General

If you’re looking for Hermanus accommodation, you won’t find a location as picturesque as this. The Windsor Hotel is situated on a cliff edge with spectacular panoramic views of the Indian Ocean below, visible from almost all its rooms. This Hermanus hotel is perfect for a relaxing seaside holiday break, and the frolicking whales in the Indian Ocean will add to your enjoyment!

Windsor Hotel has a three star rating and was built in 1896 – making it the oldest accommodation in Hermanus! Of all the Hermanus hotels to be built since then, the Windsor has remained a popular holiday option. Since it was taken over by Garth and Etricia Clark-Brown, many exciting changes and renovations have taken place.

Hermanus offers some of the best land-based whale watching in the world. This is because its waters are the breeding ground and nursery of the famous Southern Right whale. September’s whale breeding season sets the scene for the vibey and popular Hermanus whale festival. With its mild Mediterranean climate and safe, clean, sandy beaches, Hermanus is popular all year round. And if you’re looking for Hermanus accommodation, look no further than the Windsor Hotel.

A room with a view

Hermanus accommodation remains quaint and charming, despite the sophisticated amenities most establishments now offer. And whether you’re an avid whale watcher or just looking to get away from it all, the Windsor is the perfect Hermanus accommodation choice from which to appreciate the spectacular surrounding beauty.

At the Windsor Hotel, staff concentrate on good service and guest satisfaction. You’ll receive personal attention and friendly hospitality during your stay here, and we won’t be surprised if you’re reluctant to leave! Although you’ll feel like you’re away from it all, the Windsor is only a 70-minute scenic drive from Cape Town and transport can be arranged.

Accommodation in Hermanus is highly sought after; most visitors to this sea side town prefer to be able to take in the spectacular views from where they are staying. At the Windsor Hotel in Hermanus 55% of our 60 rooms are sea facing – allowing guests to partake in a bit of whale watching from their hotel rooms.

Facilities available in the bedrooms include:

    • Colour Television
    • Direct Dial Telephone
    • En-Suite Bathroom (With bath and overhead shower)
    • Sleeper Couch for Children / Adult sharing (Maximum of 2 children or 1 adult sharing)
    • Tea- and coffee conveniences
    • Twin or double beds
    • Facilities / conveniences available on request:
    • Baby Sitting
    • Beach Towels
    • Fans / Heaters
    • Hairdryers
    • Iron & Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit (at Reception)
    • Wake-Up Calls
    • Internet Facilities (at Reception)

Southern Right Pub

The Southern Right Pub is open to guests of the Windsor Hotel and is open between 10:00 and 22:00.

When looking for accommodation in Hermanus why not stay at the Windsor Hotel. To book a fantastic room with a view overlooking the pristine beaches and frolicking Southern Right Whales

Whale watching and South Africa are synonymous between the months of July and December each year.

It is at this time of year when thousands of Whales leave the icy Antarctic and migrate to the warmer South African coast to mate and birth their calves. A hot spot for whale watching in South Africa, the Western Cape is a whale watchers paradise being entertained by these majestic kings of the sea while they frolic just off the coast is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Whale watching in South Africa takes place along the whale route, which stretches from Doringbaai, south of Cape Town, along the coast to Durban. With more than 2000 km’s of whale watching territory it’s easy to see why whale watching in South Africa is so highly acclaimed.

Hermanus is the most renowned town when it comes to whale watching in South Africa. Most famous for its whale watching – the town is considered by some to offer the best land-based whale watching in South Africa and the world. The renowned Hermanus Whale Festival takes place every September, coinciding with the Southern Right whale’s breeding season. Whales come here to frolic, nurse and breed and, some say, to show off to Hermanus visitors! For those looking to experience whale watching in South Africa, a trip to the Hermanus Whale Festival is not to be missed.

If you’re not content just to watch from dry land then whale watching in South Africa is a definite must. Several whale watching in Hermanus tour operators offer whale viewing tours which allow you to experience these magnificent creatures by boat – bringing you even closer to the action. Besides the whale watching, Hermanus affords the opportunity to relax on pristine beaches, or to explore the beautiful mountainside on well-made paths. There are no shortages of activities in this town, and visitors to Hermanus’ Windsor Hotel have easy access to all of them.

Known as the “Riviera of the South”, Hermanus has become the winter escape of many Europeans from the harsh northern winter. Situated on the Cape south coast only 120km from Cape Town, whale watching in Hermanus is the perfect way to spend a weekend getaway for city dwellers and the holiday destination of choice for visitors from all over the country, including whales! All in all, the whale watching town of Hermanus offers unparalleled charm and a treasure trove of surprises waiting to be discovered.