Hermanus Luxury Apartments

Hermanus Luxury Apartments
Self-catering & Bed and Breakfast in Hermanus
24 On Main
Hermanus - South Africa
Comfortable and spacious 6-sleeper luxury duplex house Situated in a secure complex, within walking distance from the town center and the beautiful cliff paths, 24 on Main offers luxury self-catering..
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Comfortable and spacious 6-sleeper luxury duplex house Situated in a secure complex, within walking distance from the town center and the beautiful cliff paths, 24 on Main offers luxury self-catering units with superb finishes.

All units are fully equipped with modern conveniences including DSTV Compact, Wi-Fi wireless internet, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble-dryer.

Luxurious white percale cotton linen and towels are supplied. Accommodation at 24 On Main offers you 3 bedrooms : main bedroom with queen bed and en-suite bathroom, second * and third bedroom with 2 single beds each Fully equipped open-plan kitchen Spacious and comfortable lounge with 42" plasma screen TV, DVD/CD-player, sound system, DSTV Compact (18 channels) Guest toilet Inside or outside barbecue Single garage with washing machine and tumble-dryer Second full bathroom Hermanus is a small town about 60 miles south-west of Cape Town, built on the shores of Walker Bay near the most Southern point of South-Africa, surrounded by splendid mountains and cliffs.

This wonderful location gives the perfect opportunity for a marvelous holiday : not only are there many activities to do for the whole family, but Hermanus is also the perfect and most known spot in the world for watching the magnificent Southern Right Whale. Whether you want a relaxing vacation on the beaches, a nice walk along the cliffs or a romantic cruise on the ocean at sunset, Hermanus has it all.

And we will do our best to give you the splendid holiday experience in our luxury apartments. We regret but this is a non-smoking apartment and no pets allowed.


Features

Hermanus is a small town about 60 miles south-west of Cape Town, built on the shores of Walker Bay near the most Southern point of South-Africa, surrounded by splendid mountains and cliffs.

This wonderful location gives the perfect opportunity for a marvelous holiday : not only are there many activities to do for the whole family, but Hermanus is also the perfect and most known spot in the world for watching the magnificent Southern Right Whale. Whether you want a relaxing vacation on the beaches, a nice walk along the cliffs or a romantic cruise on the ocean at sunset, Hermanus has it all.

And we will do our best to give you the splendid holiday experience in our luxury apartments. White Shark Cage Diving Whale Breaching Whale watching boat trips Kayaking Sunset cruises Caves (De Kelders) Helicopter rides Fishing Eco Quads Horse riding Scuba Diving Walking on the famous cliff paths, which stretch out for approx. 15 km, from where you can spot the whales, which come within meters of the cliffs (June-November) Mountain trails/walks in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve Hermanus Golf Course Paragliding Visiting wineries



The village of Hermanus is attractively positioned between magnificent mountains and sea. Situated on the western cove of Walker Bay, Hermanus has grown into the lively tourist destination it is today.

The first resident to put Hermanus on the map in the early 1800’s was Hermanus Pieters, a teacher from Caledon who herded his livestock towards the cooler climate of the coast. He discovered the fresh springs (later to be named Hermanuspietsersfontein) and set up camp for a few months.

The news of exceptional summer grazing spread fast, and soon the farming community of Caledon found their way to Hermanus.

The people who eventually settled permanently were fishermen, who discovered the abundance of fish in the bay. The growing popularity of Hermanus brought one of its first regular visitors, Sir William Hoy, to Hermanus. Hoy was so taken by the tranquility of the village that he used his position as the general manager of the South African Railways to prevent the Botriver railway to extend to Hermanus.

His legacy lives on in the Hermanus station, that has no lines or trains. The hill that lies in the middle of the village, Hoy’s Koppie, where Hoy and his wife are buried, provides an easy walk through fynbos to a lookout point over the village. Hotels were quickly built to accommodate the demand for holiday lodgings.

The first hotel was the Victoria Hotel, now Astoria Village, followed by the Windsor Hotel and then the Marine Hotel, which was built in 1902. The growing village soon expanded it's infrastructure to incorporate schools, churches, magistrate's court, post office, police station and a new harbour.

