The owners Charmaine and Hylton really do make this place, as does the view from the rooms. We arrived around 6pm and were shown to our room on the ground floor by Charmaine and Hylton. The room was spacious with 3 single beds with massive double doors and a view to die for. We took our Pinotage and 3 glasses down onto the cliffs and sat on rocks/bench and had perfect sundowners. A whale even came along to say hello and make our evening!
Charmaine and Hylton booked a table for us at Harbour Rock, which was just perfect. Great food and we took our own wine 'Robertson - Springfield - Life from a stone'. We got up at 6.30 and went to the Point to watch the sunrise and whales playing before enjoying a leisurely breakfast chatting to Charmaine and Hylton. They are so passionate and knowledgeable of the area. We could have sat their all day chatting as they really are fantastic hosts. Hylton has a wicked, dry sense of humour and a twinkle in his eye when telling stories. They recommended that we went to Grotto beach for a walk, which really didn't disappoint. The following day Charmaine and Hylton booked a Whale watching trip for us, which was good, although, I have to say, we saw more whales from the shore and didn't have to suffer the sea-sickness and dent in our wallets!
I have to say, Hermanus really was a highlight of our 2 week trip along the garden route and I would recommend 'on the cliffs'. We had a great stay and thank Charmaine and Hylton for making it so special.
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- Seafront luxury guest house with sea views from all rooms. Sauna, heated pool, pub, gym, guest lounges, bicycles and more. Situated with the cliff paths directly in front of the house and beautiful views of the whales in season from your room. Shark cage diving, whale viewing, diving, horse riding, fantastic beaches and lots more. ... more less
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