Sandbaai Accommodation

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

Sandbaai Country House

You can expect the very best at this residence, from luxury bedrooms to quality service and fine cuisine. Each of the ten individually decorated en-suite bedrooms has a telephone, television and extra length beds with fine cotton linen. Enjoy the views of the ocean surging across Walker Bay, or of the towering mountains. Watch the whales from your bedroom, the lounge or the upstairs conference room. An unequalled position on the water's edge, coupled with the natural beauty of its surroundings, make Sandbaai Country House a perfect base from which to explore the region famous for it's whales, fynbos and crisp champagne air. Whether you prefer to relax in peace in this tranquil setting, or prefer the hustle and bustle of the festive atmosphere in nearby Hermanus, your hosts will be delighted to help you plan your stay. Close by are many nature reserves, botanical and wild flower gardens where visitors can hike, stroll, or simply absorb natures treasures. A picnic amongst the fynbos in the mountains overlooking Hermanus and Sandbaai, wine tasting in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, where Hamilton Russel and Bouchard Finlayson make some of the best wines in the country, or a visit to one of the arts 'n crafts markets - we will do anything we can to make your stay a memorable experience. Contact us to discuss your conference requirements as we have a top class conference facility for up to 30 people. Custom made furniture and soft furnishings reflect the changing moods of Africa: the wildlife, ocean and flowers. Sandbaai beach has several little coves that are particularly popular at low tide when swimming and snorkeling is safe. Low tide rockpools below Sandbaai Country House are treasure troves of sealife. Old world elegance comes to life in an elegant bathroom with crisp white linen and fresh cut flowers. Nowhere else in the world can the public watch whales and hear their songs at the same time. Their sounds are transmitted from the Sonar Buoy in nearby Hermanus. From the rocky cliffs, whales can be seen from as close as 10 meters away. The Southern Right Whales start arriving in Walker Bay from June and leave again by December. Let us host your company's next conference in a unique environment, seating and facilities for up to 30 people. We will ensure an unforgettable conference experience.

Shore's Edge

Unwind in this magnificent seafront Guesthouse right on the edge of the ocean, providing breathtaking views of the sea. The beautifully designed and elegantly decorated house has an open plan lounge and dining area upstairs, which leads onto a wrap-around balcony with 180degree sea views. This is the ideal spot for whale watching or enjoying the sunset with a glass of wine. The downstairs sitting room opens out onto the enclosed, solar heated pool and patio area, ideal to soak up the sun. A delicious breakfast is offered, with a different menu every day to suit all dietary requirements. Each of the 5 elegantly furnished en suite bedrooms has beautiful furnishings with excellent quality linens. All the suites have under floor heating, flat screen TV with satellite channels, and tea /coffee stations. An indoor and outdoor wood burning fireplace, wireless internet access throughout the home and secure parking ensure that Shore's Edge is your "home away from home". Children under 3 years stay free. Children 3 to 12 years sharing a room with their parents, can be accommodated downstairs in the Protea and Sugarbush Rooms at a small surcharge. Disa Room Superior room with queen size bed, beautiful sea views, double doors leading onto the wraparound deck; sofa for relaxing and enjoying the view; beautiful en suite bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower. Protea Room Spacious room (queen size bed) with a partial view of the ocean and double doors leading onto the front garden; wingback chairs for reading and relaxing, and a separate shower and Victorian bath in the ensuite bathroom. Sugarbush Room Spacious room (queen size bed) with a partial view of the ocean and double doors leading onto the front garden; sofa for enjoying a cup of tea or coffee, and a separate shower and Victorian bath in the ensuite bathroom. Erica Room Bright room with king size bed (or two twin beds) and a partial view of the ocean; a door leading onto the private garden and pool area, and a shower in the ensuite bathroom. Aloe Room Quaint room with king size bed (or two twin beds) with a lovely view of the ocean and a door leading onto a small private ocean facing balcony; mountain and pool views, and a shower in the ensuite bathroom. Conveniently situated less than 5 km from central Hermanus, and in close proximity to great restaurants, mountain bike and walking trails, award winning wineries, fabulous shops, and all the adventures that Hermanus has to offer, Shore's Edge is an exceptional choice.

The Ocean Villa

This lavish Mediterranean home defies description: An upper deck open plan kitchen-lounge-sunset balcony offers breathtaking views of the ocean and the main beach which is directly out front. Add to this a beautiful colonial garden which surrounds a heated pool and it's not hard to understand why The Ocean Villa is in constant demand. Whether you are a romantic couple sipping cocktails on the view deck, friends lounging around the pool, or a large noisy family in need of a place where everyone will find their own happy space - the Ocean Villa will blow you away. The Ocean Villa has 4 bedrooms, being 2 superior and 2 standard, and 3 bathrooms (sleeps 8). The two superior rooms each have a bathroom, whilst the two standard rooms share a bathroom. Superior room 1 opens onto the garden. Superior room 2 opens onto its own private balcony. Also downstairs is a kitchenette and laundry, and a TV lounge which leads onto a garden patio with lounge and al fresco dining table. A spacious lawn flows onto a raised pool, pool loungers and further seating. The upper floor is an open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area which leads onto a big covered balcony, also with al fresco dining table and sunset seating. Wake up with the smell of breakfast in the mornings. Pick up shells on the beach or explore rock pools or bring along your surf board and hit the waves! Explore one of the world's most magnificent eco-destinations, renowned for its abundance of whales, great white sharks, and unique variety of flora species. From July to November whale sightings can be explored from the coastal path in front of The Ocean Villa, during a boat cruise, or while kayaking. Shark cage diving, a round of golf or a hike through the nature reserves are other great activities you can enjoy. The a quaint village of Hermanus is just a few kilometers away where you can explore an assortment of village restaurants, craft markets, boutiques, bars, art galleries, charming little shops, as well as two of the most popular golf courses in South Africa.

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

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 provides safe, warm swimming for children in the lagoon. 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 UpstairsMaster 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 Weber 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, a mini hi-fi with fitted speakers which plays radio, CD or MP3. 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. No dogs allowed.

Lidiko Heritage House

Lidiko Heritage House is an iconic and historical 1879, lovingly restored, Sea Side Villa. The villa used to be visited by Statesmen, artists and poets. It was bought by the current owners in 2016 and totally restored and purpose built as a boutique hotel. Lidiko Heritage House is situated in Onrus, approximately 6 km from Hermanus CBD. Set amidts age old Milk wood forests and 100 metres from the Ocean, it is the ideal location for people that want to be slightly away from the hustle and bustle, but close to the sea and everything the Overberg region offers. Although elegant, it has a relaxed atmosphere. You will leave feeling pampered and rested. In order to enjoy a totally relaxed stay, we regrettably do not allow children under the age of 16 years. Lidiko Heritage house offers 5 en-suite rooms. The rooms are fitted with either a King size bed or two twin beds. The Luxury rooms are 35 sq. m, whist the standard rooms are 25 sq.m. All rooms feature a flat screen television, DSTV channels, a room safe, hairdryer, toiletries, fluffy towels and 100% cotton linen. Free Wi-Fi is available through out the property. The Big Room houses the lounge, dining area as well as a fireplace, should it be chilly. The Northern Veranda spills over onto a sparkling swimming pool. Weather permitting, breakfast is served on the Veranda overlooking the pool. Lidiko Heritage House is the ideal venue from where to go for long beach walks, hike amongst the fijnbos, take a dip in the ocean, go whale watching, wine tasting or to visit the many excellent restaurants Hermanus has onoffer. There are two restaurants, Milkwood and Moltenos, within walking distance of Lidiko Heritage House. Guests might however feel they just want to curl up with a book on our Veranda or soak up the sun at the pool. Included in the rate is a full English and Continental breakfast, a fruit basket in the room, complimentary tea and coffee all day, High Tea as well as a sun downer with wines from our lovely Valley.

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.

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.

House on Westcliff

A stone's throw from the cliff paths overlooking Walker Bay is House on Westcliff. This boutique Bed and Breakfast comprises six charming rooms furnished with eclectic African and European design combining the best of antiquity with modern comfort and features. Exclusive thatched en-suite rooms are spacious in layout with individual furnishings and offer the discerning guest comfort and privacy. All rooms have individual entries which open out onto the garden. Each room has a flat screen television, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities and bar-fridge. The spacious lounge is like a gallery in which original South African art adorning the walls combines with comfortable furnishing to give each guest a warm welcoming feeling. The selection of books and records add to the ambience of warmth and comfort. The sumptuous breakfasts are served daily. The table settings are very individual and provide a picture in themselves. The dining room adjoins the lounge which is framed by wooden glass doors which lead to the garden. The garden is characterised by its indigenous trees. The solar heated salt pool is framed by Norfolk pines on one side and a thatched gazebo on the other. The whole garden is framed by trees and shrubs and is a haven of peace and tranquility. House on Westcliff enjoys a peaceful, green setting not far from the harbour. The beautiful cliff path nature reserve leads to the centre of town following the edge of the ocean. It is a 2 km beautiful walk to the city centre and a five-minute drive. This is your gateway to the myriad of pleasures Hermanus has to offer: land- or boat-based whale watching, spectacular nature hikes, pristine beaches, world-class golf courses, great white shark diving, ocean cruises, vineyard tours and superb cuisine. The 12 km long cliff path beginning at our guest house command a dramatic view of the Southern right Whales who visit annually to breed and calve in the waters below. The cliff path runs spectacularly along the length of the coastline and while this famous path has been hailed as the best land-based whale watching site in the world, boat-based whale watching excursions give an even closer look. or a birds-eye view of these gentle giants, take a flight in a small plane piloted by one of Hermanus's well-known characters. He is the one who from his plane counts the whales every season and provides statistics of the growing number of these mammals. A helicopter flight is as well available. Nature lovers will delight in the spectacular display of fynbos. This is our coastal mountain flora found along the paths as well as in the Nature reserves which surround Hermanus. Fernkloof Nature Reserve is a showcase of the Cape's endemic floral kingdom. Numerous art galleries give you the opportunity to glimpse South African art at its best. There are many original boutiques which lend themselves to an excellent shopping experience. Rustic craft and food markets give Hermanus a very special flavour. Dining in Hermanus is very special. A wide variety of restaurants presents you with a wide choice of cuisine and dishes. Among the restaurants you will find local, Japanese, Italian, continental, Cuban and typical South African steakhouses. Of course fresh fish and seafood is readily available on all the menus. Hermanus is a real fisherman's village with many touches of the state of the art. Our coffee shops are among the best in South Africa. We look forward to your visit and we will endeavour to make the most out of your stay at House on Westcliff in Hermanus. Make us your next holiday destination. Children are welcome to stay in our family room, or in the twin/king en-suites. We offer safe off street parking and credit card facilities

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.

