Lavender Manor Guest Lodge is an upmarket but affordable guest house (bed and breakfast) that provide Hermanus accommodation at its absolute best. The guest house is two-minutes walk away from famous Blue Flag Grotto Beach and the magnificent cliff path, which will lead you along the beaches and rocky coast to surprising finds of sandy coves and on to the centre of Hermanus. Grotto Beach stretches for 20 km along an unspoilt and pristine coastline. During the whale season Lavender Manor guest house will be the perfect base for excellent whale watching. You will not find better accommodation in Hermanus to enjoy all the activities listed below.

Museums   -  Old Harbour Museum in Hermanus display the fishing history of Hermanus
Whale Museum in Hermanus has an extensive whale collection  depicting the different whale & dolphin species.
Strandveld Museum in Franskraal, Gansbaai. Artifacts from shipwrecks along the coast, Dyer Island and Gansbaai. By Appointment during the week.
Shipwreck Museum in Bredasdorp. Indoor & Outdoor Displays of a number of the wrecks on the cape whale coast

Lighthouses  -  Danger Point light house in Gansbaai is open for visitors. Plaque of the Birkenhead shipwreck depict the rock where it foundered.
Agulhas Lighthouse in Struisbaai displays and extensive collection of  lighthouse optical. 360 degree view from the top.

African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary- a rehabilitation centre for injured seabird in Kleinbaai . Observe feeding of the birds daily at 4pm. Beautiful gifts for sale. Coffee shop serves home baked cakes. WiFi available

Arts & Crafts  -  Numerous art galleries covering a wide variety of subjects in Hermanus & Stanford.
Baardskeerders Bos Art Route is a quarterly event that stretches over a whole weekend. Follow a route to in-house exhibitions by resident artists.

Book Shops  -  Hermanus, Gansbaai Stanford & Kleinmond/Hangklip, Pringlebay are bookworm meccas.
Various old and quality second hand bookshop covers stock rare and antiquity books, travel, history, cooking, natural history and non-fiction by all popular authors.

Wine Tasting:  Visit the wine cellars of the Cape Whale Coast Route
Botriver Wine route in the Kleinmond area
Hermanus Wine Route in the Hemel n Aarde valley
Stanford Wine Route in and around Stanford
Kleinrivier Cheese Farm has a shop where they sell a huge variety of their locally produced award winning cheeses. They also have a petting farm,  a restaurant  and picnic baskets in season.
Elim Wine Route is the most southerly wine route between Stanford and Agulhas

Restaurants, Coffee shops, Deli’s   -  Hermanus, Kleinmond/Hangklip (especially harbour road waterfront), Gansbaai/ Kleinbaai, Stanford all provide gastronomic feasts that include something for every palate.

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Activities | Adventure

A wide variety of activities, attractions, art and eco-adventure excursions such as whale watching, great white shark cage diving...


Outdoor Activities

The guest house is two-minutes walk away from famous Blue Flag Grotto Beach and the magnificent 12km cliff path in Hermanus.


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Indoor Activities

Visit the wine cellars, Museums, Book Shops and Numerous art galleries in Hermanus & Stanford as part of the Cape Whale Coast. More


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184 10th Street, Voëlklip, Hermanus
Western Cape Province, South Africa
GPS: S -34º 24’ 40” E 19º 17’ 12”

Tel: +27 (0)72 660 8201

Your Hosts: Kobus & Marelise van Niekerk

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