for the most caring way you and Leentjie made our stay at Whispering Whale such another memorable holiday. Although the weather was cold, windy and rainy we enjoyed every moment of our stay.We still saw beautifull flowers at Clan William and the West Coast National Park. Leentjie’s food , as usual, was outstanding as well as her willingness to attend to our smallest wish. If God permits, we will be back and hopefully some of our family as well.
13 August 2013
I just want to thank you for a wonderful weekend at your guesthouse. You�ve done an incredible job with the apartments; there is absolutely nothing we needed that it did not provide. Everything was so neat and spotless and the setting is superb. It was everything we had in mind and much, much more!
Thank you for great service and organisation, thank you for Leentjie�s hospitality and thank you for creating the perfect weekend away. I think it will be very difficult to go anywhere else again after staying at Whispering Whale!
Kind Regards, Mia Strydom
07 July 2013
Good Evening Kobus & Lynne
We have just returned home after yet another stay at your wonderful Whispering Whale Guest House. It has to be great … why else would we have returned nearly 30 times in 7 years?
Everything is always perfect, the cleanliness, the facilities, the comfort, & of course the initial greeting by Leentjie & then her fantastic cooking.
Only one complaint … you have made it very difficult to find anything else that comes close to comparing for a week-end break away! Have looked at a few websites but when looking at the pictures of the accommodation I compare them to WW & another one gets written off the list of potentials. In addition, of course, is the atmosphere of the village of Jacobsbaai itself … long may it remain so … there are plenty of places that offer ‘commercialisation’ for those that look for it.
Once again, many thanks for the vision that both of you had when creating your Guest House, it really is perfection.
Kind regards, Jonathan & Val Wild
24 June 2013
Thank you so much for your email, we really appreciate it.
We enjoyed our stay tremendously!
It is such a beautiful area to stay in and to see the sea from our patio was amazing and the views breath taking!
The unit was very cozy and luxurious and made the stay even more memorable. We will definitely visit you again.
Once again our sincere thanks for a great weekend getaway!
Regards, Wilhelm & Jacomie Rabe
06 February 2013
Thank you, we had a lovely time. We were pleasantly surprised by the effort to detail and comfort. Indeed home away from home!!
Leentjie was extremely professional. Always at hand but never in our space.
Kind regards, Yolande
08 January 2013
Good day Lynne
Just want to say you have a beautiful place, we wanted a nice and relaxed atmosphere for the weekend and we got more than we hoped for. It was really nice, by far the best I have visited. Thank you very much, we will be back that’s for sure.
07 January 2013
I can imagine how much you’d like to be here – it’s awesome!
The view is most amazing + it’s much quieter than Paternoster + the same beauty!
Your book of ‘things to do’ is great! The apartment definitely has an owner’s hand – clean, smelled nice, detail for fine things – and Gustus said it’s as perfectionistic as he would have done it! Well done! You’ve got a piece of heaven + I can just imagine how much you must enjoy it here when you come down…time to move closer…..!
We had everything we needed here – you thought of everything!
While we rented our place in KZN, we always said that an owner should from time to time stay in his own place, so that they can see what is missing – and we can clearly see that you are doing just that! Unfortunately our time here is short, but we will definitely be back!
Many thanks, Gustus and Eugen
15 October 2012
THANK YOU so much for the treat!! Getting the upstairs room!!! Your Manageress Leentjie is so sweet!!
Whispering whale was and is stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everything is so beautiful and luxurious !!!
The view … the room … the living room … the kitchen … the bathroom!! Everything was breathtaking!!!!
It was the most awesomest place we ever visited!! Thank you so much!!! I owe you a big big big chocolate!!!! And flowers!!!
13 August 2012
What a great weekend! Thank you so much!
Leentjie … absolute gem and wow she can cook! Her beef curry was an absolute winner winner! Not to mention her breakfast and friendliness! Super Gold!
Thank you again! I have already told a few friends yesterday that Whispering Whale is a total solution for recharging, especially in September 2012.
We hope to see you soon!
Kind regards, Jacolet van Heerden
03 May 2012
Whispering Whale is regtig ‘n pragtige plek. Dis smaakvol ingerig, netjies en met al die regte bederfies toegrus soos byvoorbeeld ‘n skottelgoedwasser. Veral laasgenoemde het ‘n reuse verskil aan my vakansie gemaak. Wie het nou lus om skottelgoed te was as jy met vakansie is? Verder is Leentjie ‘n juweel. Sy is vriendelik, aangenaam en respekteer ‘n mens se privaatheid. By Whispering Whale kon ek lekker rus, maar as die lus my beetpak, kon ek ook lekker rondry en die omgewing bekyk.
Vriendelike groete tot volgende keer! Amanda
25 September 2012
I am so sorry I am only coming back to you know, I have been swamped with work and then one tends to forget.
I just wanted to let you know it was absolutely stunning. Everything was perfect. We had such a great time and I wish I could stay for a whole week. Maybe next year… it really is a wonderful lovely place and you have given thought to so much detail.
