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Hermanus Accommodation

At Rikis Place

We offer a cozy fully equipped apartment in the quiet area of Voelklip, Hermanus with large windows facing the beautiful fynbos covered mountain. Accommodation comprises a sunny, spacious studio apartment private street entrance lawn and garden at ground level with no staircases. Child friendly. Easily accessible off road parking is provided outside your window. The apartment consists of an open plan lounge, sleeping area, kitchenette and full bathroom and courtyard. DSTV and WiFi. Kitchenette: Fridge/freezer, microwave, 2 plate stove with oven, cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery for 4 persons and a tea tray. Lounge: Comfortable couch and sleeper couch ( for two toddlers). DSTV and WiFi available. Cot available for Baby on request. Sleeping area: Very comfortable king size / two single beds as required. Ample built in cupboards with small lock up safe. All bedding and towels supplied ( Changed regularly) Beach towels on request. Bath Room: With glass screened shower over bath. Separate w.c.room. Enclosed luscious green courtyard with garden table and chairs and BBQ Facilities. From Voelklip Beach the very beautiful scenic Cliff Path can be followed in one direction to Grotto Beach or all the way to the Village centre and Old and New Harbor for wonderful close by WHALE WATCHING Mountain WALKING TRAILS are easily accessible, one block from the apartment. The FERNKLOOF NATURE RESERVE entrance is two minutes drive away. The newly developed scenic 27 hole HERMANUS GOLF COURSE is situated halfway from the accommodation to the Village Centre, which is 5 min drive away. ARABELLA GOLF COURSE is half an hour away. The Seven eleven SUPER MARKET is situated across the common from the apartment One hour drive from CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIR PORT. FAX and INTERNET facilities available on request. WELCOME and ENJOY YOUR STAY.

Barford Haven Luxury Apartments

Barford Haven is a stately, attractively renovated building, comprising four spacious, fully equipped, self-catering apartments, with their own private entrances. The treed and landscaped garden has ample off street parking and is ideally located near Hoy's Koppie and the historic Old Station Building. Yet it is within easy walking distance of the sea front, the magnificent marine tidal pool, cliff paths and the nearby village, with shops, restaurants, art galleries, drop-off laundry, and the famous Saturday Craft Market. Three Apartments have two beautifully appointed bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other twin bedded. The fourth apartment has one bedroom with a queen bed and two single beds in the study. There are luxurious duvets in crisp cotton. Each apartment has an elegant, fully tiled bathroom, with bath, shower and heated towel rail. The thick white towels are changed regularly and soap and basic toiletries are supplied. The modern oak kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, stove, double-door refrigerator, and we supply detergents and dishcloths. All apartments have a dishwasher. The open-plan lounge and dining room is stylish and comfortable and there is a TV with Mnet and free Wi Fi. The apartments are serviced daily, except Sundays and certain public holidays. The upstairs apartments have mountain views and one has a glimpse of the sea. They have separate picnic/barbecue areas in the garden with built-in tables and chairs. The downstairs apartments have a secluded patio with outdoor furniture and braai facilities and an open verandah facing the garden.

Bayview 303

Seafront apartment centrally situated between the swimming beaches and the town centre. This is a spacious, luxury self-catering unit in a secure complex with beautiful gardens. There is a communal swimming pool nestling among the rocks, a stone's throw from the ocean, with unique barbeque facilities around the pool. This fully furnished luxury apartment can accommodate 6 people in the greatest comfort. The accommodation comprises a lounge, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus a guest toilet and a fully equipped kitchen with laundry room. Added features included in the rates are satellite television, a DVD player and a built-in safe. The sunny apartment with its sea-facing, glass-enclosed veranda offers breathtaking views over Walker Bay and is the perfect base from which to explore the many attractions of the Overberg. The apartment is comfortably and stylishly decorated and equipped with top quality utensils and linen. Accommodation: 1x en-suite bedroom (bath and shower) with queen size bed 1x bedroom with double bed 1x bedroom with twin beds 1x bathroom with bath and shower Guest toilet All towels and linen included Fully equipped kitchen, with hob/oven/extractor, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer Dining area seats 6 Lounge Ample parking Swimming pool and barbeque area Facilities: Satellite television DVD player Cleaning service on request Heaters All linen and towels provided Close by: Beaches Shops Gym Golf course Shark-cage diving Whale-watching trips Craft markets Hiking trails Fishing Boat rides

Brown Jug

Abel, Louise and Luke, the friendly Labradors Keesha and Tula, and kitties Mikey and Squeek welcome guests to our home – the Brown Jug. Personal attention and guest comfort is our mission, guest satisfaction the goal. The three well-appointed, stylish, self-catering or B&B units with a personal touch and tastefully decorated with attention to detail will ensure a peaceful stay. The units are fully equipped, have private entrances, outdoor barbeque areas and safe under cover parking. The Brown Jug, centrally situated in sought after Eastcliff, a quiet leafy suburb, is a mere two minute stroll to the shops, restaurants and seafront where you can enjoy the famous whale watching from the cliff tops in all its beauty. Hermanus is the “Whale watching capital of South Africa” and is just a 90 minute drive from Cape Town. Relax, rewind and discover beauty at its best The Brown Jug will provide the exact location you are looking for. A pristine garden, private units, an 11m sparkling salt water swimming pool, sounds of nature and a good dose of R&R. We invite you to relax on your private patio or on one of the pool loungers and enjoy full or filtered sun while enjoying the tranquillity of the sound of birds. A short stroll will take you to the seafront, the quaint shops and antiquities Hermanus is renowned for, and to the restaurants for a long lazy lunch overlooking the sea, with the distinct possibility of a whale show. Then there’s the cliff paths, the Marine Tidal pool for a fully energized swim and the Fernkloof Nature Trail with the first of the available walks - The Elephant Walk - a mere 600 meters away. There’s also the Saturday Craft Market where friends (and their pets) meet, and the blue flag beaches that are just 5 minutes away by car. Mountain bike trails are in abundance and truly magnificent scenery awaits, with routes up the valley with clearly marked routes catering to various degrees of expertise. Hike into Fernkloof Nature Reserve or explore the Hemel en Aarde Valley just 6 kilometres away and taste the wines of the region. For the more adventurous there are a number of day trips, and using Hermanus as a base many of these can be covered with ease. The 27-hole Hermanus Golf Course is a kilometre away. We will gladly provide assistance with Kayak trips in Walker Bay, Shark dives and Whale cruises. All units are equipped with Flat screen TV, DSTV Crisp linen, towels (beach and pool towels on request) Full range of cutlery, crockery, and kitchen essentials Stove with oven, fridge, microwave Free Wi-Fi Ceiling/standard fans, heaters Fireplace Safety box Hairdryer Private patio or barbeque area Private entrances Safe under cover parking Remote controlled access Complimentary toiletries Tea, coffee and cookie tray Life is too short not to enjoy our hospitality Unit One This separate one bedroom unit with king size bed, and sunny patio overlooking the fish pond and Hoys Koppie sleeps 2 adults comfortably. A sleeper couch can sleep up to 2 children. Full bathroom with separate toilet. Private garden leading off the bedroom with outdoor patio set leading to the swimming pool. Unit Two This spacious two bedroom apartment can sleep 2 to 6 and is ideal for two singles, friends or families travelling together. Brightly decorated with its tasteful furnishings, the unit can accommodate two couples with ease and comfort. The two bedrooms, uniquely decorated and each with a full en-suite bathroom, provide luxury, comfort and are private. The large patio with wooden outdoor furniture overlooks the inviting swimming pool. Relax on a summer evening, light the fire and take the occasional dip to cool down, while sipping a well-deserved sundowner and watch the barbecue flames simmer down. The unit has a lovely lounge and dining room with full kitchen. Queen and king size bed options with a comfortable sleeper couch to accommodate a child or two. Quotes depend on total occupancy and thus may vary. Unit Three - The Studio The Studio is a private and spacious unit with a king size bed, full bathroom, lovely lounge and full kitchen. The Studio also has its own dedicated barbecue patio with a kettle braai. For those less knowledgeable about the art of preparing meals on the kettle, Louise will gladly share her skills and guide you in the finer art of the South African way of life.

