Whale Rock Lodge

Hermanus, Garden Route

The hotel

The stage for one of the globe’s greatest wildlife scenes, Hermanus is pure paradise during whale watching season – and this authentic seaside villa puts you just moments from the magic. Sitting a block from the sea, right by the New Harbour cruise dock, and at the start of the Cliff Path, the route curves along the coast with prime viewing spots. But it’s not all about whales here, and the thatched Whale Rock Luxury Lodge also puts you close to the heart of Hermanus, with its popular shopping and dining venues, and features glorious gardens, two swimming pools, personalised service, and a boutique hotel feel, thanks to it having just 17 elegant bedrooms and suites.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet Access

Where is it

Located at the Westcliff end of Hermanus, town centre is a 5-minute drive away. Close to the New Harbour.

Hotel information

18 rooms and suites divided over 3 buildings. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower, satellite TV, WiFi access, hairdryer and safe. Cosy Deluxe Rooms have a thatched roof, private patio and 1 king-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Garden Deluxe Rooms have a semi-private patio or courtyard terrace and 1 king-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Garden Suites have an open lounge area, private terrace and direct access to the swimming pool, one of the suites has a fireplace. Suites have 1 king-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Sea View Suites are located on the 1st floor, with 1 king-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Breakfast room. Honesty bar. Lounge/reception area with library. 2 salt water swimming pools. Complimentary WiFi.

2 nights. 

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel, we will recommend

Nov 10, 2019 jamiedelamare Guernsey, United Kingdom

Absolutely loved the hotel, it was stunning and there was everything you could have wanted from it. It was clean, the staff were friendly and offered us great advice on where to eat and what to see in the area. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They booked restaurants and activities for us. There was good facilities, two lovely pool areas… Read more
Absolutely loved the hotel, it was stunning and there was everything you could have wanted from it. It was clean, the staff were friendly and offered us great advice on where to eat and what to see in the area. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They booked restaurants and activities for us. There was good facilities, two lovely pool areas with decking and an honesty bar which we took full advantage of. We stayed in room 1 and it was beyond belief. The bed was enormous and was extremely comfortable and I didn’t want to get out of it. The rooms were cool and had a fan and had a lovely bathroom and living space. It made us feel at home. I will be singing high praises about this place. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely place to stay for a couple of nights

Nov 3, 2019 MrsB2132014 Norwich, United Kingdom

Rooms were large and had everything you required including bath robes, underfloor heating in bathroom which was lovely. Breakfast wide variety either cold buffet or hot choice. Owner was very helpful and booked a lovely restaurants for us.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely guesthouse

Oct 23, 2019 Claire G Sheffield, United Kingdom

We stayed here for 2 nights whilst doing a road trip along the Garden route. It's a beautiful guesthouse, a little out from the centre so away from all the restaurants but if you have a car, it's not an issue. Would definitely recommend it - spotlessly clean, large rooms and fantastic breakfast.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great couple of nights

Oct 19, 2019 440hannahp Bristol, United Kingdom

We spent 2 nights here but could have stayed much longer. Room 3 was like a home away from home with lots of space and real character to it. Location is great if you want to make the most of whale watching but the pool and grounds make it a good place to relax for the rest of the afternoon. The staff were amazing and couldn’t do enough to help.… Read more
We spent 2 nights here but could have stayed much longer. Room 3 was like a home away from home with lots of space and real character to it. Location is great if you want to make the most of whale watching but the pool and grounds make it a good place to relax for the rest of the afternoon. The staff were amazing and couldn’t do enough to help. Thank you whale rock! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating I wish I had more time

Sep 24, 2019 NaftaliLevi Jerusalem, Israel

This is one of the best lodges I've stayed. We were two families, 7 people and felt like home. Warm and welcoming stuff, recommendations and suggestions, very nice complex, clean and tidy, excellent breakfast. The pool is very nice even though we were in the winter ... The place is close to the port so you arrive quickly, even by walking to the… Read more
This is one of the best lodges I've stayed. We were two families, 7 people and felt like home. Warm and welcoming stuff, recommendations and suggestions, very nice complex, clean and tidy, excellent breakfast. The pool is very nice even though we were in the winter ... The place is close to the port so you arrive quickly, even by walking to the restaurants and whale watching cruzes. Read less