138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse has been awarded the prestigious Welcome Award by South African Tourism for the Guesthouse/B&B/Country house with the Best Service in South Africa (2010/2011). It is an elegant, upmarket guesthouse with spectacular sea front views, and one of the few guesthouses in the Hermanus area which is situated right at the beachfront.
No attention to detail have been spared in the superbly stylish dcor. The luxurious designer suites are individually fitted with all modern comforts.
Spend lazy, sun-filled afternoons on the spacious terrace with panoramic views of the ocean and the mountains. Relax with a glass of estate wine on the deck next to the beach, and enjoy magnificent views of breaking waves and spectacular African sunsets over the ocean, or watch the whales from the comfort of your bed.
The extensive breakfast menu changes daily, On request, a picnic can be provided to enjoy on the beach in front of the guest house, and on-site wellness therapies can be arranged.
There are five double rooms, each individually decorated and luxuriously fitted, meeting international standards:
- En-suite bathrooms with twin basins
- Satellite TV
- Under-floor heating
- Heated towel rails
- Electronic Safe
- King or queen-size beds
- 400 thread count quality linens
- Wireless internet access
- Hair dryer
- On-site parking
Oyster Room (Superior): Breathtaking panoramic sea and mountain views from four windows and balcony; king-size bed (or twin beds), en suite designer bathroom with free-standing slipper bath, shower and twin basins.
Abalone Room (Luxury): Spectacular sea and mountain views from queen-size bed, balcony and even from spacious shower in en suite bathroom.
Coral Room (Luxury): Stunning sea view from exquisite open plan bath in bedroom and queen-size bed; en suite bathroom with twin basins and shower.
Periwinkle Room (Luxury): Special ambience with stylishly decorated queen-size bed, decked in 400-thread count percale linen; en suite bathroom with twin basins and shower.
Seastar Room (Superior - ground floor): Fabulous sea views from three windows; special king-size bed (or twin beds); beautiful en suite designer bathroom with bath and shower.
- Whale watching (June Dec)
- Great white shark cage diving
- Arabella and Hermanus golf courses
- Wine estate visits
- Mountain hikes and bird watching in Fernkloof and Harold Porter Nature Reserves
- Beaches ideal for surfing and swimming
- Cliff and beach walks
- Scuba diving and snorkelling
- Deep sea fishing
- Kayaking on sea
- Horse riding on beaches
- Quad Biking
138 Marine Guesthouse is an enchanting base from which to explore one of the worlds most magnificent eco-destinations with whale watching from land or boat, great white shark cage viewing and diving from Gansbaai, mountain and fynbos walks in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, dune horse riding, quad-biking amongst the vineyards, or visiting the penguin colony and Harold Porter Botanical Gardens at nearby Bettys Bay.
A little further afield and easy day trips include wine tasting at the many wineries in the area, 4X4 driving trails, the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas, the caves and beach at De Kelders, the Mission station at Elim, the picturesque Kassiesbaai fishermans village at Arniston and the historic Greyton and Genadendal rural villages.
We will be happy to provide directions or make reservations for restaurants and activities.
From Cape Town International Airport (distance 90km) take the N2 Highway North past Somerset West, over Sir Lowry's Pass.
After Houw Hoek Pass, take the R43 Botrivier/ Hermanus turnoff to your left.
Travel approximately 26 km past Hawston, Vermont and Onrus.
At the 2nd set of traffic lights (2km before Hermanus), turn right at the SANDBAAI/Hemel en Aarde junction into Main Road (at Engen Garage).
Continue until you reach the T-junction at the beach front.
Turn right into Marine Drive (Kusweg).
Number 138 is clearly signposted 500 meters down the road on your right.