Dovecote Cottage

Dovecote Cottage is owned by Pam and Bruce Toms who live adjacent and are readily available to offer assistance or advice should it be required. The cottage nestles on Flower Street which is set back two blocks from the sea giving easy access to fabulous cliff paths and is a short walk from the centre of Hermanus which boasts a vibrant market, restaurants/bars as well as high-end shopping. The cottage offers generous, well thought out accommodation, (all on one level) which sleeps four comprising a large master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, a separate fully equipped kitchen and dining area and a spacious sitting room. There is an alcove off the sitting-room with two twin beds Children are welcome; unfortunately we do not allow pets. We offer off-street parking. Hermanus is the jewel of the Overberg, situated between the rocky coastline and gentle green mounts. There are plenty of fabulous activities in and around this area. There are whale watching cruises from June to early December, shark cage diving, water sports (surfing, diving, kayaking, fishing, boating and sailing), a world class 27 hole golf course, horse riding, quad biking, tree top sliding, stunning cliff path walks, hiking through Fernkloof Nature Reserve, bird watching and Township Tours.

Eastbury Cottage

Eastbury Cottage is situated in the quiet, leafy suburb of Hermanus called Eastcliff where one awakens in the morning to the singing of birds or the blowing of the whales in the bay during whale season. Garden Cottage: This fully enclosed and pet friendly studio type unit has an open plan main bedroom with king or twin beds, a sitting area with lounge chairs and a bay window with a day bed/sleeper couch for an additional child. The kitchenette with breakfast nook also form part of the open plan area. There is a second bedroom that has single beds suitable for young adults or children. The cottage bathroom has a shower over the bath. There is an outdoor braai area. The Courtyard and Rose Room: These units both sleep 2 persons and have separate private entrances and patios equipped for braaing. The Courtyard has a king or twin beds and the Rose Room has a queen size bed. The Courtyard has a separate galley kitchen with gas hob, grill/convection microwave and fridge. The Courtyard has a cosy fireplace. Both units have full en suite bathrooms with separate shower and bath. The Rose Room kitchenette which is open plan has a gas plate, grill/convection microwave and fridge. The Loft: Loft has a private entrance and has two separate bedrooms, an open plan lounge/dining/kitchen that is equipped with a gas hob, grill/convection microwave and fridge. The bathroom is a shower bathroom. There is a private deck for outdoor living. This unit sleeps 4 adults. A sleeper couch is available for 2 children. All Units are serviced daily and are fully equipped with dining table and chairs, (Garden Cottage has breakfast nook) cutlery and crockery, electric frying pan, toaster, kettle, sandwich maker, outdoor exclusive braai area and facilities with outdoor furniture, flat screen TV, dvd player, dvd/book library, board games, fans, wall heaters, electric blankets, linen and towels. Beach towels are provided on request. Complimentary tea and coffee trays and guest toiletries are provided in each unit. Safe off-street parking is provided behind a security gate. We are child friendly. A baby cot and feeding chair are available. A health breakfast is available on request. Units are let individually, but larger families often book two or more units to accommodate Granny and Grampa or Mom and Dad separately. Eastbury Cottage is an established accommodation provider (since 1995) and is very conveniently positioned in the quiet garden suburb of Eastcliff which is very central and within walking distance to the seafront cliff paths, marine tidal pool, old harbour, hiking trails, shops and restaurants in the Hermanus CBD.

Eastcliff Cottage

Eastcliff Cottage is part of an original Hermanus home, built in 1940, with beautiful Oregon floors and ceiling. This unique self catering unit, sleeping 2 people, is situated in the heart of Eastcliff, and is within very easy walking distance of the village centre and seafront. The cottage is central, secluded, secure and romantic, with a touch of luxury. The spacious, open plan living area has a king-size bed which can be separated into twin beds. French doors lead onto a wooden deck, which overlooks a lovely forested garden with exceptional birdlife. Leading off the living area, are a separate romantic bathroom with a Victorian bath and walk in shower, and a compact, well equipped kitchen with granite tops We offer luxury percale linen, fluffy white cotton towels, complimentary tea and coffee, selected Dstv channels, Wi-Fi, Weber braai and secure off-street parking.

Fernkloof Lodge

Comfort, beauty and warm hospitality await you at Fernkloof Lodge. Your hosts, Gail and Izak, welcome you into their elegant home nestled between the majestic Hermanus mountains and a World-class Golf Course. Fernkloof Lodge is an artistically and uniquely decorated home. Each room is beautifully appointed with an eclectic combination of old and new touches and original South African artworks. From the African Colonial Suite and the Golf Suite overlooking the Golf Course, to the Terrace Room where you can step into the crystal clear water, you will feel the ambience of Fernkloof Lodge. The African Colonial Suite The African Colonial Suite is beautifully appointed in Safari style. It includes your own private lounge leading onto a large balcony overlooking the Golf Course. Enjoy your luxurious bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower & toilet) beautifully styled in upmarket quality finishes. The Terrace Suite The Terrace Suite elegantly decorated with a XL queen bed overlooking the crystal clear swimming pool. Includes en-suite bathroom with large bathtub and shower. Unwind in your adjoining private study filled with antiques and memorabilia. The Golf Suite (Suitable families - 2 adults plus 2 children) The Country-styled Golf Suite has a spacious lounge with kitchenette overlooking the Hermanus Golf Course. Double Room with en-suite bathroom (shower and toilet) and loft room with twin beds perfect for children. Enjoy your private patio with barbeque facilities and separate entrance to unit. The tranquil garden, patio and sparkling swimming pool offer the ideal relaxation area for those wishing to enjoy the pristine coastal air Hermanus is renowned for. If you've been looking for the ultimate in relaxation and privacy, Fernkloof Lodge is your answer. Your Continental or Full-English breakfast will be served at the poolside in a sun drenched patio. The perfect way to start a new day. As the sun begins to set, cool down in the sparkling pool or sip sundowners at your leisure. The tranquillity of Fernkloof Lodge is just a doorstep away!

