The beautiful seaside town of Hermanus is only an hour and a half away from Cape Town and offers a wide range of activities.
Apart from wonderful hospitality and beautiful views, Hermanus has scenic mountain walks, delicious wine tasting, craft markets, fantastic whale watching and one of only two Blue Flag beaches in the Western Cape.
Hermanus is the perfect spot to holiday all year round. Idyllic sunny days in summer, mild misty winters, crisp and colourful autumns and a spectacular Spring!
Our guest house is situated just off Main Road within easy walking distance to the shops, restaurants and sea, where you can watch the whales between June and November. Self catering apartments are at Whale Rock (3km from town and guest house).
Ideal location for shark/whale trips, golfers, walkers, wine estates, mountains, nature reserve and a fantastic "blue flag" beach that stretches for miles. Guest facilities at The Potting Shed Guest House include:
- Lounge with DSTV
- Barbeque Typical South African traditional BBQ "braai".
- Fenced-off swimming pool
- Wooden sun loungers
- A full English breakfast is offered. Accommodation at The Potting Shed Guest House:
We can accommodate up to 32 guests in 3 standard rooms and 2 deluxe rooms, and an upstairs studio room with mountain view, and sea facing apartments (3kms from the guest house). All guest house rooms are en-suite, have tea/coffee making facilities, satellite TV,free wi-fi, safety deposit box, overhead fans, wall heaters, pool towels.Piano and full DSTV package in lounge room. Room facilities include:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV
- Safety deposit box
- En-suite shower room
- Tea and coffee making facilities;
- Overhead fans
- Wall Heaters
-Hairdryers provided Potting Shed Self Catering
Apartments are at Whale Rock Estate - a complex with 24 hour security
All check-ins are the Guest House in Albertyn Street.
Sea facing lounge, stoep and double bedroom
Bathroom with bath & shower.
Sleeping space for up to maximum of 4 people.
Double bedded & twin bedded room, 2 sleeper couches in lounge.
Bed linen provided
DSTV (compact package)
Weber braai in stoep
Outside braii area at pool
Access, free of charge to squash court & swimming pool
Parking bay for each unit
Walkway to sea approx 80 metres from patio.
1 km to new harbour and 2 seafood restaurants
3 km to town centre
5 km to Hermanus Golf course
All apartments are identical in size, just vary slightly in décor.
Standard Rooms: En Suite shower, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, overhead fan, wall heater. No children under 12 years of age.
Deluxe Rooms are more spacious than standard rooms: King Size bed and day bed/couch, outside patio area with BBQ/braai, fridge, En Suite shower, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, overhead fan, wall heater. No children under 12 years of age.
Studio Room: Access via a private staircase, private deck with sun loungers, mountain view and gas braai/BBQ, double bed, bathroom with bath and shower, kitchenette with microwave/grill, (no oven),fridge, full DSTV,free Wi-Fi. No children under 12 years of age.
Sea facing apartments are 3kms from guest house & town centre. All check ins are at our guest house in Albertyn Street. Apartments are identical in size - only vary in decor slightly. Each has a double bedded room, twin bedded room and day bed in lounge. Kitchen equipped with washing machine,oven, fridge, microwave etc. Linen, towels and cooking utensils provided. Bathroom with bath & shower,DSTV (Compact Package), NO wi-fi, squash court on site and shared pool, walkway to rocky beach. Children of ages are welcome at our apartments.
Facilities & Services:
- Honeymoon Couples
- Airport Shuttle Service
- Wine Tasting
- Self-Braai / Barbecue
- Dining room
- Internet Access
- Tourism Information Desk
- Parking (open and off-street)
- Parking (off-street - open)
- Hiking / Walking Trails
- Communal Television
- Swimming Pool
- Communal Satellite TV
- DVD and/or VCR
The Potting Shed Guest House Activities:
All outdoor activities are within 10km of our establishment.
Whale Watching, Bird Watching, Hiking, wine estates, Eco-Quad Nature Trails, Marine Wildlife Experience, Golf, Hang-gliding, Paragliding, 4x4 trails, Horse Riding, Cycling, Beaches, Fishing, Fly-Fishing, Scuba Diving, Sailing, Boating, Canoeing, Shark cage diving 40 minutes away. Penguins 40 minutes away.
The Potting Shed Guest House Map:
The Potting Shed Guest House Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 4
Superb attention to the little details like preparing breakfast separately for vegetarians. We've stayed in 4 star rated places that cannot match the comforts of The Potting Shed. Ideally situated to explore the town on foot. Thanks for a wonderful stay and welcome especially by Doreen and Annamarie, and David for practical advice on places of interest. Wish we could stay longer.
Rating: Reviewed by robert abrahams over a year ago
Only a few minutes' walk to reach the center of Hermanus. Nice room, good breakfast.
Rating: Reviewed by Marina Giuseppina Galbiati over a year ago
Very good guest house. Excellent information given to us re attractions and restaurants in Hermanus.
Rating: Reviewed by Andrea Alberghini over a year ago
Home very nice and good location. Bathroom a little small.
Rating: Reviewed by Denis Albert over a year ago
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