Anchor's Rest

Anchor's Rest is situated in the quaint seaside village of Hermanus, 120Km from Cape Town. We are a mere 150m from the famous cliff paths boasting the best land based whale watching in the world! Anchor's Rest is a 1.5Km stroll to the village centre. It lies between the historic Old Harbour (in the village) and the New Harbour with restaurants within walking distance. Champagne air, Blue Flag beaches, spectacular mountain nature reserve, beautiful golf course and other outdoor activities, make Hermanus a popular holiday destination. We will gladly help arrange bookings and plan day trips. Accommodation is offered in 4 separate suites Each has own private entrance and patio/garden areas and barbecue. Optional Health Breakfast, served on your patio or in your suite. An under counter fridge, tea and coffee facilities, overhead fans, microwave, wall heaters, TV and MNet are provided in each unit. A swimming pool and shady garden area are available for guests. Secure off street parking. OUR UNITS: "SEAGULLS" (Sleeps2) Romantic spacious loft suite with mountain views and a glimpse of the sea. Queen size bed. Full en suite bathroom "DRIFTWOOD" (Sleeps 2-4) French doors from living room lead into own garden area. Bedroom with Queen size bed and a separate shower. A sleeper couch in the living room accommodates 2 persons. "PEBBLES" (Sleeps 2) Double room with ensuite shower, has French doors leading onto a secluded patio. Ideal for that inexpensive holiday! "DRIFTWOOD & PEBBLES" (Sleeping 4-6) Are adjoined and can easily be converted into a family unit with a living room, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. "STARFISH" (Sleeps 2-4) Large family room with King/twin beds plus a sleeper couch. Spacious, full bathroom. Wheelchair friendly. Supervised Children over 7 years welcome. Smoking on patio and in garden only - please!

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...

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.

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.

Ninas Self Catering Hermanus

Self-Catering apartment on the greenbelt, overlooking the ocean in Vermont. This apartment offers a "farm feeling", equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The perfect choice for nature lovers who seek a peaceful, quiet escape. The self-catering apartment that offers the best of two worlds. It is close to the business activities of Hermanus but the perfect retreat close to nature overlooking the ocean. The Overberg area offers some of the best wine farms, art galleries, markets and shops. Seasonal activities like whale watching between June and end of Nov, as well as shark cage diving, makes this a well sought after area for holiday and weekend breakaway. The apartment's braai area overlooks the greenbelt and the ocean. Wildlife like Pheasants and Guinea Fowl and lots of birds wakes one in the morning. Spacious self-catering apartment with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Situated on the Vermont greenbelt, overlooking the ocean, this is the choice of nature lovers seeking peace and quiet. The apartment has a king size bed, en-suite bathroom (shower only) Well equipped kitchenette. Private safe available. Book shelf with magazines and novels. Apartment Features Non-smoking Complimentary WiFi Braai area Tea and coffee making facility DStv Fireplace Hairdryer Safe Year-round Activities Hermanus is a 90 min, very scenic. drive from Cape Town. Vermont is a 10 min drive before reaching Hermanus, which makes it the bets of two worlds. Vermont has the peace and quiet nature offers, but its close enough to the activities of Hermanus Activities in Hermanus Shark cage diving Shark cage diving in Gansbaai, a 45 min drive from Vermont. Golf Enjoy a day of golf at the 27 hole golf course. Wine farms The greater Hermanus area offers some of the finest wine farms. Wine tasting can be done all year round, following our famous "wine route" Adventure activities Horse-riding Paragliding Kayaking Roof-top sailing and many more Horse-riding Paragliding Kayaking Roof-top sailing and many more Seasonal Activities Hermanus is known as the whale watching capital of the world. Both from land and from sea this is an unforgettable experience. Visit Hermanus between June and Nov to experience this. Boat based whale watching Whale watching from up-close. Take a two hour long excursion to experience the Southern Right whale in it’s natural habitat. Considering that whales can be seen from as close as a few metres from the rocky cliffs, Hermanus deserves its title of best land based whale watching in the world. The most enjoyable aspect to whale watching in Hermanus is the ability to wander the cliff paths which stretch from one side of town to the other - some 12 kilometers in all. With access to the paths from many points, one can opt to walk only as far as one pleases. Interpretative signboards providing visitors with essential information on the Southern Right whales at various points between the New Harbour and Grotto Beach.