Brown Jug Guest House in Hermanus with Self Catering, Cape Overberg

Brown Jug Guest House

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering at 18 Musson Street, Eastcliff, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa . Show on Map

About Brown Jug Guest House

Relax, rewind and discover beauty at its best ...

Personal attention and guest comfort is our mission – departing as friends the goal. Choose from 3 well appointed stylish self catering or bed & breakfast units, units which are artistically and tastefully decorated with attention to detail. The units are fully equipped, have private entrances, outdoor barbeque areas and safe under cover parking.

The Brown Jug is centrally situated in the sought after Eastcliff, a quiet leafy suburb a mere two minute stroll to the shops, restaurants and sea front, where the famous whale watching from the cliff tops can be enjoyed in all its beauty. Hermanus is the “Whale watching capital of South Africa” and is just 90mins drive from Cape Town.

The Brown Jug will provide the exact location you are looking for, pristine gardens, private units, 11m sparkling salt water swimming pool, sounds of nature and a good dose of 'R&R'. We invite you to relax at your private patio, or on one of the pool loungers and enjoy full or filtered sun, whilst enjoying the tranquility of the sound of birds. A short stroll will take you to: the seafront, the quaint shops and antiquities Hermanus is renowned for, restaurants for a long lazy lunch overlooking the sea (with the distinct possibility of a whale show), the cliff paths, the marine tidal pool for a fully energized swim, the Fernkloof Nature Trail (with the first of the available walks), The Elephant Walk a mere 600m away or the Saturday Craft Market, where people, their pets, and friends meet.

The blue flag beaches are 5mins away by car. Mountain bike trails are in abundance and truly magnificent scenery awaits, with clearly marked routes catering to various degrees of expertise. Hike into Fernkloof Nature Reserve or explore the Hemel en Aarde Valley just 6kms away, and taste the wines of the region. For the more adventurous there are a number of day trips, and using Hermanus as a base, many of these can be covered with ease. The 27 hole Hermanus Golf Course is a kilometre away. We will gladly provide assistance with Kyack trips in Walker Bay, Shark dives and whale cruises.


All units are equiped with the following:
• Flat screen TV with DSTV
• Crisp linen and towels (beach and pool towels on request)
• Full range of cutlery, crockery, and kitchen essentials
• Stove with oven, fridge, microwave
• Free Wi-Fi
• Ceiling / standard fans and heaters
• Hairdryer
• Private patio or barbeque area
• Private entrances
• Safe under cover parking
• Remote controlled access
• Complimentary toiletries
• Tea / coffee and cookie tray
• Breakfast on request

Unit One:
This separate one bedroom unit with sunny patio overlooking the fish pond, and Hoys Koppie, sleeps 2 adults comfortably. If necessary up to 2 children can be accommodated on a very comfortable double sleeper couch. There is a king size bed in the main bedroom. Suitable for families with small children. There is a full bathroom with separate toilet. Private garden leading off the bedroom with outdoor patio set leading to the swimming pool.

Unit Two:
This spacious two bedroom apartment can sleep 2 to 6 and is ideal for two singles, friends or families travelling together. Brightly decorated with its tasteful furnishings, the unit can accommodate two couples with ease and comfort. The two bedrooms, uniquely decorated and each with a full en-suite bathroom, provide luxury, comfort and are private. The large patio with wooden outdoor furniture, overlooks the inviting swimming pool. Relax on a summer evening, light the fire and take the occasional dip to cool down, whilst sipping a well deserved sundowner and watch the barbecue flames simmer down. The unit has a lovely lounge and dining room with full kitchen. Queen and double bed options with a comfortable sleeper couch to accommodate a child or two.

Unit Three (The Studio):
The Studio is a private and spacious unit with a king size bed, lovely lounge and full kitchen. Nothing however prevents you from exercising your right to a well deserved hearty, scrumptious breakfast, prepared by your host, with love and care. The Studio has a full bathroom with a shower large enough for a family (definitely for two). The Studio also has its own dedicated barbecue patio with a kettle braai. For those less knowledgeable about the art of preparing meals on the kettle, Louise will gladly share her skills and guide you in the finer art of the South African way of life.

Recreation & Facilities

• Beach less than 4km
• Boat trips from the Harbour or from Gansbaai
• Braai or barbecue facilities at each unit
• Children welcome
• Golf course 1km
• Gym 800m
• Laundrette nearby
• Non smoking rooms, but there are designated smoking areas
• Private entrances
• Restaurants within walking distance
• Safe to walk to restaurants at night
• Shark dive trips arranged and booked
• Swimming pool on premises
• TV in all units
• Tidal pool at Marine Hotel
• Under cover on site parking
• Whale watching route 800m


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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Video player

On Site

  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.413654
Longitude: 19.243733999666667

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 115km

Children policy
All ages welcome however parents are advised that the establishment has an unfenced swimming pool and fish pond.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on
June 2007 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

Unfortunately we only spent one night at the Brown Jug, we were passing through on our way to Cape Town on hindsite we would have loved to spend our Cape...

Barbara Badenhorst, East Sussex UK Travellers' Rating


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