Hotel, Guest House, B&B

Hadeda’s Guest Lodge

The new owners have revamped this mountain- facing guesthouse with each suite given a complete overhaul. Recently awarded a four- star grading, this smart guesthouse boasts impressive communal areas, from a pool deck to jacuzzi for evening dips and a sauna. A bunkroom means budget travellers are well catered for too. Rates: R295-R425.

The Suntouched Inn

The Suntouched Inn The inn is owned by ex-globetrotters Angela and Craigan Millar, and if you’re taking the road less travelled, book a room here (from doubles to budget bunk room berths and even a family room) and make the most of village life. Every small town has one – the place where you’re guaranteed of making a friend, enjoying a pleasant pint and noshing down on deliciously good grub...

Firlane House

Firlane House The De Hoop Collection offers a mixed bag of accommodation in this pristine part of the Southern Cape coastline. From camping and caravan sites to quaint fully equipped cottages, authentic stone-built cottages that sleep up to eight people and the fully catered, more luxurious Opstal Manor House, there is a sleepover option for every budget. Exquisite natural seaside...

Windsor Hotel

Windsor Hotel Here at the oldest hotel in Hermanus you can enjoy some old colonial comfort, with the best sun- set views over the sea, for pocket-friendly prices. Rates: R390-R600.

Ocean 11

Ocean 11 A luxury option with stunning sea vistas, Ocean 11 is totally slick, with a colonial bent. A good location, direct access to the cliff path, and top-notch amenities. Rates: R940-R1160

Misty Waves Hotels

Misty Waves Hotels The rooms can be very Versailles at this boutique spot, but the views are unsurpassed and you’ll see the whales frolic practically beneath your windows. Some of the rooms have spa baths, which, along with their wedding facilities and a quaint chapel, makes this a popular option for newlyweds. They also have an inviting swimming pool and garden. Rates: R800-R3000 per room.

The Marine Hermanus

The Marine Hermanus Something of an icon, and containing two of the best restaurants in town, The Marine is a grand hotel in the five-star category, with possibly the best position in Hermanus close to the town square, with a lawn that leads onto the cliff path and down to a huge tidal pool. Rates: R2250-R4000

Hermanus Backpackers

Hermanus Backpackers If you prefer your accommodation lively and you’re keen to meet people of all ages from around the world, then these backpackers ticks all the boxes. There’s big-screen sport in the pub most nights, and a small swimming pool if you just want to soak up some sun in the courtyard. Very laid-back. Rates: R110 dorm bed R320-R350 per room No - Credit Cards are accepted.

16 Reasons Guesthouse

16 Reasons Guesthouse As the name would suggest, they actually have 16 individual reasons to stay here, some of which include a good farmhouse breakfast, a heated salt- water pool, complimentary glühwein or hot chocolate on your return from whale-watching, and a convenient central location. Top marks. Rates: R400-R480

Villa Marine

Villa Marine Owners Eben and Susan Cloete make you feel at home at this romantic spot on the rocks. Smell the spray of the surf as you take a dip in the rim-flow pool. Add to this satellite TV, Wi-Fi and a jacuzzi. Rates: R540-R713.

Hannah's View Guest House

Hannah's View Guest House This budget hotel offers sea views and unspoilt nature. Their raised deck outside offers one of the only vantage points in the world where you can see three lighthouses winking at you: Danger Point, Cape Hangklip and Cape Point. Their Sun- day carvery buffet is especially popular. Rates: R150. Hannah's View Guest House accepts all major Credit Cards.

Bayside Beach House

Bayside Beach House For backpackers, these are some spectacular views. The backyard runs out onto the mountainside, where you can while away the hours in their boma bar, swimming pool, zen garden or mini golf course. Rates: Camping R60 Dorm R100 Double room R270 No-Credit Cards are accepted.

Oewerzicht Tented River Lodge & Farm Cottages

The bumpy gravel-road ride takes you to luxury tents situated right on the banks of the Rivierson derend River and tick all the rustic boxes. If showering under the stars is too much, there are also seven self-catering stone cottages. Prices: Tent R450 (sleeps 2) Cottage R500-R600 (sleeps 2-4) No - credit cards are accepted.

The Lord Pickleby

The Lord Pickleby Who exactly is Lord Pickleby? Judging by the aged photographs and clues left about this statuesque Victorian abode, he was a mustachioed, monocled philanderer and the original international man of mystery, 001. Like Lord P, the five suites embody old-world charm, with a dash of fun, modern embellishments. Prices: R340-R415.

High Hopes

High Hopes Doubling as a wellness retreat, this tranquil abode has five flower -themed suites. Each en-suite room boasts a fireplace, lounging area and opens either onto its own terrace or the lush garden. The woodsey grounds, complete with lily ponds, overgrown paths and wooden benches, are a zone of zen tranquillity.