Fig Tree Cottage

Fig Tree cottage is situated in the quiet suburb of Eastcliff, away from the hustle and bustle of the village centre, yet conveniently close enough to leave your car and take a walk to the marine tidal swimming pool, shopping centre and restaurants. This quaint cottage sleeps 4 people and has 2 en suite bedrooms, one with double bed the other with 2 single beds, linen and bath towels are provided. Beach towel not provided. There is an open plan kitchen/living area. The kitchen is well equipped and is fitted with hob, under counter oven and automatic washing machine. Relax in a cozy lounge with DSTV. Cottage has fully enclosed garden, outdoor living area and built in barbecue. Off street shaded parking available. Please Note: Unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets. Things to do/facilities beaches boat trips bowls canoeing gym fishing tennis golf squash horse riding private and provincial hospital nature trails shark cage diving whale watching

On The Cliff Guest House

On The Cliff Guest House is conveniently situated on the famous cliff paths of Hermanus and is also walking distance to the old harbour in the town's centre and the new harbour.Gansbaai. Our rooms are all luxuriously appointed with king-size beds or twin beds, sea views, large patio's/balconies, under carpet heating and full bathrooms with heating. We offer tea/coffee facilities, hairdryer & DStv in the rooms. The facilities include a heated swimming pool in the sheltered courtyard, a sauna, gym, putting green, guest lounge (one with a fireplace) a pub with fireplace and magnificent views. Activities in the area include whale boat cruises, shark cage diving, fishing (land and sea based), horse rides on the beach, miles of beaches with 2 swimming beaches, paragliding, cycling, great rides for bikers, a range of golf courses (including the internationally renowned Arabella), long walks on the cliff tops, beach or in the adjoining nature reserve, diving and over 50 restaurants. Of course tennis, squash and bowls are also available. We will also accommodate guests with special dietary requirements. Braai's/barbeques are also available around the pool on request. We do not cater for children under 12 years unless by prior arrangement.

Pacem

Pacem,Voelklip, Hermanus has a magnificent view on the mountain as well as sea views. Pacem is situated in a quiet area of this popular seaside holiday resort. The cottage is on the slopes of the mountain very close to the Fernkloof Nature Reserve with its abundance of fynbos, the major vegetation type of the small botanical region known as the Cape Floral Kingdom. Fynbos, or "fine bush" refers to the fine needle-like leaves of many fynbos species. The Blue Flag status Grotto Beach is about a 10-minute leisurely walk. The main attraction of the cottage is the spacious open plan living area upstairs with its thatch roof which opens on a sunny stoep. From there you have the beautiful view on the mountain. The living room also features a dining area and kitchen. The built-in barbeque ensures a cosy get-together even during the stormy winter weather. Two large en suite bedrooms are on the ground floor. The cottage is fully equipped. Corrie Smit is your hostess. Needless to say, as the cottage is regarded as a single unit, guests have the cottage for themselves. Inside: Two large en suite bedrooms (sleeps 4) with a double bed and 2 single beds / king size bed on the ground floor. Linen and towels are provided. Open plan living area opening on a sunny stoep upstairs. The living room has a built-in barbecue. TV set / DVD. Kitchen with microwave oven, stove, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and drier. A pay phone is available. Facilities: The sunny north-facing stoep with its beautiful mountain view is a cosy place to enjoy the tranquility of a quiet corner of this popular seaside resort. Secure covered parking. Do your whale watching during the season from the kilometers-long cliff path or walk amongst the splendor of the fynbos on the mountain trails. Join the mountain trails after a 5-minute walk from the front door. A walk to the beach takes less than 10 minutes. Location: Physical address: 33 Eleventh Ave, Voelklip, Hermanus (view by appointment only) GPS co-ordinates: S 34' 24.269'; E 019' 17.440' Hermanus, a very popular holiday resort, is a 90-minute drive (120 km) from Cape Town. Voelklip with its many holiday homes is a suburb of Hermanus and about 5 km from the busy town centre. Hermanus is one of the world's best land-based sites for whale watching (season - July to November). Or swim at the Blue Flag Grotto Beach, Voelklip Beach, Kamma Beach or Long Bay. A beautiful golf course, walking trails along the mountain slopes in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve and seashore, mountain biking, sailing and horse riding facilities, shops and numerous restaurants make visiting Hermanus a wonderful experience. A long late-afternoon walk on the seemingly endless Grotto Beach is one of the many reasons why visitors keep coming back to Hermanus.

Protea House

This charming home is perfectly situated a short 3 min walk from town and 50m from the cliff path. Whether you're in search of a family holiday, reunion, small personal wedding, conference or a business team building location, Protea House is a firm favourite. This is a very peaceful happy place, perfect to make fabulous and lasting memories. Sleeps max 6 adults and 7 kids (13 guests) 5 bedrooms, 10 beds 3 king en suites 2 dorm en suites - 7 single beds Pool, beautiful garden & live in staff. Sea views from upstairs rooms. Amenities Dryer Towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper Indoor fireplace Heating Hot water Iron TV Washer Wifi Facilities Free parking on premises Pool Dining Pots and pans, oil, salt and pepper Dishes and silverware Kitchen Space where guests can cook their own meals Microwave Refrigerator Oven Stove Guest access - Someone is available 24 hours a day to let guests in Private entrance - Separate street or building entrance Bed and bath Bed linens Hangers BBQ grill Patio or balcony Garden or backyard

The Potting Shed - Self Catering

Hear and see the ocean from our self catering apartment in a peaceful, sea facing, upmarket complex with 24 hour security. This beautiful seaside town in the Western Cape is only an hour and a half away from Cape Town city centre and 1 hour from the international airport. Whale Rock Estate at Tobago Bay, Hermanus, has a stunning view of Walker Bay, where the Southern Right whales are often seen breaching and blowing along the rocky coast line only seconds from your door. The apartment sleeps 4 and consists of: Sea facing lounge, stoep, and main bedroom. Bathroom has bath & shower, double & twin room, (bed linen & towels provided), kitchen equipped with washing machine, lounge with flat screen TV, DSTV (compact package) & DVD player, weber braai in stoep, squash court & swimming pool in complex, outside braai area at pool, parking bay for each unit, walkway to rocky beach (approx 80 metres from patio), 1 km to new harbour, 2 seafood restaurants & bar, 3 km to town centre, 5 km to Hermanus Golf course. Enjoy kayaking, whale watching, shark cage diving, wine tasting, quad biking, tree top slides, mountain & cliff path walks, birding, beaches. Please Note: Self catering check-in's are at the guest house in Albertyn Street.

