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LAND: Adventure Awaits at The Marine
10 June 2021
South Africa’s Overberg is the ultimate natural arena for adventure lovers. Within its incredibly scenic borders expect a plethora of land-based activities.
The Top 10 Things to do on the Garden Route this Winter
05 June 2021
The winter months along the Garden Route—and in Plettenberg Bay in particular—are generally temperate and windless, and this means when it's not too chilly you can enjoy its beaches and wild areas right through the colder months, along with a plethora of wining and dining experiences.
Fore-sight: book your golfing holiday at The Plettenberg
13 October 2020
Combine spectacular scenery, abundant birdlife – and a host of divergent courses all within swinging distance and you’ll see just why the Garden Route is known as the Golfing Mecca of South Africa.
A family vacation at The Plettenberg
07 July 2020
Plettenberg Bay offers the ultimate family destination, not only does it have interesting sights and places to visit for the kids, but it also offers a year-round opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, thanks to its temperate climate.
On the path of Nelson Mandela in Cape Town
01 July 2020
During his inauguration speech on May 9, 1994, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Madiba) said: “Perhaps it was history that ordained that it be here, at the Cape of Good Hope, that we should lay the foundation stone of our new nation.
Cape Whale Watching Season
08 June 2020
Each year, the Overberg coastline, and particularly the relatively sheltered waters of Walker Bay and Hermanus, play host to one of nature’s most profound spectacles: the birthing and mating seasons...
Enjoy A Three-Day Holiday in Cape Town
05 May 2020
Keep things local and make The Cellars-Hohenort your base for an unforgettable long weekend in Cape Town. Surrounded by nine acres of historic gardens, with views of Table Mountain...
Recognised by Small Luxury Hotels of the World™
26 April 2020
Two of South Africa's Finest Seaside Hotels are the Country's First to be recognised by small luxury hotels of the world™
Whale Week at The Marine
15 August 2019
During the annual Hermanus Whale Festival, The Marine will be launching the first of a new annual series of exciting events grouped under the umbrella of “Whale Week”.
Food & Wine
Explore and Enjoy the Plettenberg Bay Wine Route
06 May 2019
The Plettenberg Bay wine region is something of an insider’s secret. It’s also one of the most scenic of the Western’s Cape’s wine routes.
Enjoy A Three-Day Vacation in Hermanus with a Stay At The Marine
30 April 2019
Make The Marine your base for an unforgettable three days in the jewel of the South Africa’s Overberg, Hermanus. It’s hard to beat The Marine’s spectacular seaside vistas; perched on...
Chef Farrel Hirsch of Greenhouse Shares Culinary Insights Into Cooking Seafood
04 April 2019
One of the many techniques Chef Farrel Hirsch uses in the dish above is known as ‘nappe’. We asked him to expand on it.
An Invigorating Retreat for the Mind, Body & Soul
22 March 2019
A luxurious wellness oasis in Cape Town, the perfect springboard for a wealth of outdoor activities.
Ardmore’s Pride of Africa Exhibition
19 December 2018
Walk through any of our hotels and you’re bound to spy pieces by Ardmore. Our annual Ardmore exhibition will take place at The Cellars-Hohenort between 14 – 17 February 2019.
From sea to shining sea: from Hermanus to Plett
05 September 2018
A self-drive itinerary of our insider scoop of places to stop along the way Your journey to and from Hermanus and Plettenberg Bay
Tips for photographing whales
03 September 2018
Celebrated photographer Dave de Beer shares his tips for photographing whales, when visiting Walker Bay during whale season.
SEA: The Marine offers the ultimate base for ocean adventures
16 July 2018
"How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean.” Overlooking the majestic beauty of Walker Bay, The Marine is ideally situated to take to the seas of the Overberg. The ocean permeates every bit of your stay at The Marine.
From sea to shining sea: to and from Cape Town and Hermanus
01 July 2018
A self-drive itinerary of our insider scoop of places to stop along the way Your journey to and from Cape Town and Hermanus
Family Winter Fun at The Cellars-Hohenort
10 June 2018
Want to make memories to last a lifetime with your family? Look no further than a stay at The Cellars-Hohenort this winter. Want to make memories to last a lifetime with your family? Look no further than a stay at The Cellars-Hohenort this winter.
The Plett Arts Festival 2018
20 May 2018
The Plett ARTS Festival is in its 5th year and gaining momentum. The Plettenberg will partner with Plett Tourism to host this celebration of arts and culture from Monday 25 June to Monday 9 July 2018.
Hand-in-hand through the city of travel dreams: Cape Town
23 March 2018
Welcome to one of the most photo-ready cities on planet earth. Cape Town dominates world travel lists for its diverse beauty: it’s a city offering world-class urban infrastructure threaded with indigenous nature as well as cultural heritage.
FAMILY TRAVEL: Fun in Plettenberg Bay
28 February 2018
Plettenberg Bay is the ultimate multigenerational family destination. Not only does it have interesting sights and places to visit, but it also offers a year-round opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, thanks to its temperate climate.
Food & Wine
Eat. Play. Love.
01 February 2018
Wine, dine and explore with the love of your life in the most luxurious and spectacular of locations in Cape Town, Hermanus and Plettenberg Bay.
Cape Town’s multi-faceted art hubs
13 December 2017
The opening of the Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) very firmly put Cape Town on the global art map this year. While a visit is an absolute must, MOCAA is just the cherry on top of the Mother City’s thriving art scene.
Ardmore’s Voyage of Discovery Exhibition
13 December 2017
Walk through any of our hotels and you’re bound to spy pieces by Ardmore. Our annual Ardmore exhibition will take place at The Cellars Hohenort between 16 – 18 February 2018.
Take to The Sea
10 August 2017
Overlooking the majestic beauty of Walker Bay, The Marine is ideally situated to take advantage of all Hermanus has to offer. And, summer is the perfect time to take to the sea. Enjoy a variety of water-based activities. Here’s our pick of three to try:
The five best views in Plettenberg Bay
20 January 2017
Plettenberg Bay, tucked neatly into the Garden Route, is renowned the world over for its spectacular beauty; from vantage points over impossibly golden beaches and dense green forests to vistas of awe-inspiring mountains.
Five Reasons to go on the Hermanus First Friday’s Artwalk
04 March 2016
Hermanus First Friday's Artwalk is part of a worldwide initiative ‘to make art and art galleries more accessible to the public’. On the first Friday of every month guests of The Marine can take an easy stroll along the cliff path into the centre of town to...
Groot Boom in Tsitsikamma
25 April 2014
One of the must-visit sites in the Tsitsikamma National Park is the Groot Boom, or ‘Big Tree’. The site is located a short drive from The Plettenberg. To find the tree, drive towards the village of Storm’s River from Plettenberg Bay, looking out for the ‘Big Tree signpost’