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The Marine

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- Spectacular Ocean Views
- Land Based Whale Watching
- Luxury Hotel
- Spa

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The Marine is a spectacular seaside hotel perched on the cliffs, overlooking Hermanus' Walker Bay.

There are 40 individually decorated bedrooms and suites. Standard doubles range in size between 22-44m2, some (but not all) with private balconies. For Sea Views you will need to upgrade to the luxury doubles with sea views or one of the suites.

The property overlooks South Africa's most pristine whale sanctuary, and it is just a stone's throw from one of the greatest densities of the endangered Great White Shark, and selection of fynbos species in the Cape. The Marine offers guests the unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world. From June to November guests are able to view these majestic creatures from the hotel. Additionally, just below The Marine is Hermanus’ iconic marine tidal pool for a fresh, bracing swim. There are a variety of inlets and coves, as well as secluded beaches against coastal cliffs including the Blue Flag Grotto Beach. The nearby Fernkloof Fynbos Reserve is worth a visit, boasting more different species close proximity than anywhere else in the world.

The Marine welcomes children of any age. It is a smart upmarket hotel, so isn't the type of place to let your kids run free.

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  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

  • Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair

    MissingAlistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023

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