The Potting Shed Guest House

Annamarie and David welcome you to The Potting Shed Accommodation. Enjoy personal service at this owner run establishment in the quaint town of Hermanus only one hour away from Cape Town International airport. Indulge yourself with bed & breakfast at our guest house, where hand-painted interiors provide an artistic and unique, personal touch. Or awake to the sound of waves crashing at our sea-facing, self-catering apartments (3kms from the Guest House). The Guest House has been given a 3 - Star grading by the South African Tourism Grading Council. We can accommodate up to 26 guests in 3 standard rooms, 2 deluxe rooms, a mountain view studio room and sea facing apartments - (apartments are 3kms from the guest house). The downstairs rooms at the guest house each have tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen DSTV, free WI- FI, safety deposit box, over-head fans, wall heaters, pool towels and an en-suite shower room. (Deluxe rooms have fridge, private patio area with braai). Our upstairs studio room is accessed from a private entrance, and includes a kitchen area with microwave/grill, fridge, kettle & toaster, bathroom with shower& bath, full DSTV, WI-Fi, & air con for those hot summer nights. The private deck is spacious with 2 sun-loungers, an undercover seating area, & gas braai. Breakfast at the Guest House boasts fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereal, toast, egg & bacon and variety of homemade goodies: pancakes, rusks, preserves & fresh baked bread, freshly squeezed juice (in season). Guests are invited to enjoy the flood-lit pool area with sun-loungers, tables and chairs. They may also use the BBQ/braai, with utensils, glasses, crockery and cutlery provided on request. The Potting Shed Guest House is ideally situated in a quiet side-street off Hermanus Main Road. Come and explore our town centre, restaurants, cliff paths and sea, all just a short walk away.

von Abercron Residence

Von Abercron Residence offers two self-catering apartments and is situated on a mountain slope directly above the Hermanus Golf Course and adjacent to Fernkloof Nature Reserve with magnificent and panoramic mountain and sea views. It's only a few minutes to the centre of Hermanus and the best places to watch whales, or to the two main beaches (Grotto Beach & Voelklip Beach). Guests are offered not only a high standard of comfort, but also a restful environment in a quiet, safe and peaceful area. Guests are invited to use the lovely garden with a saltwater pool and barbeque facilities under the covered lapa. Enjoy nature with the sound of birds and unbelievable views, only metres from the superb golf course and mountain trails. There are two beautifully decorated and comfortable apartments each with a fully equipped kitchen: Blue Ocean apartment- The prime apartment consisting of a double room with queensize bed, bathroom en-suite, living area with daybed and library, kitchenette and big balcony with table and chairs overlooking golf course and sea. Rose Garden apartment- a Beautiful apartment overlooking the rose garden and fountain, consisting of a double room with kingsize bed, bathroom en-suite, living area with daybed, kitchenette and covered terrace. Other facilities include: heater, satellite TV, internet access, safe, under-floor heating, heated towel rail, hairdryer, radio, laundry service, secure parking on premises. There are many top golf courses in and the area: Hermanus, Arabella, Kleinmond, Strand etc. Please note: We are a non-smoking house. Please bring your own beach towels. We can book your tee times at all golf courses around Hermanus and you are welcome to store your clubs in the garage. On request we make bookings for restaurants, shark-cage diving and whale-watching trips.

Nearby Accommodation

Olive Tree Country House

Situated approximately 120 km from Cape Town, in the heart of the whale route, the seaside town of Hermanus in Walker Bay offers the best land based whale watching in the world. Olive Tree County House is nestled at the entrance to the Hemel en Aarde Valley wine region, five minutes from the center of Hermanus. This self catering property offers wide open spaces and spectacular mountain views that equates to peaceful getaways for families and friends. Our spacious accommodation, offering privacy and security, is fully equipped with all modern conveniences, including microwaves, stoves, TV's, DSTV, and DVD players. Four beautifully appointed double bedrooms sleeps eight guests with two tasteful bathrooms, both with bath and shower. The lounge area with fireplace opens onto the swimming pool patio with glorious country views of the mountain and stream. Also offers: Laundry Large garden Double garage Weber braai Activities in Hermanus Land base whale watching from the cliff path, stretching from the New Harbour one side of the town to Grotto Beach on the other, hugging the coastline for about 12 km. Boat base whale watching. Shark cage diving. Wine tasting. Mountain hikes. Spectacular Golf Courses. Fishing

138 Marine Beachfront Guest House

138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse have won the Top Destination Award for the BEST FOUR STAR GUESTHOUSE in SOUTH AFRICA in 2015. We also won SA Tourism Awards in 2010, 2011 and 2013. It is a luxurious, upmarket guest house with spectacular sea front views. It is one of the few guesthouses in the Hermanus area which is situated right at the beachfront - any closer and you'd have a whale in your bath! Spend lazy, sun-filled afternoons on the spacious terrace with panoramic views of the ocean and the surrounding mountains. Relax with a glass of estate wine on the deck next to the beach, or in front of the cosy open fire place and enjoy spectacular African sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean. Or stroll along the coastal path among rock pools, sea shells and fynbos bordering the guesthouse. The extensive breakfast menu changes daily. On request, a picnic can be provided to enjoy on the beach in front of the guest house, and on-site wellness therapies can be arranged. We Offer: Six Luxurious designer suites with superbly stylish decor King or queen-sized beds decked in 400-thread count Percale linen Underfloor heating Heated towel rails Satellite TV Wireless internet access Complimentary tea & coffee making facilities Electronic safes Ceiling fans Spacious sun terrace with magnificent sea and mountain views Balcony with stunning views of the sun setting over the Atlantic Ocean Complimentary sherry and port Roaring log fire in winter Off-street parking Laundry service - same day Room Descriptions: Oyster Room (superior): Breathtaking, panoramic sea and mountain views from four windows, including balcony; king-size bed (or twin beds), en suite designer bathroom with free-standing slipper bath, shower and twin basins. Abalone Room (luxury) : Spectacular sea and mountain views from queen-size bed and balcony, and even from spacious shower in en suite bathroom. Coral Room (luxury): Stunning sea view from exquisite open plan bath in bedroom and queen-size bed; en suite bathroom with twin basins and shower. Periwinkle Room (luxury): Special romantic ambience with stylishly decorated queen-size bed, decked in 400-thread count percale linen; en suite bathroom with twin basins and shower. Seastar Room (superior): Fabulous sea views from three windows; special king-size bed (or twin beds); beautiful en suite designer bathroom with bath and shower. Mussel Room (luxury) Huge windows with sea and mountain views; King-size bed (or twins), and two small single beds on request; En suite bathroom with shower, bath and twin basins; Private patio. We Arrange: Whale watching boat trips Shark-cage diving Golfing Mountain walks in Nature Reserves Dinner Reservations Wine Tasting Special winter rates

Spatsels

The name "Spatsels" (sea spray) says it all of this house 100 meters from the beach. A panoramic view from the open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room allows you to watch the whales at play, surfers braving the waves and kids playing on the beach. Amenities: The main house offers: a sea-fronting sleeper reading room (off the lounge) with a three-quarter bed; a sea-fronting main bedroom with a double bed; a bathroom comprising of a bath, toilet and washbasin located across the passage from it ; a second bedroom with a double bed, fronting on to the back courtyard with an en-suite shower, basin and toilet; two smaller adjacent bedrooms with double beds and a shared en-suite shower, basin and toilet in between them. One being sea-fronting and the other fronting on to the back courtyard. In addition the property offers two outside bedrooms with double beds, both to be accessed from the courtyard. Each one of these with a double bed and its own en-suite shower, basin and toilet. TV and DSTV in main house and 1 bedroom (own smart card required). Main house has fully equipped kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, 2 fridges, dishwasher, microwave oven, laundry with washing machine and tumble drier. Two fire places,one in the lounge and one in a seafacing bedroom. Garage (with bar-b-cue equipment) and direct access to the main house. Linen will be provided, bring own towels. All about Onrusrivier Onrus, a tiny town resting in the Hemel-en-Aarde-valley is one hour's drive from Cape Town International and 7 km from Hermanus (shopping and Business hub). Onrus offers excellent medical services, superb restaurants such as Milkwood on the beach, as well as 2 superettes. The town retains it artistic tradition in the many galleries found all over town. The area is rich in crayfish , perlemoen and fish. The waves invites surfers. Children and parents can safely play and swim in the lagoon and sea. For nature lovers there are walking trails. For golf enthusiasts there are 3 golfcourses in the area. Wine lovers can do wine tasting at the many wine farms in the region . Highlights of the year include the Whale Festival in September and the Kalfiefees in July during the Whale season as the Southern Rights Whales make their annual pilgrimage to Onrus and Hermanus.

