138 Marine is a luxurious, upmarket beachfront guest house with spectacular sea views, about a 7 km drive from the centre of Hermanus.
Spend lazy, sun-filled afternoons on the spacious terrace with panoramic views of the ocean and the mountains. Relax with a glass of wine on the deck next to the beach and enjoy magnificent views of breaking waves and spectacular African sunsets over the ocean, or watch the whales from the comfort of your bed during the whale watching season. The extensive breakfast menu changes daily and on request a platter can be provided to enjoy on the beach in front of the guest house.
There are 6 designer double rooms, each individually decorated and luxuriously fitted. No attention to detail has been spared in the superbly stylish decor.
A host of world-class destinations are yours to enjoy during this classic family holiday, with endless attractions to keep anyone of any age entertained and amused for days. Beaches, whales, wildlife - it's all jam packed into just 12 malaria-free nights.
This is a 12 night itinerary including Cape Town, Hermanus, The Garden Route and Kariega Game Reserve.
If you're passionate about wildlife both above and below the sea, this is the holiday for you. A combination of a stay in one of the top wildlife-viewing spots in the world, plus a couple of nights in Hermanus, one of the best places to see whales on the planet - what more can you ask for?
This is a 14 night itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Port Elizabeth, The Garden Route, Hermanus, The Cape Winelands and Cape Town.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 20 ratings
: Not only was the scenery stunning and the house comfortable, cosy and clean but the staff were so friendly and helpful. I felt they went out of their way. The little touches were lovely, we had restaurants recommended and booked for us and we were given a leaving present and well as receiving a follow up email thank you email. Such a relaxing and lovely stay.
138 Marine Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Cape Town/Stellenbosch: Follow the N2 to George/Mossel Bay over 2 mountain passes (Sir Lowry's Pass and Houwhoek Pass). After the 2nd pass, turn off onto R43 to Botrivier/Hermanus. You will pass suburbs called Hawston, Fisherhaven, Vermont, and Onrus. At the 3rd set of traffic lights (3 km before Hermanus), turn right at the Sandbaai/Hemel en Aarde junction into Main Road (at the Engen Garage). Continue until you reach the T-junction at the beach front. Turn right into Marine Drive (‘Kus Road/Kusweg’). Number 138 is clearly signposted 500 meters down the road on your right.
Scenic Route from Cape Town: Take the N2 Highway towards Somerset West. Turn left on the R44 to Strand (just past the Shell Garage). Proceed past Strand until you reach Gordon's Bay. Travel on the R44 along the coastal road to Rooi-els, Hangklip, Betty's Bay and Kleinmond. Continue through Kleinmond and join the R43 to Hermanus. Continue past Hawston, Vermont and Onrus. At the 3rd set of traffic lights (3 km before Hermanus town centre), turn right at the Sandbaai/Hemel en Aarde junction into Main Road (at Engen Garage). Continue until you reach the T-junction at the beach front. Turn right into Marine Drive (‘Kus Road/Kusweg’). Number 138 is clearly signposted 500 meters down the road on your right.
From Franschhoek: Take the R45 out of town passing the Huguenot Memorial and towards the Franchhoek Pass. Continue on this road over the pass for approximately 25 km, and then turn left at the T-junction onto the R321/R45 signposted Villersdorp. After approximately 8 km turn right onto the R43 signposted Hermanus, and follow this road for 32 km until you reach the T-junction with the N2. Turn right onto the N2 (signposted N2 Kaapstad/R43 Hermanus) and continue for 7 km until you see the exit for the R43 Hermanus. Continue on the R43 for 27 km and the turn right at the Sandbaai/Hemel en Aarde junction into Main Road (at the Engen Garage). Continue until you reach the T-junction at the beach front. Turn right into Marine Drive (‘Kus Road/Kusweg’). Number 138 is clearly signposted 500 meters down the road on your right.
From the Garden Route: Drive along the N2, take the R326 turn-off towards Stanford/Hermanus (13 km after Riviersonderend). When you reach the T-junction at Stanford (after approximately 55 km), turn right onto the R43 towards Hermanus. Upon entering Hermanus, drive along the Main Road through the business section of Hermanus. Go past a 2nd Shell petrol station and past a Total petrol station on your left until you reach an Engen petrol station on your left at a set of traffic lights (approximately 7 km since you entered Hermanus). Turn left towards the sea and continue until you reach the T-junction at the beach front. Turn right into Marine Drive (‘Kus Road/Kusweg’). Number 138 is clearly signposted 500 meters down the road on your right.
General Information For Guests
All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with twin basins, underfloor heating, heated towel rails, satellite TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, a hair dryer, and a room safe.
The Oyster Room has panoramic sea and mountain views from 4 windows and a balcony, a kingsize bed (or twin beds), and an en-suite bathroom with free-standing slipper bath, shower and twin basins.
The Seastar Room has sea views from 3 windows; a kingsize bed (or twin beds), and an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower.
The Abalone Room has sea and mountain views, a queensize bed, balcony and a spacious shower in the en-suite bathroom.
The Coral Room has sea views from the open plan bath in the bedroom; a queensize bed; and an ensuite bathroom with twin basins and shower.
The Mussel Room has huge windows with sea and mountain views,a kingsize bed (or twins), and two small single beds on request, an en-suite bathroom with shower, bath and twin basins, and a private patio.
The Periwinkle Room has a queensize bed, and an en-suite bathroom with twin basins and shower.
There is on-site parking available.
138 Marine is situated adjacent to the unique beach path (Whale Walk), providing sea and mountain scenery.
The guest house operates a non-smoking policy.
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