Thank you again Regina
03 May 2012
Whispering Whale is regtig ‘n pragtige plek. Dis smaakvol ingerig, netjies en met al die regte bederfies toegrus soos byvoorbeeld ‘n skottelgoedwasser. Veral laasgenoemde het ‘n reuse verskil aan my vakansie gemaak. Wie het nou lus om skottelgoed te was as jy met vakansie is? Verder is Leentjie ‘n juweel. Sy is vriendelik, aangenaam en respekteer ‘n mens se privaatheid. By Whispering Whale kon ek lekker rus, maar as die lus my beetpak, kon ek ook lekker rondry en die omgewing bekyk.
Vriendelike groete tot volgende keer! Amanda
30 March 2012
Good morning Lynne,
I received the warmest hug from our Technician this morning. He was raving about the accommodation and even told me that the next time they work in Vredenburg, which will be soon, I must book them in at the same place again. That in itself tells me that they were highly satisfied.
Thank you once again, Cheryl White
23 March 2012
Just back from my 6 days at the Whispering Whale.
Thank you for a wonderful, restful time in a really well maintained, well managed guest house. The small details: fresh fruit on the counter, little soaps on the bed give it such a personal touch which is greatly appreciated – thank you Leentjie!!. The restful atmosphere, amazing sunsets gave me the opportunity to really relax and unwind. The real charm in Jacobsbaai is that it is still greatly untouched by the hoards; you can truly relax there without any disturbance.
Next time I bring the family.
Kind Regards, Amelia Swart
15 March 2012
I hope you are doing very well.
I apologize for only emailing you now. I just want to let you know that we had the most amazing 3 days at Whispering Whale.
We went for walks, I spent evenings on the balcony next to the barbeque and we enjoyed Weskus Plek as well. The weather was perfect, just a light breeze from the sea.
We will definitely be back as we love the fact that Jacobsbaai is not COMMERCIALISED as some of the other places, perfect for a breakaway.
As we both are in hospitality, we must give you all thumbs up for a beautiful apartment. I can’t praise you enough.
Thank you very much again Lynne and you will definitely hear from me again.
Enjoy rest of your day.
Kind Regards, Pierre Smit
12 March 2012
Ek en Estelle wil net baie dankie se vir die heerlike naweek wat ons by julle kon deurbring! Dit was regtig alles wat ons verwag het – en meer. Die kos was absoluut fantasties en die verblyf wonderlik. Ons het lank laas sulke waarde vir geld gehad en sal beslis weer kom kuier en almal vertel van ons ondervinding. Laat weet asseblief ook vir Lynne dat ons dit verskriklik baie geniet het.
Met vriendelike groete, Robert Krautkramer
14 February 2012
What a wonderful weekend in Jacobsbaai! We enjoyed every minute from the moment Leentjie welcomed us till we drove off. Whispering Whale is truly a gem and it was a pleasure to stay there. We truly appreciated every detail and the wonderful cozy elegance. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We will definitely come back to enjoy the wonderful view!
Regards, Marisa & Sarel
30 January 2012
First of all thank you for upgrading us to the big ground floor apartment. That was really kind of you! We enjoyed our stay very much, totally relaxing.
The apartment was very well equipped and very clean. Your manageress was just around the corner in case we had any questions. My husband was also very pleased that he could watch all the cricket matches on the television. And it was great that we could see, hear and smell the sea.
I would recommend everybody who will be going to South Africa to visit the West Coast and stay at Whispering Whale if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing place.
Kind Regards, Willemijn van Oppenraaij (Netherlands)
29 January 2012
Thank you again for an unforgettable time at the Whispering Whale. The amenities were superb and the sea views breath taking. The serenity of the surroundings afforded us the opportunity to truly unwind and relax.It was most certainly a home away from home.
Undoubtedly one of our most favourite holiday destinations!
Adv F (Ciska) Bezuidenhout
26 January 2012
We not only had a magnificent time on the West Coast, but our accommodation and the hospitality at Whispering Whale was equally enjoyable and exceptional. To the people who will be reading the feedback – “book and experience true West Coast hospitality , fantastic accommodation, and most of all the beauty of an under rated area of this beautiful country, South Africa. Whispering Whale was a perfect introduction for me to the West Coast. Modern luxury accommodation, with nothing wanting. A Manageress, Leentjie, who attends to your every need and to top it all is a chef par excellence!!.
We have changed our minds about the West Coast and we are seriously looking to buy property in St. Helena Bay.
Thank you once again for a wonderful time in Jacobsbaai. Hope to see you soon.
Regards, Domaria and John – Garsfontein, Pretoria
17 January 2012
Baie dankie vir jul mooi plekkie. Ons het die naweek terdee geniet.
Belinda het aangedring dat ek jou bedank vir die “special” wooneenheid waarin jy ons gesit het. Ons waardeer dit baie.
Baie groete, Fanie
16 January 2012
Thanks a lot for all the meticulous arrangements and fantastic reception by Leentjie. We had a wonderful stay and will recommend it to all our contacts.
