Perched high up on the cliffs, overlooking the picturesque Walker Bay in Hermanus, The Marine Hotel is one of the southern hemisphere’s most spectacular seaside resorts. Looking out over the best whale-viewing expanse of ocean in the world, the five star Marine provides guests with the opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching areas available. From June to November you will be able to view these magnificent creatures from the comfort of your own sea view room. There is also an interesting selection of rare Fynbos plant species to be seen, that are only found in the Cape area.
The Marine boasts 40 individually decorated bedrooms and suites.
They are divided up into double rooms and luxury double rooms, which consist of 1 double or twin beds, internet connection, and full bathroom. The suites and premier suites are larger, with a double or twin beds and internet connection. Each room comes complete with a beautiful balcony, giving guests the perfect view of the sea, the mountains or The Marine’s beautiful courtyard and perfectly manicured gardens. And when it’s not whale season, the view is still pretty spectacular.
One of the major attractions in Hermanus is of course, whale watching. Southern Right Whales can be spotted from June to early December. They return every year to the sheltered bay, which is the perfect place for them to mate and calve. There are also humpback whales to be spotted, resident Bryde’s whales and even the rare Orca. But’s it’s not just whales, guests can spot Great White Sharks, Cape Fur seals, dolphins and African penguins.
The Carchele Beauty Spa at The Marine offers guests a wide variety of treatments that promise to soothe body, mind and spirit. Facilities include a Steam Room and a DermaLife Capsule that aids slimming, detoxification, relaxation and rejuvenation. It’s an experience not to be missed.