Whaleback Cottage

The most sought after holiday home in Ramsgate, built around 1915 Whaleback Cottage was the first holiday cottage built in the village, hence the superb position. This rock cottage on the sea’s edge overlooks “Little Billy Bay”, & has superb views of the sea, beach & indigenous bush. The book “Cry The Beloved Country” was written here by Alan Paton in 1946. Offers fully equipped & serviced accommodation for a large family & is pet friendly.

Rates example based on a 7 night stay

  • Lowest season
    R1460 pn

  • Mid Season
    R3280 pn

  • Absolute peak
    R7315 pn

    Sleeps upto 13

    • Enjoy stunning sea views from the undercover patio & braai area, extending onto a gated pool deck.
    • Fully enclosed pet friendly garden, & gate with direct beach access
    • Living area includes a separate lounge, leading into an open plan dining & bar area.
    • 6 Bedrooms in total, 3 rooms with queen beds fitted with ceiling fans, 2 rooms with double beds & 1 room with 3 single beds.
    • There are 2 full bathrooms, 1 with bath & shower, & 1 with bath, plus an extra separate toilet.
    • Fully equipped kitchen with 2 large fridge/feezer, dishwasher, large microwave, under-counter oven, hob & extractor, electric frying pan, & vacuum cleaner.

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    • Exceptional sea views

      You can’t get closer to the beach, enjoy the sea lapping at your doorsetp

    • Pet Friendly

      Fully enclosed pet friendly garden suitable for small & large breeds.

    • Kom ons braai...

      Enjoy a charcoal braai on your private patio

    • Swimming pool

      Swim with a view, private pool on the property

    • Fully equipped kitchen

      Pack your sandals & come as you are… Self catering accommodation

    • TV, DVD, OVHD

      DSTV connection for your own decoder. Please bring your own DSTV card, decoder, cord & remote.

    • Free wi-fi on test

      Wi-fi is not guaranteed as signal is intermittent in the area, we hope you are able to enjoy this free additional service.


    • Free daily cleaning service

      Put your feet up, Free 2hr daily cleaning service, exclu. Sundays

    • Linen & bath towels are provided

      & changed every 4th day. 1 towel is provided per person.

    • Call for assistance anytime during your stay

      We are here for you, 24hour maintenance emergency number provided on arrival.

    • Security system & safe

      & property has gated access & covered parking.


    • Direct beach access...

      Walk to Ski Boat Bay & Ramsgate main lifeguarded beach, marine tidal pool & estuary

    • Cocktail Deck

      Serves food & drinks with a fantastic view over Ramsgate main beach.

    • Waffle House Restaurant

      Visit the famous Waffle House for breakfast or lunch

    • 5km Marine Ramble

      5km pet friendly nature trail along the shoreline

    • Tidal Pool

      Safe swimming for the whole family on Ramsgate main beach

    • Whale watching deck

      Perfect spot for viewing Dolphins & Whales

    • Great Fishing Spots

      Including Whaleback rock in front of the Cottage

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    Contact Daelin & Charmaine on 039 314 4837 or  e-mail bbinfo@billsbest.co.za