@ Arum

This is a beautiful and modern Greek-style house situated in Onrus, within walking distance to the beach. Nestled between the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Onrus is an idyllic seaside village. Located mere minutes from the tourist-laden Hermanus, it offers a relaxed and tranquil environment, surrounded by unsullied natural beauty. The house consists of four bedrooms, 3 bathrooms which two are en-suite, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and laundry facilities, and on open-plan living area leading onto an outside entertainment area and garden. There is a fireplace in the lounge and TV with selected channels. The popular resort town of Hermanus is situated between mountain and sea, and has gained world-wide recognition as the worlds foremost land-based whale watching destination. Contributing factors to the success of the town are the mild climate, range of outdoor activities and its close proximity to Cape Town. House rules No pets No smoking inside the house No additional people without prior arrangement. Extras Uncapped Wi-Fi available Daily cleaning can be arranged Alarm system Linen and bath towels included. Bring own beach towels.

5 Atlantic Drive

Stunning, self catered, sea front house located in Onrus River, with spectacular ocean and mountain views. Minutes walk from a sandy beach and tidal pool, and a variety of excellent restaurants. 10 to 15 minutes drive from Hermanus, known as one of the world's best whale viewing sites with many shops and restaurants. One hour's drive from Cape Town International airport and close to Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Robertson wine regions. The house is situated on a small peninsula in Onrus known locally as 'the island'. It faces due West and benefits from some magnificent sunsets. Directly in front of the property is a marine reserve, just to the side is a forest of protected milkwood trees providing natural shade and home to a fantastic variety of garden and coastal birds and behind the Onrustberg mountains. There is a river outlet at the beach which, subject to local restrictions, can provide warm swimming for children. The tidal pool is wonderful to enjoy at high tide. There are numerous coastal walks in the area which are very popular with both locals and visitors. The little town of Onrus is about 15 kilometres from Hermanus. It has a local shop, pub and restaurants within walking distance of the house and a shopping centre less than five minutes drive away. Hermanus has all modern amenities such as supermarkets, banks, library, cinema and many restaurants and coffee shops. Visit the many interesting art galleries, crafters' studios, quaint shops as well as the craft market. Enjoy the best land-based whale watching in the world. Between July and November visitors from all over the world come to watch the great Southern Right Whales from the shore. Activities include: Bird watching Shark cage diving Sailing, Surfing Cycling, hiking and walking Fishing Golf courses in Hermanus and Kleinmond   Upstairs Master bedroom is spacious with king-sized bed, hairdryer, ceiling fan, generous wardrobes with personal safe and dressing area with en-suite (bath & shower). Looking out on to huge terrace with amazing ocean and mountain views. 2nd bedroom is a king converter bed so can be adapted to create twins (2x single beds) with en-suite (shower), private balcony and stunning ocean views. Lounge/TV room with sofa and armchairs. Large screen television has satelite service, as well as a DVD/Video. Downstairs: 3rd bedroom is a double bedroom with a separate bathroom.  The room has a fantastic view of the mountain. Fall blissfully asleep to the sounds and smells of the sea and wake to the gentle birdsong coming from the milkwood trees. The fourth bedroom is a smaller bunk room. The open plan living area with fully equipped kitchen, featuring: oven and hob, large fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Outside the kitchen is a large barbeque area with all cooking equipment provided. There is also a portable braai for sunset barbques. Lounge and dining areas open out to a large "stoep" or veranda. There are fold away doors to create even more of a flow between outside and inside. The dining area will seat up to 10 comfortably. Lounge is spacious and relaxing with 2 large sofas, and a mini hi-fi. There is a security alarm and 24 hour response. Downstairs doors have security gates for your peace of mind. There is an outside shower for you to rinse off after walking back from the beach. Apartment: At the back of the property is a studio flat above a double garage. This accommodates a further 2 people and would only be used as overflow to the main house and not rented out simultaneously. It is self-contained with kitchen area and bathroom (shower) in addition there are superb ocean views from it's balcony. Bedding (linen, duvets & blankets) is fully provided. Bath sheets and towels are also provided for all guests. Beach towels are not provided but can be arranged at a fee. Double garage is not for visitors' use but there is adequate, off street parking for up to 3 cars. The house is non-smoking but ashtrays are provided for use on the balcony. Dogs allowed with owner's permission.

Bella Vista Self-catering Cottage

Bella Vista is a spacious double-storey seafront holiday house with spectacular panoramic sea and mountain views - see, hear, and smell the waves breaking in front of you! The ideal getaway for couples, friends and families. The house has 5 bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, and sleeps 10 people. It is situated in the beautiful seaside village of Onrus, approximately 10 minutes drive from the well-known resort town Hermanus and about 75 minutes' drive from Cape Town airport. House Facilities Upstairs: Spacious lounge/dining room (sea and mountain views) with built-in braai facility, flat screen TV, dual view DSTv and surround sound system. The dining table seats 12 people. Front balcony with breathtaking sea view and sunny north-facing balcony with mountain view. Kitchenette with stove, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, basin and breakfast nook. Sunny braai room with mountain and sea views - sheltered from the wind. Sea-facing bedroom (queen size bed) with en suite bathroom and sliding door to front balcony. Mountain facing bedroom (double bed) with en suite bathroom and own private balcony offering sea and mountain views. Downstairs: 3 bedrooms (all en suite): 1 with double bed, sunny north-facing room with mountain views. 1 with 2 single beds, sunny north-facing room with mountain views. 1 with queen size bed, sea view with sliding door to front patio. Comfortable lounge/dining room with sea view, flat screen TV, DSTV (dual view) and sliding doors to front patio and fynbos garden. Fully equipped kitchen with sea view and scullery. (dishwasher, fridge, microwave, stove, etc.) Laundry room equipped with washing machine and tumble dryer. Miscellaneous: Beautiful fynbos garden (indigenous to the Cape) and lawn to relax. Outside braai / fire boma - sheltered from the wind. Outdoor shower to wash off the sand after a day at the beach. Secure parking for 2 vehicles plus carport for 3 additional vehicles. There is a security alarm and 24 hours response. Things to do or see: Swim at the sandy Onrus beach, with safe lagoon swimming for children, 20 minutes' walk or a short 5 minute drive away, or take a dip in the lovely tidal pool across the road from the house. Watch the whales from the shore from July to November - best whale watching in the world! The highlight of the whale season is the annual Whale Festival around September. Walk along the many splendid cliff paths in unspoilt surroundings along the coastline, or enjoy the beautiful fynbos along mountain trails in Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Caledon Wild Flower Reserve and Harold Porter Botanical Gardens at Betty's Bay. Visit the craft market in Hermanus (Saturdays and Sundays), the many small shops and galleries. Golf - 10 km from the renowned Arabella resort, 5 km to Hermanus or 15 min to Kleinmond. Boat trips, e.g. for whale watching, deep sea fishing, harbour tours. Visit the Caledon Spa and Casino - 30 minute's drive away. See the charming villages of Genadendal and Greyton, former mission stations (35 minutes drive). Take a drive to the picturesque fishing village of Gansbaai. Go shark cage diving at Kleinbaai, near Gansbaai. Visit wine estates in the Hemel and Aarde Valley nearby, or explore the many wine routes in the Overberg, Cape Winelands area.

