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Hortensia Lodge in Hermanus has been a popular holiday destination for visitors from all over the world since 1996 The property is located in an upmarket residential area less than 1 km from the center of the village.

Set in large grounds with beautiful gardens and sparkling swimming pool you awake each morning to bird songs and are not woken up by traffic noise. The Lodge offers peace and tranquility. Indigenous shrubs, manicured lawns,hortensias (hydrangea hortensis) blooming in profusion are a delight to the senses and attract a variety of birds.

The interior of the entire guest house is spotlessly clean. The beds are the most comfortable you will ever sleep on, and guests comment favorably on the tastefully appointed interior. Sumptuous tasty breakfasts are served on an elegant laid table.

Hortensia Lodge has wonderful mountain views and is only 400 meters from the ocean. Golf course, restaurants, cocktail bars, shops and boutiques are less than 1km away using the famous cliff path along the ocean.

Beaches, mountain trails, the estuary of the Klein river and many vineyards are but 5 minutes by car.

Hortensia Lodge offers safe off-road parking.

Hortensia Lodge is a non-smoking lodge. Smoking is only permitted outside. Children over 14 are welcome but exceptions are made on occasion.

Rolf, the owner, has a legendary knowledge of Southern Africa and and gladly offers travel advice for your onward journey. He also assists in planning your days while in Hermanus so that when you do depart you leave with wonderful memories of this area.

Rolf also assist with restaurants reservations and booking adventure trips such as boat cruises,shark cage diving, kayak trips in Walker Bay, hiking tours, etc.

Rooms and Units Available:

Hortensia Lodge offers 4 double bedrooms. All rooms are en-suite and have access to the gardens.

The two large garden rooms (30 square meters) have a queen bed and twin beds respectively each offering the possibility for a third person on a sleeper couch.

The size of the other bedrooms are 20 square meters each. One offers a double bed and shower the other twin beds with bathtub and hand shower. All rooms have tea tray, radio alarm clocks, hairdryer, TV, beach towels, wall safe.

Garden Rooms
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Other Rooms
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Other Language
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

Less than 7 days forfeit 100% of the deposit
from 8 to 14 days forfeit 75% of the deposit
from 15 to 21 days forfeit 50% of the deposit
from 22 to 28 days forfeit 25% of the deposit


Coming from Cape Town Airport:
Take the N 2 for about 70 km, then the off ramp onto the R 43 to Hermanus. The R43 takes you through the town avoiding the central business district.
After the 3rd traffic circle (roundabout) you leave the R 43 (called Main Road) by turning left into Stemmet Street and then immediately right again into Mitchell Street , Hortensia Lodge is at number 66, the first property on the right hand side.

Coming from Stanford (for those guests that arrive from the Garden Route):
After entering Hermanus on the R 43 travel approx. 6 km toward the center of town. At the Shell filling station turn right, and immediately left again for about 400 meters up Mitchell Street.
Hortensia Lodge is at number 66 on the left hand side of the road.

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast