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The Potting Shed


“A lovely property in a great location in Hermanus. We were looked after by fabulous hosts, Annamarie and Dave and their lovely staff. Delicious home cooked breakfast to start the day off was an added bonus!” – Ingrid F – Trip Advisor


We provide two types of accommodation: Bed and Breakfast at our Guest House and Self-Catering Apartments.

Guest House

Standard, Deluxe and Studio Rooms Available. Our Studio room offers a private deck, and kitchenette with basic cooking facilities.

Self Catering

3 kilometres from the guest house and town centre. Our self-catering apartments are ideal for a family getaway.

All check-ins are at the guest house, 28 Albertyn Street, Northcliff, Hermanus
Richard W
Richard W
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Beautifully appointed, meticulously maintained, spotlessly clean and really comfortable. We enjoyed 3 nights here and loved the place. Dave and Annamarie are hard working and delightful hosts. Breakfasts were sumptuous and delicious. Location is very convenient. It is quiet and restful. We have nothing but good things to say about this accommodation. Can highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in Hermanus.
Ingrid F
Ingrid FKampala
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Weekend Getaway! A lovely property in a great location in Hermanus . We were looked after by fabulous hosts, Annamarie and Dave and their lovely staff. Delicious home cooked breakfast to start the day off was an added bonus!
NijmegenThe Netherlands
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Excellent stay and perfect location to explore Hermanus. The hosts make sure you will be pampered accordingly. Very tasty homemade breakfast we even bought two jars of home made marmalade to take home! Comes highly recommended.
669fransmCape Town
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We had a work trip scheduled in Hermanus for 2 days and the Potting Shed was the perfect stay. We really enjoyed the Studio/loft which is spacious, well equipped for self catering but its highlight must be the outside deck with braai. A really private space and we would definitely return. PS When you enjoy Annemarie's breakfast - make sure to order the pancakes at least once - they are sensational!
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Only a few blocks form the beach. The room was beautiful and Ann-marie and David were delightful and warm. In addition, the homemade breakfast was to die for! We really enjoyed our stay and can't wait to go back.
ElizmaSouth Africa
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The self-catering unit is a few meters from the ocean. You have a beautiful view throughout your stay. We couldn’t ask for anything more - I would definitely recommend!

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Book direct for the best rates. Choose between our 3 Star Tourism Graded guest house or self-catering apartments by the sea.

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Hermanus offer an array of different family activities, all which can be booked through us.

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With lots of local activities you and your family will  be busy for days. Explore our local activities and book though us to get the best rates around.  

Meet Your Hosts

Dave and Annamarie (with our two children aged six & nine) came on holiday from the UK to visit an uncle in Cape Town in 2003. Having saved for two years, we thought it was a once in a life time holiday….Until we stood on a beach and Dave said “What are we doing with our lives, I’d love to live here and have a guest house!” I said “That’s funny I was thinking the same thing the other day!” To cut a long story short within 9 months we’d sold our house, quit our jobs, – got through immigration “kind of” (but that’s another story), and invested every penny we had in South Africa, buying a very old rundown guest house in Hermanus. We set to work immediately, with renovations. Each year we close for a few weeks, making more improvements.

Neither of us had any experience in running a business or the hospitality industry. Dave was an engineer and I was a Nursery Nurse.

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