Marine Drive Manor

MARINE DRIVE MANOR is situated on the beach front in the tranquil, seaside village of Vermont /Onrus, a mere 5 minute drive from the popular coastal town of Hermanus. By day, watch the whales frolic in the waves from your veranda and by night, fall asleep to the rise and fall of the waves. The house is arranged around a central hall and an enclosed veranda, has four bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms and sleeps eight to ten people. Three bedrooms have hotel style king size beds and the fourth bedroom has twin beds. There is also a fifth restroom in the main house, allowing for two single beds in an additional room if need be. The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, microwave, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and separate box freezer. The laundry is fitted with a top loader washing machine and tumble dryer. Separate from the main house is a cottage with two bedrooms and a bathroom, large living area and kitchenette. This could be rented in addition to the main house, but not separate from it. To further indulge, this house sports a swimming pool and terrace area with a large table for outdoor dining and entertaining. Miscellaneous Quaint fynbos garden. Outside braai on patio overlooking the sea and swimmingpool. Secure parking for four vehicles. Security alarm and 24 hour armed response. Cleaning service once a week. Two fire places in main house and one in cottage. Linen and towels provided. Bring own beach towels. DSTV Safe in each bedroom of the main house. Things to do and see: Swim at the sandy Onrus beach with Lagoon swimming for children. Take a dip in the tidal pool across the road (Jan Rabie Tidal pool). Take a walk along the cliff path or go hiking along mountain trails in Fernkloof nature reserve. Craft markets in Hermanus and Hemel enAarde on Saturdays and Sundays. Golf at Hermanus or Arabella.  Boat trips in theHermanusharbour. Shark cage diving at Gansbaai. Visit wine estates in the Hemel enAarde Valley and the Birkenhead Estate & Brewery near Stanford.

