The Marine (Hermanus)

The Marine Hotel in Hermanus

The Marine, a member of The Liz McGrath Collection; is one of South Africa’s most spectacular seaside hotels. Located on Hermanus’ famous cliff path, overlooking the breathtaking Walker Bay; the Small Luxury Hotels of the World property offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world; from June to November each year. Guests are even able to view these majestic creatures from their own sea-view bedrooms. The Overberg region is also a must for adventure sport seekers, offering a host of activities; including hiking, mountain biking, and marine sports. Back at the hotel, guests can indulge in exceptional culinary delights.

The Marine is part of The Liz McGrath Collection. Sister properties are The Cellars-Hohenort in Constantia, Cape Town and The Plettenberg in Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route.

The Marine in Hermanus - fine dining
Fine dining at The Marine in Hermanus

Enjoy a refreshing swim in the heated pool, be pampered in the Spa, or shop to your heart’s content in the boutique. A stay at The Marine promises a world of wonderful indulgences. Together with a host of complimentary, family-friendly services and amenities. There is also a tidal pool directly in front of the hotel.

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The Marine Hotel

The Marine Accommodation

Light and airy, the 40 x rooms and suites at The Marine offer luxury seaside living at its best. The rooms offer a variety of views. From the gardens, pool, and the town, to Cliff Walk and Walker Bay, and the ocean. Opt for a sea view for the chance to spot whales and dolphins directly from your room!

Whichever room category you choose; you can expect a gentle sea breeze, wonderful views, beautiful interior design, and only the very best amenities. Making for the most comfortable and stylish of stays. For families, a number of Non-Sea Facing Rooms can inter-lead with the parent’s room. So the kids can be nearby. Cots can be put in rooms to accommodate infants and the Premier and Luxury Sea Facing Rooms can take an extra bed.

The Marine accommodation

Double Room

Each of these comfortable 20 x guest rooms looks out over the garden, courtyards, pool, and the town. In addition; several of the double rooms open out onto private balconies. Rooms range in size from 22 – 44m². A maximum of two people per room.

The Marine Hermanus Accommodation
The Marine Hermanus Double Room

Luxury Double with Sea View

The panoramic views over Walker Bay have inspired the décor of each of the 10 x Luxury Double with Sea View Rooms. With blue featuring as a dominant color. A comfortable seating area makes for the perfect vantage point for spotting whales, the gentle giants below. All while you enjoy a glass of wine. In addition, several of the rooms feature a balcony with breathtaking views of the ocean.

These rooms range in size from 28 – 88m² and an extra bed can be added.

Hermanus Accommodation
The Marine Hermanus Luxury Double Sea View

Premier Suites

With views of Cliff Path and Walker Bay, these suites are ideally positioned for watching pods of dolphins and whales. Two suites also feature private balconies and come with their own fireplace. The ultimate home accessory during chilly winter nights. Each of the 10 x Premier Suites also has a Café Lux machine and a selection of teas.

The Premier Suites range in size from 46 – 87m² and an extra bed can be added.

Hermanus Whale Spotting
The Marine Hermanus Premier Suite
Room Facilities

All rooms include:
A welcome drink on arrival
Breakfast daily in the Pavilion
Bottled filter water at turndown
Complimentary WiFi
Flat-screen television
Fluffy bathrobes and luxury bathroom amenities
Hot water bottles placed in beds at turndown in winter
King Size Bed Double or Twin Setup
A hairdryer and personal in-room safe
Satellite TV
Secure Parking
Daily Housekeeping services
Tea and coffee amenities

What to do in Hermanus

There is so much to do in Hermanus and it is only an hour and a half drive from Cape Town. Most people go to Hermanus to see the whales yet there is so much more to see and do.

Whale watching, beaches, and nature, as well as its food and wine scene; Hermanus really is a destination that ticks all the boxes.

The region around Hermanus, known as the Overberg; is an area of natural contrasts. From the deep green apple orchards of Elgin to the sweeping canola fields of Caledon, and the rugged mountainous coast where marine life flourishes. The natural surroundings are at once diverse, and lovers of the outdoors are spoiled for choice with activities.

Whether you are looking to explore the tastes of the Overberg, immerse yourself in art, history, and culture on the coast. Or make the most of the great Overberg outdoors, there is something to suit all preferences.

The hotel has an on-site Spa and is also located a short walk from a multitude of shops and boutiques.

Hermanus Whale Watching and activities
Hermanus Whale Watching and activities

The Marine Accommodation Rates


Room TypeLow Season:
1st April until 30th September 2023
Peak Season:
1st October until 31st December 2023
Double RoomR 5 895R 8 080
Luxury Double with Sea ViewR 9 045R 12 735
Premier SuitesR 12 860R 16 800


Room TypePeak Season:
1st January until 31st March 2024 and
1st October until 31st December 2024
Low Season:
1st April until 30th September 2024
Double RoomR 8 725R 6 365
Luxury Double with Sea ViewR 13 750R 9 770
Premier SuitesR 18 145R 13 890

Rates are per room, per night, and are inclusive of Breakfast and VAT (currently at 15%).
The rates exclude the tourism levy, currently R40 per room per night.
Rates are subject to availability and may change without prior notice.

The Marine Accommodation Special Offers

Offer 1:
Stay 4, Pay 3 at The Marine
Valid from 1st April 2023 until 31st August 2023 and 1st – 15th December 2023*

Offer 2:
Stay 3, Pay 2 at The Marine
Valid from 1st April 2023 until 31st August 2023 and 1st – 15th December 2023*

Offer 3: Stay 7 nights and only pay for 5 at any of The Collection Portfolio which includes The Cellars-Hohenort, The Marine, and The Plettenberg (at one of these hotels or a combination).
Valid from the 1st March 2023 until 19th December 2023*

Vineyards, Views & The Big Five Package

An amazing 12-night safari and beach journey, The Vineyards, Views, and The Big Five Package! This South Africa vacation offers guests vineyards, views, and the Big Five all-in-one itinerary. You’ll be staying at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, The Marine in Hermanus, The Plettenberg on the Garden Route, and one of Shamwari lodges. These include:
Long Lee Manor
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The Marine Wedding Packages

Hermanus Destination Wedding at The Marine – for the most amazing seaside weddings in South Africa.

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