Sleeps up to 13
5 couples & 3 singles
Pet friendly by arrangement
Self Catering

  • On the beach
  • Excellent sea views
  • Covered patio
  • Charcoal braai
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Swimming pool
  • Large enclosed garden
  • 2 Carports
  • Security system & safe
  • Put your feet up . . . units are serviced daily, except Sundays
  • Watch your favourite shows . . . OVHD TV, DVD & DSTV connection.
  • Call anytime for assistance during your stay . . . We are here for you!
  • Pack your sandals and come as you are! . . . Fully equipped including linen and bath towels.
  • Take a beach stroll . . . Seaside accommodation.
  • Manage your budget . . . no hidden costs!

"What a wonderful "little" cottage by the sea. Awesome family holiday with our dogs, children, grandchildren & friends. We loved staying right on the beach. Thank you." - R. Walker,

Historical WhaleBack Cottage was built around 1915 & was the first holiday cottage built in the village, hence the superb position… Read more

This quaint rock cottage on the sea’s edge overlooks “Little Billy Bay” and its lagoon, and has superb views of the sea, beach and indigenous bush. The Cottage is named after a huge rock situated in the sea directly in front of it called “whaleback” – a favourite low tide fishing spot amongst locals. An interesting historical fact is that “Cry The Beloved Country” was written here by Alan Paton in 1946 and the cottage was visited by Kingsley Holgate on his “outside edge of Africa” expedition. Whaleback offers fully equipped and serviced accommodation.

Whaleback Cottage has 6 bedrooms in total, 3 rooms with queen beds fitted with ceiling fans, 2 rooms with double beds and a room with 3 singles. There are 2 full bathrooms, 1 with bath and shower and 1 with bath, plus one extra separate toilet. The undercover patio area has stunning sea views with a braai area extending onto a gated pool deck. The Fully Equipped Kitchen includes large fridges, dishwasher, large microwave, under-counter oven, hob & extractor and vacuum cleaner.  DVD player provided in unit. The property has gated access, 2 carports, a safe, and security system. Large Pet friendly enclosed garden. Pets are welcome by arrangement.  

Linen & bath towels are provided, linen is changed every 5th day. 1 bath towel is provided per person and changed every 3rd day. DOREEN, your housekeeper, sometimes does personal laundry for guests in her free time. This is not part of her daily servicing, if you require this service please discuss fees with Doreen.

Items to bring to make your stay more comfortable include beach towels, toilet rolls & toiletries, charcoal, and foodstuffs.  Bring along your own DSTV decoder, along with your card, remote and power cord.   

From Whaleback Cottage take a stroll to 2 life guarded beaches, the beach tidal beach pool, lagoon paddle boats & the boat launch at Ski Boat Bay.
Enjoy Ramsgate’s secure environment & scenic walks, including the scenic 6km Ramsgate Marine Ramble, a pet friendly trail along the shoreline.

Rates Example based on a 7 night stay at Whaleback Cottage

Lowest season  -  R1390.00

July holidays   - R2310.00

Absolute peak  - R6650.00

Contact Daelin for special offers or a quote on your preferred dates. 

call:  082-451-6102    039-314-4837 
or email: 

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Office is open Monday to Friday 8:00 - 16:30
Saturday & Public Holidays *:00 - 12:30

Check in from 14h00
Departure by 10h00

Please collect your keys from the BillsBest drawer in the 24hr shop at the BP Garage (your keys will be in a BillsBest envelope with your name on it from 2pm (14H00).

Address: 994 Milton Road, Ramsgate
GPS: 30° 53’55,60″S – y 30° 20’86,20E – x

Ramsgate has a selection of fine restaurants & cafe's. Visit the Waffle House, Art Gallery & Antique Shops... all within 5 minutes walk of The Whaleback!
Experience endless summer, explore rock pools, snorkel & take beach walks. Relax & unwind at the Ramsgate Blue Lagoon Cocktail Deck
Ramsgate & surrounds offers fantastic fishing spots. Experience the phenomenal whale & dolphin sightings during the annual sardine run season