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November 2, 2012

Whale Coast Hotel Hermanus

The Whale Coast Hotel offers elegant self-catering accommodation of awarded 4 star status to both the leisure and corporate visitor to Hermanus, Western Cape. The apartments are fully equipped for a stay in unrivalled luxury. Included in the range of services are conference facilities and various arrangements can be organized by our Tourist Desk to explore the many activities within the Hermanus and its surrounding Overberg Towns.

The luxuriously appointed Whale Coast Hotel is located centrally to the town of Hermanus, Western Cape and affords the visitor the ultimate Cape Whale Coast experience. Local Restaurants, boutiques, coffee shops, bistros and exciting outdoor activities are in close proximity. The Whale Coast Hotel is conveniently situated in a shopping mall offering the incomparable comfort to have everyday commodities just around the corner.

Our fully equipped self-catering apartments offer unrivalled luxury and are built in a state-of-an-art maisonette style allowing for a pleasant apportionment into a living area downstairs and a sleeping area on the upper floor. The living area includes a first -class open plan kitchen with modern appliances to ensure the best comfort during your stay. The cosy lounge and the adjacent dining area invite for relaxing moments and lead onto a furnished patio with a fire-place to celebrate famous South African braais. You will enjoy the beautiful view from one of our apartments on the Overberg Mountains surrounding the Walker Bay.

The bedrooms are situated upstairs.

The 14 self-catering apartments boast either 2 or 3 bedrooms right in the center of Hermanus. All designer-chic apartments are non-smoking areas and distinctively decorated in cool contemporary colors and furnishings. If you are staying in one of our 2-bedroom apartments, all bedrooms enjoy the luxury of an en-suite bathroom. When staying in a 3-bedroom apartment, the master bedroom allows for the exclusive luxury of a modern en-suite bathroom and a modest private balcony allowing for a fantastic mountain view. The additional bedrooms have access to a second bathroom which is not en-suite.

The following standard features and services are available in all self-catering apartments:
1. 24hr reception service available
2. 2 complimentary bottles of water in the apartment upon arrival
3. A fully equipped kitchen with exclusive granite finishes includes dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven and hob
4. A spacious furnished patio with BBQ facilities
5. The master bedroom has access to an en-suite bathroom including heated towel rails and a private small balcony
6. A second bathroom is available for the additional bedroom(s)
7. Complimentary toiletries by “Aloe Vera”
8. Hairdryer
9. Private safe for valuables
10. 43” LED flat screen TV with Surround Sound and selected DSTV channels
11. CD / DVD player
12. Complimentary WiFi
13. Complimentary secure underground parking
14. Beach towels (deposit required)
15. Apartments are serviced daily

Rates are quoted per apartment per night
Rates include 14% VAT
Special Long – Stay(10 nights and more) and Group Booking Rates (5 apartments and more) available upon request

The city is internationally known as the home of the Southern Right Whale, which can easily be observed from June to December. The peak viewing times for these amazing giants of the sea is August – November. The whales begin to migrate from Antarctica in late April, taking up to approximately 8 weeks to arrive in Walker Bay, Hermanus. The beginning of the season is characterized by whale mating groups, where males ‘compete’ for the attention of available females in large active groups. Males generally leave the South African waters by September, leaving only the mothers and calves for the rest of the season. Whale calves become extremely playful and agile as the season ends, practicing the swimming and communication skills they need for the 3,000km journey south to the Antarctic waters. Every year, an aerial whale count is conducted during October, and the amount of mothers and calves in our area can easily top +100 individuals at the height of the season.

Hermanus has been acknowledged by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) as one of the twelve best whale viewing locations in the world. The world’s only Whale Crier has become a legend and is the most photographed icon in South Africa next to Nelson Mandela. What makes the whale watching in Hermanus so phenomenal is the fact that the whales can be seen from as close as a few meters from the beach, shore or rocky cliffs.

Conference Facilities:

State of the art conference facilities accommodating up to 90 delegates offer the corporate guest with an ideal venue for small to medium sized product launches, corporate meetings, training and team building in full 4 star luxury in Hermanus.

The Hermanus Whale Coast Hotel conference venue provides standard, modern conferencing equipment and arrangements which includes:

• Complimentary WIFI
• Automated projection screens(Size: 2.77 X 1.55 m)
• Digital projector
• PA system
• Extension cords
• Flip charts & pens

Additional technical equipment can be hired upon request.

In addition to our conference room, we can offer you a breakout room with daylight. This is ideal for small meetings and workshops and can accommodate up to 15 delegates. The breakout area is equipped with a Flat screen LED television with surround sound and DVD player as well as USB connection.
We offer customized conference packages and team building activities to suit your budget and delegates’ requirements all centrally located to the Hermanus city centre.
Our attention to detail and professional service will make your conference in Hermanus a pleasure, assisting you to focus on your task while we take care of the rest, making it an enjoyable and memorable stay on the Whale Coast.

Please note that our Peak Season Cancellation Policy has changed to the following:

• 50% deposit to be paid 14 days after receiving booking confirmation
• Balance of payment within 30 days prior to arrival
• Cancellation is free of charge until 12 PM, 30 days prior to arrival
• Cancellation charge of 50% if cancelled within 30 days prior to arrival
• No Show:100% Cancellation fee of full stay
• The hotel reserves the right to release non-guaranteed reservations

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