Abalone Guest Lodge is at Sievers Point, one of the best land based areas for whale watching in Hermanus. It is situated between the beaches and the town centre and is next to a cliff path with a green belt of Fynbos which takes you to the spectacular views of Sievers Point.
This is a very artistic guest house decorated with South African artwork. The en-suite rooms and suites are a mix of twins and doubles and have views of the sea, mountain, garden or courtyard. All have a private balcony or patio. Room amentiies include a Nespresso machine, minibar, hairdryer, ceiling fan, television and underfloor heating and are all serviced daily.
The public areas include a lounge with fireplace and fantastic sea views. Complimentary hot drinks are available throughout the day and there is an honesty bar in operation. Accommodation is booked on a B&B basis and breakfast is served on the deck whenever weather permits. There is a swimming pool and sundeck protected from the wind. Indoors you can curl up with a book in the library or relax in the TV room. Other facilities include a sauna, gym and treatment room where you can enjoy the benefits of massage and reflexology, as well as beauty treatments.
In the nearby area there are many restaurants, bars and craft shops, cliff path walks, Fernkloof Nature Reserve and the Old Harbour. Actitivies availably locally include land based whale watching, fishing, golf, tennis, hiking, sea kayaking. Further afield are whale watching by boat, diving, abseiling, game fishing, river boating and various ocean based adventures.
Open: Abalone Guest Lodge is open all year.
Location: Abalone Guest Lodge is on Siever’s Point, between the beaches and town centre of Hermanus. It is just a 90 minute drive from Cape Town.
Rooms: All 12 rooms are spacious, light and high-ceilinged. They have en-suite bathrooms with was basins, toilets, showers, baths, heated towel rails and Africology toiletries. They have balconies or terraces with views of the gardens, mountains or ocean. Room 1 (51.6sqm) is the honeymoon suite, and has twin basins and a double shower. Rooms 2, 3 and 4 (42-43sqm), and room 5 (38.6sqm) are seaview suites. Rooms 6 (32.45sqm) and 7 (34.84sqm) are luxury seaview suites each with a bedroom, bathroom and dressing room. All suites are on the first floor and have balconies. Rooms 8 (36.37sqm) and 9 (33.62sqm) are on the ground floor and face the garden. Room 10 (27.87sqm) is a standard room on the ground floor. Rooms 11 and 12 (both 30.68sqm) are standard rooms on the first floor, and are interconnecting so make good family accommodation.
Activities: The emphasis is on the great outdoors. You can go hiking along trails in the hills, go horse riding, play golf, go kayaking, abseiling, fishing, play golf, join a wine tasting tour and go whale watching in season. In Hermanus you can visit art galleries, craft markets and concerts.
Facilities: The lodge has a treatment room, sauna and gym. There is a comfortable lounge with floor to ceiling windows looking out onto the sunny terrace and sea beyond. The lodge has an honesty bar so you can enjoy drinks in the lounge or terrace. The gardens have sunny and shaded areas and there is an infinity pool and sunbathing deck.
Dining: Breakfast is served between 08:00 and 10:00 in the dining room or on the terrace, at separate tables. The lodge does not serve lunch or dinner but staff can assist with reseravtions at local restaurants. The lodge stocks local beers and wines.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: This is not a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the lodge.
"High standard of accomodation - we had a room with fantastic sea views. Nice breakfasts, pleasant staff, safe off-road parking & conveniently located. Highly recommended."