Ocean Eleven Guest House has one of the most sought-after locations in Hermanus: set on fynbos-covered cliffs overlooking Walker Bay, this elegant guesthouse is well-placed to view the whales that visit the region each year from July to November. High ceilings, tall windows and teak floors create a feeling of space, light and elegance throughout the guesthouse, and large glass doors open onto a swimming pool deck where you can enjoy breakfast while marvelling at the ocean views.

Wander the well-maintained cliff-top paths in front of Ocean Eleven for unparalleled views of Walker Bay and distant mountains as well as excellent vantage points to do some land-based whale watching. You can spend your days on the beach or exploring the shops and restaurants of Hermanus. This busy little seaside town also offers sea kayaking, boat-based whale watching, shark-cage diving, exciting golf courses and picturesque wine estates to discover.


  • Set at the heart of whale-watching country
  • Located on a fynbos-covered, ocean-facing cliffs in Hermanus
  • Exceptional views across Walker Bay
  • Elegant, colonial beach house-style
  • Experience homely, welcoming service

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The comfortable guesthouse lounge leads onto the extensive swimming pool terrace complete with sun loungers and a magnificent view across Walker Bay.

Walk straight from Ocean Eleven onto the cliff-top paths for a botanical stroll through fynbos and for excellent whale watching, rated as the best land-based whale watching in the world.

The whales start arriving in July and leave by November - peak season is September.

General Facilities

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Large French doors open out onto the pool deck where breakfast is served in summer; alternatively, cooked and continental breakfasts are served in the enclosed veranda.

Ocean Eleven Guest House will happily recommend and make bookings at any of the excellent local restaurants in Hermanus and surrounding area.

Standard Room

Ocean Eleven has 10 en suite rooms, each with exquisite views of Walker Bay. Request a room with a private balcony or doors that open onto the garden.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    Mini bar
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    En-suite shower only
    International adaptors
    Non-smoking rooms
    Heated towel rail

Other Room Types

The two loft-style suites are incredibly spacious and feature luxurious full en suite bathrooms and private balconies with panoramic views of Walker Bay.


  • Day tours
  • Bird watching
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2018 $105 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Suite,Apartment,Deluxe Room 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.

Traveller Reviews

  • Our room at Oceans Eleven was just brilliant, with a bath window overlooking the Whales in the bay.

    Geoff Stewart, October 2015
  • Loved the location on the cliff path. We were greeted by a whale right outside as we arrived!

    Sally Kent, September 2015
  • All the RSA people we met before travelling to Hermanus highly recommended it when they heard that was our next destination. We were not disappointed, and the B&B was awesome. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We loved the accommodation’s, just our style. We enjoyed the walks to town with the kids, the markets, then dinner with the wife. All very enjoyable. We did the shark dive in Gansbaai one day that was also great. Overall a very nice place to relax and unwind. Not much going on, but that is the point right!

    Leroy Ellis, May 2014
  • Very nice accommodations and the coastal views in this area were just spectacular!

    Roger Hall, November 2011
  • We got exactly what we expected in terms of the 2 bedroomed apartment and again had a fantastic whale watching experience from just outside our room.

    Ian Ellis, September 2011
  • Our apartment at Oceans Eleven was amazing, we were sorry we only had one night to enjoy it; we cooked in and had a wonderful evening around the fire.

    Maxine Dilley, October 2010
  • Arrived back in Manchester yesterday and still not come down to earth after the most amazing holiday we have ever had. All places you recommended were superb and as you informed everyone we were celebrating 25 years of marriage there were all sorts of special surprises waiting for us. An upgraded room at Walden, a complimentary bottle of champagne at Ocean 11 and a private meal at Pondoro. Everyone made us so welcome and we wanted for nothing.

    Joe Tarkowski, August 2010
  • Hermanus - we loved and wished we had stayed longer - once again we had the misfortune of arriving late saturday afternoon and so the wineries were all closed which was disappointing but we went to a great restraurant in the nearby wine area and bought some excellent wines at the local wine shop. We would love to go back to Hermanus. The accomodation was fabulous the apartment was huge and the staff were really friendly. The view from our hotel was priceless. So this was a great recommendation, they also had excellent breakfast.

    Anna Raptis, April 2010
  • Oceans Eleven was a beautiful house. Enjoyed the room with a view of the bay and whales. We enjoyed the Hermanus area. We had limited chances to mingle with the staff and other guests because of our schedule, but everyone we did deal with was very nice and professional.

    Kevin Martin, January 2010
  • A fantastic place, the location, interiors, lazy atmosphere, all! Can't imagine a better place in Hermanus - thank you for great choice.

    Malgosia Leniarska, October 2009

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Stephanie Goemans

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"Situated within walking distance of the heart of Hermanus along the cliff path, with gorgeous ocean views, Ocean Eleven is a fantastic option for travellers after that ‘beach house’ feeling."



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Very nice accommodations and the coastal views in this area were just spectacular!

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