Our Chairman is passionate about experiences and has gone out of his way to identify the top places in the area and compile them onto a list for our guests.


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Hermanus Whale Festival

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There is no better spot to watch the festivities than our own front lawn. Our annual "braai" takes place during the whale festival, so sit back, indulge in a glass of the region's finest and enjoy a uniquely South African experience while watching the whales.
(And the look of envy on the faces of passersby.)

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Mariana

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The menu changes with the seasons. Book a table and enjoy delightful country where nothing will disapppoint.

 

 



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Stanford

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Spend a lazy afternoon browsing through the many antique shops the town has to offer.


 

 

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Grootbos

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Arrive early for lunch and enjoy a glass of regional wine while soaking up the natural beauty.


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Botrivier Hotel

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Traditional Sunday lunch followed by a "lekker koppie boere troos oppi stoep".


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Creation Wines

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Relax on the veranda and enjoy a glass of Creation Pinot Noir with your antipasto platter.


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Moggs

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Go on a winter's day and enjoy a glass of red wine with the oxtail around one of their cracking fire places. This is when you will realise: life is good!

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Lizette's Kitchen

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Have a lamb koftas to start with and then indulge in the classic chicken tom yum soup.


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Romantiques

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Watch a classic movie in their traditional movie theater.




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Gotto Beach

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Take a sunrise stroll along the beach and don't forget to pack your picnic basket.




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Oskars Delicatessen

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Try their famous homemade lamb pie and flush it down with one of their signature milk shakes.


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Greyton

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Go for the day trip and explore the town and its surroundings on horseback.

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Hemel-en-Aarde valley

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Make a day trip out of it and visit the wine farms in the valley.


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Cliff Path Trail

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Walk from the hotel to the new Harbour to enjoy some good old fish and chips at the Quay Side Cabin - arguably the best in the Cape.

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Fernkloof Nature Reserve

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Take a hike along one of the trails Fernkloof has to offer and do not forget to pack a picnic.


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The Chairmans route to Hermanus

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Stop for a lazy lunch in Franschhoek followed by a local craft beer at the Botrivier Hotel.


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The Chairmans route back to Cape Town

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Stop for a lazy lunch in Franschhoek followed by a wine tasting in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley..

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Hemingsway's Bookshop

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Spend a morning browsing through the endless selection of unusual and often out-of-pprint books at Hemmingway's

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The Barefoot Cook

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Go to the Barefoot Cook for a lazy lunch with a glass of local Pinot Noir. On your way out, buy a book and spend the rest of your afternoon relaxing by the pool.

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Rotary Way

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Take a picnic basket along and enjoy a afternoon and sunset picnic watching the whales playing in the distance.

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Peregrine

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On the route between Cape Town and Hermanus lies Peregrine farm stall. Situated in the beautiful and fertile Elgin Valley, Peregrine offers an abundance of locally sourced artisanal goods and wholesome, responsibly farmed, fresh produce.

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The Fisherman’s Cottage

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The Fisherman’s Cottage is a historical building which was converted into a small restaurant in 1976. Their menu offers a selection of simple dishes which reflect our coastline’s rich variety of seafood.