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The Thatch House is an exclusive boutique hotel offering an escape from everyday life, in an exquisite natural setting overlooking the Hermanus Lagoon. Guests here are treated not only to the expansive views over the water and the ancient Cape Fold Mountains but to impeccable service and distinctive fine fare.
Offering a refined sense of home, this stunning boutique hotel has six large luxurious suites complete with, in - and outdoor living areas, and lovingly-manicured sprawling gardens that are coupled with exceptional service and facilities. With relaxation, a priority for guests, the team at the Thatch House is on-hand to assist with even the smallest of arrangements.
Enjoy a food and wine experience that is both personal and sophisticated, with a strong emphasis on dishes that are delicious, fresh and healthy. The chefs use only fresh seasonal ingredients, preparing unique dishes that speak to the terroir of the natural surroundings. Over two hectares of gardens fan out from The Thatch House, offering guests the opportunity to disconnect from their busy lives and reconnect with their family and friends during their stay.
Whether it’s reading a book on one of the pool loungers, or kayaking across the tranquil lagoon on a double kayak with your partner, there is plenty on offer for every type of traveller at this exceptional hotel.
The Thatch House accommodates its guests in six expansive hotel suites. Each suite is tailored to the finest detail, covering its double volume space with bespoke furniture, wall coverings, and art. Guests will enjoy views over the Hermanus Lagoon or the magnificent Cape Fold Mountains. Large windows bring a sense of the surroundings into the suites, while the generous sizing of each suite ensures an agreeable stay for both couples looking for a romantic break away or families looking for a place to spend quality time together.
The Waterfall Suite welcomes its guests through its own private entrance hall, where they will discover a private suite situated on the upper floor of The Thatch House. The deep greens and blacks of this suite, king size bed and twinkling chandeliers lend themselves to romantic appeal, but the suite is also a favourite for families travelling together that require two separate bedrooms and bathrooms. Sweeping lagoon views from the 50m² private terrace draw guests out onto their personal outdoor area.
The Flamingo Suite exudes a spirit of Royalty with deep tones of purple and pink. This ground floor suite leads into the hotel’s gardens, where guests can enjoy the distinct flora of Hermanus. This suite offers adjoining rooms that sleep up to four guests. The suite offers a large bathroom, dressing room, and relaxing lounge area. Guests will enjoy the facility of a fully-stocked refreshment hub with a minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, herbal teas, fruit and snacks.
The Pincushion Suite has a refined style through its textures of mustard, midnight black and grey tones. This ground-level suite opens onto a private patio overlooking the Hermanus Lagoon and leads out onto manicured gardens. The suite accommodates up to four guests in adjoining rooms with twin beds in the second bedroom. The Pincushion Suite is, therefore, an ideal choice for families too.
The Lagoon Suite offers an airy and bright space, perfect for a spot to kick back and soak up the afternoon sun. The terrace leads off the suite, offering a private outdoor space to enjoy morning coffee or afternoon sundowners overlooking the Lagoon.
Situated on the ground level of The Thatch House, is the Fern Suite juxtaposes layers of textures and colours, offering a raw and refined cocoon perfect for a romantic stay. With sensational mountain views and access to the garden from its own private patio, the Fern Suite has a king-size bed and a lounge area. This suite can be also booked by families with young children.
Situated on ground level, is the Milkwood Suite which celebrates pattern and colour, creating a private and romantic suite ideal for couples. This suite has views over the ancient Cape Fold Mountains and access to the manicured gardens by way of its own private patio. The Milkwood Suite incorporates a king-size bed and a comfortable lounge area.
The picturesque village of Hermanus is situated in the Overberg region, an easy drive of about 140 km from Cape Town. Greater Hermanus stretches from Fisherhaven in the west to Voëlklip in the east. The town centre, surrounding the historic Old Harbour, overlooks Walker Bay.
Hermanus lies between a range of mountains and the sea, offering residents and visitors a unique taste of the natural splendour of the Western Cape. From July to November, magnificent whales visit Walker Bay to give birth and copulate. The highly popular Cliff path was built along the coast to allow walkers an excellent view of these giant mammals basking and frolicking in the bay.
Hermanus is home to the only whale crier in the world. During the July-December season, the whale crier blows a code on a kelp horn to indicate where whales have been spotted, directing visitors towards the best vantage point.
The Fernkloof Nature Reserve covers the entire mountain behind the town, providing for spectacular walks among the visual feast that is the unique fynbos floral kingdom.
Golfers can swing their way around the 27-hole course at Hermanus Golf Club while admiring the imposing mountains. For the adventurous, there are activities such as scuba diving, surfing, boardsailing, sea and river kayaking, paragliding and shark-cage diving.
The climate in Hermanus is Mediterranean with most of the rainfall in winter and long sunny days in summer. The town has all the necessary businesses and retail outlets conveniently situated with a wide variety of restaurants to cater for all tastes and budgets.
Activities in and around Hermanus
Shark cage diving in Gansbaai
Golfing at Hermanus and Arabella
Whale Watching (land and boat-based)
Diving in Old Harbour
All ages welcome
Cape Town International Airport
1.5 hours from Cape Town International Airport
THE THATCH HOUSE, R43, Hermanus, South Africa
All ages welcome