Herold's Bay Accommodation

The Garden Route is well outfitted with charming, well-known towns such as Sedgefield, Knysna and Nature's Valley, but a little known gem is the tiny settlement of Harold's Bay. The town has little over 100 houses, giving an indication of just how small it is.

It is located about 15 kilometres from the Garden Route's administrative capital, George, which provides a striking contrast! It's proximity to George however, means that while life in Harold's Bay remains simple and untainted by commercial enterprise, access to amenities like supermarkets, banks and doctors is easy as all these are found in the larger town. Perhaps the most notable amenity for travellers though the George Airport, a 5 minute drive away.

Harold's Bay is linked to George historically too. It's named for instance, after the first Dutch Reformed Minister of George, Tobias Johannes Herold. His name is more or less the only mark he left on the settlement though, and most other ways, Herold's Bay (sometimes referred to Afrikaans as Herolds baai) has very little to do with George.

Many people are attracted to Herold's Bay, precisely because it's so quiet. There is no traffic or bright lights to obscure the sights and sounds of nature, allowing you to lose yourself in it. Nature is Herold's Bay's strong point, with a pristine beach, which is also protected from the South Easterly winds which sometimes come up, mountains and numerous nature reserves all on its doorstep.

The simplest holiday at Herold's Bay is spent on the beach, swimming surfing and fishing, although many find birding in the area extremely satisfying too. As with spots all along the Garden Route, the mountains provide ample opportunity for hikers and mountain bikers.

In short, Herold's Bay provides the ultimate getaway, from everything!

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From R800* unit

Arrive at Herolds Bay and find 'The Herolds Bay' on your right hand, opposite the camping area. Comprising new and luxurious 2 bedroom self-catering apartment, en suite, with private balcony creating... Read More

From R750* unit

We offer two self-catering units in Herolds Bay, with lovely views of the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean. The first unit offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen and loun... Read More

From R580 pps

In the heart of South Africa's Garden Route in the Southern Cape area, you will find the picturesque little village of Herold's Bay. Makarios at Herold's Bay offers you only the best in self-catering ... Read More

From R250 pps

Dragonfly Cottage offers self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Garden Route. The Cottage is situated on three hectares of unspoiled coastal fynbos on the Buffelsfontein Estate against the sl... Read More

From R3000* unit

Dankepa Beach House is situated on Herold at a height which is an incredible ocean and beach views provided. Fancourt and Oubaai golf course is 2 - 12 km within striking distance. For convenience Geor... Read More

From R400 pps

We are on top of Herolds Bay Heights with breathtaking 270 sea views as far as Mossel Bay to the west. A variety of different activities can be found nearby. Numerous walks are open to the public and... Read More

From R250 pps

The Down to Earth Accommodation units are situated at Herolds Bay Resort on 70 hectares of grasslands, indigenous fynbos and forest with a picturesque 180 degree view of the ocean. The resort is l... Read More

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Herold's Bay
Laid back, great for a relaxing week-end away from big towns and cities
- Shashi Kassen

Herold's Bay
Well-preserved beach with life-savers on duty and a tide pool for kids.
- Wanda Smith

Herold's Bay
Herold's Bay is beautiful. A small, not too crowded, clean and very well looked after beach with effective sea rescue control. A gem within easy reach of an airport, the N2 and just 10 km's away from excellent shopping facilities. Knysna and Plett are just under an hour away.
- Manfred Hecker

Herold's Bay
Herold's Bay is a place we as a family have frequented since 1984. Tranquil, friendly people and unbeaten holiday spirit during season.
- Marina Harmse