After two previous day-visits to Hermanus to see its infamous whales, in which we our only sighting was an otter, we decided not to take chances and stay in Whale Rock Lodge for a night. What a great choice!
It is very conveniently located, at the beginning of the cliff path into town, near the new harbor. We started by walking to the Harbour Rock, a short 3 minute stroll recommended by the very friendly staff. We have to thank them for the tip! Not only was the lunch great. We were treated to a true tail slapping spectacle right in front of our eyes, with two whales giving away a 30 minute show. After lunch, we walked into town by the cliff path. Unfortunately, the whales decided to swim a bit farther from shore this time, but who can blame them?
After dinner at Fabio's (another recommendation by the owner of whale rock) we headed back to a great night sleep, and even better breakfast. Highly recommended, especially now the new owners are upgrading the lodge even further.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whale Rock Luxury Lodge is considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Hermanus and recently had a complete internal makeover into a warm contemporary style. Situated across the road from the New Harbour and the start of the cliff path, it is but a 3 minute walk down to the edge of the cliff and a 5 minute drive to the centre of town. The Lodge has 11 beautifully decorated en suite Rooms & Suites, extensive and well manicured lawns and gardens, a koi pond and probably one of the the largest swimming pools in Hermanus and it is solar heated! ... more less
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