As a holiday town Hermanus offers a diversity of accommodation to its visitors, ranging from upmarket hotels, guesthouses and lodges through to comfortable B & B’s and budget backpackers. The town centre is quite compact, enabling guests to find shops and restaurants within easy walking distance of one another.

Hermanus has some beautiful white sand beaches that lie to the east in the Voelklip area. Kammabaai, Voëlklip, Grotto Beach and Langbaai offer bathers several secluded coves, as well as plenty of opportunities for the young who enjoy surfing and chilling out. Hermanus has 2 harbours : the historic old harbour in the centre of town, and the new harbour, situated on a spit at the end of Westcliff.

Hermanus, also known as the Riviera of the South, offers a myriad of activities all year round. The sun and the white beaches in summer and the world’s best land-based whale watching from July till November. Other activities include fishing, diving, hiking, cycling, fly-fishing, boating, bird-watching, paragliding, golf, bowls and riding. The Fernkloof Nature Reserve hosts one of the richest floral kingdoms in the world. It has 50 km of hiking trails and a mountain biking track.

The walk along the 12 km cliff path is spectacular, especially in "whale season" and has earned the village the reputation of offering the best land-based whale watching in the world. Hermanus has the world's only Whale Crier who sounds his kelp horn to announce where whales have been sighted. The Old Harbour Museum gives visitors an insight into the history of the village.

There is a telescope above the Old Harbour for visitors to see the giant visitors when they are far out in the bay. De Wet's Huis Photo Museum provides a fantastic photographic documentation of the history and development of the town. The beauty and magic of Hermanus have attracted many famous artists.

The town has thus become home to a number of galleries that house both local and international work/ The village holds a Passion Play in the Old Harbour every year; celebrates the arrival of the whales in the bay with the Whale Festival (which is an art and environmental feast); offers some of the best local and national theatre productions (mainly in Afrikaans) at the Kalfiefees; serves the most glorious seafood at the Hawston Sea Festival (December); and chases away winter chills at the Food & Wine Fair (July) with delicious cuisine and delectable wines from over 60 exhibitors.

To the west of Hermanus lies Sandbaai, which boasts several little coves that offer safe swimming at low tide as well as good snorkeling.

Onrus River is one of the most popular beaches for both young and old, surfers and body boarders. In Vermont lie the dunes and beach of Brekvis Bay, a perfect spot for picnicking.

Fisherhaven is a quiet little town along the garden route, just before Onrus and 7 minutes drive from Hermanus. It has a lagoon that overlooks the Arabella Sheraton Hotel. Fisherhaven has superb fishing opportunities in addition to sailing boating facilities. Hawston nestles in a cove at Mudge Point. It is one of the oldest settlements in greater Hermanus. Hawston has some of the best sea views in the area and has many buildings of historical interest.

It has a long stretch of beach that reaches towards Kleinmond but swimming is not advised. The eastern side of the beach, near Hawston Harbour, is a popular surfing spot. The Hemel-en-Aarde Village is situated between the Babilonstoring Mountains and the Kleinriviersberg. It offers a shopping paradise with a variety of shops ranging from farm stalls - restaurants - wine village - galleries and some nice surprises. Mount Pleasant is on the outskirts of Hermanus and is primarily a coloured area Zwelihle is a residential area that consists of shacks.

The housing is gradually improved in the area and support to empower the community to start their own businesses is proving to be a success. Taxi wars are frequent on Sunday mornings and police regularly patrol the area. Zwelihle recently opened a Bed & Breakfast (B&B) in the township and has a shebeen and even its own very popular restaurant. Many people have never been in a South African black township.

Tours of Hawston and Zwelihle townships can be arranged through the Hermanus Tourism Bureau.Hermanus is renowned as a great holiday resort offering holiday makers all modern conveniences whilst retaining its fisherman's village charm. The coastal town is nestled between mountain and the sea, and has gained world-wide recognition of the world's foremost land based whale watching destinations.

This has resulted in the town’s tremendous growth over the last few years due to it’s natural scenic beauty, the mild climate and the variety of outdoor activities available. Whether you want a relaxing vacation on the beaches, a nice walk along the cliffs or a romantic cruise on the ocean at sunset, Hermanus has it all. And we will do our best to give you the splendid holiday experience in our luxury apartments.