Lavender Beach

Situated on the sea front in Vermont, 10 minutes walk to Onrus Beach, 200 meters from the tidal pool. This tastefully decorated Holiday Cottage - sleeping up to 8 people, with a separate flat sleeping up to 3 people with beautiful sea views, is situated on the beach front, in a quiet cul-de-sac, only 10 minutes away from the resort town Hermanus! Walk out the front door, onto the magnificent seaside cliff path with its panoramic views of both the ocean and the surrounding mountains. Enjoy the best land-based whale watching in the world! In season guests regularly see whales while enjoying breakfast on the front patio! Onrus is well known as a mecca for famous artists and authors who can be ascribed to the tranquillity, natural beauty and peaceful pace at which one lives here. Ringed by green mountains, the Cape Floristic Kingdom and the sea, this is an idyllic place in which to unwind Cape Town is just over an hour's drive. Ideal for daytrips to the Stellenbosch wine lands. Explore the Overberg and Western Cape from this base and discover all its secrets! Remember... The best things in life are: the people we love, the places we've seen and the memories we've made along the way! Happy Holidays and Enjoy your stay at Lavender Beach. About your accommodation: You can either rent the Cottage or the Flat or both together as one unit (max 11 people) The Cottage: (sleeps 2 to 8 people) 3 bedrooms in Cottage - All rooms have a sea view! The main bedroom is downstairs - double bed 2nd bedroom is a loft-style bedroom upstairs with 1 double bed and 1 single bed. 3rd loft bedroom upstairs - 2 three-quarter beds and 1 single bed offering gorgeous sea views. 3 separate bathrooms - one with a bath (downstairs) and 2 with a showers (1 upstairs and 1 downstairs) All bedding and bath towels provided Open-plan lounge/dining room/kitchen area. Sea-facing patio with wooden table, 6 chairs, umbrella to use. Living area is comfortably furnished Full DSTV (no need to bring your own card), DVD Player, Radio/CD player. The dining room table sits 6-8 guests. Lovely sea views. Fully equipped kitchen includes cutlery & crockery for 8 persons, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, electric stove and under counter oven, dishwasher. Laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer, ironing facilities and a vacuum cleaner. Built-in Braai Area - outside in the garden, between the house and flat - with lovely mountain views.   The Flat: (sleeps 1 to 3) Open-plan loft room with king-size bed, single bed and beautiful sea views En- suite bathroom with bath, basin and toilet Mini kitchenette with fridge/freezer, microwave oven, slow-cooker, toaster, kettle and electric frying pan; cutlery and crockery for 4 people Small dining room table and 2 chairs TV- SABC 1,2,3 / DVD player Lovely rear garden with patio, garden furniture and Weber Braai   Please Note: We meet and greet on arrival. NO NOISE AFTER 10 AT NIGHT!!! PLEASE CONSIDER OUR PERMANENT NEIGHBOURS ALL AROUND. There is a security alarm and 24 hours response. Off-street parking available We regret no smoking indoors please. Airport transfers by arrangement - Percy Tours- Excellent for tours and shuttle service - Cape Town Airport transfers to - or - from Hermanus. Something about the area: Onrusriver is a real gem - a coastal village with, magical unspoilt surroundings, and warm and interesting people. Only 10 minutes away from the busy holiday town Hermanus. Onrus is well known as a mecca for famous artists and authors who can be ascribed to the tranquillity, beauty and peaceful pace at which one lives here. Against the backdrop of the Onrust Mountain the land stretches down towards the Onrusriver lagoon and ocean. Here you can take easy flat walks along the coast line, passing tidal pools, benches here & there where one can ponder on memories or watch the Southern Right whales that come to visit us annually from June to October, to breed and calf in Walker bay. Onrus Village nestles between the sandy swimming beach, the mountain and the lagoon. Onrus beach is a very popular beach and surf spot. Relax on the lovely sandy beach or swim in the lagoon or clear waters of the tidal pool. Onrus is a cool green haven with all the necessary shops, great restaurants, pubs, art galleries, and the wine producing Hemel & Aarde Valley. Vermont - means "Green Mountain" named after the American state with the same name. Vermont borders onto Onrus on the Western side. A suburb which was well planned, mainly built up by now, bordering "green Belts" to maintain the tranquillity, fynbos and birdlife. Activities & Things to Do: Hermanus offers the best land- /boat-based whale watching. July to December, but best viewing is between August and November. Fishing & Diving - right in front of the house is an excellent spot for crayfish!! And a slipway to launch a small boat or canoe. Birdwatcher's paradise - situated between mountain and sea - it is home to a wide variety of bird species. Golf: Arabella, Hermanus & Kleinmond (15 min). Cycling - hire one or bring your bicycle!! Arts and craft Studio's and galleries to visit. Explore a scenic wine route through the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, wine tasting on wine estates. 10 min drive away. Boat trips (deep sea fishing/whale watching/harbour tours).   Family Friendly Fun Swim at the sandy Onrus beach, with safe lagoon swimming for children, 20 minutes' walk or a short 5 minute drive away, or take a dip in the lovely tidal pool 200m away.. Wonderland Café @Super Plants area and includes a play area, restaurant, pet shop and nursery. Zero Gravity for gamers and offers you the chance to test out new games or compete with each other in their rec room. Grotto Beach Playpark is located at Grotto Beach, one of three Blue Flag beaches in the area. There are also several benches, plenty of parking and a play area for children. WALKS & HIKES - Enjoying the great outdoors is a always a fun (and free) way to explore Hermanus The Cliff Path winds its way along the cliffs of Hermanus from New Harbour all the way to Grotto Beach. The path is wheelchair friendly and offers uninterrupted views of the ocean – perfect for land based whale watching in season! Fernkloof Nature Reserve - a must" for anyone visiting Hermanus who likes mountain walks and is interested in the amazing wild flowers of the Cape Floral Kingdom. The wild flower show in September should not be missed by anyone in Hermanus at that time of year - ideal for all ages, fitness levels and also caters to the disabled (with well kept, wheelchair-friendly pathways) Caledon wild flower Reserve - Mountain walks & hikes Harold Porter Betty's Bay, a popular attraction for Flora lovers. 20min. Heart of Abalone - @New Harbour, Hermanus - Sit back and relax in our Heart Shed while you learn more about SA abalone, its biology, life cycle, history in the wild and the farming industry. After your informative Abalone tour, boot-up for a guided walk to experience the aquaculture industry of abalone farming first hand on one the oldest and largest abalone farms in South Africa, Abagold. Go Bike - explore cycling in Hermanus. Explore Hermanus and its surrounds by renting either an electric bike, mountain bike, city bike or fat bike (for beach outings). You can easily rent a bike for a half day, or full day to explore at your own pace or join us on a planned outing to taste some wines in the valley; or let us take you onto the single mountainous tracks for a ride on the road less travelled. African Queen Cruises - Sunset cruise on the Stanford River 20 km away The African Queen offers cruises on the river. Accommodate up to 32 persons. (min 10 pax required per trip) There are toilet & braai facilities on board. Catering available by arrangement. Bookings essential.   Markets Onrus Craft Market - runs on the first Saturday morning of each month at the De Wet Hall in Roos Street. With its fun, eclectic mix of old-school stalls and activities it offers a great way to fill up on bargains and catch up with the locals. Food and Wine Market at the Hermanuspietersfontein Wine Cellar, Every Saturday 9h00 - 13h00: A food and wine market - a place where families go to buy produce, meet friends and generally rub shoulders with members of the local community. Hermanus Country Market - every Saturday. Very nice cozy market with great locally produced goods. Very nice entertainment for the kids and a lot of choice for something to eat as breakfast or lunch. Good way to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday. The Salandra Country Market is one of the newest markets in Hermanus - great foods and wines as well as music and entertainment for children. You can find this lovely market along the R43 towards Arabella Hotel & Spa, close to the Shell Service Station. Favourite Restaurants and Bars: Onrus and Hermanus offer some of the finest cuisine the Cape has to offer with something to suite everyone's taste. Moltenos - Onrus' best-kept culinary secret. Tasty food, friendly staff and great value for money, you will always find this little gem packed and buzzing with both locals and visitors alike. The Milkwood Restaurant - situated on Onrus beach, offering diners beautiful sea views. Seafood is their speciality, breakfast, lunch and supper. Tipples BAR & GRILL - in Onrus , perfect sports-viewing experience. Child-friendly establishment and our playground with our custom-made jungle-gym enthralls children of all ages. Rossi's - in Hermanus - Italian Restaurant, Pizza, Pasta Steak and Fish (10min drive). Creation Wines - Outstanding food & wine pairing Pear Tree Restaurant - Seafood, Mediterranean, European - Nice location on the oceanfront and good food. Bientang's Cave Cuckoo Tree in Hermanus - lunch or tea. Cosy intimate restaurant serving up simple and delicious meals. Moggs Country Cookhouse Set in the heart of the beautiful Hemel 'n Aarde valley - "A lovely country atmosphere" Marianas at Owls Barn - Stanford. One of the most treasured country restaurants. A must for food lovers! Book well in advance - no children under the age of 10. Betty Blue Bistro Quayside Cabin - the finest seafood in the most unique setting. Lower slipway New Harbour (10min drive). Gabrielskloof restaurant: Botrivier - hearty, honest, soul food prepared with love by the owners. Drive out to experience life in the slow lane. DAY TRIPS There are various places around Hermanus that can be explored, as well as further afield. See the charming villages of Genadendal and Greyton, (35 min drive). Take a drive to the picturesque fishing village of Gansbaai. Visit wine estates in the Hemel and Aarde Valley nearby, or explore the many wine routes in the Overberg, Cape Winelands area. The Penguins at Stony Point -Betty's Bay 45 minute drive away. Known as the home of the African (Jackass) penguins, Betty's Bay is one of only two breeding grounds for these cute, flightless birds in South Africa. Kleinriver Cheese Factory near Stanford, 20 minute drive away. A small family run cheesery that offers a range of exceptional and award winning South African cheeses. A farmshop filled with all things cheesy as well as a play area, a petting farm, jungle gym and open lawns. Birkenhead Brewery near Stanford - delicious and recognized brews, including lagers, ales and ciders. -brewery tours, restaurant and pub. Enjoy some delicious food and freshly brewed beer, visit the surrounding vineyards or take in the views of the mountains from the garden. The Two Oceans Aquarium is situated at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town (around a 90 minute drive from Hermanus) and houses many different types of marine life; from starfish to ragged tooth sharks. It’s the perfect location for a beautiful day trip as it's close to other restaurants, play areas and the Waterfront itself. Shark cage diving - Kleinbaai. There are several shark diving tours that offer shark cage diving for the brave and surface viewing for the not so brave. Shark diving shuttles leave Hermanus on a daily basis.

