Abel, Louise and Luke, the friendly Labradors Keesha and Tula, and kitties Mikey and Squeek welcome guests to our home – the Brown Jug. Personal attention and guest comfort is our mission, guest satisfaction the goal. The three well-appointed, stylish, self-catering or B&B units with a personal touch and tastefully decorated with attention to detail will ensure a peaceful stay. The units are fully equipped, have private entrances, outdoor barbeque areas and safe under cover parking. The Brown Jug, centrally situated in sought after Eastcliff, a quiet leafy suburb, is a mere two minute stroll to the shops, restaurants and seafront where you can enjoy the famous whale watching from the cliff tops in all its beauty. Hermanus is the “Whale watching capital of South Africa” and is just a 90 minute drive from Cape Town.

Relax, rewind and discover beauty at its best

The Brown Jug will provide the exact location you are looking for. A pristine garden, private units, an 11m sparkling salt water swimming pool, sounds of nature and a good dose of R&R. We invite you to relax on your private patio or on one of the pool loungers and enjoy full or filtered sun while enjoying the tranquillity of the sound of birds. A short stroll will take you to the seafront, the quaint shops and antiquities Hermanus is renowned for, and to the restaurants for a long lazy lunch overlooking the sea, with the distinct possibility of a whale show. Then there’s the cliff paths, the Marine Tidal pool for a fully energized swim and the Fernkloof Nature Trail with the first of the available walks - The Elephant Walk - a mere 600 meters away. There’s also the Saturday Craft Market where friends (and their pets) meet, and the blue flag beaches that are just 5 minutes away by car. Mountain bike trails are in abundance and truly magnificent scenery awaits, with routes up the valley with clearly marked routes catering to various degrees of expertise. Hike into Fernkloof Nature Reserve or explore the Hemel en Aarde Valley just 6 kilometres away and taste the wines of the region. For the more adventurous there are a number of day trips, and using Hermanus as a base many of these can be covered with ease. The 27-hole Hermanus Golf Course is a kilometre away. We will gladly provide assistance with Kayak trips in Walker Bay, Shark dives and Whale cruises.

All units are equipped with

  • Flat screen TV, DSTV
  • Crisp linen, towels (beach and pool towels on request)
  • Full range of cutlery, crockery, and kitchen essentials
  • Stove with oven, fridge, microwave
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ceiling/standard fans, heaters
  • Fireplace
  • Safety box
  • Hairdryer
  • Private patio or barbeque area
  • Private entrances
  • Safe under cover parking
  • Remote controlled access
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Tea, coffee and cookie tray

Life is too short not to enjoy our hospitality

Unit One

This separate one bedroom unit with king size bed, and sunny patio overlooking the fish pond and Hoys Koppie sleeps 2 adults comfortably. A sleeper couch can sleep up to 2 children. Full bathroom with separate toilet. Private garden leading off the bedroom with outdoor patio set leading to the swimming pool.

Unit Two

This spacious two bedroom apartment can sleep 2 to 6 and is ideal for two singles, friends or families travelling together. Brightly decorated with its tasteful furnishings, the unit can accommodate two couples with ease and comfort. The two bedrooms, uniquely decorated and each with a full en-suite bathroom, provide luxury, comfort and are private. The large patio with wooden outdoor furniture overlooks the inviting swimming pool. Relax on a summer evening, light the fire and take the occasional dip to cool down, while sipping a well-deserved sundowner and watch the barbecue flames simmer down. The unit has a lovely lounge and dining room with full kitchen. Queen and king size bed options with a comfortable sleeper couch to accommodate a child or two.
Quotes depend on total occupancy and thus may vary.

Unit Three - The Studio

The Studio is a private and spacious unit with a king size bed, full bathroom, lovely lounge and full kitchen. The Studio also has its own dedicated barbecue patio with a kettle braai. For those less knowledgeable about the art of preparing meals on the kettle, Louise will gladly share her skills and guide you in the finer art of the South African way of life.


From Cape Town: Follow the N2 over Sir Lowry’s Pass, past Elgin Apple orchards and Peregrine and Houwhoek Farm Stalls, over the dual-carriage Houwhoek Pass. From the N2 exit left onto the R43 Hermanus.

Alternatively from Cape Town: Turn off the N2 towards Strand (R44) and meander along this beautiful stretch of whale coastline passing through Gordon’s Bay, Rooiels, Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond until you reach a T-junction. Turn right on the R43 towards Hermanus.

To the Brown Jug Guest House: Drive through Hermanus until you reach the 2nd traffic circle at the Marine Hotel. Take the first exit into Lord Roberts Street. Pass the Checkers centre on your left. At the next traffic circle take the second exit. Approximately 50 meters further turn right into Musson Street. Brown Jug is located at No. 18 Musson Street.

From The Garden Route: Drive on the N2 heading towards Cape Town, pass through Riviersonderend (“river without end”). After +/-8kms take the R326 Rietpoel/Stanford/Hermanus exit. Drive through wheat fields and sheep farms until you reach the T-junction at Stanford. Turn right towards Hermanus and continue on this road for 20 kilometres.

To the Brown Jug: Drive through Hermanus until you reach Stemmet Street on your right. Turn right into Stemmet and 3rd street left into Musson Street. Proceed for a block into Musson Street. The Brown Jug is on the left, house No. 18.