The Marine is situated atop the cliffs in one of the most beautiful locations in Africa, only one hour and fifteen minutes by road from Cape Town. The hotel has 47 individually decorated bedrooms and suites – each with private bathroom facilities, and many with commanding views over Walker Bay or into the beautiful internal courtyards with swimming pool and a garden. The Orangery is the place to while away the day with a glass of champagne, a cocktail or even afternoon tea. The adjoining reading room is perfect for quiet contemplation after a busy day’s whale watching. Seafood at the Marine is a bright new restaurant in the modern idiom: open kitchen, with its young talented chefs, atmosphere informal, but with the emphasis on fresh fish and great style. The more traditional Pavilion on the other hand, serves an array of the highest quality traditional food using the finest South African ingredients. Carchele Spa is perfect for those in need of the ultimate in relaxation and pampering. The ambiance is serene, light music, diffused aroma essences and dimmed lights create the prerequisite for ultimate relaxation. The golf course is superb and the cliff walks are breath taking. Tennis, bowls and squash are available at the nearby Country Club. During the months of October and November Hermanus is known as the premier viewing location for the Southern Right Whale.