A luxurious and rambling small hotel on the water’s edge behind the Cape Fold Mountains, The Thatch House offers families, groups of friends and discerning travellers a peaceful and elegant retreat at the heart of the Whale Coast. Located about a 90-minute drive from Cape Town and just outside the seaside town of Hermanus (the world’s whale-watching capital), The Thatch House sits on seven acres of private land and has direct access to the calm waters of the Klein River Lagoon.

Designed to showcase the natural beauty and fun-filled activities of the Whale Coast, this six-suite villa has been designed to deliver a home-from-home vacation experience. You have a wide range of facilities to take advantage of - including two swimming pools, a tennis court, putting green and children’s playroom – as well as an in-house chef and full-time staff. Whale watching between August and November is the area’s main attraction but other activities like hiking, wine tasting, 18-hole championship golf and spa treatments are available all year round.

Best taken in combination with a stay in Cape Town, The Thatch House is easy to access and delivers an unforgettable holiday; it also works well with a self-drive itinerary that includes the Cape Winelands and the Garden Route. It can booked on an exclusive-use basis by large groups or multi-generational families travelling together.


  • Seasonal whale watching
  • Pools, tennis, gym, golf & water sports on site
  • Private chef & fully staffed
  • Perfect for children
  • Country location outside Hermanus

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The Thatch House has been designed to give you a wide range of facilities both inside and outdoors.

Step outside and you find two swimming pools, a floodlit tennis court, a putting green and a croquet lawn. Families with children will be happy to discover a jungle gym/climbing frame as well as a games room with snooker table and movies; there is even a small gym complete with Jacuzzi. If you have hired a car, then there is plenty of secure parking.

There are kayaks for your use on the lagoon and power-boat excursions can be arranged on request.

General Facilities

    Secure parking
    Swimming pool
    Wi-fi available
    Games room


Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all part of the tariff at The Thatch House as are all local drinks including alcoholic drinks, bottled water, tea and coffee. You also have the convenience of a private chef who cooks a grand breakfast to start the day and then offers a comprehensive lunch and dinner menu.

Meals are served when and wherever you like; there are dining areas both inside and outside and you can also request picnic lunches to take with you on a kayaking or boating excursion.

Garden Suite

There are six suites at The Thatch House: two Luxury Garden Suites and four Luxury Family Suites, all with lagoon, garden or mountain views. Each is air conditioned and has under-floor heating and all the luxuries you would expect: satellite television, complimentary Wi-Fi, a king-sized extra-length bed, and doors that open out onto a private terrace.

Each room has an en suite bathroom complete with fluffy towels and dressing gowns as well as its own dressing room, safe, tea and coffee-making facilities and a mini-bar.


The four Luxury Family Suites are the larger of the accommodation options, each featuring an extra bedroom, complete with two single beds and a bathroom. These suites also have the advantage of a lounge with kitchenette, equipped for casual snacking and self-catering should the need arise.


Garden Suite AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    DVD player
    En-suite bathroom
    Heated towel rail
    Underfloor heating
    Wi-fi available in room


  • Beach within walking distance
  • Children's activities
  • Kayaking
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $345 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018 $380 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $280 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $380 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Suite,Luxury Villa Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Robyn-Lea Van Houten

Robyn-Lea Van Houten

Africa Safari Expert

"Situated on the Klein River lagoon and close to Hermanus, this is guesthouse that can also be used on exclusive-use basis. Ideal for multi-generational families travelling together."



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