Regards, Louis and Ilze
05 January 2012
The Whispering Whale is situated in a naturally beautiful West Coast landscape, amongst scattered white fisherman style homes, separated by myriads of green belts allowing abundant bird and small mammal life (with Langebaan’s nature reserve only 20 min away) … a bird watcher’s dream.
The accommodation is spacious, practical and elegant, with a very well equipped kitchen for the self-caterer although the very helpful and knowledgeable caretaker also prepares food on request.
Tranquil, beautiful and stylish!
Rina Stutzer and Angus Taylor from Pretoria, South Africa
22 November 2011
We had such a wonderful time in your beautiful house, thank you. The weather was superb and we didn’t want for anything.
Leentjie was always on hand, nothing was too much trouble and we availed ourselves of her breakfasts and a couple of suppers.
Jacobsbaai is such a beautiful spot and I’m so please we had the opportunity to visit there.
18 November 2011
Apologies for only getting back to you now. Our stay was FANTASTIC! Both Jacqui and I were completely overwhelmed by the furnishings and all the extras that were made available to us – it’s by far the best accommodation we have had the pleasure of experiencing – and we’ve been to some really good places before.
We found everything so beautifully clean and spotless!
Lynne, Leentjie told us (and she is a great choice as Manageress by the way – just superb!) that you had done all the decorating. Well – I’m not sure what you do now, but if there is a quality interior decorator looking for someone to increase their business, they wouldn’t have further to look than yourself! Each of the rooms (including the kitchen) would not look out of place in any of the top interior decorating magazines – we take our hats off to you!
Next time we are in the area, we would love to make use of WW again – if you will have us. Thank you so much for your very generous offer of the Humpback Whale apartment at such a special price – we really do appreciate it!
Kind regards, Rob and Jacqui
25 August 2011
Just wanted to pop you an email to say Thanks for the perfect weekend away. The place was stunning definitely 5 star luxury! We had an amazing time and peace and the tranquilty of waking up to the sounds of the ocean was all the music we needed. We will defintely be back and want to try Leentjie’s “lekker” seafood.
A very special thank you.
Layla and Ishmail
18 August 2011
My wife and I found the Whispering Whale very comfortable and luxurious accommodation. It caters for every need of a tourist. Together with Leentjie’s excellent and tasteful food , we would rate Whispering Whale a high five stars.
Sakkie Redelinghuys, South Africa
12 August 2011
Many thanks for a most enjoyable time spent at your apartment. The setting is absolutely gorgeous, the neatness and cleanliness of the interior was mindblowing.
Leentjie was very helpful, friendly. We did not get to taste her wonderful cooking but will definitely make use of it next time we visit Whispering Whale.
You can indeed be proud of establishing and maintaining a getaway pleace of excellence!!!!
Kind regards, Frances & Michael
02 August 2011
Had a really lovely weekend, so just wanted to say thanks again!!! I’ve taken the liberty to do a little social promotion for you via Twitter.
Leentjie was great, very helpful and kind!
The upgrade you gave was a real treat and we had a really great time, so thanks again and I’ll do my best to spread the word!
15 July 2011
We had a truly superb time at Whispering Whale – impeccable accommodation and wonderful meals provided by Leentjie. The sun shone and we enjoyed strolling around the charming village, accompanied by a friendly dog!
I hope that we were considered sufficiently house-trained to be welcome to return.
Jeanette, Liz, Anne and Ursula
20 June 2011
I just wanted to thank you for such a lovely stay at Whispering Whale. The apartment was beautiful and even in this Winter weather the view remained stunning. Leentjie cooked up a delicious breakfast on the Saturday making the stay extra special and certainly not our last, thanks again for being so accommodating.
Demi and Jan Willem van der Westhuizen
02 May 2011
Home away from home!
Leentjie, the manageress, made us feel welcome from the second we arrived & was very accommodating – even assisting us with dinner reservations at a local eatery. The apartment was beautifully decorated & spotlessly clean. We had all the comforts we needed. No doubt this is our new favourite sleep-over spot for the West Coast area.
Melanie Prins, South Africa
28 March 2011
Like stepping back in time… I am still dreaming about our stay at Whispering Whale. Located in the unique village of Jacobsbaai, we felt like we were in the lap of luxury in our apartment. It was quite a treat for us, after a month on the road, to feel as though we were at home. We were able to have a braai and make our own meals in the well-equipped kitchen, and slept very well in the spacious bedroom. The village of Jacobsbaai is very special, with its white houses and sand roads. On our last night we were treated to a magnificent sunset. We could see ourselves staying here comfortably for a month, as there are many things to explore in the area. But it is also just a restful place to relax and watch the sea. A huge thank you to Lynne and Kobus and also to Leentjie for her warm hospitality. This is a very special place, and one of the most memorable places we stayed in our 6 weeks in South Africa. We are already recommending WW to friends!
