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Hornbill House

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
Hemel and Aarde Village, Hermanus, Western Cape, 7200, South Africa

4-star guesthouse in Hemel En Aarde with winery and restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • A last minute booking that turned out to be a surprise package of utmost enjoyment,…Mar 30, 2021
  • I spent one night here on a work trip and the only thing I'm sorry about is that it was…Feb 3, 2020

Hornbill House

from ZAR 800
  • First Floor Studio: Queen (1)
  • First Floor Studio: King (2)
  • Ground Floor: 1 Bedroomed Apartment (3)
  • First Floor: 2 Bedroomed Apartment (4)
  • Standard Apartment
  • Standard Apartment

What’s around Hornbill House


  • In Hemel En Aarde
  • Hemel-en-Aarde Valley - 1 min walk
  • Whalehaven Winery - 1 min walk
  • Whale Coast Mall - 10 min walk
  • Hoy's Koppie - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Cliff Path - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Village Square - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Whale Museum - 3 mi / 4.8 km

At a glance

Key facts


  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Winery attached
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe

Hornbill House’s small print

Also known as

  • Hornbill House Hermanus
  • Hornbill Hermanus
  • Hornbill House Guesthouse Hermanus
  • Hornbill House Guesthouse
  • Hornbill House Hermanus
  • Hornbill House Guesthouse
  • Hornbill House Guesthouse Hermanus


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).

This property accepts credit cards.

Optional extras

Late check-in between 7 PM and 8 PM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hornbill House

  • Does Hornbill House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hornbill House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hornbill House?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hornbill House?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Hornbill House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hornbill House?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 5 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hornbill House?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Moltenos (2.2 mi), Just Pure (2.6 mi), and Fabio's Ristorante (2.6 mi).
  • What is there to do at Hornbill House and nearby?
    Hornbill House has a winery.

Recent reviews

Superb 9,0 From 30 reviews

Very good 8,0
Affordable and comfortable family get-away
This was the perfect way for our family to spend a long weekend in a home-away-from-home apartment. The rainy weather kept us indoors for most of the time, but the good wifi and indoor-braai meant that we could still enjoy the time. We had to ask for some extra towels and toiletries, but other than that, we were very happy and will definitely recommend Hornbill to family and friends.
Lianne, za3 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Must visit
Great room for a quick getaway.
Cathleen, za1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Heaven on earth at hemel en aarde
Awesome. Gorgeous decor- beautiful art. Very clever design. Close to hermanus. Quiet. Definitely recommended.
KAREN, za1 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Large functional rooms, good location, safe environment.
Joshua, us2 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Confortable and quiet
We only stayed one night, as planned. Hornbill House is a little away from Hermanus town center but it's easy to park the car, safe, close to shopping. It has everything to cook as well as being a confortable accommodation. We would really recommend it.
Francis, gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Cosy place, great location with self catering
We came back to SA after a big tour in the summer because we wanted to spend more time around Hermanus, to that end were on a bit of a budget this time. Hornbill House was really well priced, in a brilliant location for getting around and gave us the freedom of some self catering. The room was really cosy, the bathroom a bit rustic, but roomy and perfectly adequate. We had a problem with the water a few days after we arrived, it wasn´t the fault of the owner, the local reservoir had been allowed to dry out (!!!) anyway all efforts were made to look after us and all the staff went above and beyond to make the rest of our stay wonderful. I would certainly go back if I was taking the same sort of trip.
TRACEY, gb8 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Arrived to a very warm welcome. We were in the garden apartment with secure gated parking. Greeted with a complimentary bottle of wine from Hornbill winery - outside braai area with dining table, cosy living room, kitchen provided everything you need (including tea/coffee & milk which was much appreciated after a long drive) - fantastic shower & bedroom. Close to shops and a 5 min drive to the sea front where we were fortunate to witness the whales. Wished we had booked a longer stay.
Sue, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
best stay in SA
Beside the stairs which was killer for to carrying up 2 heavy luggages, it was the stairs to heaven. The decorations were beautifully done up. And it was near to a mall.will definitely stay there again.
SEE, sg1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great place to stay. Large arts studio that has become a 2 bedroom apt. Great decortions. Food and shopping nearby. I would stay here again.
Jim, us2 night trip
Very good 8,0
Quiet and warm friendly staff. Close to shopping. Good kitchen and facilities. Wonderful complimentary gift. Thank you.
Mark, au1 night trip

Hornbill House