We've been travelling to Hermanus in South Africa since 2000, twice each year and having stayed in several different places, feel we can comment honestly on Hermanus accommodation. The Brown Jug Guest House is by far the best place to stay. It's a small guest house with three wonderful suites and a huge crystal clear pool. It's close to the village centre and the cliff path for watching the whales and dolphins and other marine life. Handy for all the lovely cafes, restaurants and super little boutiques. Not far from the wonderful white sand beaches looking towards the mountains. Immaculate housekeeping, fantastic value for money..........too cheap if truth be known for the quality of the beautiful suites. But by far the welcome from Louise, Abel and Luke, their son.........not to talk of Mojo, their huge cat and little Kitty who's a sleek and black version and of course their wonderful dog Kesha all of whom give us the warmest of welcomes which makes us feel like we're coming home as we walk through the gate. But don't make the mistake we've made in the past, be sure and book early as they get booked up very fast all year round it seems. So sad to leave you all and we're back in the UK again now but can't wait till we're back with you guys on 1st of December for three weeks. Thanks again for a wonderful welcome. Only 8 months to go!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It’s true - accommodation in Hermanus that offers a beach view is plentiful, but there are few that provide the welcoming hospitality and comfort that The Brown Jug Guest House has. Not only are you welcomed by the owners, Abel and Louise, when you first arrive, but their friendly staff as well as Labradors - Keesha and Tula, and kitties - Squeek and Mikey, are always excited to meet new guests. The Brown Jug is centrally situated in sought-after Eastcliff - a quiet leafy suburb, and is a mere two minute stroll away from the shops, restaurants and seafront where you can enjoy the town’s famous land-based whale watching from the cliff tops. With a pristine garden, comfortable private units, and a sparkling salt water swimming pool, The Brown Jug allows you and your family or group to relax on your private patio or on one of the pool loungers while enjoying the tranquillity of your beautiful surroundings. The Brown Jug’s guest units each sleep between two to four adults and sleeper couches can accommodate a child or two in Units One or Two, with Unit Three being a Studio Room. All the units are individually equipped and each one has a full bathroom, with shower and bath, lounge, dining area, kitchen and comfy plush furniture. Each unit also has a flat screen TV, DSTV and DVD player with free Wi-Fi access – but I doubt you will want to browse on your phone given the variety of activities and places to see that Hermanus has on offer. A short stroll from The Brown Jug will take you to the seafront, the quaint shops and the antique shops that Hermanus is renowned for, and to its fine 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 five 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. If you are looking to experience Hermanus from a place catered for families or groups, then The Brown Jug Guest House should be high on your list. ... more less
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