The spirit of 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse
If you’ve ever wished you had whales in your back garden, Hermanus is the place for you! Acknowledged as the best land-based whale watching site in the world, the town even has an official whale-crier! Once hunted almost to extinction, these gentle giants loll around within stone’s throw of the rocks, where one can sit and commune with them for hours. Originally called Hermanuspietersfontein after Hermanus Pieters — a teacher and shepherd who used to graze his sheep in the area — the town’s name was shortened in 1902 at the anguished request of the local postmaster! Sir William Hoy, General Manager of SA Railways lived here in the early 1900’s and his refusal to have the peace disturbed by noisy trains is the reason Hermanus has no railway.
What we love about 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse
- Don’t miss out on the opportunity to go whale-watching — the guesthouse is a stone’s throw away from the charming town of Hermanus, renowned for the best land-based whale watching in the world. June to December hails the arrival of the Southern Right Whales, and you have the fantastic chance of viewing these gentle giants from the comfort of your room.
- Apart from the stunning location, 138 Marine has also received multiple National Awards for service excellence.
- The convenient location of 138 Marine allows you to easily explore the quaint village restaurants, craft markets, boutique stores, art galleries and pristine beaches of Hermanus.