Location: Hermanus
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The Marine Hotel Hermanus is a 5 star Relais & Chateau property, commanding the most spectacular seaside position in the small fishing village of Hermanus. Perched on the cliff-tops, overlooking Walker Bay, Hermanus offers some of the best Whale Watching in the world! Only 1 ½ hour’s drive from Cape Town, the Marine Hotel Hermanus is also situated very close to Gansbaai, home to the densest population of Great White Sharks in the world. 


Pure relaxation at the Marine

Pure relaxation at the Marine

About The Marine Hotel Hermanus

The Marine Hotel Hermanus offers guests a unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world. From May to November, guests can experience these majestic creatures from the warmth of their beautiful sea view room, or a boat based viewing attraction.

Luxury Accommodation

The Marine Hotel possesses 42 individually decorated bedrooms and suites on an unforgettable property, centered in South Africa’s pristine whale sanctuary. Each room is individually furnished in a very warm, refined and elegant, English country style, that blends in with a maritime feel.

The luxurious Marine

The luxurious Marine

Fine Dining

Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff, overseas a memorable cuisine whether you care to dine in The Pavilion, Seafood at The Marine, or the Sunlounge, the latter being the perfect spot to kick off an evening with a sundowner looking over the Bay.

Peter Tempelhoff’s approach to food is very simple, he says “If it is not the best it can be, it doesn’t belong on the menu!” This approach is employed every day as he stakes his reputation on its performance. As a result, he has won many awards and accolades over the years. Trained and passing experiences at Marco Pierre-White, Giorgio Locatelli, Joel Robuchon, Anne-Sophie Pic and Daniel Humm you will not be disappointed by his culinary artistry.

The view from the Marine

The view from the Marine

The Carchele Spa

The Carchele Beauty Spa at The Marine Hotel is an experience not to be missed as this Spa is quite like no other. It goes without saying that you will leave refreshed, re-invigorated, up-lifted and totally de-stressed to a point of horizontalness, in mind, body and soul! The DermaLife Oceanic Spa capsule is designed with different therapy programs which are set according to your ‘state’ and ‘desire’. This treatment revolves around colour, light, vibration, water, aromatherapy and various jets, showers and beds. Quite simply, it’s a transformation that can detox and re-energize your skin and body – all in the bounds of luxury!

The Marine Hotel Hermanus Facilities & local attractions

  • Hiking, biking, whale-watching (from land or sea), sea-kayaking
  • Wine tours in the local Hemel en Aarde Valley (20 min drive)
  • 3 in house restaurants
  • Heated salt water pool
  • Spa treatments
  • Boutique shop
  • Shark cage diving and para-gliding
  • Deep sea fishing

Greatest Africa was founded in the Greater Cape Area of South Africa, and offers private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our exclusive tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.

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