About 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse
The luxurious 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse in Hermanus is the proud winner of the Top Destination Award for the Best Four-Star Guesthouse in South Africa in 2015. In addition to this wonderful recognition, it also won the SA Tourism Awards in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse is a stylish retreat from the bustle of city living, and is perched right on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, with a sprawling deck next to the beach. Guests can soak up the sun on the spacious terrace, drinking in the views of the mountains and the sea, or can catch up on a good book on the deck, while sipping on some of the delicious estate wine. The fireplace inside is perfect for cooler evenings and guests that want to cosy up in front of the crackling logs.
Walks on the beach are a must, as are strolls along the coastal path, which showcases the fauna and flora of the rock pools, as well as the stunning fynbos skirting the guesthouse.
No attention to detail has been spared in the superbly stylish décor. The five luxurious designer suites are individually fitted with all modern comforts, meeting international standards: king or queen-sized beds decked in 400-thread count Percale linen, underfloor heating, heated towel rails, satellite TV, wireless internet access, complimentary tea & coffee making facilities, electronic safes, and overhead fans.
Superior: Breathtaking panoramic sea and mountain views from four windows and balcony; king-size bed (or twin beds), en suite designer bathroom with free-standing slipper bath, shower and twin basins.
Luxury: Spectacular sea and mountain views from queen-size bed, balcony and even from spacious shower in en suite bathroom.
Luxury: Stunning sea view from exquisite open plan bath in bedroom and queen-size bed; en suite bathroom with twin basins and shower.
Luxury: Special ambience with stylishly decorated queen-size bed, decked in 400-thread count percale linen; en suite bathroom with twin basins and spacious shower.
Luxury: Huge windows with “sideways” sea and mountain views; King-size bed (or twins), and two small single beds on request; En suite bathroom with shower, bath and twin basins; Private patio.
Superior: Fabulous sea views from three windows; special king-size bed (or twin beds); beautiful en suite designer bathroom with bath and shower.
The extensive breakfast menu changes daily. On request, a picnic can be provided to enjoy on the beach in front of the guest house, and on-site wellness therapies can be arranged.
138 Marine is only five minutes from the Hermanus town centre, renowned for the best shore-based whale watching experience anywhere on the globe. It is close to 2 world-class golf courses and at the gateway to the Hermanus Wine Route.
Attractions & Activities
138 Marine is a stone’s throw from unspoiled beaches and a quaint assortment of village restaurants, country markets, boutiques, bars, art galleries, and charming little shops.
It is an enchanting base from which to explore one of the world’s most magnificent eco-destinations with whale watching from land or boat, great white shark cage viewing and diving from Gansbaai, bird watching by dingy on the Stanford River, mountain and fynbos walks in the Fernkloof nature reserve, dune horse riding, or visiting the penguin colony and Harold Porter Botanical Gardens at nearby Betty’s Bay.
A little further afield and easy day trips include wine tasting at the many wineries in the area, 4X4 driving trails, the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas, the caves and beach at De Kelders, the Mission station at Elim, the picturesque Kassiesbaai fisherman’s village at Arniston and the historic Greyton and Genadendal rural villages.