Jean-Paul Schuller, Canada
12 January 2011
Staying at the Whispering Whale (Brydes Whale) was like arriving home! The accommodation is spacious and the fittings and furniture luxurious and beautiful. The patio offers a fantastic view on the beautiful Atlantic ocean! The kitchen is big and has every pot, pan, bowl and knife you may need! The king size bed was great and the atmosphere in the town made for a
great stay. We will certainly be back!
11 January 2011
Thanks – the weekend was great thanks! The accommodation was awesome and Leentjie, your Manageress had everything sorted for us.
We are definitely going to do a return visit in the not too distant future!!
15 December 2010
Ek het heerlik gebly – baie dankie. Alles wat mens kon moontlik nodig hê is daar, en die plek is skoon, netjies en pragtig.
Sal beslis weer daarvan gebruik maak in die toekoms. Leentjie het uit haar pad uit gegaan om my kort verblyf so gerieflik moontlik te maak.
Marché Davel !!
13 December 2010
Whispering Whale was a wonderful choice!
We spent the most perfect 40th Anniversary in magnificent conditions.
The apartment was up to standard, in every way possible.
The jewel, of Jacobsbaai, however, for us, was Leentjie, your Manageress, who proved to be a MASTERCHEF. She was also very helpful, yet discreet very efficient.
Nolan and I shall definitely be recommending and praising THE WHISPERING WHALE TEAM to our family and friends!
WITH MUCH APPRECIATION!
Hilda and Nolan Bruwer
08 December 2010
We are now returned to Australia after a very fruitful trip to South Africa. We did indeed have a very enjoyable and relaxing stay at Whispering Whale.
It was a great place and Leentjie was very helpful and nice. It was the first time that either of us had been to that part of the country however we wern’t on holiday we were attending a conference in Vredenburg.
Once again thank you for the use of a very delightful accommodation!!
Yours sincerely, Mike Gore
20 October 2010
We a had a stunning weekend at your place. Leentjie is very efficient and friendly and you can see everything is well looked after.
Will definitely be back!!
30 September 2010
WOW – we’ve enjoyed ourselves to the limit! You have a WONDERFUL place and it’s beautifully decorated with everything one needs!
Leentjie is a GREAT hostess and cook!
We did a “recce” and drove up to Lamberts Bay and returned home via Elands, Brittania- and St. Helena Bay, but we came to the conclusion that there’s no place like Jacobsbaai!!
Thanx and hopefully we’ll go there again soon!
21 September 2010
Just back in Jhb from the Cape – just wanted to let you know we really enjoyed or stay in JacobsBaai. Wished we could have made our stay longer. In particular enjoyed the tranquility and wildness of the setting, yet most of what one could possibly need for “self-catering” was accessible within a 15km radius. The apartment was very comfortable and clean and had those special touches which makes a stay more enjoyable!
With Kind Regards,
Tom and Lorraine
15 April 2010
Soos laaskeer, het ons ons verblyf in Whispering Whale die afgelope naweek baie geniet. Alles was 100% reg. Ons beplan om dalk later vanjaar blomme te gaan kyk in daardie omgewing – so ons sal beslis weer by julle aandoen as ons wel Weskus toe gaan.
Baie dankie vir topklas verblyf.
Groete Johan & Regina Malan
11 April 2010
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Whispering Whale. It was just what I needed for a reflection of my half-century in years.
It took me 2 days to get comfortable with the condition: it is too posh, too clean & too neat! And once we tried Leentjie’s fare.. well, nothing else could beat it! Your personal interest in the bookings & dealing with guests was a very welcome change. Getting up and down the stairs was NO problem – especially when we saw the space & condition of the place. I sommer started taking pictures of EVERYTHING!!
Thank you for allowing us to share the Whispering Whale. We will spread the word – but to only those that we believe would take care of it as though it were their own!
Best Regards Sarge Naidoo
25 March 2010
We arrived at Whispering Whale cottage in the evening and the very helpful caretaker , Lientjie , welcomed us and showed us to our Humpback Whale apartment, which is on the top floor. This suite offers more than enough space for two people, and still sufficient for four and it is very well equipped. It even has a parmesan grater, heated towel rails and a sieve for cooking! We really had a wonderful time, sleeping in and reading most of the time, and will surely be back again!
Regards Nico Lourens
16 February 2010
Just a quick note (and seriously belated) to say thank you for the wonderful accommodation that you share with all in Jacobsbaai. Whispering Whale was a real treat! The accommodation is immaculate, the view magnificent and service wonderful – it felt like home away from home with a gorgeous seaview. Alida did a sterling job while her mum was attending to her mother in hospital! We look forward to another stay at Whispering Whale which may just become an annual event!
Kind regards, Toni
26 January 2010
Dear Lynne and Leentjie
We throughly enjoyed our stay at Whispering Whale. We were impressed with the the decor, comfort and cleaniless of the apartment and the garden. We would definitely recommend Whispering Whale to our family and friends.
Thank you once again for the hospitality.
Sagie, Bisini, Karina and Santosh Niadoo
12 January 2010
Words cannot describe my wonderful stay at the Whispering Whale. I left feeling completely relaxed. Apart from the excellent facilities, the position of the Whispering Whale is ideal – I was treated to the most amazing sunsets over the Atlantic. One of the best evenings was a braai on the patio watching the sun set at 8.00pm!
