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  • Set in a lush garden with the ocean in the background
  • Luxurious accommodation offers all the comforts
  • Right in the heart of town

Villa Blu

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Hermanus

 

-34.411, 19.2912

About

Painted in pleasant shades of blue which suit its seaside location, Villa Blu is a perfectly comfortable setting to enjoy a holiday in the popular little town of Hermanus, and allows guests the chance to see the whales which have made the village famous. The guest rooms are spread out across two floors, with two of the upper floor rooms looking out over the rooftops to the ocean, where these majestic creatures swim close to the shore from June to December.

Situated on the ground floor, Kammabaai, Voelklip and Skulpies are the guest house’s standard rooms, and have an earthy country-style feel. Although they do not have sea views, patios leading out onto the pretty garden are tranquil spots to enjoy the fresh ocean air. There are two luxury double rooms on the first floor, pleasingly decorated in blue tones.

The sea-facing De Mond, which has an en-suite shower, features a small balcony with a lovely mosaic table, where the whales are best viewed though a pair of binoculars. Those who prefer mountain scenery and the convenience of both a bath and shower can choose to stay in Mosselrivier.

The largest and most luxurious of the rooms, Lover’s Cove is an idyllic Honeymoon suite offering sea views from the bed, and has easy access to the whale viewing deck. To set the scene, the guest house can arrange chocolates, champagne, flowers, or anything else needed to make the stay especially romantic.

The rooms are given their own distinctive charm by special decorative touches, and guests will sleep comfortably in the Queen-size beds. Comfort is further assured by conveniences such as ceiling fans, heaters, hairdryers, satellite televisions, tea and coffee trays and minibars. Heated towel rails in the bathrooms, along with fluffy gowns, will keep you snug and warm. The addition of a beach bag with towels is a nice touch, especially since the guest house is a short walk from Hermanus’s spectacular Grotto Beach. An especially welcoming treat is the cheese platter and sparkling wine that await you on arrival.

After enjoying a hearty and creatively presented breakfast, guests can choose to relax in various comfy settings either indoors or outdoors. The downstairs lounge, warmed by earthy colours and a fireplace, is a cosy retreat, while the airy, beach house style upstairs lounge provides easy access to the deck. Guests who want to enjoy a South African braai can do so (on request) at the lapa next to the cooling swimming pool.

Villa Blu’s staff members are always on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible, while a dedicated concierge service can assist with making recommendations and bookings for the area’s best activities. The options range from thrilling eco-adventures such as shark cage diving, to golf, art, wine tasting and horse riding, to mention a few. Take a walk around the charming town to discover more about its fascinating history, or visit one of the many superb whale watching spots to get a stunningly intimate view of these massive mammals.

Rates & Summary


3 Standard Rooms

Ground floor rooms
Each sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Patio with pool or garden view

De Mond

First floor room
Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite shower
Balcony with sea views

Mosselrivier

First floor room
Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Mountain and partial sea views

Lover’s Cove (Honeymoon suite)

First floor room
Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Balcony with sea views

Pricing

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Catering

Continental and English breakfast included
Barbeque dinners on request

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Situated just outside Hermanus, the double-storey Villa Blu offers comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation, good whale watching opportunities and comprehensive services a stone’s throw from the ocean. From several of the luxurious rooms, guests can view whales from the comfort of their beds. The guest house also has its own whale viewing deck and plenty of relaxation areas in the form of lounges, verandahs, a swimming pool, garden and courtyard.

Summary

  • Set in a lush garden with the ocean in the background
  • Luxurious accommodation offers all the comforts
  • Right in the heart of town

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird/whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All the roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Whale viewing deck
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Nearby: beaches, whale watching, shark-cage diving, sea kayaking, kite surfing, river and lagoon cruises, nature reserves, horse riding, hiking, abseiling, paragliding, quad biking,  golf, wine route, shopping, museum.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Ceiling fans
  • Heater included
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • Licensed
  • Braai area available
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • No babysitting
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 500m
  • Nearest fuel within 1km
  • Shuttle service can be arranged

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe

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Overberg

Western Cape

About

The Overberg is a region that’s easy on the senses and pleasing to the eye. Its landscape is a tapestry of colours and meandering patterns, both natural and manmade. 