The ideal base from which to explore the Western Cape, Hermanus has something for everyone. The Fernkloof Nature Reserve has an option of over forty kilometers of walks in the beautiful mountains and nature reserve boast a variety of coastal fynbos and birdlife, beautiful stretches of beach, fishing and diving spots, 27 hole premier golf course, shark cage diving, wine farms, hiking, custom day excursions , whale and bird watching.

The self-catering apartment is within walking-distance of town and the majestic cliff paths and a myriad of restaurants offering cuisine ranging from fresh sea food to the finest steaks. Relax watching the whales from the balcony or your bed. This air-conditioned self-catering apartment is equipped with plasma televisions, dstv, braai facilities and en-suite bathrooms. A luxury you cannot afford to miss. Come explore South Africa from the town of Hermanus, a quiet coastal town situated in the Western Cape, Overberg region for a splendid holiday.

Things to do and see

Hermanus, a narrow coastal town, between the fynbos-covered mountains and the waves of the Atlantic is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast. There is golf, tennis, squash, bowls, canoeing, yachting, diving and surfing to enjoy.

For those who need the adrenalin rush there are the thrills of hang gliding, powerboat racing and of course shark cage diving. And that's not all: Boat-based whale watching Shark cage diving with the Great White Shark in the cold Atlantic from nearby Kleinbaai, also island cruises viewing the seal and bird breeding colonies. Boutiques, markets and shops and a ide selection of gifts and jewellery manufactured locally.

Ample art and craft studios and galleries. Several of the country's top wine estates will please the wine connoisseur. Various acclaimed wines are being produced in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde valley, and wine enthusiast can sample some of them by following the Hermanus Wine Route . Kilometers of unspoilt beaches, coves and sheltered bays. Wide open sandy beaches and magnificent lagoons attract all kinds of watersport fans, from sailing to motor boat enthusiasts , anglers, kite surfers and wind surfing. During our Winter big wave competitions are also held with competitors from all over the world. The unique cliff paths stretches for 12 km and is a sceniuc walk.

The views of sea and mountains are spectacular, and from June to November the Southern Right Whale may be seen just off-shore. Water sports on a tranquil lagoon or diving, fishing and boating in the sea. The Fernkloof Nature Reserve, part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, smallest but richest in the world, in the fynbos-covered mountains that form the backdrop to the town, offers walks and hikes with splendid views of mountain and sea. Roridula gorgonias (or vlieëbos in Afrikaans), the largest carnivorous plant in the world grows on our doorstep in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Bird watching.

Hermanus offers the ornithologists the opportunity to observe birds in mountain, coastal, river and estuarine habitats. Watch fishing trawlers unloading their catches at the New Harbour. Boating and rubber duck enthusiasts can make use of the facilities in the New Harbour at a fee. The New Harbour's fish shop sells fresh fish, live crayfish, oysters and other quality seafood. The Old Harbour is a historic highlight of the town, remaining unchanged from early days when it was the centre of activity in the fishing village. It is a popular destination for visitors, and contains a small museum with interesting information and artifacts.

Fishing - Hermanus attracts fishermen from all over the country as the sea and lagoons abound with galjoen, steenbras, kob, red roman, silver fish, red stumpnose, John Brown, and many more. The cliffs provide many excellent spots for angling. Top golf courses - include Hermanus golf course 27 holes and Arabella golf course A magnetic observatory is located in Hermanus.

The Hermanus Magnetic Observatory functions as an active participant in the worldwide network of magnetic observatories, which monitor and model variations of the earth’s magnetic field. Visitors are allowed by appointment. A large number of accommodation establishments, from basic camping and budget accommodation to B & B's, luxury guest-houses and hotels are available - this together with a good variety of coffee-shops, tea-gardens and restaurants (you can even dine in an old cave right on the sea's edge.) , serving local and international seafood delicacies.

Some interesting places to visit, using Hermanus as a good base from which to explore the Overberg. Easy day trips to Cape Agulhas to visit the Southern most tip of Africa, visit our penguin colony at Betty's Bay and watch them in their natural environment. Friendly people. Hermanus is a unique tourist mecca - once you've been here you will always want to return.


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  • Number of Rooms: 3
  • Children Policy: Children Welcome
  • Best time to visit: July to April

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