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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From R1315 pps

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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

From R1050 pps

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 int... More Info

Roofers Nest GUest House
0.4 km

From R450 pps

A walk away from Grotto beach and with views from the Sunbird suite, Roofers Nest Guest House is perfectly positioned for the guest wishing to enjoy scenic walks and sun bathing on the famous Grotto b... More Info

Surfin' Safari
0.4 km

From R1600* unit

Experience stunning beach and ocean views at the Surfin' Safari - Hermanus Guest Home, within walking distance of the Blue Flag Grotto Beach and the Klein River Lagoon. Accommodation at the Surfin'... More Info




Villa Blu
0.6 km

From R736 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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From R690 pps

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 R1270* 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 R2800* 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 R870 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

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

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Hermanus Reviews

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

Lots to do and see. Beautiful town. We love the area!
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