The Thatch House
Hermanus, Garden Route, South Africa
At a Glance
Located on the beautiful Hermanus lagoon, this is a perfect retreat for those looking to relax and unwind
Plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy including kayaking on the lagoon, sunset cruises, waterskiing or tennis courts, and two swimming pools to relax around during the heat of the day
Excellent opportunities to enjoy whale watching trips out on the open water
Perfect hideaway for those looking for an exclusive property for a special celebration
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Hermanus enjoys a moderate climate all year round. In peak summer season, from December to February, temperatures can climb as high as 34ºC, although winter temperatures can drop to as low as 4ºC. Generally, this season has many sunny days with high wind at times. During the winter months of June, July, and August, expect frequent rains and a couple of chilly evenings. From June to December, the Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) graces Walker Bay with its massive presence.
To start planning your holiday to The Thatch House
The Thatch House is a small boutique hotel located close to Hermanus, with rooms boasting beautiful views either over the Klienrivier Lagoon or the Maanschynkop Nature Reserve. The hotel can be taken on an exclusive basis with your own dedicated staff.
Resting on the bank of the Hermanus lagoon is an upmarket boutique hotel with breathtaking views of the ancient Cape Fold Mountains to one side and the Lagoon to the other. This exclusive boutique hotel offers peace, tranquillity, total privacy and a restful escape from the city in an exquisite setting.
The soulful property, luxurious guest spaces, exceptional cuisine and personalized service creates the ideal canvas to create lasting memories in a destination that is rich with activities and experiences.
The 1,500 square meter boutique property has been exquisitely appointed to offer guests a sense of home. The expansive and luxurious suites, in and outdoor living areas, games room and gym are designed to create a sense of welcoming and belonging.
The food and wine experience emphasize dining that is delicious, fresh and healthy. They only use fresh seasonal ingredients, prepared to offer authentic and appetizing dining.
The 2 hectares of lovingly manicured gardens provides endless opportunities to enjoy some “us” time with loved ones far away from the noise and busyness of every day.
It is also full of activities for guests, which include:
Flood lit tennis court
Chipping and putting green
Play areas for children, including a huge tree house and 2 trampolines
2 Swimming pools
Kayaks – single and double with life jackets supplied
Transfer Vehicle available charge additionally
Black Water Tubing - Green Route
Explore the beauty of Tsitsikamma's Plaatbos Nature Reserve through a fun combination of tubing and stand-up paddle boarding.
Black Water Tubing - Red Route
For those who are thrilled with adventure, this is a unforgettable way to explore Tsitsikamma's Goesa Nature Reserve as you journey through beautiful forest and cliff sceneries which opens up to the spectacular Storms River Mouth.
Boat Trip on Storms River
If you like to be on the water, then this boat trip will get you up close and personal to the stunning Storms River. Afterwards, walk through the forest to the suspension bridge.
Great White Shark Cage Diving
Great white shark cage diving is an experience like no other. To get up close to the ocean's number one predator in its natural environment is a humbling experience you will never forget.
Paddle Up Storms River
If you like to be on the water, then this two to three-hour kayak adventure will get you up close and personal to the stunning Storms River. Afterwards, walk through the forest to the suspension bridge.
Quad Biking at the Wineries
This route takes you through Hamilton Russel Vineyards & South Right wineries into the Fernklook Nature Reserve.
Sea Kayaking at Hermanus
An adventurous 2-hour sea kayaking experience as you paddle along the coastline with opportunities to encounter sea creatures.
Whale watching on the Western Cape
Southern right whales visit the Western Cape from about June to December every year. These beautiful gentle giants congregate to the shores of Hermanus all the way along the coast line towards Plettenberg Bay.
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Hermanus, Garden Route, South Africa
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