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Apartment in Hermanus
Westcliff Balcony Room
Welcome to this serene and spacious upstairs apartment - with a pool on the one side and a balcony with amazing sea view on the other side. The room itself is warm, cosy and arty. There is plenty of storage, places to sit and relax, access to the pool and safe off street parking. What I love about the room is the feeling you get when you're there... it seems to say 'you're on holiday.. relaaaaxx'. Other 2 apts on the property: /h/westcliff-pool-room-hermanus /h/westcliff-garden-room-hermanus
$59 per night
Guest suite in Hermanus
BOUTIQUE ROOM 1 lush luxurious cosy Spoil yourself
This room provides the perfect, cosy spot to make your Hermanus stay unforgetable. Spacious with crisp linen and towels, queen bed, coffee kitchenette, microwave, bar fridge and luxury bathroom. Totally separate from the house for privacy with own entrance. Located within walking distance from cliff paths, whale watching spots, restaurants, golf course, beaches, hiking trails, cycling etc. Ideal for couples, business travelers or solo adventurers.
$49 per night
Apartment in Hermanus
17 Marine/Boho-Chic Garden Apt.104 /with Inverter
*INVERTER & GAS HOB INSTALLED FOR LOADSHEDDING This designer, 2 bedroom apartment is located at 17 Marine Hermanus - luxury holiday apartments. A brief 5 minute walk into Hermanus town centre. 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (one with a spa bath). Fully equipped kitchen Spacious open-plan living room with smart TV offering Netflix & fast fibre wifi. A private patio with outdoor dining and built-in braai (BBQ). Secure parking.
$109 per night

Stay near Hermanus's top sights

Voëlklip Beach55 locals recommend
Whale Coast Mall87 locals recommend
Harbour Rock Restaurant | Seagrill and Sushi59 locals recommend
Checkers Hermanus46 locals recommend
Hermanus New Harbour10 locals recommend
Gearing's Point21 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Hermanus

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The Emporium Apartment (Downtown Hermanus)
$80 per night
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Sea Breeze Hermanus
$171 per night
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Westcliff Cottage(NO Power outages)Private&Central
$68 per night
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Modern Hermanus Waterfront Apartment
$103 per night
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Luxury Ocean Front Retreat For Two
$111 per night
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Mountain View Apartment, Hermanus Waterfront
$98 per night
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17 Marine/Modern 2 Bedroom with Deck & BBQ
$107 per night
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Hermanus Waterfront Apartment
$67 per night
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37 Whale Rock Estate
$88 per night
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Mila’s Place | Spacious and Comfortable
$133 per night
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Whale watchers studio with pool and deck access.
$72 per night
Condo in Hermanus
The Yacht, Pat's Place Hermanus
$75 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Hermanus

Total rentals

920 properties

Rentals with a pool

360 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

140 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

590 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

26K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$10 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Hermanus

All About Hermanus

The small town of Hermanus at the tip of the Western Cape in South Africa is one of the world’s top whale-watching centers. Hermanus lies along Walker Bay, just over 100 kilometers southeast of Cape Town, and you can watch the mighty mammals breach from the cliffs surrounding the town. Hermanus has a long fishing and whaling history, which you can explore in the museum housed in the preserved Old Harbour.

Hermanus is also the gateway to the Western Cape wine country, and you’ll find some of South Africa’s finest wineries a short drive away. To make art more accessible on the first Friday of every month, Hermanus holds an art walk, with more than twenty galleries throwing open their doors so visitors can look around and browse.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Hermanus

Hermanus has a warm, tropical climate. Summers are warm and dry, winters are cool and overcast, and while there’s little variation in temperature between seasons, it’s smart to bring layers to protect against the wind all year round.

To make the most of your time in Hermanus, plan your stay around the annual Whale Watching Festival at the end of September, with a week of eco-marine celebrations, live music, food, and all-ages entertainment. The best time for whale watching is between June and December. You have very good chances of seeing Southern Right whales from September through the end of the year, when they arrive from Antarctica to mate and raise their calves, with numbers reaching a peak in October. The best time for birders is between October and March, when migratory species are passing through town.

Top things to do in Hermanus

Whale Watching

Some of the best whale-watching viewpoints are along the 7.5-mile clifftop path which runs through Hermanus. Most days you won’t even need binoculars here, as whales can be seen playing just a few feet from the shore. Gearing’s Point and the Old Harbour have panoramic views across Walker Bay, allowing you to catch the whales in action from another point of view.

Wine Tasting

The Hermanus official wine route winds its way up the Hemel-en-Aarde (“heaven and earth”) region, taking in 15 of the country’s finest wineries. You’ll find classically styled South African Pinot Noir and Chardonnay among the varieties produced here, which you can sample against scenic backgrounds of the three continuous “wine wards” comprising the town of Hermanus, a nature preserve, and the South Atlantic Walker Bay.


You don’t need to be an avid bird watcher to understand the importance of Hermanus as a birding paradise. More than 100 species can be seen at the Fernkloof Nature Reserve just outside of town. The Hermanus Bird Club runs regular walks around the area, helping you spot the Cape sugarbird, the Cape siskin, and many other exotic species.

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