Also, having never been to Jacobs Baai, I was amazed at the undeveloped beauty of the place. I saw owls, mongoose and field mice amongst other animals.
Your manageress being on long leave did not present any problem. The unit was clean and everything was in excellent working order.
I will most definitely be back for another visit.
Many thanks, Julie Orlopp
04 January 2010
It was good to meet you and Kobus at the end of last year; you both seem such kind and friendly people. I trust that your stay in Jacobsbaai was as good as ours. Getting to know the W est Coast [just a little], was an introduction to a totally different world. I don’t think many South Africans realize how privileged we are; our country is truly diverse and so very beautiful.
Our stay at the Whispering Whale was a real treat. It exceeded our expectations in all regards. The sleeping and living areas are spacious, immaculately clean and exceptionally well organised. Everything has been thought of; from toilet extract fans to matches to light the fire. [I’m not even that organised in my own home]. Your Manageress is very professional; genuinely friendly and caring. All of these things leave you without anything distractions; you are compelled to relax and enjoy your time in the very beautiful Jacobsbaai.
Thank you for contributing to our wonderful holiday on the west coast.
May you and your loved ones, have a happy and prosperous 2010!
Kind regards, Rodney Schlemmer
10 November 2009
Good morning Lynne.
What a fantastic weekend – even with bad weather. Leentjie is the greatest!!! Seafood platter was GREAT. I truly picked the best place ever to spoil Fiona. Whispering Whale puts the best in Cape Town to shame. We will definitely be back, hopefully very soon.
09 November 2009
Dear Lynne & Leentjie
Just a short note of thank you for an excellent evening at your establishment, top class food ,service and accommodation.
Will definitely be visiting Whispering Whale again
01 November 2009
Thank you, we had a fantastic time. The Humpback suite was lovely and luxurious, with everything available to us. We enjoyed being there and watching and listening to the ocean. It was a treat having Leentjie bring delicious food to us and whisk the dishes away afterwards. Perhaps we enjoyed the food too much so we hope the long walks we took have burnt off those calories. Whispering Whale is certainly a place we could recommend to anyone going up that way.
Thank you for the welcome letter, wine and fruit, much appreciated.
Tessa & Jeff.
20 October 2009
Hi there Lynne
We had such a super time at the Whispering Whale, its such a beautiful place and it was perfect for the group of us! We are definitely going back very soon again, be it me and my husband or with some friends again.
Thanks again for a wonderful stay, we thoroughly enjoyed it and I couldn’t have asked for a better place and better friends to spend my 30th Birthday celebration with!
07 October 2009
Just to say we enjoyed our second visit to Whispering Whale just as much as the first time! We are safely home in Uitenhage again and have plenty of photo’s to remind us of the beautiful West Coast. The wreck of those barges was an added interest, but we do hope they may be able to remove them eventually as Jacobsbaai is so unspoilt.
Leentjie was as helpful as ever and we enjoyed seeing her again. Her cooking is excellent!
Thank you again for the beautiful accommodation.
03 October 2009
Just to say thanks, Lynne, we had a wonderful time at Bryde’s Whale. It’s classically appointed and everything one needed was there. Leentjie’s cooking was really great – we had a really great dinner on the patio. I would recommend that over a restaurant anytime!
Thanks again for everything!
21 September 2009
My skoonouers het die kuiertjie terdeë geniet en was baie beíndruk met jul
plek en het my oor en oor laat verstaan dat dit pragtig en baie luuks was!
Dankie vir die pragtige plek wat hul kon gebruik en soveel te meer teen die
spesiale prys wat ek dit kon kry. Ek het opregte waardering vir wat jy
Leentjie het ons bederf met smullekker kos en sy het soveel druk van my
afgehaal deur die kos voor te berei en van dit selfs in my huis. Sy is
voorwaar ‘n ster!
Baie groete en baie dankie dat jul die bederf moontlik gemaak het.
11 August 2009
Colin and I had a very enjoyable stay, thanks for accomodating us. Such a well looked after place and such a lovely coastal town We will most certainly come again and let our friends know about the place. Leentjie really did some excellant meals I’m sure I picked up a kg or two.
20 July 2009
Bronwyn and I had an absolutely fantastic weekend away in Jacobsbaai – thank you! We were very lucky with two beautiful days of sunshine.
I was most impressed with the efficiency of the booking process and the organisation generally. As an example, Leentjie was there to greet us before we had even got out of the car!
The personal touches like the personalised greeting card and the complimentary wine and fruit made us feel very much at home.
The apartment is also very well kitted-out with everything that we could have wanted.
I will definitely recommend the Whispering Whale to others.
15 May 2009
First of all , the photos on your website do not really do the place justice. We were pleasantly surprised. My guests ( a Dutch couple), stayed in the Humpback Whale apartment on the 22nd of April 2009. We stepped into a very luxurious place and could not believe what we got for the price we had paid! If the Humpback Whale apartment is anything to go by, then your other apartments surely must be just as good. The apartment attended to all their needs and more. The house has a very distinguished West Coast feel to it. I will definitely bring my future guests to come and stay for a day or two.
