Whale Away guest house is ideally situated just 90 minutes drive away from Cape Town International Airport, walking distance from Hermanus business district and five minutes drive away from the beach. Amongst all the other Hermanus accommodation available, Whale Away is probably the most central of them all. This upper-class and luxurious Hermanus guest house boasts with a miraculous ocean view from all five bedrooms and the living room. Each bedroom has its own walkout patio facing the ocean.
Hermanus guest house, Whale Away, is a holiday destination but also your getaway retreat. Come and relax in our luxury rooms each one with an en suite bathroom. You have the choice to choose between either a room with two single beds or one double bed. Each bedroom has the following facilities: built in air-con, a mini bar, coffee tray, satellite television with built in DVD, safe and electrical port. Please go to our facilities page to view pictures of our rooms. Also for those of you who are not very fond of swimming in the sea, you are welcome to come cool down in the guest house’s swimming pool. I guarantee you no salt or stickiness.
You can enjoy a full buffet breakfast in the dining room, or on the patio with a beautiful ocean view. Provision is made for any specific dietary requirements. Whale Away guest house only serves breakfast, but dinner can be enjoyed at any one of the many restaurants in Hermanus. There are a couple of restaurants that we can refer you to upon your visiting us. When visiting us, you will receive your key and access remote, which means you have full privacy and you can come and go as you wish.
You have now found the Hermanus accommodation you were looking for, but what else is there to do while you are staying with us. I can promise you there is something to do for every kind of person. Please feel free to take a look at the "What to do in and around Hermanus page" to get an idea of the type of activities Hermanus has to offer you.
Grotto Beach is the largest beach in Hermanus and has also been proclaimed a Blue Flag Beach which ensures its preservation as a world heritage site. Known for its long kilometers of outstretched sand, Grotto is the beach if you enjoy taking long strolls on the beach. It is especially beautiful with sunset. Other beaches include Voelklip, Onrus, Kammabaai and Langbaai.
Little bit about Hermanus itself
Hermanus (originally called Hermanuspietersfontein) is a town (population 48,346) on the southern coast of South Africa and is famous as a place from which to watch whales during the southern winter and spring. It forms part of the Western Cape and is a popular tourist town. The whales can be seen from the cliffs in the town centre from as early as June. They were once hunted locally, but are now protected. The Old Harbour Museum contains several exhibitions which explain the whaling history of Hermanus.
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