On The Cliff Guest House

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On the Cliff Guest House Hermanus, South Africa, is situated right on the seafront of the "Riviera of the South" on the whale watching route.

The On the Cliff  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.

Each year from 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.

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 mins drive from On the Cliff 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 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 rooms at the guest house. The On The Cliffs Guest House also offers a sauna and gym on-site if required.

On The Cliff Guest House offers:

  • Sauna
  • Putting green
  • Pub with cosy fireplace and TV
  • Heated salt pool
  • Gym
  • Meals by prior arrangement
  • Guest lounges with fireplace
  • Cliff path in front of house
  • 1km (10mins) walk to restaurants and village centre on the cliff path
  • Secure parking at the rear
  • Massage, reflexology and aromatherapy
  • Bed and Breakfast ( B&B ) included
  • Children under 8 years old cannot be accommodated at On The Cliffs Guest House


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping

Facilities Available at On The Cliff Guest House

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

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FAQs about On The Cliff Guest House
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at On The Cliff Guest House are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where is On The Cliff Guest House located?
The address of On The Cliff Guest House is: 42 Westcliff Road, Hermanus, Hermanus, 7200.