The Marine Hermanus

Overlooking South Africa’s finest whale sanctuary, Walker Bay, The Marine Hotel built in 1902, offers guests a luxurious and tranquil break from the maddening crowd. There is a glorious sense of space and light throughout the hotel’s public areas which continues into the 42 elegantly and individually decorated suites. This hotel is a proud member of the Relais & Chateaux group.


The sophisticated Sun Lounge and Bar is the perfect spot for hotel residents and local visitors to relax and enjoy the view. Fine dining in the relaxed yet sophisticated Pavilion restaurant is a treat. Serving an array of superb dishes with contemporary South African influences, The Pavilion is open every morning for breakfast and five nights a week for dinner.

You can’t visit Hermanus without sampling the culinary delights at Seafood at the Marine. Inspired by a chance visit to the seafood counter at Harrods, the open kitchen with its young talented chefs fives diners an up-close and personal view of the frenetic activity. The style of this restaurant is informal and busy, with an emphasis on the freshest fish caught daily in Walker Bay.


Standard features in all the rooms and luxury suites at The Marine include en-suite bathroom, under floor heating, air-conditioning throughout and other modern luxury amenities you’ve come to expect from The Collection group of Relais & Chateaux properties.

The rooms are tastefully decorated in luxurious textured fabrics, pulling inspiration from the natural surrounding landscape, beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. The rooms are all warm, inviting and uplifting.

2 Single Rooms - Both single rooms have double beds and are stylishly decorated.

16 Double Rooms – standard and double twin rooms offering the same exceptional décor and uncompromising style found in all the rooms in the hotel. While a selection offer partial side-sea views and a few boast their own private balconies, none have direct sea views.

11 Luxury Double Rooms – these rooms offer the choice between mountain, ocean or side-sea views. Three luxury double rooms have stunning mountain views from a shared patio. Each of these rooms has a comfortable sitting area.

5 Suites – four of the five suites offer amazing sea views which the most spacious suite has a side sea view. The suites have a spacious separate lounge area, en-suite bathrooms, under-floor heating and air-conditioning throughout.

8 Premier Suites - these suites are all individually decorated and include a separate lounge, flat screen television, DSTV, en-suite bathrooms, under-floor heating and air-conditioning. Two of the Premier Suites have private balconies and five are spread out over split-levels. Two of the suites have cosy fireplaces and the largest has a gorgeous Georgian bay window with magnificent vistas of Walker Bay.


  • 1 solar heated salt water pool
  • 1 tidal pool
  • 2 restaurants
  • 24 hour room service
  • Beach equipment
  • Business facilities
  • Children over 8 years of age are welcome
  • Conferencing facilities
  • Courtesy rooms
  • DVD Library
  • Fruit platter upon arrival
  • In house Travel Desk
  • Local and international newspapers
  • Parking
  • The Collection Boutique
  • The Sun Lounge and Bar
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Wine upon arrival


  • Air-Conditioning in Rooms
  • Bar Fridges in Rooms
  • Fireplace in Rooms
  • Heater in Rooms
  • MNET in Rooms
  • Radios in Rooms
  • Tea and Coffee in Rooms
  • Telephone
  • Television in Rooms
  • Two - pronged plug point Available
  • WiFi


  • Bird Watching
  • Carchele Beauty Spa
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Golf
  • Hemel en Aarde Valley & Wine Tours
  • Hiking / Backpacking
  • Horse Riding
  • Ocean Safaris
  • Paddling - Sea Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Perlemoen Hatchery Tours
  • Scuba/Snorkeling
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Shark Viewing & Fishing Charters
  • Surfing
  • Walking
  • Whale & Dolphin Watching

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