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A beautiful clifftop retreat on South Africa’s rugged Hermanus coast

Look out over Walker Bay from The Marine and you’ll soon see why this boutique beachside retreat is so special. You might see waves crashing against the rocks below or get to watch the sun set over the shimmering ocean. But if you come during June and December, you may also get a glimpse of the Southern Right Whales from the comfort of your room.

Even if you’re not here during whale-watching season, the hotel – from the bright, airy suites to the touches of blue in the decor – makes the very most of its incredible coastal location. Executive chef Tronette Dippenaar draws on fresh local produce from the Overberg region in the soulful Origins restaurant. And then there’s the full-service Carchele Beauty Spa, perfect for an indulgent massage or rejuvenating facial. 
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This is a seaside haven with a history, too. Discover the museums, art galleries and quirky bookshops in nearby Hermanus. The Fernkloof Nature Reserve is ideal for plant enthusiasts, hikers and family picnics, and places like Grotto Beach are great if you have little ones in tow. But chances are that whale watching is going to be top of your agenda. Get closer to these gentle giants, as well as seals, dolphins and penguins, on a boat tour from Hermanus. Or see it all from above with a magnificent flight over the bay. 
 

Enjoy your stay!


40 Rooms |  2 Floors |  1 Restaurant | 

4.9 /5

2121 reviews

Adventure

Adventure and Activity

Beach

Beach Resort

Pool

Pool

Wine

Wine Experience

Hermanus Whale

The tale of the whale...

Hermanus is famous for being the place to see the Southern Right Whale, which comes to the warm waters of Walker Bay between June and December. The Marine’s stunning clifftop location puts you right in their territory. Spy the gentle giants from your room or the beautiful clifftop walk right outside the hotel. Or head out onto the high seas for a chance to get closer to these magnificent creatures. The hotel is also the perfect place to glimpse dolphins, seals and the African penguin. If you’re feeling brave enough to tick off the entire Big Five, ask the staff about cage-diving with Great White Sharks. 

The Marine

From land and sea…

The Overberg is a region of plenty – and this is something The Marine chefs celebrate every day. The soulful menu highlights ‘everyday’ favourites.

Head Chef Tronette Dippenaar to showcases the impressive bounty of the Overberg, ensuring that the focus is always on local flavours and fresh ingredients. The spacious dining room allows guests to observe the chefs in their element in the open kitchen, while a separate restaurant section with magnificent ocean views is perfect for small group bookings.

Whether you feel like a quick bite or a leisurely dining experience, you will find it at Origins. Starters focus on fresh seafood, followed by section dedicated to a variety of fresh, healthy salads. Main courses are divided into specialties from The Sea and The Land – with each ingredient reflecting our surroundings. Rounding off the menu are a selection of mouth-watering desserts and artisanal cheeses of the region.
 

Our rooms

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Ratings

Quality Assured

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Global Rating

4.9 /5

4.9

2121 reviews

INVITED Rating

5 /5
4.5 /5
Tripadvisor score 4.5

4.5

1073 reviews

INVITED Reviews

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Incredible staff who were all super friendly and helpful. Fantastic view!!!

View of the ocean rom the bath, swimming at the beach, spotting dolphins from hotel.

By Katya Apr ’24 Trip Type Couple


5

Another fabulous stay at The Marine, Hermanus - everything on-point.

From the welcome of the Security Guard on the entrance gate, through Reception and personal welcome from Michel,the ever attentive GM and all the Restsurant restaurant staff we were made to feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Great location and staff who walked the talk to ensure the hotel Read more[SPLIT]Read lessdelivered top notch service. Highly recommend the experience to anyone.

By Alan Nov ’23 Trip Type Business


5

Excellent service, immaculate room, good food, superb location

breakfast with a beatiful view, comfortable beds including warm bottle, helpful receptionists and travel desk

By meritxell Jun ’23 Trip Type Couple


The Marine, South Africa

5

(based on 9 reviews)

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Incredible staff who were all super friendly and helpful. Fantastic view!!!

View of the ocean rom the bath, swimming at the beach, spotting dolphins from hotel.

