The Marine Hermanus


Situated on top of the cliffs at Hermanus, the Marine’s historical building dates back to 1890. Thanks to its superb location it affords a stunning view of the ocean and the mountains.


The old hotel’s fate changed for the better when Liz McGrath became the new owner in 1998 and completely refurbished the historical building lending it its present beauty.


The result is astounding: A luxury hotel radiating a unique flair was created, which harmonically combines traditional and modern design.


The read more » generously-appointed five star hotel offers every conceivable comfort in addition to the breathtaking scenery and exquisite ambience incorporating Mediterranean elements. The view is especially spectacular from June through to November when whales might be spotted in the bay below.


Two restaurants, the Pavillion and the Seafood at the Marine, seduce the distinguished guests with their mouth-watering creations. The first-class chefs focus their fine skills on the Cape Province’s local specialities and fresh seafood delicacies. The hotel’s excellent wine selection will further enhance your culinary pleasures.


The town Hermanus is renowned for its outstanding whale watching opportunities. The deep waters of the bay permit the gentle giants to approach the coastline until only metres separate them from the spectators who at the Marine Hermanus can thus observe their mating rituals from the comfort of a lounge chair.


It is an attraction that draws thousands of spectators to Hermanus every year. The Marine Hermanus being one of the most popular hotels, be sure to make your reservation in time. A booking six months in advance is recommendable for the whale watching season.


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Each and every one of the Marine Hermanus’ 43 rooms and suites has been individually and meticulously furnished by internationally renowned designers. No matter which room or suite you choose, let yourself read more » be pampered by the hotel’s attentive and caring service.


The eight Premier Suites have been finely appointed and command the most breathtaking view of the endlessly rolling waves of the ocean below.


The largest of the Premier Suites spreads its exclusive extravagance over two stories, large panoramic windows further enhancing the elegant and airy ambience. Two of the other Premier Suites match this luxury by featuring extensive living rooms, a cosy fireplace and a private balcony.


The refined elegance of the six luxurious standard suites is accentuated by the stunning sea view. It goes without saying that every effort has been made to ensure your unconditional comfort and, of course, all the suites are fully air-conditioned.


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The hotel offers a large range of activities that can all be conveniently arranged at the activity-desk in the Hermanus Marine’s lobby.


The legendary whale and dolphin cruises, spectacular surfing, read more » scenic hikes and enlightening guided walks focusing on the unique ecosystem all form part of the region’s attractive range of entertainment. Wine lovers will furthermore enjoy a visit to the nearby vineyards.


Those who take pleasure in birding should check out the Klein River Lagoon which houses an astounding variety of different birds: more than 130 species can be spotted.


Golfers will get more than their money’s worth at any of the many courses located at 10 to 90 minutes distance from the hotel. Clearly standing out, is the spectacular 18-hole Arabella Country Estate Golf Course, ranking among the top ten locations of South Africa.


If you seek more relaxation than the enticing environment can offer alone, then drop by the hotel’s spa centre. Experienced therapist can apply one of the many tried and tested treatments to revitalise you.


A loosening full-body massage or a sea salt peeling becomes a special experience in the serene atmosphere infused by the gentle sounds of the ocean.


It is the team of specialised therapist who have the best advice: Treat yourself to the well-being and luxury you deserve – at the Carchele Health & Beauty Spa.


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