South African Hotels

On The Cliff Guest House

Address
42 Westcliff Road
Hermanus 7200
Western Cape
South Africa
Rating
Hotel Type
Leisure
R1290.00SINGLE RATE
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Just a one and a half hours' drive away from Cape Town in South Africa, On The Cliff Guest House in Hermanus is well-positioned at the water's edge to afford guests a beautiful coastal holiday and the possibility of seeing the Southern Right Whales that come here to breed between August and November. The guest house is rated four stars, and as such provides guests with excellent facilities, comfortable accommodation, and a friendly environment, all combined to ensure a memorable holiday.

The coastal village of Hermanus in the Western Cape is regarded as the whale watching capital of South Africa, and tourists travel from far and wide during the Southern Hemisphere winter to witness Southern Right Whales courting and cavorting in the shallows.  The cliffs overlooking the water, making it arguably the best land-based whale watching experience in the world.

Accommodation

Accommodation at the guest house is worthy of its 4-star rating, with each of the individually decorated rooms enjoying splendid ocean views. The rooms are well-appointed and spacious inviting guests to feel at home and relax.

Room features include:

  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater
  • International plug point
  • WiFi
  • Balcony
  • Private swimming pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Satellite TV
  • Underfloor heating

Facilities

  • Dining room
  • Lounge
  • Swimming pool
  • Business centre
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Barbecue facilities

Services

  • Reception (hours of operation only)
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage treatments
  • Beauty treatments
  • Laundry service
  • Airport shuttle service
  • Tours assistance

Whale watching in Hermanus

Each year from the month of August to the end of November, gentle giants of the deep glide into the bay, allowing us to marvel at their magnitude. Walker Bay is the breeding ground of the Southern Right Whale, returning each year to meet with the same mate, to produce, and then three years later, spawn the offspring of their labour.

Each whale is heralded on arrival by the Whale Crier’s horn - the only one in the world. The whales often sleep or laze the day away almost within touching distance, while the most energetic entertain the crowds launching their huge bodies out of the water to come crashing down in massive displays of strength. Throngs of local and international visitors flock to the region to bear witness, often taking part in the annual festivals and a kaleidoscope of culture and colour.

Nearby Attractions and Activities

Hermanus is a relatively short drive from Cape Town, with all the various attractions it has to offer. One can also travel to the Cape Winelands and enjoy picnics or wine tastings.  There are plentiful options for cycling, horse riding, golf and quad biking. Cape Town is also rich in cultural and philanthropic tourism opportunities, and the hotel will gladly assist in arranging a tour with a reputable operator.

Shark cage diving or viewing from boats is available throughout the year, with especially good sightings during our winter. Boats leave from Kleinbaai; about 40 minutes' drive away from the guest house. The beaches in Hermanus, South Africa, are sandy paradises of sun and sea, offering swimming, surfing, sunbathing, horse riding and walks.

The Village of Hermanus, Western Cape Province, has many restaurants available, offering delicious food complemented by fine local wines. Golf is popular, and there are several local courses available, including the world-class Arabella golf course, which is home to the Nelson Mandela Challenge and the Hermanus Golf Course.
 

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  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Housekeeping

The Spa

Treatments include:

  • Massages
  • Reflexology
  • Aroma therapy
  • Beauty treatments
  • Facials
  • Pedicures

Nearby golf courses
  • Arabella Golf Course
  • Hermanus Golf Course
Nearby activities
  • Whale watching: August to November
  • Shark cage diving
  • Beaches: swimming, surfing
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Wine tasting at the nearby wine estates
  • Hiking
  • Paragliding
  • craft market
  • 4X4 trails
  • Fishing
  • Birding
  • Quad bike trips
  • Penguin colony at Betty's Bay
Beach

The beautiful Hermanus beaches are sandy paradises of sun and sea offering swimming, surfing, sun bathing, horse riding and walking opportunities. The Grotto beach stretches for about 20 km's and for most of the 20 km's you won't see anyone. Kite surfing is very popular and spectacular to watch.

Whale watching

Each year from the month of August to the end of November, the whales glide into the bay as Walker Bay is the breeding ground of the Southern Right Whale, returning each year to meet with the same mate, to produce, and then later, spawn the off-spring of their labour, each one heralded on arrival by the Whale Crier - the only one in the world.

The whales often sleep or laze the day away almost within touching distance while the more energetic entertain the crowds launching their huge bodies out of the water to come crashing down in massive displays of strength or waving their tales in the air.
 

Gym

A small gym is available to guests,

  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Hiking trails
  • Nearby golf course
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • Sea Views
  • Sun deck
  • Wellness centre

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • WIFI
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Luggage storage
  • Massage treatments
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Ground Floor sea facing: King size bed

Single Room R1290
Double Room R1720

Ground Floor, Sea Facing: king/twin bed

All the rooms at On the Cliffs Boutique Hotel in Hermanus provide beautiful sea and cliff views as these face directly onto the magnificent ocean.

 

At this sea front upmarket Hermanus luxury guest house, where all rooms have panoramic sea views ideal for whale watching, are fully en-suite with king-size beds, private balconies or patios and luxury fittings.

Single Room R1290
Double Room R1720

First Floor Room

All the rooms at On the Cliffs Boutique Hotel in Hermanus provide beautiful sea and cliff views as these face directly onto the magnificent ocean.

 

At this sea front upmarket Hermanus luxury guest house, where all rooms have panoramic sea views ideal for whale watching, are fully en-suite with king-size beds, private balconies or patios and luxury fittings.

Single Room R1590
Double Room R2110

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -34.425886

Longitude: 19.230760

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Parking

On the Cliffs Boutique Hotel provides secure parking at the rear of the property.

Star Rating

4 Star

Memberships

  • Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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