A stone's throw from the cliff paths overlooking Walker Bay is House on Westcliff. This boutique Bed and Breakfast comprises six charming rooms furnished with eclectic African and European design combining the best of antiquity with modern comfort and features. Exclusive thatched en-suite rooms are spacious in layout with individual furnishings and offer the discerning guest comfort and privacy. All rooms have individual entries which open out onto the garden. Each room has a flat screen television, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities and bar-fridge.

The spacious lounge is like a gallery in which original South African art adorning the walls combines with comfortable furnishing to give each guest a warm welcoming feeling. The selection of books and records add to the ambience of warmth and comfort.

Sumptuous breakfasts are served daily. The table settings are very individual and provide a picture in themselves. The dining room adjoins the lounge which is framed by wooden glass doors which lead to the garden.

The garden is characterised by its indigenous trees. The solar heated salt pool is framed by Norfolk pines on one side and a thatched gazebo on the other. The whole garden is framed by trees and shrubs and is a haven of peace and tranquility.

House on Westcliff enjoys a peaceful, green setting not far from the harbour. The beautiful cliff path nature reserve leads to the centre of town following the edge of the ocean. It is a 2 km beautiful walk to the city centre and a five-minute drive. This is your gateway to the myriad of pleasures Hermanus has to offer: land- or boat-based whale watching, spectacular nature hikes, pristine beaches, world-class golf courses, great white shark diving, ocean cruises, vineyard tours and superb cuisine.

The 12 km long cliff path beginning at our guest house command a dramatic view of the Southern right Whales who visit annually to breed and calve in the waters below. The cliff path runs spectacularly along the length of the coastline and while this famous path has been hailed as the best land-based whale watching site in the world, boat-based whale watching excursions give an even closer look.

or a birds-eye view of these gentle giants, take a flight in a small plane piloted by one of Hermanus's well-known characters. He is the one who from his plane counts the whales every season and provides statistics of the growing number of these mammals. A helicopter flight is as well available. Nature lovers will delight in the spectacular display of fynbos. This is our coastal mountain flora found along the paths as well as in the Nature reserves which surround Hermanus. Fernkloof Nature Reserve is a showcase of the Cape's endemic floral kingdom.

Numerous art galleries give you the opportunity to glimpse South African art at its best. There are many original boutiques which lend themselves to an excellent shopping experience. Rustic craft and food markets give Hermanus a very special flavour.

Dining in Hermanus is very special. A wide variety of restaurants presents you with a wide choice of cuisine and dishes. Among the restaurants you will find local, Japanese, Italian, continental, Cuban and typical South African steakhouses. Of course fresh fish and seafood is readily available on all the menus. Hermanus is a real fisherman's village with many touches of the state of the art. Our coffee shops are among the best in South Africa.

We look forward to your visit and we will endeavour to make the most out of your stay at House on Westcliff in Hermanus. Make us your next holiday destination.

Children are welcome to stay in our family room, or in the twin/king en-suites. We offer safe off street parking and credit card facilities

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Tourism Grading - 4 Stars
  • babysitting service
  • boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • shark cage diving (less than 10km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities


Directions to House on Westcliff from Cape Town:

Take the N2 towards Somerset West. Continue on this highway well past Somerset West mall on your right. About 40km past this mall, and after crossing over Sir Lowry's pass, there will be an exit onto the R43 marked as Kleinmond/Hermanus.

Take this exit and continue for about 30km passing the villages of Fisherhaven, Hawston, Vermont and Onrus River.

You will come to a 4-way intersection with traffic lights and on the left there will be a small shopping centre and craft village. You are still on the R43 which is now main road Hermanus. Enter Hermanus (Total garage and Gateway lifestyle centre on your right).

Drive through traffic lights, turn right into the second road which is De Goede road. At the t-junction turn right. This is Westcliff road.

Keeping the sea on your left, continue until you come to no. 96 on the right side of the road. Our guest house is a reddish colour with a thatched roof.