Dreams of the Ocean

Dreams of the Ocean is situated in tranquil Vermont, a suburb of Hermanus, within 10 minutes' walk from the sea, beautiful coastal walks and tidal pools. The house is modern and spacious. All the stylish, yet comfortable furniture and bedding is brand new and luxurious. Vermont is a popular holiday spot with a nature reserve, gentle walks and its own & secluded beach, Brekfis Bay. It provides a perfect setting for picnicking and paddling. Flanked by high dunes, the beach is sheltered and has the freshness of unspoilt beauty, and there are beautiful swimming beaches within easy reach in the Walkerbay area. The local wine estates of Hemel and Aarde & Onrus Beach are a few minutes' drive away. Cape Town is just over an hour's drive from Vermont, and Hermanus just a short 10 min drive. The house has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a sparkling swimming pool, alarm system, ADT, indoor braai area, microwave, DStv, dvd player, linen and bath towels included. Full mountain views from both main bedrooms and relaxing outdoor area. And distant sea and bay views from the top living room and bar area. Facilities braai / barbecue - onsite and indoors dishwasher onsite 10 seater bar area incl full range of glasses 2 living areas and tv room 2 x flatron TV's in each living room, each with a separate dstv decoder incl cards 2 x kitchens (fully equipped) 4 x bedrooms - All beds Orthopedic pillow tops lock-up safe - laundry facilities (washing machine and tumble dryer) onsite Master suite -1 x King Size bed, Remaining bedrooms 2 x Queens size beds and 2 x ¾ beds Outdoor pool 9m x 5 m Secure parking all onsite (automated double garages en extra 3 parking bays in front of home). Alarm system and armed response (ADT) All bedding 400 thread count Egyptian cotton linen and goose down duvets and pillows. Feels like sleeping on air. Activities and things to do or see: Swim at the sandy Onrus beach, with safe lagoon swimming for children, 20 minutes' walk or a short 5 minute drive away. Watch the whales from the shore from July to November - best whale watching in the world! The highlight of the whale season is the annual Whale Festival around September. Walk along the many splendid cliff paths in unspoilt surroundings along the coastline, or enjoy the beautiful fynbos along mountain trails in Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Caledon Wild Flower Reserve and Harold Porter Botanical Gardens at Betty's Bay. Visit the craft market in Hermanus (Saturdays and Sundays), the many small shops and galleries. Klein River Cheese farm in Stanford offers picnic lunches with playgrounds, trampolines and farm animals for children.  Golf - 10 km from the renowned Arabella resort, 5 km to Hermanus or 15 min to Kleinmond. Boat trips, e.g. for whale watching, deep sea fishing, harbour tours. Visit the Caledon Spa and Casino - 30 minute's drive away. See the charming villages of Genadendal and Greyton, former mission stations (35 minutes drive). Take a drive to the picturesque fishing village of Gansbaai. Go shark cage diving at Kleinbaai, near Gansbaai. Visit wine estates in the Hemel and Aarde Valley nearby, or explore the many wine routes further afield. Only bring your beach towels and come see for yourself...

Chalet 10 - Meerensee

Chalet 10, Meerensee is a self catering property about an hour's drive away from Cape Town International Airport and 6km outside Hermanus on the R43. It is situated within the beautiful Botriver Nature Reserve and is part of a gated, access controlled complex. The private, gated estate offers excellent security, especially for a family with kids, and visitors can also enjoy the large swimming pool, children's pool, play area and two tennis courts at the clubhouse. The chalet is very close to the lagoon and access to the beach is via a wooden footbridge. The bird life around the lagoon is abundant, including flamingos, pelicans, oystercatchers and terns, so don't forgot your binoculars! A troupe of about 26 wild horses can regularly be seen free roaming around the lagoon. The lagoon is also great for small boat sailing, wind surfing and kite boarding. The property has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a spacious living / dining / kitchen area. Bedroom 1: The main bedroom features a double bed, built-in cupboards and an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. There is also a flat-screen TV and CD/DVD player. Bedroom 2: Double bed, built-in cupboards, separate family bathroom with bath, shower and basin, separate toilet. Bedroom 3: This is an ideal room for children, featuring two double bunk beds, accommodating four people, built-in cupboards and an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. There is also a flat screen TV and CD / DVD player with a small library of DVDs and CDs for everybody's enjoyment. Towels and bed linen are provided. Kitchen: A modern well-appointed kitchen with oak cupboards, an island with beautiful granite top and bar stools seating 10 people. Cooking facilities include a gas hob with two plates, a ceramic electric hob with two plates, extractor fan, an electric oven and microwave. The American fridge / freezer features an icemaker and cold water dispenser. There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer. A stainless steel faced indoor barbeque with gas fire-starter, ensures that you can braai even during rainy and windy weather! Open plan lounge: Sliding lounge doors with stunning views over the lagoon, sea and mountains. Facilities include a large flat screen TV, DVD / CD player, surround sound, SONOS music system. Wi-Fi is also available on a subscription basis. The lounge also features a modern wood burner for a cosy evening in! DSTV is available on request for an extra fee. Patio: Wooden bench seating and integrated table, eight garden chairs, umbrella and a separate mobile barbeque (no wood supplied). The patio and lounge are west facing, ensuring a fabulous view of sunsets - the perfect place for sundowners! Surrounding area: Hermanus is considered a great Garden Route destination with wonderful restaurants, a market place, interesting shops, fantastic coastal walks and even a Whale Festival in September! Visitors have seen the Southern Right whales as well as dolphins close to the beach at Meerensee. Fancy some wine tasting? The Hemel en Aarde valley, just outside Hermanus, is very well known for its vineyards and boutique wineries. Gansbaai, about 30 minute drive away, offers cage diving with sharks. Testimonials: "Thank you for accommodating us in your beautiful, fully equipped, luxurious home. The view is spectacular! We have honestly expected something nice, but your home is way above what we expected." Kolkota family, Cape Town. "An excellent site with wonderful sights, well-appointed accommodation with a fine outdoor spot for meals. We had a wonderful long weekend: flamingos, pelicans, wild horses and the mouth of the lagoon open to the sea!" Phillips family, Cape Town. "This place grows on you and we did not want to move on. House very well appointed and what a pleasure - sharp knives!" Gurbleton family "Wow, the house is lovely, quiet and peaceful and pretty exactly what we wanted. Wish we could have stayed longer!" Gawedo family

Spatalla

Spatalla is situated in Kleinmond, a vibrant little town known for its beautiful Blue-Flag beaches and unspoilt stretches of wilderness. Spatalla has been furnished uniquely, enhancing exclusivity, privacy and perfecting Overberg living! Spatalla is a luxuriously furnished private residence that offers the finest finishing touches including: Four spacious bedrooms with private balconies - all bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and there is a separate guest toilet downstairs. The double Garage has direct entrance to the house. Spatalla has a 24 hour armed response and full alarm system ensuring peace of mind. The property also has a back-up generator to provide electricity in the event of a power outage. There is also Wi-Fi facilities to keep connected to the outside world. With a fully equipped designer kitchen that consists of a gas hob, electrical oven, extractor, microwave, prep bowl and plenty granite surfaces, it is almost impossible to have a bad meal. The scullery consists of double basin, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and double fridge/freezer. The residence has a central entertainment system that plays your choice of music throughout the house and includes Apple TV, DVD player, HD DSTV to mention a few. Spatalla has two main entertainment areas each with their own, unique atmosphere for the different climatic conditions that the Overberg is so well known for. The downstairs entertainment area consists of an open plan lounge, dining room, kitchen area and cigar lounge which leads onto the overflowing swimming pool, garden and deck area. Downstairs you will find an indoor gas braai, wine chiller, bar fridge, ice-maker, outdoor chess set, outdoor patio set with loungers which will guarantee a total state of relaxation. Turn on the music and lay next to the pool with the splash of water in the background. The upstairs entertainment area consists of a readers lounge with its own mini-library, indoor fire place with braai facilities and Bar area that opens onto the grass covered balcony. Here you can sip on a glass of wine with a spectacular array of scenery and endless views of the surrounding mountains and costal area whilst sitting on the outside loungers including a day bed to offer the ultimate Overberg Living experience. Needles to say, this area forms part of the central entertainment system and offers residents the option to play their personal choice of music and TV selection without disturbing anybody downstairs who chooses to listen or watch something else. Spatalla caters for the energetic and leisurely alike. Go golfing, horse riding, cray-fishing or shark cage diving, or just sit back and relax with one of the delicious local wines, or a great book on the beach. Eateries of all types abound, and the bounty of the local fields and waters add much to the local flavour. Once over these mountains, you'll find everything you need for a wonderful stay, whatever the duration.