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Located 0.6 miles from the shoreline at Gearing's Point and 4.3 miles from Grotto Beach,The Potting Shed Accommodation is situated in the town of Hermanus along the Whale Route. It features barbecue facilities and a swimming pool.

Potting Shed rooms are decorated in neutral tones and each feature individual local wall art. Rooms are equipped with tea-and-coffee-making facilities, a satellite TV, a safe and en-suite bathrooms.

The Potting Shed serves breakfast which includes freshly prepared fruit, cereal, toast, yoghurt, home-baked rusks and muesli, along with homemade pancakes and preserves. Egg and bacon is also available upon request. A number of restaurants serving a range of local and international cuisines can be found within 1.2 miles.

Guests can relax in the lounge or take a stroll on the Cliff Path Walk, 0.6 miles away, where whales can be spotted in whale season.

Free private parking is available. The Cape Town International Airport is 63.4 miles away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

The Potting Shed Guest House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 23 Jan 2013.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Buffet


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Deluxe King Room
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Studio
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room
  • 1 large double bed
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Hosted by Annamarie & Dave

9.6
Host review score

Annamarie & Dave
Owner-run guesthouse with hand-painted interiors provide an artistic, unique, personal touch. Enjoy home made jam, bread, rusks & cookies. Situated less than 1km from town & sea (where whales can be seen from the cliff path between June & November).
Following a 3 week holiday in 2003, we feel in love with Hermanus. Within months we'd sold our house in UK, quit our jobs, & started a new life in SA. Huge renovations over several years & The Potting Shed was transformed!! We've never looked back.
Situated 1km from town, sea, cliff-path & Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Quad bike through the vineyards, wine taste, sea kayak, whale watch, or visit the penguins! Shark cage diving 40 minutes from here. Book with us for a special discount!
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Mediclinic Hermanus
    0.5 miles
  • Whale Museum
    0.6 miles
  • Village Square
    0.6 miles
  • Old Harbour
    0.6 miles
  • Station Square Hermanus
    0.7 miles
  • New Harbour
    1.2 miles
  • Hermanus Golf Club
    1.2 miles
  • Whale Coast Mall
    1.6 miles
  • SA Forest Adventures Hermanus
    1.7 miles
  • Hamilton Russel Vineyards
    2.1 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant La Pentola
    1.9 miles
  • Cafe/bar Gecko
    1.9 miles
Top attractions
  • La Vierge Winery
    3.2 miles
  • Fernkloof Nature Reserve
    3.6 miles
  • Ataraxia Mountain Vineyards
    5.4 miles
  • Cape Bay Wines
    10 miles
  • Mt Hebron Nature Reserve
    10.3 miles
Natural beauty
  • River Pelmiet
    0 miles
  • Sea/ocean Hermanus cliff path
    0.6 miles
  • Mountain Fernkloof Nature Reserve
    1.2 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Sandbaai Beach
    2.5 miles
  • Langbaai Beach
    2.5 miles
  • Kammabaai Beach
    2.7 miles
  • Voelklip Beach
    2.8 miles
  • Onrus Beach
    2.9 miles
Closest airports
  • Cape Town International Airport
    47.8 miles
How to get to The Potting Shed Guest House from Cape Town International Airport
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Facilities of The Potting Shed Guest House
Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Activities
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Pub crawls
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Tour desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Adult only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Seasonal
Wellness
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Languages spoken
  • English
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House rules The Potting Shed Guest House takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

14:00 - 19:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

06:00 - 10:30

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 12 years are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 20:00 and 06:00.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

The self-catering apartments are located 1.9 miles from the guest house.Check-in is at the guest house.

Please note that the total price of the reservation will be charged on the day of booking for 1-night stays.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform The Potting Shed Guest House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Swimming pool #1 is closed from Tue 31 May 2022 until Sun 31 Jul 2022

FAQs about The Potting Shed Guest House

  • The prices at The Potting Shed Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at The Potting Shed Guest House is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • The Potting Shed Guest House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Diving
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Walking tours
    • Pub crawls
    • Bike tours

  • Room options at The Potting Shed Guest House include:

    • Double
    • Studio
    • Suite

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Potting Shed Guest House by:

    • Car 1h 30min

  • Guests staying at The Potting Shed Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The Potting Shed Guest House is 850 yards from the centre of Hermanus.