By Katya Apr ’24 Trip Type Couple


5

Another fabulous stay at The Marine, Hermanus - everything on-point.

From the welcome of the Security Guard on the entrance gate, through Reception and personal welcome from Michel,the ever attentive GM and all the Restsurant restaurant staff we were made to feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Great location and staff who walked the talk to ensure the hotel Read more[SPLIT]Read lessdelivered top notch service. Highly recommend the experience to anyone.

By Alan Nov ’23 Trip Type Business


5

Excellent service, immaculate room, good food, superb location

breakfast with a beatiful view, comfortable beds including warm bottle, helpful receptionists and travel desk

By meritxell Jun ’23 Trip Type Couple


5

The perfect way to start your South African sojourn

Arrival welcome, room upgrade and fabulous fine dining with ever smiling faces. Every day was as comfortable as ever, including what turned out to be 'reserved' personalised parking adjacent to the main entrance. On departure, forgetting my iPad was instantly corrected by a telephone call from the hotel Read more[SPLIT]Read lessbefore we had left the Hermanus 'city limits' and a very jokey 'good to see you back so soon' on collection. We have already booked for a November 2023 return to our new home-from-home. So pleased the LM Collection is included in the SLH portfolio.

By Alan Mar ’23 Trip Type Couple


5

Great stay with our 6 month old son

Great stay with our 6 month old son. Friendly staff, great food and fair prices

By Julian Feb ’23 Trip Type Family


5

Fabulous

Wonderful stay and visit to the spa

By Marye Feb ’23 Trip Type Couple


5

We loved our stay at the Marine, outstanding location, friendly helpful staff,

Very comfortable bed and room fabulous views good spar

By Janie Jan ’23 Trip Type Friends


5

beautiful hotel with history

beautiful view of the ocean

By Tomas Dec ’22 Trip Type Couple


5

Wonderful location and very helpful staff. But wi-fi does not reach pool or terrace areas.

Cliff walk is a wonderful way to start the day.

By Michael Feb ’22 Trip Type Couple


Key Features

Free
Free parking
Outdoor
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Restaurant
Bar
Bar
Family
Family friendly
Air
Air conditioning

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Turndown service
  • Laundry service
  • Wakeup service
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Wedding services

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Turndown service
  • Laundry service
  • Wakeup service
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Wedding services
  • Accessible parking
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Accessible parking
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Massage services
  • Golf
  • Tennis court

Food And Drinks

Start your day in the elegant 1920s-style Pavilion, which serves a buffet breakfast every morning. Then, at lunch and dinner, watch your food being prepared by chefs in the Origins kitchen. Championing local Overberg produce and the art of sharing food, the menu offers everything from tapas to regional cheeses. In between, sit back in The Sun Lounge & Bar and enjoy drinks with breath-taking views of Walker Bay.

Origins

Served Meals: Lunch, Dinner At our vibrant Origins at The Marine restaurant guests can expect relaxed social dining in the comfortable surrounds of a modern kitchen-focused restaurant. The soulful menu highlights everyday favourites. The spacious dining room allows guests to observe the chefs in their element in the open kitchen while a separate restaurant section with magnificent ocean views is perfect for small group bookings.

The Pavilion

Served Meals: Breakfast The Pavilion serves as the picturesque breakfast room at The Marine. The restaurant features an edgy black-and-white decor reminiscent of the roaring 1920s allowing guests to start their day in the most elegant of ways. Guests can sit inside or take their pick from two al fresco options either in our courtyard by the pool or on the outside pavilion overlooking Walker Bay.

Spa

Though it would be hard not to feel invigorated by the ocean breeze alone at The Marine, its spa is truly revitalising. Recharge with a Black Pearl facial or a couples’ massage if romance is in the air. Or, if you fancy a swim, choose from two saltwater pools – one in the hotel grounds, the other a unique marine ‘tidal’ pool just above the ocean.

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

The Marine

Main Road

Hermanus

07200

South Africa

Check in:

1400

Check out:

1100

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Where is it?

107 kms to airport Cape Town (D.F. Malan), South Africa

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