138 Marine is a luxury guest house with spectacular sea views just outside the centre of Hermanus, perfect for whale watching holidays in South Africa. It is an excellent base from which to explore the Western Cape and can be reached in 2 hours from central Cape Town. The guest house offers an affordable accommodation option, close enough to enjoy the town but not as pricey as some of the more central properties. We also recommend 138 Marine for clients on South Africa golf holidays, it is positioned close to Arabella and Hermanus Golf Club making it an ideal stop over for a Garden Route golfing itinerary.
The guest house is only five minutes from the centre of Hermanus, renowned for the best land-based whale watching experience anywhere on the globe, and within easy reach of Shark Alley, home of the Great White Sharks.
It is one of the few guesthouses in the Hermanus area which is situated right at the beachfront. This is the perfect romantic getaway, close to unspoiled beaches, two popular golf courses, and at the gateway of the Hermanus Wine Route. 138 Marine is situated adjacent to the unique beach path (“Whale Walk”), providing exquisite sea and mountain scenery. There is no pool at the guest house but the beach is just a few steps from the front door.
A short drive away, the Hermanus Wine Route stretches through the Hemel en Aarde Valley which translates to ‘Heaven on Earth’! The R320 road runs through this magnificent valley which is home to 13 wine estates, some of which offer meals as well. Most offer wine tasting although some must be pre booked in advance as they are not open every day. The scenery is breath taking and it is well worth devoting a day to the Hermanus Wine Route. You can either self drive or we can organise a tour for you, either half or full day with lunch.
Rooms at 138 Marine
There are five designer double rooms, each individually decorated and luxuriously fitted, meeting international standards with en suite bathrooms and air conditioning.
Information and assistance with bookings, as well as activity planning are offered by the staff:
- Whale watching from the deck and guest lounge (June to Nov)
- Boat based whale watching (June to Nov)
- Great White Shark Diving
- Mountain Hikes
- Wine tasting
- Beach walks
For more information about South Africa Holidays, or staying at 138 Marine Guest House contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 to speak to our South Africa Golf Holidays team.
138 Marine Guest House Amenities
- Bed & Breakfast basis
- Under floor heating
- En Suite bathrooms
- Lounge area
- Tea & Coffee available
- Off street parking