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Hornbill House

4-starQuality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.
Hemel and Aarde Village, Hermanus, Western Cape, 7200, South Africa

4-star guesthouse in Hemel En Aarde with winery and restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • We only stayed one night, as planned. Hornbill House is a little away from Hermanus town…Jan 27, 2019
  • We came back to SA after a big tour in the summer because we wanted to spend more time…Dec 18, 2018

Hornbill House

from £40
  • First Floor Studio: Queen (1)
  • First Floor Studio: King (2)
  • Ground Floor: 1 Bedroomed Apartment (3)
  • First Floor: 2 Bedroomed Apartment (4)
  • Standard Apartment
  • Standard Apartment

What’s around Hornbill House


  • In Hemel En Aarde
  • Hemel-en-Aarde Valley - 1-minute walk
  • Whalehaven Winery - 1-minute walk
  • Whale Coast Mall - 10-minute walk
  • Hoy's Koppie - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Cliff Path - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Village Square - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Whale Museum - 3 mi / 4.8 km

At a glance

Key facts


  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free on-site self-parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Winery attached
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe

Hornbill House’s small print

Also known as

  • Hornbill House Hermanus
  • Hornbill Hermanus
  • Hornbill House Hermanus
  • Hornbill House Guesthouse
  • Hornbill House Guesthouse Hermanus
  • Hornbill House Hermanus
  • Hornbill House Guesthouse
  • Hornbill House Guesthouse Hermanus


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a security system and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).

This property accepts credit cards.

Optional extras

Late check-in between 7 PM and 8 PM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hornbill House

  • Does Hornbill House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hornbill House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hornbill House?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hornbill House?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Hornbill House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hornbill House?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 5 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hornbill House?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Moltenos (2.2 mi), Just Pure (2.6 mi) and Fabio's Ristorante (2.6 mi).
  • What is there to do at Hornbill House and nearby?
    Hornbill House has a winery.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 31 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Arrived to a very warm welcome. We were in the garden apartment with secure gated parking. Greeted with a complimentary bottle of wine from Hornbill winery - outside braai area with dining table, cosy living room, kitchen provided everything you need (including tea/coffee & milk which was much appreciated after a long drive) - fantastic shower & bedroom. Close to shops and a 5 min drive to the sea front where we were fortunate to witness the whales. Wished we had booked a longer stay.
Sue, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Whale watching stopover
Lovely quirky non commercial place to stay. If you're bored of big hotels, check this great little place out. Lots of local art and crafts, courtyard parking and felt very safe. A nice change to be self catering after Cape Town. Whales and Hermanus are amazing. Check out local markets too. We loved it and the owners wine nice too.
Claire, gb2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Accommodation with lots of character
This place has lots of character, very clean and homely! We would definitely stay here again. The rooms get a little cold and this is addressed as we were provided beds with electric blankets, but the single beds in the living rooms had no electric blankets so the kids were cold. The hot water also ran out.
bijal, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A last minute booking that turned out to be a surprise package of utmost enjoyment, owners totally 100% all tej way giving and caring.
Alex, za1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Spacious, comfortable room and a wonderful host
I spent one night here on a work trip and the only thing I'm sorry about is that it was just one night. I will definitely be back. The room came as a pleasant surprise. It is very spacious, with a basic kitchenette and a comfortable sitting area for watching TV. It is sparkling clean, with quality white cotton bed linen and a mosquito net. The location is perfect within easy walking distance to the 24 hour Engen shop and a few good restaurants and breakfast spots across the road. John is a wonderful host who responded to messages timeously, and understands hospitality. When I explained that I had a bakkie load of photography equipment with me, and no energy to schlepp it upstairs to my room, he generously offered the use of his personal garage. Thank you, John! Hospitality like this makes such a difference.
Marian, za1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Affordable and comfortable family get-away
This was the perfect way for our family to spend a long weekend in a home-away-from-home apartment. The rainy weather kept us indoors for most of the time, but the good wifi and indoor-braai meant that we could still enjoy the time. We had to ask for some extra towels and toiletries, but other than that, we were very happy and will definitely recommend Hornbill to family and friends.
Lianne, za3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Large functional rooms, good location, safe environment.
Joshua, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
best stay in SA
Beside the stairs which was killer for to carrying up 2 heavy luggages, it was the stairs to heaven. The decorations were beautifully done up. And it was near to a mall.will definitely stay there again.
SEE, sg1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Must visit
Great room for a quick getaway.
Cathleen, za1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay. Large arts studio that has become a 2 bedroom apt. Great decortions. Food and shopping nearby. I would stay here again.
Jim, us2 night trip

Hornbill House