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Whale Watchers Inn


Whale Watchers inn Bed and Breakfast or Accommodation in Witsand, Breede river.Self Catering Units.The Place to stay or overnight in Witsand. Whale Watchers Inn in Witsand selfsorg eenheid of Akkommodasie by die Breederivier. Verblyf of plek om te oornag in Witsand.

Walvis kyk,vlieërbranderry en visvang in die Breederivier.

Whale Watching,Kite Surfing and Fishing in the Breede River. 

Whale Watchers Inn (Bed & Breakfast, Accommodation, Verblyf, Self-catering, Breede River)

Is your perfect half-way stop between Cape Town and Knysna while travelling down South Africa’s glorious Garden Route.

Protea Road 

P O Box 118


Western Cape 
South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)2853 71825 
Fax: +27 (0)2853 71676

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Situated in Witsand, Whale Watchers Inn is located approximately 100 meters from the beach at San Sebastian Bay, which is well-known as “The Whale Nursery of South Africa.”  The Inn is also within easy walking distance of the mouth of the mighty Breede River.

About Whale Watchers Inn:

Johnny and Clair Pienaar started the guesthouse back in 1996, together with their housekeeper Emily, and they all continue to welcome you to this beautiful location.

Whale Watchers Inn is a 3 star guesthouse offering both Bed & Breakfast as well as serviced, self-catering family units, which also have the added option of a full country breakfast.

There are five comfortable en-suite double rooms available on a bed & breakfast basis, four of which are sea-facing and the other has a courtyard view.  All rooms offer TV’s with DSTV decoder and smart card, fridges and tea/coffee making facilities and Whale Watchers Inn also offers free WiFi Internet facilities to guests. The five family units offer self-catering facilities and are fully equipped and serviced daily.

A further bonus is that wheelchair friendly accommodation is also available. 


Who is welcome?

Whale Watchers Inn welcomes both the young and older tourists to come and enjoy real old fashioned hospitality.  Here you can escape the pressures of our modern daily life and enjoy an atmosphere where even the smallest details of your comfort are provided. 

Families can enjoy their precious holiday moments together, as children are most welcome. The quiet of the garden is available for guests to relax and enjoy a braai (barbeque) and children can play safely.

More about Witsand/Port Beaufort

Witsand is a quaint fishing village, located at San Sebastian Bay, right at the mouth of the mighty Breede River, home to the Big Cob.  This small village is 300 kilometres from Cape Town along the Garden Route.

Experience ...

During your stay at Whale Watchers Inn you have the opportunity of whale watching from the comfort of your guesthouse balcony.  Witsand offers excellent land-based whale watching and seeing a whale for the first time is an incredible experience.

Watch as the magnificent 15 metre creature waves its massive tail and then hurls itself clear of the water in a breach - an amazing experience indeed.

Activities at Whale Watchers Inn - Witsand

Whale Watchers Inn is your Bed & Breakfast and self-catering accommodation option situated right on the Whale Coast ,surrounded by two natural phenomena-The Breede River Estuary and the Indian Ocean. Endless,white sandy beaches are availible for that long stroll and the San Sebastian Bay,which Whale Watchers Inn the home of the Southern Right Whales, which can be viewed either from the beach,or from your balcony.

Swimming,beach walks and beachcombing.

While in Witsand you can enjoy long,beautiful and totally unspoiled beaches,offering enjoyable and safe swimming conditions,as well as rock and surf fishing.Enjoy long strolls on the beach wher you may be lucky and find one of the beautiful pansy shells or an even more precious Nautilus shell.

If you are feeling energetic,a 4,5 kilometre walk on the beach will take you to the beautiful,sand -covered cliffs and famous"Moodie's Well"-a well dug by a Scotsman back in the 19th century to store water on camping and fishing trips.

For the youngsters who enjoy sandboarding,the amazing sand dunes along the main beach are the perfect location,offering hours of entertainment.

Kite-Surfing.Witsand has become internationally famous as a kite-surfing destination.  The area offers among the best kite-surfing conditions in the world.  Experience surfing at the bend near the river mouth running parallel to the ocean, for added adventure and fun.Boating & Fishing on the Breede River The Breede River is recognized as one of the best fishing estuaries in South Africa, with tidal action that reaches 30 km upstream. Witsand is located on the spot where the river enters into San Sebastian Bay, making it a sought-after destination for fishing as well as the superb whale watching conditions.  Fishing trips and boat hire can be arranged by prior notice, weather permitting.Birding   Birding, or bird watching, is a popular hobby these days and Witsand and the surrounding area offers a wealth of bird life to be enjoyed by both visitors and locals. Once a threatened species, Blue Cranes make a spectacular sight between August and end September, when up to 400 cranes can be seen at a time, against the backdrop of the yellow canola fields and green wheat lands.Other birds seen on a regular basis in the area include Flamingoes, Black Oyster Catchers and many more varieties of both large and small.One of the best bird watching spots is sitting on the wooden deck at Whale Watchers Inn, overlooking the garden, and watching the Cape Sugar birds and a variety of other species feeding at the bird feeders. Another great location is the sand dunes, right in front of Whale Watchers Inn, where you can watch the water birds.  Black Oyster Catchers (which were on the red alert list in 1980) can be seen, busy feeding on the rocks and in the rock pools.For those fond of even larger birds, the Witsand area even has a number of Ostrich farms that you can visit during your stay. Sightseeing day trips.There are several interesting and enjoyable day trips available in Witsand and the surrounding areas.  You can visit the last hand operated pontoon in the country at Malgas and the De Hoop Nature Reserve, still in operation today.In the De Hoop Nature Reserve watch game running wild and see the lovely proteas and fynbos decorating your surroundings.Enjoy the forgotten little hamlet of Vermaaklikheid, at the mouth of the Duivenhoks river, and the historical monument seaside village of Puntjie, as well as the famous Groot Vadersbos.  Hikers and cyclists will enjoy visiting the Grootvaders Bos Nature Reserve.   Take a wine tasting round trip to Barrydale, Montagu, Ashton and Robertson. In the Ashton/Robertson area you can also enjoy seeing some beautiful thoroughbred horse farms. In Witsand itself, visit the Witsand Craft Market for those souvenirs and gifts to take home with you.