FrancolinHof Guest House in Hermanus, Cape Whale Coast
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  • Guests10
  • Rooms/Units5
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About FrancolinHof Guest House

Get closer to South African nature at FrancolinHof, an owner-managed guesthouse overlooking one of the loveliest views in Hermanus of both the mountain and the sea. Ideally situated bordering Fernkloof Nature Reserve, FrancolinHof is surrounded by birdlife, proteas and other fynbos.

After sundowners on your balcony, a good meal and peaceful sleep far from the noise of traffic, you will feel refreshed to explore Hermanus or do one of the many activities accessible on site. These include a stroll onto the mountain from our garden - or a steeper climb for the more energetic - or a guided walk can be arranged to introduce you to the rich floral heritage of the Overberg.


From all five luxury en suite rooms, patios and balconies enjoy sweeping views of the mountain and Walker Bay - and whales in the distance - during the day, sunsets in the evening and Hermanus lights at night.

Each comfortably luxurious bedroom has the option of twin or king-sized beds and has a TV, mini fridge, hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Heaters are installed and fans are provided as necessary, and there is underfloor heating and heated towel rails in all bathrooms. The lounge and dining area of FrancolinHof is wheelchair accessible, as is one of our en suite luxury bedrooms.


Breakfast includes healthy and hearty options with home-made and local produce. We consult a dietician for special dietary requirements on request. Picnic and sundowner baskets are available with advance warning.


Relax in the peace and quiet luxury of FrancolinHof for this special time together. Take romantic walks on the beach at sunset or enjoy the view of the setting sun from your balcony or the Cliff Path with a Sundowner Picnic Basket, with our compliments for all couples spending a minimum of two nights of your honeymoon with us.

Hermanus offers a wide range of activities and restaurants - and at night FrancolinHof offers wonderful, romantic views of the lights of Hermanus across the bay.

Attractions & Activities

Two of the major attractions of Hermanus - the Cliff Path and the soft white sand of the Blue Flag Grotto beach are just a 10 minute walk downhill from FrancolinHof. The Cliff Path is 12km of undulating, fairly easy walking, starting at Grotto Beach and ending at the New Harbour - with the larger part of the path being between Grotto Beach and the centre of town at the picturesque Old Harbour. The Cliff Path is a prime whale watching site, walking path and location to enjoy sundowners.

The restaurants in the centre of Hermanus and Hermanus golf course are about a 5km drive away, as are the beautiful gardens of the Fernkloof Nature Reserve.

Other nearby activity options include

• mountain biking - the trail passes behind FrancolinHof
• horse-riding
• boating or sea kayaking
• helicopter rides
• boat-based whale watching
• the Hemel-en-Aarde wine valley with its wine farms and restaurants are about 12kms away.


FrancolinHof is an excellent base to explore the many places of interest in the Overberg and South Coast. A little further afield and easy day trips include shark cage viewing and diving from Kleinbaai / Gansbaai, bird watching by dingy on the Stanford River, the penguin colony and Harold Porter Gardens at Betty’s Bay.

4X4 driving trail, the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas, the caves and beach at De Kelders, the Mission station at Elim, candle factory shop at Bredasdorp, as well as the holiday villages of Greyton and Kleinmond. We will be happy to provide directions or make reservations for restaurant and activities for you.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating
  • Video player

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

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

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Weaverbird Room

All rooms are en-suite with twin/king-sized beds. This room is downstairs, wheelchair accessible and opens onto a patio. The bathroom has a romantic double shower, underfloor heating and a heated towel rail for those chilly winter nights.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Owl Room

All rooms are en-suite with twin/king-sized beds. This large room is also downstairs leading onto the patio. The bathroom has a candle-lit bath and a separate shower as well as a heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Seagull Room

All rooms are en-suite with twin/king-sized beds. The Seagull Room is upstairs and leads onto a balcony. The bathroom has a shower and double wash basins as well as a heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Sugarbird Room

All rooms are en-suite with twin/king-sized beds. This generously sized upstairs corner room also leads onto a balcony. The bathroom has a bath and separate shower and also includes underfloor heating and a heated towel rail.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Francolin Room

All rooms are en-suite with twin/king-sized beds. This superior King room leads outside onto a large deck with sea views of the whole of Walker Bay. In-room facilities include a bar fridge, TV, hairdryer, safe, heater, fan, kettle and internet access.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

13 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

We just wanted to thank you for the warm welcome we received during our visit to your beautiful area. Your environment is the magical beauty of its landscapes and the beautiful view of whales that remain a great moment in our memories. A big thank you to our four Patrice

October 2014

collon (beauregard vendon)

Verified reviewexcellent

A very nice and comfortable house in a very nice town. Mary and Jean are the perfect guests! Every morning the breakfast was different yet always excellent, and the kids had a special surprise. Loved the bathroom and the ground heating.

September 2009

Frederic Caille (St Denis Reunion Isld)

Need to Know

Response timeFrancolinHof Guest House typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages welcome.

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 115km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 12h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyDiners, American Express, Mastercard, Visa, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since April 2006

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