About The Potting Shed Self Catering
Hear and see the ocean from either of our self catering units in a peaceful, sea facing, upmarket complex with 24 hour security. This beautiful seaside town in the Western Cape is only an hour and a half away from Cape Town city center and 1 hour form the international airport.
Whale Rock Estate at Tobago Bay, Hermanus, has a stunning view of Walker Bay, where the Southern Right whales are often seen breaching and blowing along the rocky coast line only seconds from your door. Take a stroll along the walk way to the sea, approximately 90 meters from your patio.
Our family friendly apartments are identical in size but vary slightly in décor. Both have a double and twin bedded room, with sleeper couches in the lounge to accommodate up to six guests in each unit. Bed linen is provided.
Kitchens are fully equipped with a washing machine, microwave and fridge/ freezer, along with everyday utensils such as cutlery, crockery, braai (barbecue) tongs, iron and ironing board etc. Breakfast can be arranged at our Guest House (The Potting Shed Guest House) in Albertyn Street, at an additional cost.
TV, DSTV (compact package), and a DVD player are provided in the lounge. Panel heaters provide extra comfort for cold winter nights.
Play a game of squash in the court provided, or swim in the pool at the recreational area, where you have use of an outdoor brick built braai / bbq. Alternatively, braai / bbq with the Weber provided in your stoep, in the privacy of your own apartment, whilst enjoying the sound of the crashing waves.
Situated just 1 km from the new harbour, it’s an ideal location to sample local fresh caught fish (and sushi) at one of the fabulous sea food restaurants. The apartments are 3 kms to the town centre and 5 kms to Hermanus Golf Course (27 holes).
Annamarie and David offer a personal service to all guests, and are happy to offer advice and book any necessary excursions and restaurants as required. Children of all ages are welcome, but we do have a strictly No smoking, No pets policy.
Activities & Attractions
Boat trips run daily in season for whale watching and sunset cruises - weather permitting.
Hermanus boasts of many things including a craft market, excellent restaurants, Fernkloof Nature Reserve which has a farmers market on Saturdays, Grotto Beach (voted one of the top 5 beaches in the Western Cape and awarded a blue flag).
Local activities can be arranged such as sea kayaking, whale boat and fishing trips, shark cage diving, bird watching, horse riding on the beach, beauty therapy, flights in light aircraft over Walker Bay, and paragliding. There are several award winning wine estates in the area, a brewery and cheese farm close by.