It’s no secret that Hermanus is one of the most beautiful seaside villages on our planet; with its magical sea views, powder-white beaches and pink sunsets, you can enjoy carefree days with the ocean lapping at your feet. From balmy beach walks and summer sunshine to cosy winter nights beside a roaring log fire; every season offers its own charm. Whether you are dreaming of a romantic wedding on the beach, an intimate honeymoon, or just a quiet week-end away, One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel in Hermanus offers the perfect location.
One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel is a dreamy little hide-away where you can get close to nature and I cannot think of a better place where you can kick off your shoes and indulge in the beauty and splendour of Hermanus than right here. You will be met by friendly hosts, vibrant hues, luxurious seafront accommodation and five star service.
You can comfortably book in here for a week (or maybe two) and enjoy the huge variety of outdoor activities on offer including the best land-based whale watching in the world from June until November, some of the best wines in South Africa, two challenging golf courses, art, adventure activities such as shark diving and so much more.
Why we love One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel:
– The attention to detail, special touches & the vibrant colours
– Luxury accommodation, you even get an iPad to use!
– Endless sea views
– The “Pink Terrace” – check it out!
– Whale watching from your room in season (June to November)
– The world famous Cliff Path is on your doorstep
– Within walking distance of the centre of Hermanus, restaurants & shops
– Friendly staff and five star pampering
– Perfect for keen golfers with the Arabella Golf Course & Hermanus Golf Club nearby
– Breakfast feels more like “high tea” and is included in the nightly rate
Luxury Accommodation in Hermanus
The rooms at One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel are simply sensational and offer all the modern luxuries you may need for a relaxing holiday. Beautiful bedrooms offer king size beds and en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and complimentary guest amenities. The windows are double glazed ensuring a peaceful stay and block-out curtains promise laid-back mornings.
The Pink Terrace on the first floor offers complimentary tea, coffee, cappuccino & biscuits all day or you can order a drink from the bar from 12h00 onwards, relax and enjoy the majestic mountain views.
The garden and swimming pool offer the perfect spot for lazy afternoons where you can soak up the sun on a comfortable lounger and catch and afternoon snooze listening to the sounds of the ocean in the distance.
After a busy day exploring Hermanus, this is where I like to end my day; sipping cocktails on the balcony and enjoying the breathtaking ocean views. There are a number of superb restaurants within walking distance of One Marine Drive where guests can enjoy lunch and dinner.
Activities in Hermanus
Hermanus offers such a central location that exploring the Western Cape from here is a breeze. Apart from the phenomenal land-based whale watching in season which is from June until November, the winter months of June, July & August offer peak shark cage diving and viewing which takes place in Gansbaai, only 40 minutes from Hermanus. It is an easy drive from Cape Town, just over an hour, and you can take the scenic route via Clarence Drive, regarded as one of the most scenic routes in South Africa. You can stop and visit the penguins in Stony Point, on-route and have lunch at Kleinmond Harbour. Hermanus and the area is the adventure mecca of South Africa with an enormous variety of outdoor activities to enjoy. Sea kayaking, whale watching, surfing, kite-surfing, sand-boarding, Quad bike rides through the wine estates, mountain biking, zip-lining, shark diving, the list goes on… Whether you opt for the cosy winter months, perhaps a wine tasting excursions or two and relaxing in front of the fire-place with a good red or the adrenaline-junkie stuff which is available all year, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this beautiful seaside village.