Once a quiet fishing village, today Hermanus is world famous for its incredible whale watching. In whale season you can see Southern Right whales here, sometimes within 10 meters of the shoreline! The whales come to South Africa to give birth in the warmer tropical waters and to mate. The protected bays of Hermanus and Walker Bay are a favourite of the whales and therefore have a high concentration of whales. Not only can you watch the whales from the shore, you can also choose to book a whale watching boat tour for even better sightings. In the village there are terraces with stunning views over the bay. Hermanus is a pleasant town with several souvenir shops and art galleries. Around Hermanus there are beautiful hiking trails that you can walk.
Villa Venusta is a 4-star guesthouse situated in a quiet suburb of Hermanus. The villa has six uniquely decorated rooms with en-suite bathrooms. While at the villa guests have their choice of places to relax and unwind. The salt-water pool is heated using solar power which ensures that the water is a comfortable temperature all year round. A communal braai area is available for guests wishing to braai during their stay. Children over 12 years are welcome at Villa Venusta.
The Potting Shed
The Potting Shed is one of the most welcoming 3-star guesthouses in Hermanus. After a large renovation in 2013, The Potting Shed now has a stylish and modern feel. The rooms, lounges and welcoming pool provide a sense of tranquility and relaxation. The main guesthouse has standard rooms, luxury rooms, and a studio room. Children over 12 years are welcome at The Potting Shed.
Anchor’s Rest is a 4-star guesthouse conveniently placed between the historic old harbour and the vibrant new harbour, both of which are within walking distance. Anchor’s Rest is also very close to the start of the famous cliff paths. Accommodation consists of 4 suites, each with a private entrance and patio. The salt-water swimming pool can be enjoyed by all guests to escape the summer heat. The beautiful gardens surrounding the pool is perfect for relaxing in the shade. Children over 6 years are welcome at Anchor’s Rest.
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