Places We Love: The Thatch House, Hermanus

The Thatch house is on the banks of the Hermanus lagoon is a boutique hotel with breathtaking views of the Mountains to one side and the Lagoon to the other. This exclusive boutique hotel offers peace, tranquillity, total privacy and a restful escape from the city in an exquisite setting.

The eloquent property, luxurious guest spaces, outstanding cuisine and personalised service, create the ideal environment to create lasting remembrances in a destination that is rich with activities and experiences.  The 1,550 square meter property has been exquisitely appointed to offer guests a sense of home. The retreat’s expansive and sumptuous suites, in & outdoor living areas, games room and gym are designed to create a sense of embracing comfort. The food and wine experience emphasise dining that is delicious, fresh and healthy.  Only fresh seasonal ingredients are used, prepared to offer authentic and appetising dining.  The 4 acres of passionately shaped gardens provide unlimited possibilities to enjoy some “us” time with loved ones far away from the hubbub of every day.

This Boutique Hotel also offers exciting activities for guests, which include:

  • Games room
  • Floodlit tennis court
  • Chipping & putting green
  • Boule game
  • Play areas for children, including a massive tree house and two trampolines
  • 2 Swimming pools
  • Kayaks – single & double with life jackets supplied
  • Transfer Vehicle available charge additionally.

The lagoon offers to paddle, SUPing or just enjoying a picnic or sun-downer at the lake. The hotel has a boat for a sunset cruise or water skiing. The retreat is passionate about creating personalised experiences for their guests. The hotel features individually decorated, spacious double volume suites with breathtaking views. The four suites have an additional adjoining room (which has twin beds) making it ideal for a family getaway.

In-suite facilities include:

  • complimentary WIFI
  • Wireless Bose speaker
  • Fresh flowers
  • Contemporary lounge
  • Writing desk
  • Private outdoor terrace
  • DVD player
  • Flat screen digital televisions with a full suite of available channels
  • Air conditioning, under floor heating and heated towel rails
  • Hair dryer
  • Charlotte Rhys amenities
  • 100% cotton dressing gowns and slippers
  • Umbrellas
  • 100% Percale linen, and king size, extra length beds


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