28 April 2009
My apologies for the delay in giving you some feedback on our stay at Whispering Whale!
Dan and I really had a fabulous weekend and felt thoroughly spoilt. The apartment was luxurious and huge (bigger than our own house) but stunning. We had everything that we needed. We spent a lot of time walking, exploring and shell hunting!!
My in-laws will be back in SA in November and we would really love to bring them up to Jacobsbaai to relax and enjoy the beautiful town that it is.
We look forward to visiting you again very soon.
24 April 2009
Our stay in Jacobsbaai was great, you have a lovely home their and we thoroughly enjoyed our vacation. I think Leentjie does a very good job of looking after the place and we have no complaints at all.
Sarel Du Plessis
01 April 2009
Thought I must let you know, that my husband & I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Whispering Whale – it was superb and I must compliment you on your eye to detail!!
Thank you for a wonderul few days – would love to repeat it some time soon!!
Thank you so much for the welcoming fruit bowl & great red wine, it was much appreciated & enjoyed.
Sharlene & Mervyn Keys
27 March 2009
I just wanted to congratulate you on a priceless little gem you have in JacobsBay. We were there from 1 – 4 March 2009. Leentjie was very friendly, helpfull and made AMAZING food for us. The place was spotless and the bedding, towels, ( all the t h ings the new bride looks at, to boast to her friends about) was perfect. I want to bring my parents to Whispering Whale too, maybe in winter (as we are broke after the wedding) I will keep an eye out on your website.
All the best, kind regards
Maria Louw Swanepoel
17 March 2009
I would like to take this opportunity thanking you for making our special day unforgettable. Your facility is beautiful and I will definitely refer people there in future.
Regards, Zanette and Lyda Kellerman
06 March 2009
Thanks for an unforgettable time at your Guesthouse,
Beautiful finishes and sublimely decorated.
Leentjie was great – helpful, without being in the way – what a lovely hostess she is. Don’t get me started on the food… oh my goodness: 5 star meals…. words don’t come close.
I have sent you some pics I took as I was so in awe of the place.
Please let me know as soon as any (winter?) specials come up. I want to come with my girl-friends from stellenbosch-University-days and i want to book my parents in ( to say thanks for paying for our wedding)
Please notify me if at all possible.
All the best, Chris and Maria Swanepoel
04 March 2009
A bit belated but just to say thank you for a very pleasant stay at your lovely gue s t house.
It was perfect for the oldies – accessible and so comfortable.
Leentjie was most welcoming.
Regards Ronny Fisher-Jeffes
15 February 2009
Peter and I would like to thank you for a wonderful weekend. Your accommodation was absolutely perfect, and our only complaint was that our weekend was just not long enough!! You certainly have nothing to worry about managing the Whispering Whale from so far away. It always amazes me how one manages to decorate a home so tastefully when you do live so far away. Thank you too for the complimentary wine and fruit, you certainly made us feel most welcome and special.
Our thanks again.
Kind regards, Dee Myers
8 February 2009
Just arrived back from your wonderful country to the freezing cold and the snow. May I say that we had the most wonderful time at Whispering Whale and will certainly be back. You deserve far more than the 4 Stars as the service and quality of accommodation is wonderful. Here’s hoping the Village doesn’t expand too much and you have a good season. We will certainly be reccomending you to anyone who wants peace and tranquility.
Many thanks once again.
Chrys and Colin – United Kingdom
27 January 2009
I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for the great time we had while staying at Whispering Whale in December/January.
We really got a 1000 times more than what we expected and Lienkie’s hospitality, friendly neighbours/guests and a permanent sea-view made this one of the most memorable holidays I’ve had in a long time.
It was great to get out of Joburg and head out to a place where there weren’t any holiday madness and any crowds.
We’ll definitely be back!
Please extend my thanks to Lienkie again.
All the best for the year ahead, and we’ll be in touch to go back there – I promise.
Leo Smit – Clearwater
11 November 2008
Hi there Lynne
I’ve just returned back to Cape Town and can definitely say that I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Whispering Whale! You can have faith that Leentjie is a lovely hostess. The food was divine and well-prepared. Regards accommodation, everything I look for in a place was there. No faults… Jacobsbaai is also a lovely off-the-map town. I will certainly be featuring you in Getaway and will let you know in which edition it will appear as soon as I know.
Thanks for a lovely stay.
Tamlin Wightman – Getaway.co.za
07 October 2008
Our recent stay in your southern right unit was excellent! Leentjie’s catering and the relaxing, well decorated accommodation and brilliant location are an amazing combination. On a trip to the West Coast national park we were fortunate to see almost all the large wildlife there, oryx, eland, bontebok, wildebeest etc & two very large puff adders.
We have recommended the location to all who are looking for a relaxing break up the west coast.
