August 2001
WHALE COTTAGE BAKOVEN A TOP 10 B & B

The Fairlady Redbook has listed Whale Cottage Bakoven in Camps Bay in its list of Top 10 B & B's and Guesthouses in South Africa.

Whale Cottage Bakoven is described as follows: "Magnificent setting overlooking the ocean, postcard pretty, stone's throw from the beach at Bakoven".

HERMANUS CELEBRATES WITH WHALE PARADE

A Whale Parade has been held in Hermanus on Women's Day to celebrate the return of the Southern Right Whales.

Hermanus is internationally known as offering the best land-based whale watching in the world.

WHALE COTTAGE HERMANUS CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY

Women's Day (9 August) co-incides with the fifth anniversary of Whale Cottage Hermanus.

Opened in 1996 to great acclaim, with the Whale Crier blowing his kelp horn at the launch function, the blue Whale Cottage Hermanus has become a familiar landmark to visitors passing it on the Main Road into Hermanus.

CAMPS BAY PREMIER TOURIST DESTINATION

From data supplied by Portfolio, recording the number of hits the more than 800 accommodation properties on their website receive, Camps Bay is the first choice suburb for guests seeking accommodation in South Africa.

The Camps Bay accommodation establishments consistently have featured in Portfolio's Top 20 listing of website hits.

Whale Cottage Camps Bay has been at the coveted number one slot of the Top 20 listing of website hits.

WHALE COTTAGE CAMPS BAY SELECTED TO STAY

Whale Cottage Camps Bay is one of only five accommodation establishments in Camps Bay selected to be featured in the Mastercard STAY Guide, a new exclusive accommodation guide.

The Guide is endorsed by BMW, Budget, Moet & Chandon, Deloitte and Touche and Citadel.

CAMPS BAY CAB ON THE MOVE

A new airport transfer service, to be called Camps Bay Cab and exclusive to guests staying in accommodation establishments in Camps Bay, is to be launched in September.

Camps Bay Cab, a Chrysler PT Cruiser with a unique Fifties design, will also take guests to tourist destinations in Cape Town, collect guests after a night out, host guided tours to top attractions, collect teenagers from parties, and be available for weddings.

Bookings for Camps Bay Cab can be made at CampsBayInfo at tel + 27 (21) 438-3838.

CAMPS BAY DINES ON TWO NEW DELI'S

In the next month two delicatessens are to open in Camps Bay, offering a much needed service to residents and tourists.

St Tropez will specialise in French and Italian delicacies, while Marc's Coffee Bar is expanding to include a South African delicatessen section.

The two new delicatessens will be a welcome addition to Camps Bay's delightful gastronomic strip, already boasting 18 restaurants.

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WhaleTales is a newsletter issued by the Whale Cottage Guest House Portfolio and is edited by Chris von Ulmenstein.
Christiane von Ulmenstein
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