The Marine

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.

Getting There

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


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.

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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…

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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.

30/09/2014 Read full trip review

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