Ocean Eleven Guest House

Location: Garden Route & Little Karoo | South Africa

Price guide: $$$$$ Less than $100 per person per night

Well-placed to view the migrating whales in Walker Bay, Ocean Eleven Guest House has one of the most sought-after locations in the quaint coastal town of Hermanus. Perched on the fynbos-covered clifftop with uninterrupted panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, this small, owner-run guesthouse offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the heart of whale-watching country.
Perfect forLand-based whale watching between June and November.
In the knowIf you are not sure about where to eat in the evening, ask the on-duty manager who will make suggestions based on what you feel like eating, and can take care of bookings and transfers if needed.

Recommended for...

  • Setting & Views
  • Chic Design
  • Guesthouse or Inn
  • Wildlife & Nature

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

With direct access to the famous cliff paths of Hermanus, Ocean Eleven is a short walk to the Old Harbour and town centre, and a 30-minute walk to the New Harbour.

Rooms at Ocean Eleven Guest House

A wonderful Cape Cod-style guesthouse, Ocean Eleven has 10 elegant and beautifully appointed rooms and suites, which are all sea-facing, with contemporary artworks, plush beds and large windows. The main house has kept its traditional architecture, with high ceilings, teak floors and plenty of natural light.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a divine breakfast of pancakes, fresh croissants and exotic fruits on the veranda by the swimming pool, and for later in the day, there is easy access to the wealth of fantastic restaurants in Hermanus.


As well as cooling off in the pool, you can catch up on some light reading in the glorious African sun on a sunlounger. 

Activities at Ocean Eleven Guest House

Without leaving the comfort of your room, you can see southern right whales frolic in the ocean - but to really interact with the town’s giant sea creatures, hire a sea kayak, go on a boat cruise or slip beneath the waters and go shark-cage diving.

If you’d prefer to stay on land, test your swing on the beautiful golf courses or tour the picturesque wine estates that are just waiting to be discovered.

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Hotel location

Ocean Eleven Guest House is approximately 1 hour from Cape Town airport.

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