138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse - 137301 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse - 137302 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse - 137305 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse - 137306 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse - 137303 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse - 137304
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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 decor.  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 television 
- 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

- 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
- Paragliding
- Quad Biking
- Abseiling


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.

Rooms and Units Available:

Abalone room
Luxury: Spectacular Sea & Mountain Views - Queen size bed, balcony and spacious shower
Sleeps 2 Adults

Coral room
Luxury: Stunning Sea View from open plan bath in bedroom - Queen size bed; en suite bathroom with shower and twin basins
Sleeps 2 Adults

Mussel Room
Luxurious room, with huge windows offering 'sideways' Sea and Mountain Views; King-size bed (or twin beds), and two small single beds on request; En suite bathroom with shower, bath and twin basins; private patio and private access.
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Oyster room
Superior: Breathtaking panoramic Sea Views from four windows, including a balcony - Twin or king size bed; designer en-suite bathroom with slipper bath, shower and twin basins
Sleeps 2 Adults

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
Sleeps 2 Adults

Seastar Room
Superior: Fabulous Sea Views from three windows; special king-size bed (or twin beds); beautiful en suite designer bathroom with bath and shower.
Sleeps 3 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Special Meals on Request
Dining room
Cots available
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Communal Satellite TV
Hiking / Walking Trails
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

Less than 14 days prior to arrival date: 50% of full accommodation fee.
Less than 7 days prior to arrival date: 100% of full accommodation fee.

Terms and Conditions

All rates quoted are per person per night sharing (all inclusive), and include the scrumptious breakfast. A 50% supplement is applicable for a single person. 

Three adults can be accommodated in the Oyster and Seastar Rooms (3rd adult pays 50% of adult rate) 

No children under 12 are allowed upstairs in the Abalone, Coral, Periwinkle or Oyster Room


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.

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast and Guesthouse
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM