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.

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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

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Sandals Beach Villa
0.3 km

From R1500 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

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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

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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

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Villa Blu
0.6 km

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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

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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

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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

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Milkwood Lodge
1.1 km

From R650 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

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FrancolinHof Guest House
1.2 km

From R515 pps

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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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Birdsong
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
Nice and clean, but no whales.
- Reiner MŁNch

Hermanus
Lovely, lots to do there and the surrounds. Felt safe. All the comforts easily available.
- Radeshini Pillay

Hermanus
Stunning family holiday
- Lindsay Osbourn

Hermanus
We enjoyed the buzz of Hermanus, the peace of Hemel and aarde valley and delighted to find so much to do. The kids enjoyed the Forest Adventure centre and it was a beautiful setting.
- Sue Brouwer

Hermanus
Amaaazing place to be when the Whales are there! I will definitely come back year after year for that!
- Wilmarie Deyzel