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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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
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Sep 22, 2019 Daniel D Nordlingen, Germany

We stayed two nights in the room 6. it was comfortably with enough place to stay. Absolute recommendable is a 40min cliff walk to Hermanus (City-Bay). We got the luck to see whales and seals.turtles and birds too. The stuff was very friendly and helpful. We think, the near to the township is not a problem.
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Aug 12, 2019 JaapPool Ede, The Netherlands

We stayed for a few nights in this lodge. The arrival was friendly, the breakfast was wonderful and the rooms were very comfortable. The staff was very helpful with suggestions for trips, dinner etc A nice place to stay!
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Aug 9, 2019 CGNaidoo

Amazing Accommodation.. we stayed in the Villa Room 14. Absolutely stunning, comfortable luxury accommodation offered. We sorry that we missed seeing you Dave & Anouk Bakker & family. We will be back. Arion & Carmelita Naidoo 09/08/19💐💗
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very nice place to stay in Hermanus

Jun 30, 2019 Sophie70Bussum Bussum

We loved our stay at the Lodge. The mod (Vaughn) was very helpful and thanks to all his efforts we got the last two spots on the only whale watching tour of the day. Room was very nice, complete and cosy. Highly recommended!