The Marine Hermanus

Marine Drive Hermanus 7200 South Africa
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    The Marine Hermanus

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    • Hermanus, 0.7 miles to City center
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Hotel The Marine Hermanus


The Marine hotel is situated high on the cliffs of Hermanus, with the view onto the ocean. It was built in 1902 and expanded during the years. Within 42 individually decorated bedrooms and suites, are luxury doubles and double rooms, premier suites and suites. With a touch of romantic mood, some of them include a balcony/patio and some even a working fireplace. The hotel facilities offer Carchele Beauty Spa with a steam room and a dynamic hydro bath table for mud and gel body wrap treatments, heated salt swimming pool with a waiter to cater to every need and an internet lounge. The hotel conference room serves for small private functions and during May to September it is possible to book a private lunch and dinner in The Pavilion Restaurant for up to 80 persons. Guests will also find the Collection Boutique in the heart of the hotel, which offers a range of gifts, books and fine jewellery, local craft items and more. The Pavilion restaurant serves South African cuisine with French flavours. The Seafood at the Marine is a new restaurant, that underlines an informal but sophisticated style. For a drink, guests can make for the Sun Lounge or the Wine Cellar.

Price range

from ‎$239 to ‎$384


The Marine Hermanus


Marine Drive, 7200, Hermanus South Africa | 0.7 miles from city center | Show on map
Telephone: +27(0)283131000 | Fax: | Official Homepage


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Suitable for

  • Honeymooners

Top 9 Features

  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • TV
  • A/C
  • Terrace
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hotel bar
  • Safe

Room features

  • Bathroom with bathtub,
  • Bathroom with shower,
  • Ironing board,
  • Television,
  • Hairdryer,
  • Central heating,
  • Air conditioning,
  • Mini-bar,
  • Radio,
  • Satellite TV,
  • Desk,
  • Telephone,
  • Room safe,
  • Internet,
  • WiFi in the rooms,
  • Cost of wireless internet in rooms,
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Hotel features

  • Business center,
  • Gym,
  • Parking lot,
  • Terrace,
  • Hotel bar,
  • Outdoor swimming pool,
  • Conference rooms,
  • Non-smoking rooms,
  • Restaurant,
  • 24-hour reception,
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers,
  • Laundry service,
  • WiFi in lobby,
  • Room service,
  • Concierge,
  • Airport shuttle,
  • Number of floors,
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Sports Facilities

  • Horse riding

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Old Harbour Museum

Old Harbour Museum

The Old Harbour Museum in Hermanus is one of only two harbours in the world that has been preserved for historical posterity. Constructed from stone and concrete it dates from 1855 and grew to serve the local fishing community. Visitors today can still see the original gutting tables that were used to lay out the day’s catch and the brine tanks where the fish were held. A crane built in 1915 replaced many of the labour intensive tasks and several old boats surround the harbour. The harbour was last in commercial use in 1958. The whole harbour was declared an open air museum in 1972. Surrounding the harbour there are several fisherman shacks that now house artefacts relating to the harbour and its associated fishing industry . There are also displays about whales, for which the area is famous and the story of how Hermanus has created a tourist industry out of the whales is told. A gift shop is also located within one of the old buildings.

Grotto Beach

Grotto Beach

The Grotto Beach in Hermanus stretches for kilometres, all the way to KIeinrivier lagoon and De Plaat, a popular fishing spot, and is ideal for long walks along the shore. Grotto Beach offers fine golden sand and has received a Blue Flag in 2002. The beach offers parking facilities, is serviced by a restaurant and shops, toilets are available and it is allowed to bring pets. Further amenities include a playground for little visitors and there are several barbecue (braai) facilities and picnic spots. Please note that the beach is only supervised by a life guard during the main season and that swimmers need to be cautious of the strong currents and high tides. Grotto Beach is not suitable for surfing.

Shark Cage Diving

Shark Cage Diving

The Shark Cage Diving tours start from Kleinbaai, which is around 3 km away from Gansbaai. The boat trip will take you to the 12 km distant Dyer Island, takes around 25 minutes and starts early, a breakfast is included in the price. On board there will be a steel cage which will be lowered onto the water. From here visitors will have the chance to watch sharks and other fish from a secure location. The waters around Dyer Island are the home of the Great White Shark which can grow up to 8 metres long. It is also possible to see whales. If the weather permits your trip will also include stops at Dyer Island where African penguins, Cape cormorants and other animals can be found, and Geyser Rock which is home to a thriving colony of seals. Each trip takes around 4 hours, the boat offers a cabin, toilet and open deck, as well as a diving platform. A restaurant and gift shop are located in the tour operators head quarters in Kleinbaai. For information on pricing, available dates and booking please visit the website.

Hermanus Whale Festival

Hermanus Whale Festival

Each year from July to September thousands of southern right whales are heading for the south coast of South Africa to pair in the ocean bays and to calve there. The annual Hermanus Whale Watching Festival celebrates these happenings with a lot of events in the city of Hermanus. For a full Festival Directory and a photogallery refer to the webpage of the festival.