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The Thatch House Boutique Hotel

R43, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21/10/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/10/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 11 in Hermanus
Travellers' Choice
A luxurious, peaceful escape that offers exceptional cuisine and personalised service nestled outside the serene town of Hermanus, a scenic 90-minute drive from Cape Town. The Thatch House is an exclusive boutique hotel that offers respite from everyday life, in an exquisite natural setting overlooking the Hermanus lagoon. Guests here are treated not only to the expansive views over the water and the ancient Cape Fold Mountains, but to impeccable service and distinctive fine fare. Offering a refined sense of home, our boutique hotel has six large luxurious suites, in- and outdoor living areas, and lovingly-manicured sprawling gardens that are coupled with our renowned service and facilities. With relaxation a priority for guests, our team is on-hand to assist with even the smallest of arrangements. Our food and wine experience is both personal and sophisticated, with a strong emphasis on dishes that are delicious, fresh and healthy. Our chefs use only fresh seasonal ingredients, preparing unique dishes that speak to the terroir of our surrounds. Over two hectares of gardens fan out from The Thatch House, offering guests the opportunity to disconnect from their busy lives and reconnect with family and friends during their stay. Whether it’s reading a book on one of our pool loungers, or kayaking across the tranquil lagoon on a double kayak with your partner, there is plenty on offer for every type of traveller at our exceptional hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Mini golf
Tennis court
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Lagoon View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Adventure230454 wrote a review 13 May
Western Cape, South Africa15 contributions3 helpful votes
Turning into the property from the main road immediately you are enveloped in tranquility. Magnificent rolling lawns circle the Tatch House. Where our host was waiting to great us. O my then did the treat begin. Everything was superb no detail forgotten .
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Roisin wrote a review Apr 2022
Straffan, Ireland1 contribution
The Thatch house is such an incredible place so if you have the opportunity to stay here, do not pass it up! We visited as a family of 4 (children aged 2 and 5 years) over Easter for 3 nights. The staff cannot do enough for guests and the rooms are just incredible, so spacious and luxurious. It feels very intimate because there are not many rooms and the staff know everyone straight away. The dining, housekeeping and reception staff were really helpful, nothing was too much trouble. They even did an Easter egg hunt for the kids on Easter Sunday, which was so lovely. The Thatch House is unique, luxurious and very family friendly at the same time which is hard to come by. We really hope to be back in future!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Jackie P wrote a review Mar 2022
Salisbury, United Kingdom17 contributions15 helpful votes
We could not get into our usual haunt in Hermanus, so booked into The Thatch House a few miles towards Stanford instead. We were delighted with our Pincushion suite (named after a type of protea). A vista of the lagoon on one side and, on the other, a grand mountain changing colour through the day. Outside the window, a charming and fragrant garden/courtyard with rosemary practically climbing into the bedroom. All the comfortable amenities were there and delicious breakfasts in the sun on the terrace. Very good service and helpful staff. Our two little niggles were that, although they offered laundry service, that did not I include ironing, and my husband’s shirts were bundled up in a bag and creased. Surely they could have been on a hanger, at least? And the other was the enormous bath, difficult to spring out of. Not everyone is still young and sprightly…and think of the waste of water!! But otherwise- highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Pincushion suite
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Grace G wrote a review Mar 2022
3 contributions
We stayed at The Thatch for one night during our Garden route trip, but what an experience we had! The lovely staff could not do enough for us to make our trip special- we enjoyed all of the activities available & topped our day off with a beautifully prepared picnic by the lagoon. Our suite was absolutely incredible and we had breathtaking views. I wish we had stayed longer, and will definitely return to the Thatch- I’d highly recommend a visit to all. Thank you to all at The Thatch for such a memorable stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
gplk wrote a review Mar 2022
Cape Town, South Africa83 contributions31 helpful votes
The Thatch House is a premium offering, and so our expectations were high. We were not disappointed. A sublime setting overlooking the lagoon brought a pervading sense of peace and relaxation. Our Pincushion Suite was enormous and well appointed.Soft fluffy towels, lashings of hot water and wonderfully comfortable bed and pillows. Meals were uniformly excellent, with breakfast eggs and bacon done to perfection. The warm but unobtrusive attention from Kim, Mecaela and Ivan was faultless. No place is absolutely perfect, so after casting around desperately, the only flaw I could come up with is an observation: the rooms provide a little basket of goodies - a bar of chocolate, packet of crisps etc. While it is completely normal to charge for drinks from the bar fridge, at the premium price of the accommodation it might be a welcome gesture to include the items in the basket and not charge extra for each of them. I would certainly return and maybe spend a bit longer here
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Date of stay: March 2022
Sleep Quality
Response from Terry Anne Smit, General Manager at The Thatch House Boutique Hotel
Responded 22 Mar 2022
Dear gplk, Thank you so much for your review. t was our absolute pleasure having you to stay. We really appreciate your constructive comments too. I'm delighted to see that you will return in future. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, The Thatch House Team
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US$282 - US$482 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictOverstrandHermanus
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Thatch House Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Thatch House Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Fernkloof Nature Reserve (7.2 km), Grotto Beach (5.0 km), and Voelklip Beach (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Thatch House Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Thatch House Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Thatch House Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Thatch House Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Thatch House Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Springfontein Wine Estate, Spookfontein Restaurant, and Lizette's Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Thatch House Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Thatch House Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Thatch House Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Thatch House Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Thatch House Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does The Thatch House Boutique Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.