The Wellpoint of Wellness

20 June 2024

— by Chris —

 If Hermanus is the wellpoint of wellness of the Western Cape (which it certainly is) then The Marine Hotel is ‘le coeur de la mer.’ The 56 carat blue diamond was real and then repurposed and fictionalised in the film ‘Titanic.’ The comparison needs no explanation when one looks into the vast translucence of the ocean from the garden terraces and ocean facing rooms.

The Marine’s extra exclusivity lies in its perfect palliative position. Right on the bluff of Walker Bay, overlooking the ever changing contours and colours; the unification of land and sea is a rejuvenating recipe for tranquility.

Calmness is ubiquitous. The Marine invites you to escape your world and enter ours. Whether you come for our Wellness Escape Package or just come for the day, we have an endless supply of calming supplements to rest your mind and soothe your soul. Our Carchele Beauty Spa offers all the accoutrements from body wraps, to a full Swedish massage to detoxifying clay masks. What makes our Spa so special is literally ‘the air you breathe’. The sea air seduces your brain into a mellifluous calm before you enter the door. There is no rush; there is no agenda. This is all about you enjoying a precious moment of ultimate serenity.

Some might seek serenity in moving meditative activities. And because of our perfect positioning, guests can walk into a wonderland of activities, or just enjoy a swim in the heated pool.

The local market is open year round and hosts shops from traditionally hand crafted artefacts to locally made jewellery, paintings, ceramics and a wide variety of tapestries and textiles: another fusion of historical elegance and contemporary expression through an artistic medium.

If ambition lures you further, anyone from anywhere can do anything from whale watching to walking through the 40 kilometres of the Fernkloof Nature Reserve to walking on the magnificent Grotto beach to a guided tour of our world renowned wine farms. Who can forget that Hermanus was awarded in 2019 by UNESCO as the ‘Gastronomic town of Africa.’

Our Pavilion main dining section has a wonderful display of classics from eggs Benedict and Florentine to the traditional English breakfast. If wellness wanders you down the vegan path, you will be pleasantly surprised. Taste the best of the worlds’ flavours prepared by our brilliant world class and highly sought after head chef Oelof Vorster.


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