The Potting Shed Guest House - Guest House, Accommodation in Hermanus, Western Cape


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The Potting Shed Guest House - Guest House accommodation in Hermanus Western Cape

General Description     

Annamarie and David welcome you to The Potting Shed Guest House, a 1920's Cape Cottage style home combined with African theme. Enjoy their personal service in an informal, friendly atmosphere, in the quaint town of Hermanus only one hour away from Cape Town International airport.

We offer 2 double, 1 twin, and 2 family rooms - which sleep 4, all with tea and coffee making facilities, overhead fans, wall heaters, pool towels and en-suite shower room. The guest house is separate to the main house with off-street parking in a private courtyard. Situated just off the main road enjoy peace and quiet without lots of traffic noise.

Wheelchairs can access all bedrooms and pool area, which has sun-loungers table and chairs and BBQ/braai exclusive for guest use.(BBQ coals and utensils supplied free of charge.) The pool area is flood-lit at night and the mountains can be viewed from here.

The Potting Shed Guest House caters for the needs of families by offering DSTV, video, play-station, piano, and family games in the lounge/bar room. Shops, restaurants and the sea can be walked to within minutes.

Ideal location for shark diving, whale trips, fishing, bird watching, beach lovers, wine tasting, mountain walks, and quad bike trails. Hermanus is said to be the"best land based whale watching in the world!"

The Potting Shed is one of the few guest houses that welcome children under the age of 12. We also supply a cot.

Hermanus boasts many fantastic restaurants, including local South African, seafood, Italian, Greek, and Thai cuisine.

We are happy to help arrange necessary trips of interest and do airport transfers.

Our establishment is totally non smoking, although there is outside seating, under-cover for smokers. 

Attractions / Things to do

We are situated at the beginning of the town, and the shops, restaurants, sea and harbour can be walked to within about 5 minutes. Enjoy whale watching between June and November. A five minute drive brings you to the beautiful Grotto beach - which is one of the only blue flag beaches in the Western Cape.

Enjoy nearby activities such as kayacking, wine tasting, tennis, horse riding, perleomon farm, and the Birkenhead Brewery - tomention just a few! 
Services / Facilities
Laundry service, TV lunge/bar room, playstation 1, childrens videos, and family games, flood-lit swimming pool with BBQ area (coals supplied free of charge) 
High Season - 1st September to 30th April R230 per adult sharing, R300 single supplement, children 0-3 free, children 4-11 half price.

Low Season - 1st April to 31st August R190 per adult sharing, R250 single supplement, children as above.

All rates include a breakfast, consisting of either cooked or Continental with fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, cereal , toast, tea, coffee and fresh squeezed juice when in season 

• Take the N2 from Cape Town, passing Sir Lowery Pass and continuing on until the turning for the R43 and Hermanus is reached.

• Continue along the R43 for just over 27kms to the Hemel en Aarde craft village on the left hand side of the road, passing the turnings for Fisherhaven, Hawston, Vermont and Onrus on the way.

From the Cape Town direction...continue past the Hemel en Aarde Craft Village (white buildings with green roofs on the left hand side of the road) and through the traffic robots/lights at the end of the craft village.

Approximately 1 km further on, look out for the Gateway Spar Centre on the right hand side of the road. (You will see Spar flags on flag poles) and the 24 hour Total Garage at the next set of traffic lights.

4 turnings past the Gateway centre, you will see the turning for Albertyn Street on the left hand side. There is a sign on Main Road, on the corner, that says “The Potting Shed Guest House”. We are the third house in Albertyn Street. There is a sign outside, and “pots” with flowers and plants etc in.

On the Main Road on the right hand corner of Albertyn Street there is a “veternary surgery”).

Hope you have you a safe journey
David and Annamarie

Physical Address
28 Albertyn St


028 312-1712



028 313-1047


The Potting Shed Guest House


072 820 9828    

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