Whale breaching in the bay at Hermanus

Hermanus Tours and Travels

About Hermanus

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.

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Hermanus Hotels

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

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

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

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

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

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

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

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

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.

Ocean Eleven Guest House Hermanus

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Boutique Hotel

Ocean Eleven is a Cape Cod, Colonial style luxury guest house, situated on the famous cliffs of Hermanus. In keeping with the utter elegance of Colonial architecture, the Ocean Eleven main house was built with high ceilings, tall windows and teak floors, all features - and thus the grace and style - have been retained to this day. The hotel is situated on the Cape South coast of South Africa, in the quaint coastal town of Hermanus on Walker Bay.

Accommodation on Tour

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.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
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
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
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.

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Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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