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1 room, 2 adults

Hermanus Whale's Tail Guesthouse

3.5-star3.5 stars
86 Westcliff Drive, Westcliff, Hermanus, Western Cape, 7200, South Africa

3.5-star Hermanus B&B with outdoor pool
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • The quality of the accommodation is first class and service matches that. It is situated…Feb 4, 2020
  • The checkin was easy the room was fantastic and breakfast great Jan 17, 2020

Hermanus Whale's Tail Guesthouse

from Rs8,569
  • Superior Room 2
  • Luxury Rooms
  • Luxury Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View, Oceanfront

What’s around Hermanus Whale's Tail Guesthouse


  • In Westcliff
  • Cliff Path - 5 min walk
  • Whale Museum - 29 min walk
  • Village Square - 29 min walk
  • Hoy's Koppie - 37 min walk
  • Hemel-en-Aarde Valley - 39 min walk
  • Whale Coast Mall - 40 min walk
  • Whalehaven Winery - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 79 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle*


  • Free onsite self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
Sleep well
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Hermanus Whale's Tail Guesthouse’s small print

Also known as

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Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

This property accepts credit cards.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hermanus Whale's Tail Guesthouse

  • Does Hermanus Whale's Tail Guesthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hermanus Whale's Tail Guesthouse does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hermanus Whale's Tail Guesthouse?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hermanus Whale's Tail Guesthouse?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Hermanus Whale's Tail Guesthouse?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Hermanus Whale's Tail Guesthouse?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hermanus Whale's Tail Guesthouse?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hermanus Whale's Tail Guesthouse?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Quayside Cabin (3-min walk), Harbour Rock (6-min walk), and Eat (2.6 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hermanus Whale's Tail Guesthouse?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do at Hermanus Whale's Tail Guesthouse and nearby?
    Hermanus Whale's Tail Guesthouse has an outdoor pool.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 10.0 From 5 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
A modern property with large well equipped bedrooms, clean and comfortable and with excellent ensuite facilities. The owners were very welcoming and friendly and provided a good breakfast with a choice of cooked items,breads and pastries.The property has secure enclosed parking, has a view of the sea from the front and is within a couple of minutes walk from the cliff top path which runs into Hermanus and from which whales can be seen as they pass along the coast. Hermanus with its many restaurants and facilities is a three minute drive away.
Mike, gb6 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very enjoyable stay with great hosts and a exceptional year for whale sightings.
June, ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Alles top, sehr freundliche Leute, große und saubere Zimmer
Lisa, de1 night romance trip

Hermanus Whale's Tail Guesthouse