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A luxurious and rambling small hotel on the water’s edge behind the Cape Fold Mountains, The Thatch House Boutique Hotel 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 boutique hotel 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 Boutique Hotel 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


  • Children's activities
  • Kayaking


Fern Suite

There are two luxurious Garden Suites (known as Milkwood and Fern after indigenous plants) offering superb mountain and garden views. Each is air conditioned, has under-floor heating and all the little luxuries you would expect: satellite television, complimentary Wi-Fi, a king-sized extra-length bed and a private terrace. Both rooms also have lounge areas – the Fern Suite’s lounge is equipped with a queen-sized sleeper sofa that can accommodate up to two young children. 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 Thatch House Boutique Hotel 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.


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.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Secure parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Wi-fi available
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library


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Dates Board Price
2022-05-01 — 2022-09-30 Bed & Breakfast $170
2022-10-01 — 2022-12-31 Bed & Breakfast $245

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