The Whale Coast

The Marine Hermanus


A Whale Coast classic

Located on Hermanus’ famous cliff path, the charming Marine has an enviable perch overlooking the breathtaking Walker Bay.

From June to November, Hermanus enjoys the best land-based whale watching anywhere in the world, with guests enjoying watching southern right whales gather in their hundreds from the hotel.

All 40 rooms are bright and airy, half looking out on the garden, pool, or town, and half with sea views. The larger suites have private balconies and fireplaces.

The Marine also features a relaxed modern restaurant, an inviting bar and a small spa. A heated pool sits at the heart of the hotel, while a pathway leads down the cliff to a tidal swimming pool for something more bracing.


At a glance

  • 40 rooms

  • Heated pool and marine tidal pool

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Spa

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What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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