With many wonderful hills and valleys and some of the most spectacular cliff and rock formations, this destination boasts some of the best hiking around! So get them boots on, lace up and head to the hills!
Olive Tree House
Located in the whale watching capital of South Africa, this Hermanus Guest House occupies a unique location which provides superb views in a tranquil and beautiful country setting.
Views Boutique Hotel
The translucent waters of the Indian Ocean appear to wash right on to Views Boutique Hotel’s doorstep, blessing its exquisite design with the hues and beauty of this endless blue expanse.
Simola Hotel and Spa
Set on the 325 hectare Simola Golf & Country Estate with rolling hills and the Knysna Lagoon in the foreground, this luxury hotel consists of 40 well-appointed suites and is ideal for golf and outdoor enthusiasts.
The Plettenberg Hotel
Relais & Chateaux speaks louder than words and nowhere is it more evident than at The Plettenberg - a small hotel on a hill above Lookout Beach. The atmosphere is elegant with emphasis on relaxation, comfort and gastronomic indulgence.
Abalone Guest Lodge
Abalone is a bright, airy guest house on the outskirts of Hermanus and close to the wonderful beaches; it’s also near the cliff walk which offers the best whale watching opportunities. The view of Walker Bay and the mountain backdrop make for an excellent setting.
At Birkenhead House in Hermanus, you’ll find Great-Gatsby-style elegance that doesn’t take itself too seriously, retaining that laid-back aura you want from a beach retreat.
Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa
The Arabella Hotel & Spa outside Hermanus rivals the best of Florida’s hotel-spa-golf combos in its grandeur. Guests can work on their swing at the 18-hole golf course or check in for a rejuvenating treatment at the award-winning on-site spa.
Conrad Pezula forms part of a diverse and rare piece of coastal paradise, where nearly four kilometres of pristine coast line are clothed in a profusion of rare cape Coastal Fynbos.
Phantom Forest Eco Reserve
Excellent accommodation, food and atmosphere in a beautiful natural environment. The Phantom Forest Eco Reserve is privately owned Garden Route lodge, within 137 hectares of nature reserve on the Knysna River.
Hog Hollow is set in the warmth of the Africa sun. Relaxing on the deck or in the quiet comfort of your suite, it is the perfect base for exploring the Garden Route, or to simply unwind.
An elegant guesthouse just outside Hermanus, 138 Marine is a stone throw away from the Indian Ocean, and some of the world's best whale-watching. Its five luxury rooms ensure an elite and exclusive experience.
Grootbos Forest Lodge
Located on a hilltop overlooking Walker Bay and forming part of a 1700 hectare private fynbos reserve, Grootbos Forest Lodge is an experience in itself. With highlights such as flower safaris, horse-riding and whale watching on your doorstep.
Not playing golf at Fancourt would be like going to Chamonix and not skiing. In addition to the golf, Fancourt offers supreme luxury, a health spa and miles of forest and ocean trails. If you’re a golfer, sort out that hook or you’ll be punished.
Kanonkop Guest House
A five-star luxury guest house, high above Knysna overlooking the forests, lagoon and Indian Ocean, Kanonkop is a small family-owned, family-run guest house with excellent service and palatial rooms.
Lily Pond Country Lodge
Lily Pond Country Lodge is a stylish and contemporary offering surrounded by the dense forest of Tsitsikamma National Park. Rest, rejuvenation and some cracking feasts are what this place is all about.
Grootbos Garden Lodge
Grootbos Garden Lodge is located in the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. The individual Suites are hidden within a large garden, giving the lodge its name.
Ocean Eleven Guest House
Ocean Eleven is an Old World, Cape Cod, Colonial-style guesthouse situated on the famous cliffs of Hermanus. The picturesque mountains beyond gently embrace the phenomenal, all encompassing vista of the bay.
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