Harbour House Hotel

Harbour House Hotel enjoys the most prominent of positions in the heart of the Old Harbour area of Hermanus, flanked by the seaside and the bustling centre of this holiday town. The magnificent Lookout Terrace invites guests to relax and enjoy the soothing surrounds of the Atlantic ocean.

Guests are offered a choice of accommodation from the historical architecture of the thatched roof seaside Manor House built in 1920, to the contemporary New Wing and Harbour Square. Rooms are luxuriously appointed with sophisticated modern décor. The hotel couldn’t be more central and is in easy walking distance of the town’s top attractions, whale watching sites, markets, restaurants, street and cafés.

Featuring an unrivaled location in the heart of the old harbour district, Harbour House Hotel offers guests a variety of facilities to enjoy for the duration of their stay. From exclusive use of the iconic infinity pool to leisurely breakfasts on the lookout terrace, Harbour House Hotel has something for everybody to enjoy.

Selkirk’s Restaurant offers a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Famously known for it’s teatime scones and the best fish and chips in Hermanus, the menu changes seasonally, reflecting the availability of  local and seasonal produce. Fresh fish comes from Hermanus Harbour, and the vegetables are cultivated in the Hemel en Aarde Valley.

There is also a Wine bar offering a selection of renowned beverages, from beer sourced from the Birkenhead Brewery in Standford, to bottled craft beer and the award-winning wines so commonly associated with the lush vineyards of the Overberg region. Enjoy views from the deck across the swimming pool to the Ocean beyond.

Rooms at Harbour House Hotel
The restored Manor House features the smaller, more intimate ‘Romantic rooms’, all with views.  The New Wing has 18 spacious rooms, featuring a kitchenette and lounge leading out onto a private balcony as well as Harbour Square (previously Quarters Hotel), the most recent addition, which boasts 18 modern rooms and suites.

Manor House
Modern, open plan rooms with millstone floors and romantic solid cast baths, walk in showers, enclosed toilets, heated towel rails and standing or ceiling fans. Tea and coffee making facilities, Nespresso machine (capsules available at an additional charge) and mini bar (stocked on request), flat screen TV with built-in DVD player, satellite television (selected channels) and wireless Internet access.

New Wing
Spacious rooms with lounge area, kitchenette with kettle, toaster, microwave, tea and coffee making facilities, Nespresso machine (capsules available at an additional charge) and mini bar (stocked on request), en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower and heated towel rails. Living area features a plasma TV and satellite television (selected channels), wireless Internet access and air conditioning. All rooms have King/Twin sized beds and a private balcony with seating.

Harbour Square
All rooms and suites are tastefully decorated with beautiful eclectic combinations in a modern style. Rooms and Suites feature an LCD television with satellite television (selected channels), personal bar, tea & coffee making facilties, Nespresso machine, wireless Internet access, air conditioning and heating. En-suite open plan bathrooms with separate bath and shower and enclosed toilet cubicle.

Considered the start of the extended Garden Route, Hermanus  makes an ideal stop over at anytime of the year. Outside of the whale watching season there is plenty to do and see, including wine tasting on the Hermanus Wine Route, boat trips to Dyer Island to see the Cape Fur Seal colony and other marine mammals and birds.

For anyone contemplating South Africa golf holidays, on the Garden Route, Harbour House Hotel is a great place to stop for a couple of nights to play the nearby Arabella and Hermanus Golf Club courses.

For more information about Holidays in South Africa or staying at Harbour House Hotel  contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 to speak to our South Africa Golfing Holiday’s team.



In our opinion: A great location if you want to leave the car behind and explore Hermanus on foot. Rooms in the New Wing and Harbour Square are light and airy but not all have a sea view.

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Harbour House Hotel Amenities

  • Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • En suite bathrooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea & Coffee Making facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Safe
  • Swimming pool
  • Parking
  • Wine Bar
  • Wifi