Baleens is a small, privately owned hotel situated close to Grotto Beach in the picturesque town of Hermanus. Hermanus is one of the most beautiful towns in South Africa, offering magnificent ocean vistas against a majestic mountain backdrop. Hermanus claims to have the best land based whale watching platform in the world from its elevated cliffs. From as early as May and June the Southern Right Whales can be spotted in Walker Bay, staying until late November.
We are situated six kilometers from the town centre in Voelklip, just one road from the beach and the lagoon. The suburb is dignified, quiet and peaceful; even in the height of the season. Grotto Beach is a Blue Flag beach and stretches for many miles, from the cliff paths towards Gansbaai. The lagoon is a paradise for bird watchers and flamingos are often seen.