138 Marine is a luxurious, upmarket guest house with spectacular sea front views. It is an enchanting base from which to explore one of the world’s most magnificent eco-destinations and an hour’s drive from Cape Town International Airport. The guest house is only five minutes from Hermanus, renowned for the best shore-based whale watching experience anywhere on the globe. It is one of the few guesthouses in the area which is situated right at the beachfront. 138 Marine is a stone’s throw from a quaint assortment of village restaurants, craft markets, boutiques, bars, art galleries, charming little shops, and unspoiled beaches. It is situated adjacent to the unique beach pathway, providing exquisite sea and mountain scenery.


There are four double rooms, each individually decorated and luxuriously fitted, meeting international standards:

  • En-suite bathrooms with twin basins
  • Under-floor heating
  • Heated towel rails
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Highest quality linens
  • Electronic Safe
  • On-site parking

The guest lounge has uninterrupted sea vistas, internet access and a fire place. Spectacular sun sets and magnificent views of breaking waves and surrounding mountains can also be viewed from the spacious terrace.

A new addition is the family room with a private entrance, separate from the main building:

  • One double bed
  • Single beds/cot on request (up to 3)
  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Satellite TV
  • Coffee and tea facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • On-site parking

A scrumptious English breakfast is served, either adjacent to the open-plan kitchen or on the mountain terrace, weather permitting. The extensive menu changes daily. There are several superb restaurants to cater for every taste within a radius of 5 kilometres. On request, a picnic can be provided to enjoy on the beach in front of the guest house. On-site wellness therapies can be arranged on request. There is a local hospital situated less than 5 minutes away. Self-catering facilities: Please contact us for details.


Any season is a great time to visit Hermanus, and depending on which you prefer, can be enjoyed as… a peaceful retreat during the winter months or a bustling coastal resort town during the summer months. The climate is Mediterranean with most of the rainfall in winter and long sunny days in summer. Information and assistance with bookings, as well as activity planning are offered by our staff. Whale watching from our bedrooms and guest lounge (June to Dec)

  • Boat-based whale watching (June to Dec)
  • Great white shark cage diving or viewing
  • Hermanus and Arabella Golf Courses
  • Mountain hikes and bird watching in Fernkloof and Harold Porter Nature Reserves
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Beaches ideal for surfing and swimming
  • Cliff and beach walks
  • Picturesque coastline drives along the southernmost tip of Africa River
  • cruises on the African Queen
  • Wine estate trips and wine tasting (7 wineries in the area; 1 hour from Stellenbosch and Franschhoek wine routes and 1,5 hours from Robertson and Montagu wine area)
  • Arts and crafts markets, and museums Art and Music Festivals (August Kalfie Festival and September Whale Festival)
  • Netting of rock lobster/crayfish from boat (in season)
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling
  • Boat trips to Dyer Island (seals, sharks, whales, birds and penguins)
  • Kayaking on sea Horse riding on beaches
  • Paragliding
  • Quad Biking
  • Abseiling


From R 550.00 per person sharing per night
Children under 12 welcome by prior arrangement.