Xairu: luxury seaside villa, whales & shark diving


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  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Villa

Xairu offers luxury, self-catering accommodation for six, with stunning views from every room. Soak in spectacular sunsets and vistas all the way to Cape Point from one of the many decks and balconies.

Located a 1 hour and 45 minute drive from Cape Town, Xairu is well situated for whale watching and as a base for Great White Shark cage diving.

This recently completed architectural gem rests on the limestone cliffs of Walker Bay. Glass doors fronting the open-plan dining room and kitchen on the ground floor open to seamlessly extend the living space onto the wide, front deck and garden.

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Xairu: luxury seaside villa, whales & shark diving
Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa

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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 Kleinbaai.

> Chill out with your children. Xairu's natural fynbos garden is fully walled providing a safe place for children to play. A safe, spring-fed kiddie pool and larger, tidal pool are a short walk away to the west, and the protected, sandy beach and rock pools of Stanford's Cove a stroll to the east. Our Guest Guide suggests many nearby excursions, including to the lighthouse, a petting farm and other fun destinations.

> If you love unique flora and fauna, you'll be happy here. Xairu's garden is a natural fynbos one and the property connects to the fynbos preserve that edges the bay. Bird lovers will enjoy the feathered visitors to the garden, as well as the many different environments for watching -- from wetlands, estuaries and shore, to inland veld.

> If you like to eat and cook, you'll appreciate visiting the harbour for the day's fresh line fish, as well as the farmer's markets in the local villages. The well-equipped kitchen and braai/BBQ facilities make entertaining a pleasure. Our Guest Guide shares out local recommendations for places to eat and picnic, and there are many local vineyards for wine tasting excursions.

> Of course, Xairu is perfect for doing absolutely nothing. Whether you choose to do this lounging on the western deck, in a window seat, on the large front deck, cosied up in front of the fireplace, or in front of the TV is up to you.

More About This Location

Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront

What's Nearby

Fishing nearby, Beachfront property

Nearest beach: Stanford's Cove, 1 miles
Nearest shops, 0.5 miles

Getting There

Nearest airport: Cape Town International Airport , 90 miles
Car is essential


Last updated on September 22, 2014
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DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum Stay
Aug 28 - Dec 11, 2014
Whale season
$1602 Nights
Dec 12 - Jan 12, 2015
December holiday
$1756 Nights
Jan 20 - May 2, 2015
Peak season
$1652 Nights
All other dates
$1502 Nights
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  • Safe
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
  • Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Local Guides/Maps
Property Features
  • Parking
  • Mountain Views
  • Secure parking space
  • Ocean or water views
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Stove or Oven
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite or cable TV
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Garden
  • Porch
  • 8 Dining chairs
  • 8 Lounge chairs
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - no
  • Wheelchair accessible - no
Living space
  • 2700 square feet

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