Top Accommodation in Hermanus, Western Cape

Top Accommodation in Hermanus, Western Cape

There is no lack of top accommodation establishments in Hermanus. Situated along the south east coast of the Western Cape in South Africa and only a short drive from Cape Town, Hermanus ensures plenty of activities to keep you busy for days, or even weeks. Therefore, finding the best place to stay while you explore the area is essential.

The choices for accommodation in Hermanus are varied from hotels and boutique hotels to guest houses and even farm accommodation. With over 200 accommodation establishments listed in Hermanus, there is something for all budgets and tastes.

Most of our top accommodation establishments are situated just a short distance from some of Hermanus’ pristine beaches. These include the popular Voëlklip, a surfer’s paradise and Grotto Beach which has blue flag status. Some smaller beaches in the area include Langbaai Beach as well as Kammabaai and Onrus Beach which are both well-liked by families with young children.

Hermanus is probably most popular for their whale-watching and is the breeding grounds of the Southern Right Whale from June to November after their migration from the Antarctic. This is celebrated by the locals during their Hermanus Whale Festival every year.

If you’re a nature-lover, Hermanus is the place to be. From shark cage diving and hiking trails to horse riding and country markets, your bucket list has endless possibilities.

Some of the top hiking trails in the area are along the Fernkloof Nature Reserve which is situated in the Kleinrivier Mountains above Hermanus. Boasting with 1800 hectares the reserve holds a great number of fynbos species.

For all of the reasons listed above, Hermanus is one of our favourite destinations. If a trip to Hermanus is on the cards for you, see our list of top accommodation in Hermanus below. Enjoy your stay!

Whale’s Tale Guest House

Offering magnificent ocean views and easy access to the famous Cliff Path, the Whale’s Tale Guest House will give you an enchanting experience of Hermanus.

Ideally situated between the Hermanus New Harbour and the Town Centre, most of the town’s main attractions are close by. With the ocean right on your doorstep, you might be able to catch a glimpse of the Southern Right Whale during Whale season.

Whether you are coming in for a romantic getaway for two or taking a trip with friends, the staff at Whale’s Tale will go above and beyond to make sure your stay is not only enjoyable, but one to remember. Read more…

Telephone 028 312 3096. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Hermanus Lodge on the Green

Among its best offerings is the Hermanus Lodge on the Green – a 4-Star hotel, nestled at the foot of the Overberg Mountains.

Breathtakingly beautiful, Hermanus is burrowed along the shores of Walkers Bay and offers holiday-makers endless options.

The lodge offers seven beautifully-appointed rooms complemented by warm, friendly, attentive staff. There are two Standard rooms fitted with air conditioning, a balcony, a minibar, flat screen TV with DStv, coffee and tea station, plus an en-suite bathroom with a shower for extra comfort. Read more…

Telephone 028 313 2517. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Hermanus Beach Villa

Providing the ideal setting for unforgettable summer holidays in the Overberg and situated just a few steps from Hermanus’ Voëlklip Beach, the luxurious Hermanus Beach Villa is perfect for couples or adult families looking for a slice of paradise.

The 4-Star Villa offers luxurious guesthouse accommodation that offers great ocean views from private balconies and rooms on two floors. From the outside, the Villa is a charming building carefully crafted to seamlessly blend into its beautiful and natural surroundings.

Inside, it has nine attractively-designed spacious suites that offer comfortable beds and clean linen, luxurious en-suite bathrooms (bath and shower), sitting areas and cosy fire places. The rooms are air-conditioned and are equipped with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Read more…

Telephone 028 314 1298. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Whale Coast Hotel

For a holiday that offers luxury accommodation and scenic beauty, the Whale Coast Hotel in Hermanus is perfect for both leisure and corporate visitors. This elegant hotel is fully equipped for a stay in unrivalled luxury and the central location allows for indulgence in the beautiful coastal town of Hermanus.

The Whale Coast Hotel is conveniently situated attached to a shopping mall next to the ‘Hermanus Station Building’ offering the incomparable comfort to have everyday commodities just around the corner.

