Whale watching, wine & Walker Bay with Selkirk House

Against the inclines of the Hermanus Mountain and proffering magnificent views over Walker Bay, the five-star Selkirk House promises exceptional service in this modern and elegant guesthouse located on the Whale Route and only 1hr20-drive from Cape Town. Do wine tastings in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, enjoy the best land-based whale watching in the world, stand at the southernmost tip of Africa and wander the Cape Floral Kingdom.

Hermanus offers a heady mix of wine, whales and stunning Walker Bay. Its surrounding towns are also brimming with activity. Shark cage dive in Gansbaai, visit Cape L’Agulhas and the southernmost tip of the continent, or simply revel in the beauty that the surrounding mountains adorned in fynbos provide. The Blue Flag beaches and warm Indian Ocean waters are also sure to entice visitors.

Selkirk House was built with tranquillity in mind, as is evident in its airy, open spaces and elegantly understated furnishings. Its five rooms all boast sea/mountain views, balconies, minibars, tea/coffee trays, safes, satellite TVs, Wi-Fi and full en-suite bathrooms. Management is happy to assist with restaurant bookings and activity reservations.


  • Selkirk has two lounges, one with a fireplace leading onto the pool deck, and one with a fully-stocked bar, TV, and stairway leading to a rooftop deck
  • Full English Breakfasts are served every morning
  • Selkirk House is happy to pack a picnic lunch for your day of adventure
  • Five-star with only five rooms, assuring guests of an intimate stay
  • Top-notch amenities and facilities


29 Selkirk Street

Hermanus, Western Cape, 7200

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  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • Air-Conditioning

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