“My favourite place in all of South africa” We have stayed in this apartment whenever we get a chance to get away since 2010.
There are no words for how amazing the views are - being able to watch whales breaching from the comfort of the gorgeous king size bed is something very special indeed.
The attention to detail throughout the apartment is excellent with beautiful unique artworks, the softest carpets, beautiful wooden floors and high quality bedding.
Although my husband and I tend to use it as a solo getaway, the apartment could easily accommodate 6 people without feeling crowded and you can use the gas braai to host a wonderful evening on the balcony while watching the whales play in the sunset.
There are plenty of hiking trails down on the cliffs below that allow you to follow the coastline and the whales progression if the mood strikes, but you won't be missing anything at all if you never even leave the property - on this trip we saw loads of whales as well as several pods of dolphins close enough to watch freely from the balcony.
We live in Cape Town, so the drive is only roughly 2 hours from home, half an hour from Hermanus itself and less than 5 minutes from Gansbaai (which has some beautiful restaurants and plenty of little shops to keep you browsing for hours).
My grandparents lived in De Kelders while I was growing up, so I have a personal attachment to the little town. One of my favourite things is the solitude and quiet it provides; with all the awe of viewing the whales that Hermanus offers with none of the chaos and crowding experienced there.
This is a truly special place to escape from the craziness of city life and experience unparalleled tranquility and serenity in a luxurious private space. I am homesick for it already!