Named after a local mollusc, whose shell is similar to the mother of pearl with a polished glistening rainbow-coloured hologram on the inside, Abalone Guest Lodge reflects the same beauty and simplicity. With gentle pastel colours and plenty of white, the beach cottage effect is complete.
Abalone Guest Lodge has nine en suite rooms with views of either the ocean or the mountains at the back. Furnished simply and comfortably the rooms have large beds, underfloor heating, en suite bathrooms, heated towel rails, satellite TV and tea/coffee stations.
Take your breakfast on the patio or inside the cosy dining area and relax by the sheltered pool at the back with mountain views. Whale watching - from July to November - is the obvious highlight here and if you're lucky to be here during that time you will see whales practically breaching on the sun deck. The cliff path allows you to walk along the bay with an even closer look at these enormous and fascinating creatures.
Besides lazing on the beach, whale watching and relaxing by the pool what else do you want to do? For the less lethargic among us, Hermanus is a short drive from Abalone Guest Lodge and offers a plethora of activities, eateries, shops and outings. Further afield are wine farms, cheese farms, nature reserves and beaches.