The region forms a relatively small part of the Western Cape; it is mostly rural, and is blessed with stunning scenery and unique highlights. Its largest town, Hermanus, is said to provide the best land-based whale watching in the world. It also has exquisite beaches, including the blue flag Grotto Beach, and the nearby Hemel-en-Aarde Valley epitomises the majestic beauty of the region.

Across Walker Bay, the towns of Gansbaai and Kleinbaai are best known for shark cage diving to see great whites at the hotspot near Dyer Island.

L’Agulhas stands at the southernmost point on the African continent, and is the meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.

The Overberg fauna and flora is protected in the Bontebok National Park, and its nature reserves include De Hoop, De Mond, Salmons Dam, Marloth, and the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. Staying with wildlife, the penguin colony at Stony Point in Betty’s Bay is also a tourist favourite.

Swellendam and the small mission towns of Genadendal and Elim are amongst the Overberg’s historic icons. Others that are popular with visitors are Greyton, Stanford, and Napier.

In summer the farmlands are dominated by shimmering shades of brown, the fields stripped of their winter crops and the bare earth ploughed into meandering combed patterns dotted with tightly compressed wheels of straw awaiting collection. Labourers’ cottages hunker down beneath old blue gums and on a cold day smoke drifts from their chimneys.

Throughout the year the early morning and late afternoon sun accentuates the sensual curves of the ridges wreathed in fynbos. When the winter rains return, the undulating, sometimes tiered fields shrug off their brown and slip into the vibrant greens of wheat, barley, and oats, and the brilliant yellow of the iconic canola. On still, sultry mornings, blue cranes, South Africa’s national bird, float overhead craaaaaaking as they go.

The coastline is punctuated by long sweeping bays and rocky outcrops that fringe the southern boundary of this landscape. Here one can spend hours sitting on the white sand, being mesmerised by the eternal activity of the sea.

Add to this a scattering of charming inland villages; locally produced beer, cheese, and wine; lighthouses, bird watching, and wonderful food, and it becomes evident why one needs plenty of time here.

Look out for

Southern-most tip of Africa - at L’Agulhas, which is also the official meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. 

Shark cage diving - near Gansbaai there are several operators who do trips daily out to the Great Whites’ favourite hunting grounds near Dyer Island. 

Whale watching - the Overberg offers great land-based and boat-based whale watching (best between July and November). 

Beaches - the Overberg beaches are amongst the finest in South Africa. They include the longest beach in the southern hemisphere - at 14km - which curves along the coast at Struisbaai. 

Swellendam - is the third-oldest magisterial district in South Africa. At the base of the Langeberg Mountains on the N2 highway the town has an array of historic buildings including the Drostdy Museum.

Hermanus - On the coast in the west of the region. It is the largest town in the Overberg and popular with visitors all year round. It’s especially well known for its superb land-based whale watching.

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley - near Hermanus - this scenic area produces a range of wines and is known for its Pinot Noir.

Bontebok National Park - The smallest of South Africa’s National Parks, it not only protects the fauna within its boundaries but also endangered flora in the fynbos biome. In addition to the bontebok, the park is also home to Cape mountain zebra, red hartebeest, grey rhebuck, and Cape grysbok as well as 200 bird species. There are hiking and mountain-biking trails and fishing and swimming in the Breede River. The accommodation and campsite are situated at Lang Elsie’s Kraal amongst a riverine thicket of trees and aloes near the banks of the Breede River. This consists of 10 self-catering chalets with wheel chair access, and caravan and camping sites. There are also picnic spots with braai and ablution facilities for day visitors.

De Hoop Nature Reserve - Each year between June and November whales return to the rugged coastline of this 34 000 hectare reserve near Bredasdorp to breed. During this time the marine reserve supports 40% of the world’s Southern Right whale population. Although these may be the drawcard for many visitors there is much more in the line of nature-based activities for the visitor. Lowland fynbos is the dominant vegetation throughout the reserve and this supports bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, grey rhebuck, eland, and baboon, as well as many smaller mammals. It’s a great destination for ‘twitchers’, with the De Hoop vlei attracting a large number of water birds and pushing the recorded species to an impressive total of 260. Besides being able to walk anywhere in the reserve there are several day hikes and the popular 5-day whale trail. Accommodation options are varied from cottages and rondawels to restored houses and neat camping and caravan sites amongst the milkwood trees. Most accommodation is around what is known as Die Opstal near the fresh water vlei and park reception.

Wines - The region has some top class wineries that offer tasting and sales.

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