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138 Marine Beachfront Guest House

Cape Town & Western Cape

Rating: Mid-range    

138 Marine Beachfront Guest House overview

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.

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Sarah Jane

"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!"

Mrs. Jennifer Cox
"138 is just the most fabulous place. Belinda is such an asset to them - she organises meals, taxis, days out, maps - she is just wonderful and nothing is too much trouble. I would wholeheartedly recommend this place - wonderful stay."
Roses and Pitchers
"138 Marine was in a stunning location right on the beach. Breakfasts were delicious and we enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the sea. Idyllic! Bearing in mind how busy Hermanus was at the time, Belinda had already booked us in at some very nice restaurants, which was a very thoughtful gesture."
Mr Simon Whitton
"Superb location. Excellent manager who had prebooked two different places for dinner and organised a special guided land tour for whale watching Another time I would suggest booking 2 separate days boat trips as they do get cancelled about once a week on average. Perhaps we should have had an afternoon transfer to Cape Town to allow for this"

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