Kind regards, Philip Young
06 October 2008
WOW!!!!! Wat n ondervinding!!!! Ons het n wonderlike naweek gehad. Dit was net jammer dat ons net vir een nag kon bly, maar wees gerus dat ons beslis sal terug wees. Baie dankie vir die “upgrade” Dit was absoluut die perfekte wegbreek.
Hugo van Wyk
30 September 2008
Just to let you know that Justin and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Jacobsbaai and out stay at Whispering Whale.
We loved the beautiful décor and the simple touches like the fruit and the welcome letter, as well as the fully equipped kitchen and choice of luxury linen and towels.
Thanks very much and we will definitely be back, and we will be recommending it to friends.
29 September 2008
IS vandag terug by ie werk, en baie sad dat vakansie verby is. Ons het regtig baie lekker in die apartment gebly, dankie. Als het gewerk, was mooi skoon en het regtig baie welkom gevoel. Dink Leentjie kyk baie mooi na die plek.
Sal verseker as ons weer in daardie rigting gaan daar bly.
29 September 2008
Oh my!!!!!! it was great!!!!!!!!!! Good morning to you all.
I told Leentjie that we definitely coming back
Thank you! thank you! thank you!
Kind Regards, Lee-Ann Swart
25 September 2008
Good morning Lynne
Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful break at the Bryde’s Whale Cottage – such a wonderful setting and the cottage itself was so comfortable and well equipped – even down to the sachet of filter coffee – its amazing how these small touches just make it so special. We were worried we were going to be cold and had hoped for a log fire, but as it happens we were plenty warm enough and were able to sit outside on the stoep with a roaring fire in the braai watching a most fantastic african sunset. I hope Jacobsbaai remains the unspoilt village it is, as I see there is quite a lot of development taking place. We took a drive to Paternoster, not having been there for about 4 years, and could not believe the change, and Langebaan is like a little metropolis now.
We would definitely recommend the accommodation and hope to go back in the not too distant future.
Kind regards, Kate
11 September 2008
Comments: We extremely enjoyed our stay at your place. It was nice to get away from the city rush and have some tranquility for a change. We were especially happy with Leentjie’s service. PS Her meals were very very delicious! We would surely recommend you to our friends and colleagues. Thank You!
Guest Rating: 100%
Natalie Le kay, South Africa
27 July 2008
I’d like to thank you and Leentjie for an amazing time spent at both the Southern Right and Humpback Whale. I cannot begin to describe the tranquility the place brings. I so wished I could stay there longer. The interior decoration of the place is stunning and brings this feeling of calm and warmness. Leentjie’s cooking is amazing and beats any restaurant in the vicinity. I haven’t had such melt in the mouth prawns in a while.
Everything at Whispering Whale has been breathtaking, the warm welcome, the view, the personalised service, the accomodation (oh my….I was taken aback).
When you walk in the first time, you get the sense of calm and know that alot of time, effort and love was invested there. 7 stars from me. I have been around the world, stayed in nice hotels but this was the cherry on the top. I would definitely be back and already raving about your place to friends and colleagues about it.
Thank you so much for the excellent customer service in re-arranging my booking, for exceeding the customer expectation by going that extra mile for me. I truly appreciate it.
I will definitely be in touch with you for my next break-away from the craziness when on holiday.
Take care and keep well.
A new fan.
14 July 2008
Heading : Fantastic
Comments : Thank You for a fabulous weekend. My husband and I had a wonderful time. Definitely a relaxing atmosphere away from the city rush. Hope to see you all soon in the near future. Yusuf & Suaifa
Guest Rating : 100%
Overall : 5/5
Security : 5/5
Friendliness : 5/5
Cleanliness : 5/5
Luxury : 5/5
Suaifa Sayed, South Africa
13 July 2008
Ons wil net weereens dankie sê vir die wonderlike voorreg wat ons gehad he tom by Whispering Whales te kon oorbly.Vir ons was dit regtig ‘n ruskans wat ons albei baie nodig gehad het. My gesondheid het regtig verbeter, en ek sien vir die eerste keer in baie weke uit om met my werk te kan voortgaan.
Ek sien die spesialis weer die 17de Julie.Hy was bekommerd oor my werksituasie, maar my lewe word soveel verryk deur wat ek doen, dat ek my nie kan voorsstel dat ek nie meer betrokke kan wees om in die gemeenskap te werk nie.
Whispeing Whales sal altyd in my geheue ‘n baie spesiale plek wees,en ons is so bly dat ons julle so kon ontmoet. Dankie vir al die SMS boodskappe terwyl ek in die Hospitaal was,asook vir die puik reëlings.
Ons is ook bederf met 2 aande se heerlike etes wat deur Leentjie voorberei is. Sy is ‘n kok duisend!!!!!!!!!
Ons hoop om weer terug te gaan na Jacobsbaai met sy rustigheid en natuurskoon. Van al die plekke in die Weskus is dit maar net die beste!!!!!!!!
Baie dankie nogmaals, en groete van Alex ook.
Ns. Ek het pragtige fotos geneem en sal later vir jou iets aanstuur.
