Selkirk House Luxury Guest House in Hermanus, Western Cape

Selkirk House

Guest House at 29 Selkirk Street, Hermanus, Cape Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About Selkirk House

This bright contemporary guest house nestles high against the Hermanus Mountain. It is unashamedly spacious and luxurious - an imposing yet inviting structure with its many terraces and balconies offering sweeping views of Walker Bay or the fynbos covered slopes.


The interiors are modern and elegant, with white American blinds ensuring cool privacy, while bold original artworks bring the colour and vibrancy of surrounding nature right into the house.

All the luxury suites have extra-length king size or twin beds with fine percale bed linen and supersoft allergy-free duvets. Each fully automated room is equipped with a bar fridge, tea and coffee tray, flat screen TV, international adaptor, mini safe, hairdryer, WiFi internet and iPod station. The bathrooms have a bath, shower, twin washbasins, heated towel rails, cotton gowns and Charlotte Rhys toiletries.

Guests can relax on the pool deck with its tumbling water feature and serene mountain views, or in the adjacent music lounce with its large sea-view balcony. The bar lounge on the top floor, which is equipped with a 60“ plasma TV with all DStv channels, gives access to a rooftop deck where 360° views of mountain and sea can be enjoyed.

Internet facilities are available in the library, which gives onto a mountain-facing terrace, where gently cascading waterfalls convey a sense of peace and tranquillity - the perfect place to relax with a book or magazine from our shelves.

Enjoy a fine local wine from our well-stocked cellar in front of a welcoming fire in one of the lounges, or choose a comfortable sofa on a terrace overlooking the bay.


Selkirk House’s legendary full English breakfast is served by Ina Schirmeisen, who will pamper you during your stay and ensure that it is memorable.

Attractions and Activities

The village centre with its many boutiques, bookshops, coffee shops, restaurants, markets, art galleries and museums is a 3-minute drive away. The 27-hole Hermanus Golf Course is close by, while the famous Arabella Golf Course can be reached within 20 minutes.

Hermanus is one of the world’s top land-based whale watching destinations. The Southern Right whales visit these shores in large numbers between the months of July and December.

Rich in fynbos and bird life, Hermanus has much to offer the outdoor enthusiast. Lovely hikes and picnic spots abound along with pristine beaches like the famed blue flag Grotto Beach, just a 5 minute-drive from Selkirk House.

Wine lovers can visit estates in the beautiful Hemel and Aarde Valley and other outstanding regions like Stanford and Bot River.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Concierge
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Roof deck
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi

Accreditations (as claimed by Selkirk House)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
AA Quality Assured Accommodation SuperiorHand Picked by SA-Venues.comRecommended on TripAdvisor

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.404072222222226
Longitude: 19.248152777444446

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 100km

Children policy
Children under 1 year and over 12 years are welcome.
Babies in arms stay free; Children over 12 years pay full rate.
No Children under 12.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Listed on
December 2012 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

Thanks so much for an amazing few days in Paradise! Loved your wonderful hospitality & stunning accommodation. Love Hilton & Melanie...

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