Local Restaurants, boutiques, coffee shops, bistros and exciting outdoor activities are in close proximity just as are local landmarks such as the Old Harbour and the Cliff Path which are only a few minutes away. Read more…

Telephone 028 312 3096. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel

Even in the off season, things remain especially charming at the town’s One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel. This 5-Star establishment is located on the Hermanus seafront, within easy walking distance of the seaside town’s exciting shops, art galleries, bars and restaurants, and a stroll to the Cliff Path, which offers the best shore-based whale watching in the world.

Hermanus is a top holiday destination for a reason. The sea-side town has everything you may need to keep the whole family entertained while offering lot’s to do for romantic couples or honeymooners.

In its short history, the hotel has built a reputation for making guests feel truly cared for and welcome during their stays. The attention to detail as well as the professional friendly service is impeccable! Read more…

Telephone 028 313 1234. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Hermanus Beach Front Lodge

Beautifully set a few metres from the sands of the popular Voëlklip Beach, in Hermanus – a destination considered a swimmer and surfers’ paradise, is the luxurious Hermanus Beach Front Lodge.

The lodge is actually one of only three located right on the Voëlklip Beach, making it a must-stay destination for anyone looking for a secluded family or romantic weekend away by the seaside.

For decades, Voëlklip has been an exquisite destination. Southern Right Whales and dolphins have also made the area’s waters their ‘choice of stay’, and when you visit Hermanus Beach Front Lodge yourself, you will see why. Read more…

Telephone 028 314 1858. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

On the Vermont Guest House

Experience European hospitality and personalized service at On The Vermont Guest House in Hermanus! The perfect getaway destination for honeymooners, holiday-makers and small conferences, the Tuscan style villa offers luxury accommodation with great sea and mountain views. Situated in quiet Vermont, the pristine Brekfis Bay beach, nature reserve and hiking trails are a stone’s throw away.

With amazing views of the town, harbour and surrounding mountains, this 4-star establishment is located in a quiet residential area away from the hustle and bustle of the town – yet still close enough for guests to explore all that Hermanus has to offer.

The owners, Jan and Pauli, have over the years built a reputation as lovely hosts, who take excellent care of their guests. Jan, who speaks several languages, is known to often drive out to assist their lost guests. Read more…

Telephone 028 316 2873. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Brown Jug Guest House

It’s true – accommodation in Hermanus that offers a beach view is plentiful, but there are few that provide the welcoming hospitality and comfort that The Brown Jug Guest House has.

Not only are you welcomed by the owners, Abel and Louise, when you first arrive, but their friendly staff as well as Labradors – Keesha and Tula, and kitties – Squeek and Mikey, are always excited to meet new guests.

The Brown Jug is centrally situated in sought-after Eastcliff – a quiet leafy suburb, and is a mere two minute stroll away from the shops, restaurants and seafront where you can enjoy the town’s famous land-based whale watching from the cliff tops. Read more…

Telephone 082 897 1650. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

High Season Farm

Ever wanted to flee the city to a place of total seclusion for a weekend of rejuvenation and/or romance? The High Season Farm offers a true natural paradise on a beautiful, secluded farm just outside the town of Hermanus.

Situated in the picturesque Hemel-En Aarde Valley, this stunning 4-Star establishment has eight self-catering cottages, which are tastefully decorated and fully equipped to make your stay as pleasant and as comfortable as possible. The cottages can sleep between two and six guests.

You will enjoy the fresh air and sublime views of this country retreat while soaking in the peace that surrounds it. The cottages have fantastic views of the Babylonstoren Mountains and open paddocks grazed by the resident Nguni’s. Read more…

Telephone 021 200 2514. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

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Actually, Home Food and Travel offers a lot more than just reviews of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.  We also visit great destinations, receive advice from interior designers and stop to smell the roses and taste the coffee.

Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

Home Food and Travel advice on finding the right accommodation

So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

On the road to great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities

If you’re driving, be safe and make use of all the wonderful farm stalls that populate South Africa’s open roads.

If you overhear somebody asking a lot of questions or see someone taking photos of empty bedrooms chances are it’s one of our Home Food and Travel team members.

We’re out looking or those great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.

See you on the road!


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