08 July 2008
Hi Kobus and Lynne,
I can’t describe in words the wonderful time we had at Whispering Whale. It’s the perfect retreat from city life both during winter and summer as everything you could possible need is seen to. The comfort we experienced is really a home away from home, and I can honestly say that just didn’t want the weekend to end!
We have already recommended WW to our parents especially as well as most of our friends.
Thank you so much for seeing to every little detail. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously and hope to come back again.
Best regards, Kelly and Ryan
02 July 2008
Dankie vir jou mail en die belangstelling.
Ons het heerlik gekuier in jou plek! Alles was foutloos, netjies en skoon en Leentjie baie gaaf!
Die woonstel is heerlik uitgerus en ons was baie beindruk met binneversiering! Die warmkombers op die bed was n groot bonus en ons het gladnie koud gekry nie!
Sal definitief Whispering Whale aanbeveel aan voornemende gaste en Leentjie se kos smaak voortreflik!
Alle voorspoed vir julle!
Groete, Hannes en Elaine
23 June 2008
Just got back from our brief trip to Cape Town – just to let you know that your guest house was absolutely perfect.
It happened to be the first B & B we stayed at on our trip and WOW what a place – everything is there and it is no nice & relaxing.
I will definitely recommend it to my friends.
27 May 2008
Hi Lynne, I just wanted to let you know we had a great time at the Whispering Whale – the weather was absolutely perfect, and apart from the occasional walk, we lounged around in front of the TV most of the time! I just wanted to compliment you on the incredible attention to detail and the lovely décor. It was really a treat, and we’d love to visit again one day.
Thanks again for upgrading us!
26 May 2008
We wanted to let you know that our stay (a few weeks back) at your place in Jacobsbaai was a terrific time. We have been busy with work here in Cape Town but have thought about the Humpback Whale’s balcony many times. The weather was great, as was the food and simplicity of your accomadations.
Again, thanks for the oportunity to stay and see Jacobsbaai.
Sincerely, fans of the Whispering Whale,
Paul and April Hayes (Vermont, USA)
23 May 2008
I hope you are well. We stayed at the Southern Right Whale end April for a few days. I would like to thank you for a wonderful relaxing weekend. We enjoyed it a lot and will definitely go back there to re-charge. It is wonderful to see that you still get places where there is no traffic and quietness that people in cities can only dream of.
Thank you once again for the wonderful stay. Your apartment is absolutely fabulous- from the outside right through. You deserve five stars *****.
Sylvia and Maurice Kannemeyer
3 April 2008
Many thanks; we had a wonderful time at Whispering Whale. The apartment is stunning; perfectly equipped and the location is beautiful. We went for long walks, bought fresh crayfish and just totally relaxed and unwound.
Our stay was absolutely perfect and we will definitely return!! But of course only when we can send the kids away J (we have 2, aged 13 and 9).
30 March 2008
Just to say that we arrived home safely on the Welsh coast on Thursday (27th March) after an uneventful flight and long drive home. We thoroughly enjoyed all our SA adventure and are already thinking about a 3rd trip as we failed to see any of the cats this time, i.e. lions, leopards and cheetahs. Almost being charged by a white rhino perhaps made up for that! We really enjoyed our few days in your splendid apartment in Jacobsbaai, which is certainly a beautiful part of SA and so totally different from the other environments we were in – the Kruger, Swaziland, Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Winelands. The only place where we actually felt cool, when the wind blew. Reminded us a little of parts of the UK, especially the Scottish Islands. Weather here is cold (10 to 13C), or at any rate it feels cold to us after the warmth, sun and brightness of SA, and wet (in fact it has just hailed!). We had a splendid seafood platter cooked by Leentjie, especially the calamari, whilst the crayfish was delicious.
Chris and Linda Baggs
12 February 2008
Jacobsbaai is blessed by having spectacular West Coast sunsets over its secluded beaches and The Whispering Whale guest house – a perfect combination! I knew immediately that this was the place where I wanted to get engaged.
Even though I am a certified catch for any woman, there was no way I was going to leave anything to chance. I had a list of romantic touches that I wanted in place and Lynne (with her excellent team) enthusiastically carried this out with meticulous attention to detail.
We had a fabulous time during our stay in this beautiful guesthouse and my wife and I genuinely look forward to our next visit.
Rikjan Scott (London)
29 January 2008
Val & I as you know have spent a number of week-ends in all three of your self catering apartments, and we can truthfully say that we have enjoyed every minute in each. We are drawn to keep on returning to Jacob’s Bay and in particular the “Whispering Whale” because of it’s exclusivity, peaceful environment to relax, superb quality of the furnished, self catering apartments, and of course the opportunity to enjoy the availability of Leentjie’s superb home cooking when required. For us your Whispering Whale guest apartments are simply our “home away from home”.
Val and Jonathan
27 January 2008
Thats a shame – we have become quite dedicated to the Whispering Whale and have not found may other places that compare. I wish you well with the building works and with the deadline.
I am sure we will back later in the year – its a wonderful winter choice for us also.