The seaside community of Hermanus has more than 40 guest houses in Hermanus from which to choose. This popular tourist destination has been called the Rivera, being on the south coast on the Western Cape. There is a plentiful choice of guesthouse accommodations from which you can base your excursions to the sightseeing attractions of the area. Water and ocean based attractions highlight this beautiful area.
Many people look forward to staying along the famous cliff paths where the bay and the ocean can be observed. There the visitor can see the Southern White Wales that visit Walker Bay. They come for the mating season, in late September, but whale activity usually continues from June to December. The guesthouses are centrally located between the cliffs and town. There is a very short walk in either direction.
For the golfing enthusiast, one Guest House is actually built on the site of the old Hermanus Golf Club’s clubhouse! The golf course is at your doorstep, and again you are located very close to the famous cliff paths overlooking the beautiful Walker Bay.
For the more adventurous, Hermanus offers boat based whale watching tours. For still more adventure, you can engage in shark cage diving to observe the Great White Shark in the cold Atlantic. The tours will take you from your accommodation to the boating and diving locations.
In town, there are many quaint and unique shops that offer boutique items including locally made jewelry, gifts, and locally collected abalone shells with their iridescent pearl-like interiors. Points of interest in and around town include nature activities such as bird watching, a visit to the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, a and the Hermanus Magnetic Observatory. All these points are close by the location of your guest house.
Most of the accommodations are operated by families and couples who delight in providing a personalized, warm and memorable stay. They strive to reflect the feeling of the area. Unlike larger, more impersonal hotels, you will be able to make new friends during your stay as you enjoy relaxation with the other guests and the owners.
Regardless of your activities, your stay at guest houses in Hermanus will provide the environment for luxurious relaxation with your choice of splendid sea, mountain and garden views. You can enjoy swimming and relaxing in a spa knowing that you are experiencing the best in European style hospitality and personalized service. Hermanus provides a small, intimate atmosphere, complemented by your accommodation, often with less than 10 rooms or suites. Dining styles range from a relaxed, family atmosphere to a complete five star experience.