Whale Rock Lodge in Hermanus


Whale Rock Lodge in Hermanus is a welcoming and comfortable guesthouse, the perfect home away from home. The staff are lovely and friendly and we felt welcome from the moment we arrived. The guesthouse is suitable for couples and families with different room options. There are 11 elegantly decorated contemporary style rooms all with stunning modern bathrooms.

The guesthouse is situated in Westcliff, on the border of Hermanus CBD, close to the new Harbour, which I personally think is an ideal location. Hermanus is a beautiful but small town and it can be busy so it’s nice to be in a slightly quieter area but still near all activities, restaurants, whale boats and ideal access to the famous and beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.

Entering the guesthouse, you are met with a warm and welcoming ambiance. Melanie met us at the door and immediately made us feel welcome. Next to the entrance is a comfortable lounge to relax in and we sat and had a chat about things to in Hermanus and our plans for our stay. Melanie is extremely knowledgeable and will be able to assist with any arrangements needed. Even before our arrival Melanie had offered to book dinner and took care of all the arrangements. The front lounge has a fully stocked honesty bar if you are looking for somewhere to relax with a drink. There is also second lounge area with a library.


Our Garden Deluxe room was spacious and comfortable with the finest linens and fittings and all rooms have free Wi-Fi. All bathrooms have been renovated and have TheraVine™ Bath & Body Products (which are divine if you are not familiar with them).


On entering the property there is a secure gate and parking. There are lovely lush gardens to relax in and for kids to play if you are taking the family and a massive solar heated pool (17m!). Breakfast is included and is served between 8am – 10am with a selection of cereals, fruit and pastries and cooked breakfast can be ordered.


From the guesthouse, you can walk along the ocean cliff path into Hermanus which is a picturesque stroll along the ocean which I highly recommend. Of course, the Whales are a major attraction in Hermanus and the new Harbour where the boats leave from is a mere 2-minute walk. Whale season is from June to November.


Thank you Whale Rock Lodge team for a lovely stay, we had a wonderful and relaxing visit. I can’t wait to return with the family.



Garden Deluxe

Each room is equipped with a beautiful modern bathroom, flat screen television with DSTV (Satellite), free Wi-Fi, a fully Stocked Minibar, hairdryer, heater, electric blankets in winter and 100% Percale Linen. The rooms each have their own patio leading out onto the expansive and beautifully maintained gardens with a large pool. They also have International Plug Adapters.

Deluxe Room

A cosy room with a Twin/King Size bed with a beautiful modern bathroom and under floor heating in the bathroom. The room has a private patio with thatch roof.

Garden Deluxe Rooms (Family)

Whale Rock offers five spacious Garden Deluxe Rooms, all with a semi-private patio or courtyard terrace. The exception is room 8, which has a wooden deck over the koi and gold fish pond, in front of the room, looking over the large pool and gardens. This room has a lovely loft with two singles beds for children under 16 and is suitable for families with two children (under 16 years).


Sea View Suite

This lovely Suite is positioned on the 1st floor and has a balcony with distant sea views. It is a large, beautifully decorated twin room with two queen size beds.

Garden Suites

The two spacious Garden Suites both consist of a bedroom with private open lounge. These suites each have a private terrace overlooking the spacious garden and direct access to our solar-heated pool. The one Garden Suite boasts a cosy fireplace.

Executive Honeymoon Suite

This large sized privately situated Executive Honeymoon Suite has an open bedroom and spacious private lounge & a dressing room which could be used as baby/kids (< 4 yrs) room or small office. This luxury Suite has a lovely terrace overlooking the lush gardens and direct access to the solar-heated pool.


Garden Family Suite – Family

The Garden Family Suite is perfect for a family of 4. It has a second bedroom with two single beds for children under 18 years old. The spacious suite has a private patio with direct access to the garden. Both bedrooms have direct access to the bathroom.


Luxury Family Suite

The Luxury Family Suite is a combination of 2 Garden Deluxe Rooms next to each other connected through interleading doors. Both rooms are spacious and have an en-suite bathroom. The Luxury Family Suite can easily accommodate a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids). The Suite has its own private terrace with lovely table and chairs to enjoy a private lunch or platter.


  • Large solar heated swimming pool 17m!
  • Flat Screen TV with satellite selection
  • Finest percale linen and fluffy, luxurious towels
  • Digital safe and telephone
  • Complimentary Wi Fi Internet access throughout the entire premises
  • English and Continental Breakfast
  • Secure parking
  • Laundry service
  • Child care on request


Hermanus is a lovely seaside town to visit with plenty of activities from Whale watching, whale charters, wine tasting in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, hiking up the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, walking along the cliff paths, Golf, beautiful white sandy beaches, great restaurants, and secluded coves dotted all along the coast line as well as sea kayaking in the marine reserve.


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