Situated on Sievers Point, midway between Hermanus town center and its wide stretches of white beaches, Abalone Guest Lodge provides comfortable accommodation with a stylish seaside atmosphere.
Ocean Eleven Guest House
Enjoying an excellent position on the cliffs above Walker Bay, Ocean Eleven is a smart, comfortable guesthouse within walking distance of Hermanus’ center. With just a small number of spacious room, suite and apartment options, the property has an intimate and friendly atmosphere. Interiors are elegantly appointed in a contemporary style, with dark woods complemented by light colored walls and linens. Built in a colonial style, the guesthouse offers panoramic views of the ocean and mountains beyond through large windows and from its balconies and outdoor spaces. Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the sun-filled breakfast room, unwind on the cushioned sun loungers or head out along the cliff path to explore the local area.
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Rooms are spacious with en suite bathrooms and beautiful sea views over Walker Bay, featuring TVs, minibars, safes, tea/coffee facilities and a ceiling fan or air conditioning. Standard rooms are on the ground floor; two in the main house featuring original high ceilings, and another adjacent to the pool with French doors opening onto a deck. Deluxe rooms are spread between the main house and the grounds and vary in size, layout and style. One has a separate entrance and balcony overlooking the sea.
Suites are in the main house’s loft, offering more space and private balconies. The Apartment has two bedrooms and bathrooms, and a living area with French doors leading to a patio and private garden.
The guesthouse is positioned on the cliffs above Walker Bay, and is directly linked to the picturesque cliff path. It’s around a 15 to 20 minute scenic stroll to Old Harbour and Hermanus’ town center, where you’ll find a variety of shops and restaurants, and a 30 to 45 minute walk to New Harbour.
Food and drink
The sunny breakfast room looks out over the bay, or you can eat on your own patio. Both continental and hot breakfast dishes are available, including fresh fruits, pancakes, cereals, croissants, yogurts, cold meats and cheeses followed by full English options and smoked salmon. Freshly baked cakes are also offered each day. For lunch and dinner, staff will be happy to recommend local restaurants and book tables for you.
Children aged 12 years and over are welcome to stay at the guesthouse. Families can be accommodated in the two bedroom Apartment, which sleeps up to four, or the loft Suite, which has a sofa bed for a third guest.
The guesthouse features a Honeymoon Suite in the loft of the main house, featuring a private balcony with wonderful sea views.
Facilities and activities
The pool is surrounded by sun loungers with sweeping views over the bay, or guests can relax in the lounge and browse its selection of books. From the guesthouse you have direct access to the scenic clifftop path. You may be able to spot southern right whales, which migrate from Antarctica each year, arriving at South Africa’s shores in June to calve and rear their young until November.
Ocean Eleven is a wonderfully homely guesthouse with spectacular sea views. Just a short scenic walk along the cliff path to Hermanus’ town center, we think it makes an excellent base for exploring the area.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Overlooking Walker's Bay, Birkenhead is a magical getaway and even more so during the calving season of the southern right whales, where the whales come close to the shore.
This is a good value, smart hotel with contemporary décor and all rooms have air conditioning, satellite television, basic kitchen facilities and balconies to breathe in the fresh sea air.
This intimate guesthouse is positioned perfectly for spotting whales offshore, offering unobstructed views of the South Atlantic Ocean. Just a stroll from the pretty town of Hermanus, there are lots of activities to keep you busy in the surrounding area.
The Marine is, without doubt, the most refined and elegant hotel in Hermanus and it is well worth upgrading to have the fantastic ocean views during the whale season. It offers excellent service and has a colonial style and atmosphere.