Hermanus Tours and Travels
Tucked away in the Southwestern tip of South Africa, Hermanus draws in visitors from all over the world thanks to its fantastic whale watching opportunities. Fringed with grassy mountains, the pristine beaches are perfect for lazing around on when the sun is out and from the surrounding clifftops, hikers can get some pretty spectacular vistas out over the region. While Hermanus is rapidly increasing in popularity and is considered one of the premier holiday destinations in South Africa, it still maintains much of its original fishing village charm, giving it a quaint and authentic feel.Read More
If you are planning a Hermanus holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Cliff Lodge Hermanus
A stylish seafront Guesthouse, Cliff Lodge is superbly positioned on the dramatic cliffs of De Kelders. This unique retreat offers five luxurious B&B rooms with ocean views, all mod-cons and south facing patios. The ocean front swimming pool is complete with sun loungers - perfect for a spot of relaxing. Make sure you pay the guest lounge a visit and sample some of the delicious local Rooibos tea and organic coffee. The lodge is perfectly located overlooking Walker Bay just north of Gaansbai.
FrancolinHof Guest House Hermanus
FrancolinHof is a lovely guest house with patios and balconies that offer panoramic views of both the mountain and bay. Rooms are airy and spacious and decorated in bright whites and creams, making the room feel light and breezy. A delicious breakfast energises guests every morning and prepares them for a day of exploring the area. FrancolinHof is ideally situated on the border of Fernkloof Nature Reserve. The Blue Flag Grotto Beach and the world-famous Cliff Path are just a ten minute walk.
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Hermanus
Listed as one of the National Geographic's 'Unique Lodges of the World', Grootbos provides the veritable lap of luxury in harmony with nature, consisting of two luxury 5 star lodges and an exclusive villa. The majestically designed lodges offer breathtaking views of breaking ocean, breaching whales and ancient forests. With perfectly manicured grounds, world class dining and heavenly spa treatments, a stay at the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a treat for all the senses. Grootbos is a private reserve, just outside of Hermanus.
Hermanus Lodge on the Green Hermanus
Nestled in the majestic Hermanus mountains, the Hermanus Lodge on the Green is an enchanting base from which to explore the wonders of this beautiful area. Guest rooms are well equipped and tastefully decorated in calming pastel tones. All rooms feature a balcony and excellent en suite facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available and there is a well stocked honesty bar in the lounge. From the sun drenched swimming pool you can enjoy beautiful views of the Ovberg Mountain range. The hotel is adjacent to the picturesque Hermanus Golf Club and overlooking the 25th green.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
Hermanus Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Hermanus.