In the 'hood, Hermanus as a destination

Thanks to the many beautiful options for accommodation in Hermanus, this is a stunning destination that is one of the best whale-watching spots for anyone visiting South Africa. It is a thriving holiday resort offering residents and holiday-makers modern amenities, yet retaining its fishermen's village charm. Hermanus, the world's foremost land based whale watching destination, is a thriving ... cont.

19 Glenfruin Estate, Hermanus, 7200, Cape Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa

Directions to Swallow's Loft

From Cape Town International Airport (Distance 100km)
• Take the N2 Highway to Somerset West and continue over Sir Lowry's Pass
• Proceed through the mountains until you reach the R43 glide off to Hermanus / Botriver (just after the Houwe Hoek Pass)
• Continue for approximately 26km past Hawston, Vermont and Onrus
• At the 3rd set of traffic lights (3km before the town centre of Hermanus) turn left at the Sandbaai / Hemel en Aarde junction. (Wine Village Shopping Centre on your left, Engen garage on your right)
• Take the first left turn (about 50 meters)
• Take the next little turn to the right (between Hornbill House and the Winery)

Via George / Oudtshoorn / Knysnae on the N2
• Drive on the N2, take the the R326 turn-off (left) to Standford and Hermanus, 13km after Riviersonderend
• When you reach the T-junction at Standford (55km). turn right onto the R43 towards Hermanus (23km)
• Keep driving along the Main Road through the business section of Hermanus
• After passing through the business section of town, you will pass a shopping centre and Total petrol station on your left
• Keeping going until you reach a Engen petrol station on your left, Wine Village Shopping Centre on your right, at a traffic light
• Turn right
• Take the first left turn (about 50 meters)
• Take the next little turn to the right turn (between Hornbill House and the Winery)

You will see the big gates with Glen Fruin Meadows written on the wall straight ahead. Press 19 on the gate pad to the left and we will let you in. No 19 is just to the left of the gate.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (0.5 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (0.5 km)
  • Car Hire (1 km)
  • Laundromat (2 km)
  • Grocery Store (3 km)
  • Internet Café (3 km)
  • Post Office (3 km)
  • Shopping Mall (3 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (4 km)
  • Airport (105 km)


  • Beach
  • Bird watching
  • Canopy tours
  • Children's entertainment
  • Cultural experiences
  • Cycling paths
  • Diving / snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Galleries / museums
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Hang- / paragliding
  • Health spa / massage
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Microlight flights
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Quad biking
  • River cruises
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Shark cage dives
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Township tours
  • Whale watching
  • Wine tasting

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