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Xairu: luxury seaside villa, whales & shark diving

Xairu is situated on Walker Bay with panoramic views.
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Very good
19 reviews
Xairu is situated on Walker Bay with panoramic views.
Glass doors seamlessly withdraw to blend the outdoors and open-plan dining room and kitchen.
The upper west-facing deck is a perfect spot for whale watching and sundowners.
The upstairs lounge frames extensive views across Walker Bay, and window seats to savour them from.
Crisp, flora-inspired designer linens in the spacious master bedroom suite.
Upstairs guest bedroom has an en suite half-bath, generous closet space and a private balcony.
The 2nd bedroom bed can be used as a king or two full-sized beds, a large closet and private balcony
A bouquet featuring the fynbos flora that are endemic to only this part of the world.
An intimate lounging area downstairs
Sleek and modern with appliances that appeal to the eye and deliver a relaxed holiday
Xairu provides directly access to the cliff path and Klipgat hiking trail
A sunset from the upper west-facing deck
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Gansbaai, Overberg District, Western Cape
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015 for a stay in October 2014
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After spending a couple of days in Hermanus two years ago, we decided to try something different this trip. We traveled with 2 kids, 11 and 9, to de Kelders and stayed at Xairu for three nights. The property was clean and well kept, there were many rooms to choose from and plenty of room in the evenings to sprawl...

Melkbosstrand, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Already a week since we are back at home and we are still missing the wonderful views from Xairu and reminiscing about our holiday! We spotted a few whales in the distance - although it was not whale watching season - a school of dolphins and what looked like a shark catching something in the huge waves close to the...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

My wife, our 3 kids (5y, 3y and 8mo) and I stayed in this architectural delight for 2 nights to see whales and to cage dive with the great white (me). The house is completely furbished, everything is there to have a very pleasant and easy stay, it's just as being home which is very useful having a baby. We...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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10 Jan 2017 -
2 May 2017
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How will you enjoy a stay in this slice of paradise?

> Whale watch and sip sun downers from one of the decks or balconies. Walker Bay is well known as one of the best, land-based sites for whale watching in the world. From June through December, Southern Right Whales calve in the Walker bay Whale Sanctuary, the marine reserve on which the villa is located. You can watch them from the decks and balconies, stroll down to a vantage point along the cliffs, or take a cruise to get really close. Humpback whales can also often be spotted.

> If a little more adrenaline is your style, Xairu is an ideal base for a Great White Shark cage diving experience. Drive out from Cape Town and grab a good night's sleep -- the shark dive boats leave early in the morning a short drive away in...
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How to get there
Airport: Cape Town International Airport : 145.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.6 km.
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