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The Marine Hermanus is a spectacular Relais & Chateaux property set up high against the cliffs overlooking Walker Bay in Hermanus. Just an hour and a half's drive from Cape Town, this five star hotel offers not only some of South Africa’s top cuisine but also fantastic whale viewing in season. Set right in the heart of this popular seaside town, The Marine Hermanus is close to the central buzz of shops, cafes and restaurants.

Relax at the spa, sunbathe by the pool or explore the area at leisure - the exceptional hotel staff will gladly pack you a picnic lunch. We'd recommend a stroll along one of the many cliff-hugging walking paths for huge views of seemingly endless white, sandy beaches and the deep blue Indian Ocean. If you visit from late winter to early summer, keep an eye out for southern right whales - Hermanus offers the world's best land-based whale watching.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Member of Relais & Chateaux
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2013 - Top 25 Hotels in South Africa - Number 22

highlights

  • Set in South Africa's whale-watching capital
  • Cliff-top setting with mountain & ocean views
  • Close to shops, cafes & restaurants
  • Multiple award-winning cuisine & cocktail bar
  • Stylish, comfortable interior design
  • Indulgent spa & wellness experience

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Facilities

Enjoy the solar heated saltwater swimming pool, perfect for catching the sun, before catching up with emails in the Internet Lounge or settling down with a book in the reading room.

The Carchele Health and Beauty Spa offers a comprehensive list of treatments promises to soothe and revitalise, and there is also a hotel boutique offering jewellery, ceramics, sculptures and fine fashion.

General Facilities

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    Heated pool
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    Wi-fi available
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    Spa
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    Swimming Pool
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    Bar
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    Internet facilities
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    Secure Parking
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    Restaurant

Dining

The Pavilion offers breathtaking views of the ocean and some of the finest dining in South Africa. Combining the finest South African ingredients with hints of the Mediterranean and the East, executive Chef Peter Tempelhoff has been showered with both local and international accolades and awards, and the wholly enchanting dining experiences that he creates are certainly not to be missed.

Inspired by owner Liz McGrath’s visit to the Harrod’s seafood counter, the hotel's other restaurant - Seafood at the Marine - has a warm and inviting atmosphere, is stylishly decorated, and serves ocean-fresh seafood. For a relaxing drink, visit the Sun Lounge - a stylish cocktail bar and lounge, open to both hotel residents and local visitors - or simply choose a bottle of wine from the floating wine cellar, stocked with some of South Africa’s best wines, to enjoy at your leisure.

Double Room

The Marine Hermanus incorporates fresh colours and luxurious fabrics into its 42 individually decorated bedrooms and suites - each with air conditioning and under-floor heating, a mini bar and en suite bathroom.

Many have balconies with commanding views across Walker Bay or over the beautiful internal courtyards.

Double Room AMENITIES

Other Room Types

The Double and Single Rooms at The Marine are comfortable and luxurious with views over the courtyards, swimming pool, or garden. The hotel also offers Suites and Premier Suites with ocean views, separate lounges, satellite TV and individual decor.

Activities

  • Day tours
  • Beach activities
 

Traveller Reviews

  • We had a fantastic time and everything worked out fantastically. Loved every single place we visited!!!!!!! (and we were quite lucky with the weather too).

    Alfonso Erhardt, January 2010
  • Nice sleepy town, and shark diving was great. We didn't have the best of luck with the sharks because apparently the water is very cold in the summer (who knew?), but it was still a thrilling adventure. I wonder if it might have been easier for us to just stay in Cape Town and go on the excursion. It did work out well, however, as we found the Marine hotel absolutely lovely, and we were only there for 2 nights.

    Darcy Rittinger, July 2008
  • One of the best hotels I have stayed in. We had rooms on the ground floor, facing the sea. View was amazing. Food was very, very good. More importantly, the service, and the care taken by the staff to ensure myself and my family were comfortable, was unbelievable.

    Cliona Haran, April 2008

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Jehan Begg

Jehan Begg

Africa Safari Expert

"Lovely rooms each with their own unique decor. Do some whale watching from the comfort of your sea view room during whale season."

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One of the best hotels I have stayed in. We had rooms on the ground floor, facing the sea. View was amazing. Food was very, very good. More importantly, the service, and the care taken by the staff to ensure myself and my family were comfortable, was unbelievable.

Cliona Haran, April 2008 >View more reviews