Accommodation near Grotto Beach

Grotto beach is found in the town of Hermanus, in the Western Cape. Aesthetically it is one of the most impressive beaches in South Africa. This is thanks to its location between mountain and sea. The beach, which has Blue Flag status, is an hour and a half away from Cape Town.

Park your car in the large parking lot and take a walk along the beach. Stretching on for 18 kilometres, it makes the perfect location for a leisurely and very enjoyable exercise session. The beach is also dog-friendly, provided the dog stays on a leash and all waste is picked up by the owner. There is also a children's playground for when the task of building sand castles becomes boring. As you can tell, Grotto Beach really is a family-friendly destination.

Since Grotto Beach is located in the 'Mecca' of whale watching, one can also enjoy this activity, granted you visit at the right time of year. The whales visit during the winter months, between June and October. The Southern Right Whales migrate to the cold coastal waters of South Africa annually to mate and calve and can consequently be seen with their young. They can easily be spotted from Grotto Beach itself, but the best views are to be had from the elevated points on top of the cliffs.

In order to maintain its Blue Flag status, a life guard is always on duty during the peak season (December to March) and the water is warm with great waves for activities like body boarding and swimming. Numerous educational and charity events also take place in the high season.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Mosselberg on Grotto Beach
0.3 km


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'Situated above the whale-watching paradise of Voelklip beach, with a mountain called Mosselberg behind it, uninterrupted views of fynbos stretching down to the sea and direct access to the beach, thi... More Info

Sandals Beach Villa
0.3 km


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Sandals Beach Villa is situated on Grotto Beach in Hermanus, the best land-based whale watching location in the world. Flanked by Cape Fynbos, majestic mountains and overlooking Walker Bay's internati... More Info

Villa Blu
0.6 km

From R900 PPS

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Villa Blu Guest House offers a peaceful location in the scenic whale capital of Hermanus in South Africa only 90 minutes from Cape Town; hues of blues and shades of summer draw you in....tones of eart... More Info

Lavender Manor Guest Lodge
0.8 km


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Lavender Manor is the ultimate luxury guest house which offers spectacular sea and mountain views and warm, relaxed hospitality. Overlooking popular Grotto beach and the whale sanctuary of Walker Bay,... More Info

Hermanus Beach Villa
1 km

From R1199* Unit

Hermanus Beach Villa offers luxurious guest house accommodation and was awarded 4 star status by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Hermanus Beach Villa is the ideal establishment for indivi... More Info

157 Sixth Street
1.1 km

From R2700* Unit

157 on Sixth is a beautiful, modern family apartment located in Voelklip in Hermanus. The apartment offers 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms with a large kitchen, lounge and patio, and its own ... More Info

Milkwood Lodge
1.1 km

From R1150 PPS

Set in the heart of the Cape Whale Coast, Milkwood Lodge is ideally situated in VoŽlklip, Hermanus. Only 300 metres to the seafront cliff path and several swimming beaches, one of which has Blue Flag... More Info

Troon Beach Cottage
1.2 km


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Prime position, between 11 and 12 th Street, 100 meters from the beach, breath-taking sea views, fresh champagne air, whale watching from the patio, listen to the break of the waves all day /night , T... More Info

FrancolinHof Guest House
1.2 km


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Sweeping views of both sea and mountain from all luxury en suite rooms - bordering Fernkloof Nature Reserve, mountain walks and a wide variety of birds, proteas and fynbos surround FrancolinHof. The w... More Info

1.3 km

From R1600* Unit

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This house is an ideal getaway from the rat race. situated, close to the famous VoŽlklip Blue Flag beaches, and only a short drive into town. ... More Info

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Hermanus Reviews

Hermanus has grown since we were here last. The town is impressively developed and demands that we visit again for at least two days, rather than just one day.
- Mary De Beer Strydom

Great place to stay. Lots of activities. Variety of eateries.
County Market on Saturday morning a must.

- Jerome Gordon

Not far from CT, great for a quick getaway. Do visit the Walker Bay nature reserve and the Klipgat cave.
- Shaheen Mowla

Loved it
- Nicolene Trytsman

Beautiful area, nice restaurants
- Randall Williams

An excellent venue for a weekend away!
- Theo Bisschoff

- Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron

A booming coastal resort which was a Sleepy little Village some years ago.
- Fred Pohl

A place I'd like to retire to one day
- James Botman

Small town, but lots and lots to see and experience. There was night markets and gift markets. I wont even mention the white sand beach.
- Christine Elias