Luxury Contemporary Accommodation in Hermanus at Selkirk House

Selkirk House

Set in landscaped gardens with water features and sea and mountain views, Selkirk House is approximately one and a half hours drive from Cape Town.

This multi levelled exceptional guest house is decorated in bright minimalistic style, with clean lines and an abundance of original contemporary artworks.

Careful attention to detail has been paid to everything to make your stay comfortable, convenient and memorable. 

The property features two elegant lounges with comfortable sofas where you can relax with a book from their well-stocked library, or around a cosy fire on a winter’s evening. 

The upper lounge has a large TV and bar, and leads on to the terrace with a sea view. The lower lounge is a spacious and comfortable area and leads onto the pool deck.

A BBQ is located on the pool deck and Selkirk House will provide everything you need for an authentic South African braai.

A full English breakfast is served daily in the dining room or on the pool deck.

A notable feature of Selkirk House is their temperature-controlled wine cellar,   stocked with excellent local wines and which can be ordered at reception.

Accommodation at Selkirk House

Selkirk House offers luxurious accommodation in five double rooms with either a sea or mountain view.  Each room features a king size bed, a comfortable seating area and a private balcony or garden terrace.

The spacious bathrooms feature heated towel rails, a bath and a shower, luxury toiletries and cotton gowns.

There is a stocked bar fridge, tea and coffee hospitality trays, WiFi, DSTV, a digital safe, international adapter and pop-up plugs on the desk area.

Selkirk House is within easy reach of wine farms and golf courses. Hermanus is one of the world’s top land-based whale watching destinations.

Restaurants, book shops, boutiques, art galleries and museums are a five minute drive away.

To make an online booking, click HERE.

Contact Details

For more information or to make reservation, call 028 312 4892 or email . Selkirk House is located at 29 Selkirk Street, Hermanus Heights, Hermanus. Visit their website at and follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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