An oceanfront guesthouse with 6 individually decorated guest rooms, comfy lounges and a terrace ideal for watching whales in season and enjoying sunsets year round. Rooms are a tasteful blend of home comforts and contemporary style with en-suite bathrooms, TV and complimentary Wi-Fi and views of the sea.
The shops, galleries, museums and restaurants of Hermanus are little more than a 5 minute drive away, and there are eateries in the vicinity for lunch and dinner which staff are happy to book for you. Enjoy the great outdoors as you explore on foot and horseback, go swimming, snorkelling, diving and surfing, and between July and November you can take boat rides to see the whales after which this part of the coast is named.
Start the day with a generous breakfast, and later, when you've had your fill of exploring, you can relax in one of the lounges, on the terrace or deck by the beach.
Open: 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse is open all year.
Location: The guesthouse is on Whale Walk in Hermanus, a 5 minute drive from the town centre.
Rooms: There are 6 guest rooms, a mix of superior and luxury, all en-suite with twin hand basins and heated towel rails, and with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, safe, underfloor heating and heated towel rails. Each room is named: abalone (luxury), coral (luxury), oyster (superior), periwinkle (luxury), seastar (superior) and mussel (luxury).
Activities: You can go whale watching from the deck or by boat (seasonal, from July to November), go swimming, snorkelling and diving, enjoy some bird watching, take walks and hikes, explore on horseback, visit cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries in Hermanus, play golf and visit wine estates. Staff are able to provide information and ideas for excursions and activities.
Facilities: There are 2 lounges (1 upstarirs and 1 downstairs), a terrace and beachside deck. Massages can be arranged at the lodge.
Dining: The guesthouse serves a daily breakfast. There are restaurants in the neighborhood for lunch and dinner.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Families with children aged under 12 need to book the downstairs bedrooms which are seastar and mussel.
Health: This is a non-malarial area.
Communication: There is complimentary Wi-Fi internet access in guest rooms.
City life in Cape Town, gorgeous Garden Route scenery and magnificent wildlife in the Eastern Cape.
"The proprietor could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The house was well appointed and the ambience was relaxing and exuding quality and attention to detail. Each day breakfast was a work of art and very tasty. A Champagne breakfast was served for my friends birthday. A lovely touch.The views were out of this world. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"