The Marine

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Perched on top of the cliffs at Hermanus, The Marine has one of the southern hemisphere's most spectacular seascapes. The hotel has commanding views that extend across Walker Bay or over the beautiful internal courtyard, finely manicured gardens and the Overberg Mountains. The Marine offers guests the unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world. From June to September guests are able to view these majestic creatures from the comfort of their beautiful sea view room.

The Marine offers 43 guest rooms including standard rooms, luxury rooms, suites and premier suites. World-class cuisine is served in the award-winning Seafood at the Marine and Pavillion at the Marine. Relax over afternoon tea or cocktails in The Orangery or Reading Room. There is also an on-site spa.

How to get to The Marine

The Marine is approximately 1 hour's drive from Cape Town and the winelands and a 4 ½ hour drive from the Garden Route.

Activities at The Marine

Cliff walks, whale watching from boat and the shore (in season Jun - Nov), golf, swimming in the sea (directly in front of the hotel is a tidal pool where you can swim as close to 100m away from the whales), relaxing on the beach and eating out.

The Marine Photo Gallery

The Marine Reviews

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Client Score: 4.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews 5 View more reviews
The Marine

Mr and Mrs Parkinson and family


The hotel was beautiful , the staff were very efficient and friendly, the views were spectacular and the food was very good. The rooms were very well decorated and comfortable with lovely sea views. Janet and Don had a problem with their room ( the wardrobe door fell off and the shower didn't work) so we were quickly moved into a beautiful suite . We were very impressed with how the problems were dealt with. Again, Katie and Chris were treated to champagne to celebrate their honeymoon.

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The Marine

Mrs Rosetta Dolphin


FANTASTIC !!!!!!! what a great place to visit, the room overlooked the bay where the whales were coming up and down all the time. With such wonderful mountains in the background it seemed we were still drawn to the magic of seeing Whales and Dolphins close up at sea.

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The Marine

Dowdell Family


The Marine was fabulous. We loved Hermanus, which we are so grateful Adam added into the itinerary. The hotel could not have been more welcoming. We were met with tea and cookies, shown to two absolutely beautiful rooms, where a bottle of wine awaited. The views were breathtaking--we could actually see whales from our room. We had to leave early in the morning to catch our flight to Kruger so the staff packed us boxed breakfasts. What a lovely experience staying here was. We hope to return for a longer stay!

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit The Marine

All South Africa Itineraries
Kirstenbosch Gardens

The Cape Highlights Self Drive

Cost Per Person
From $3,570 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Cape Town, Winelands, Hermanus, Plettenberg Bay, Shamwari Game Reserve