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The Marine invites guests to have 'a whale of a time' with stay 3/pay 2 deals - Hermanus

16 June 2022

Whale-watching season in Hermanus is in full swing and The Marine hotel is inviting locals to make the most of this special time of the year, by booking a stay for three nights and only paying for two nights. (Rates start from R3 050 per room per night and include full English breakfast for two, as well as complimentary minibar. Special offer is valid for stays until 31 August 2022)

Traditionally, whale watching season falls between July and November when Southern Right whales are spotted frolicking in the beautiful bays of Hermanus. The area is favoured as the choice mating and breeding grounds for the species and presents the perfect base to experience these unforgettable sightings.

At The Marine guests are encouraged to keep their ears open for the whale bell, which gets rung at the hotel whenever a whale is spotted in the bay below. The Southern Right whale is one of the largest species of whale with females between 14 and 16 meters long and males from 13 to 15 meters, and adult whales weighing between 40 and 50 tons. Whale moms come close to shore as they need to get the calf, who can weigh over 900kg at birth, to the surface of the water for its first breath after it is born. This provides guests of The Marine with the delightful opportunity to experience what is rated as the finest land-based whale watching in the world, sometimes even from the comfort of their guest room!

Located on Hermanus’ famous cliff path, overlooking the breathtaking Walker Bay, The Marine is  a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Families with children are welcome, as well as their ‘furry friends’ who will receive 5-star treatment, complete with a special doggy menu, toys and 5-star hotel bedding provided. For those looking for even more privacy and exclusivity, The Marine also offers the option to book a dedicated wing ideal for families and multi-generational travel.

The Marine, a member of The Liz McGrath Collection, is one of South Africa's most spectacular seaside hotels. The 40 elegantly appointed rooms and suites include 10 Luxury Doubles with Sea View and 10 Premier Suites, which are perfectly positioned for watching pods of dolphins and whales as they frolic in the bay below. Guests may take a refreshing dip in The Marine’s courtyard pool, or access the Tidal Pool from the cliff path outside the hotel. In addition to whale watching, beaches and nature, art, history, culture and the vibrant food and wine scene of Hermanus, the Overberg region is a must for adventure sport seekers. Activities include hiking, mountain biking and marine sports, while back at the hotel, guests can relax in the Spa or indulge in exceptional culinary delights at The Pavilion and Origins restaurants.

The Pavilion & Sun Lounge at The Marine

The Pavilion & Sun Lounge at The Marine

Hermanus, Western Cape Breakfast, Contemporary, Cosmopolitan, Fine Dining, Seafood, South African, Vegan, Vegetarian

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