Garden Route, South Africa
Perched on a craggy cliff overlooking the whale abundant Walker Bay in Hermanus, The Marine offers a picturesque spot along the famous Garden Route. Offering some of the best land-based whale watching in the world, this modern rustic hotel has all you need for a memorable stay.
There are 40 rooms and suites altogether, all individually decorated yet still adopting a light and airy feel. The Double Rooms are elegantly designed with a private balcony, whilst the Luxury Double Sea Views have a nautical design inspired by the whale sanctuary seen just outside the window. The Premier suites are sophisticated, with gorgeous ocean views and a separate lounge.
We’d definitely recommend requesting one of the Luxury Double Sea View rooms on the first or second floor from June to November – the views of the whales and dolphin pods here are second to none.
There are plenty of scenic spots where you can relax and drink in the views here. Along the edge of the cliff sits a few benches, whilst the swimming pool in the internal courtyard offers the ideal spot for soaking up some sunshine. The Carchele Beauty Spa is fantastic for a leisurely afternoon too.
After a day of relaxing and whale watching, Origins at the Marine presents a laidback, social dining setting, whilst The Sun Lounge looks out over Walker Bay and offers a myriad of refreshing drinks. Your day can get to a tasty start at The Pavilion too, serving up a delicious buffet of fresh fruit and freshly baked patisserie, and hot breakfasts a la carte.
- All rooms and suites have a king size bed
- Two restaurants and a bar/lounge
- Complimentary WiFi in rooms
- Whale watching
- Swimming pool
Open all year round, children of all ages welcome.
This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £135 / €155 / $195