On the Cliff Guest House in Hermanus, South Africa, is situated right on the seafront of the "Riviera of the South" on the whale watching route and hosts Hermanus guest house luxury accommodation on the cliffs with panoramic sea views from all rooms. Guests can step out of the front gate onto the cliff path and stroll to the village or the harbour.
The popular cliff path extends past the front gate for about 10km along the coast and boasts beautiful fauna and flora. The cliff paths in Hermanus also offer excellent whale watching opportunities as the whales bask meters from the cliffs below. In season you can often enjoy breakfast with the whales lying in a cave close by.
Hermanus also has wonderful beaches stretching for miles and swimming areas with lifeguards. Whale watching cruises, scuba diving, parasailing, horse riding on the beach, fishing, golf etc. can also be arranged for guests staying at the On The Cliff Guest House in Hermanus. Walk from the front gate along the cliffs to town or the New Harbour and watch whales jump or swim sometimes so close you feel you can touch them or just sit and enjoy the stunning tranquillity and beauty.
The rooms at this beautiful Guest House are en-suite with king-size beds, private balconies or patios, luxury fittings. Watch whales from your room or just relax to the sound of the ocean.
On the Cliff Guest House has 4 stars and is a luxury guest house with magnificent sea views. Shark cage diving or shark based activities can be arranged and it is an easy drive from Hermanus.
Facilities and services at On the Cliff Guest House, Hermanus
On The Cliff Guest House offers:
Whale watching in Hermanus
Each year from the month of July to the end of December, gentle giants of the deep glide into the bay, allowing us to marvel at their magnitude, 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 3 years later, spawn the offspring of their labour.
Each whale is heralded on arrival by the Whale Crier’s horn in Hermanus - 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. 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
Shark cage diving or viewing from boats is available throughout the year with especially good sightings during our winter. Boats leave from Kleinbaai about 40mins drive from On the Cliff Guest House.
The beaches in Hermanus, South Africa, are sandy paradises of sun and sea offering swimming, surfing, sun bathing, horse riding and walks.
The Village of Hermanus, Western Cape Province, has many restaurants available offering delicious food complemented by fine local wines. Golf in the town of Hermanus 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.
There is also a health spa nearby in Hermanus or guests can even indulge in a massage and/or reflexology with highly qualified masseurs in the comfort of their own rooms at the guest house. The On The Cliffs Guest House also offers a sauna and gym on site if required.