Previously we wrote in our blog, that we feel privileged to share with Life Changing Holiday travelers, our Life Changing Holiday experiences. We, at Life Changing Holidays try not just to ‘go the extra mile’ we like to think we ‘invented the extra mile!’ … We travel as a couple or family, and we try experience as many places as we can so we can find the best option for you!! So in short, we travel the extra mile – so you don’t have to – to be the best travel agents you can trust!
So for today, we are taking you along our journey of Life Changing Experiences to a very intimate guest house on the rocky Cliffs of De Kelder. We guess if there is somewhat of a ‘down-side’ to traveling a lot, it is definitely the fact that you do get to see a lot of beauty and sometimes, to be honest, get a bit spoiled. So for us it is incredibly valuable to find a place with what we call the ‘wow-factor’. And we can honestly say, Whalesong Lodge has the ‘wow-factor’! Our jaw hit the floor when we saw the view of the Honeymoon Suite. Words fall short of capturing the true beauty, and it really needs to be experienced to grasp the fullness, but in limited words, we’ll try to paint you a picture….
The Honeymoon Suite literally offers a 180 degree view, overlooking the picturesque Walker Bay. The coastline can be viewed stretching from the white sand dunes of “Die Plaat” past Hermanus all the way to Cape Point. It offers sunsets and sunrises in a ray of colours. It is truly spectacular to say the least!
This particular suite is a spacious room and is simplistic, yet stylishly decorated. The two easy chairs in a separate lounge area, together with the coffee table and chairs on the balcony create the opportunity to indulge the view in any weather or time of day. The Modern open plan en-suite bathroom offers a spa bath and shower all designed to get the maximum enjoyment of the view.
And in the unlikely event that you do feel that you have enjoyed the spectacular view in your bedroom enough for awhile, you will be surprised at how many activities can be enjoyed around the area. We can plan excursions for you such as shark cage-diving; whale watching by boat; fynbos hikes; secluded beach – horse riding, etc. The broader area is also packed with beauty, tastes and smells that can be enjoyed and planned into your itinerary. Amongst many we recommend the fynbos day-trip; the wine routes or Cape Agulhas.
Stanley & Lainy Carpenter, owners and hosts of Whalesong Lodge, has the fine art of hospitality perfected! We were welcomed at their exceptional lodge with enough attention, but also were given the room to explore and make ourselves at home.
Stanley en Lainy both have a passion for cooking and they also have an informal arrangement for dinner (that fits in well with the relaxed atmosphere), to join them if they are cooking! Guests are even welcomed to join in the preparation, preferably with a glass of fine Overberg wine!
Even thought there was no in-house cooking the night we stayed, we did get to enjoy their scrumptious breakfast! The continental buffet together with Lainy’s homemade jams, marmelades and preserves are served with freshly baked rolls and croissants. To taste the variety of local honeys were a surprising treat. Healthy options such as Free range eggs and special blend coffee was delightful attention to detail.
We will definitely recommend Whalesong Lodge as a Life-Changing and very recharging experience for honeymooners, anniversary or weekend breakaways; especially during whale season!
Speaking of Whale Watching Season! We have to quote this review from a guest: “We spend 2 nights at Whalesong Lodge. What a great place to stay!!! The whales where just swimming at the other side of the road, amazing! A beautiful lodge with very friendly owners and staff. If you ever go to South Africa go to Whalesong Lodge!!” - Marijke from Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands
Since our site inspection, we have booked a couple of clients at Whalesong Lodge and all of them testify with a grateful heart of a truly LifeChanging Experience….
Until next time!
Hennie & Susan Albertse
(Co-Founders of www.LifeChanging-Holidays.com)
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