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"Visited 5th - 8th March "

Very welcoming place located within easy walking distance of restaurants, shops and bars close to seafront. Rooms very clean and nicely decorated although shower room in our room 3 a bit small but only a minor detail.
Excellent breakfast with home made bread every morning. Annamarie and David very pleasant and helpful, Thanks again. Linda & Bob Littleborough UK

Rob & Linda | From UK (Stayed March 2019

"Great Stay"

Loved this place! Our room was nicely decorated and very comfortable. Lovely linens and a great shower. We chose English pancakes for breakfast and they were delicious! Our hosts Annamarie and David were most accommodating. They were especially helpful when it came to the returning to us of the items we left behind in the room safe.
The Potting Shed is an easy walk to the town centre and the Hermanus waterfront trail

Dover | From Stayed March 2019

"Super Property"

This B&B is a wonderful place to stay and we would have loved to have stayed an extra night. We stayed in a lovely deluxe room, which has its own open air deck. The hosts are lovely people and all the staff are very friendly. The attention to detail is exceptional, which is highlighted by a fantastic breakfas

GrandTour47470624087 | From Stayed February 2019

"South African Holiday"

Our 3 night stay at the Potting Shed was most enjoyable. Our deluxe double room was good size, very comfortable, clean, with fridge and good sized en-suite, which had a great shower. Fresh cookies left each day! Breakfast was amazing, freshly cooked English breakfast or pancakes, fresh fruit and freshly baked bread. Our host Dave and Annamarie were most welcoming with good advice for what to do on our two days in Hermanus. The bus tour was one and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Convenient to walk into town centre too

Go68216475654 | From England (stayed February 2019)

"5 Star Service"

We had a 8 day stay st this property, and really enjoyed it from start to finish, Annmarie and Dave where our hosts, and nothing was to much trouble. They went the extra mile booking trips, and advising us on days out. 
The property is spotlessly clean, and the rooms are cleaned daily by a lovely team of girls.
Also a big shout out for the home cooked breakfast options, and Annmarie’s homemade bread and cakes. For some reason this business is listed as 3 star, we know not why, but left feeling it was nothing short of a 5 star experience. Would definitely recommend staying here to anyone

Darrenty | From Rochdale UK (Stayed January 2019)

"Fantastic place to stay"

Staff excellent, very friendly & helpful, also, the owners Annmarie & Dave provide a great service, they helped lots with booking trips for us and giving us tips on where to visit in the area. Breakfast was delicious, cooked breakfast, with fresh juice, fresh home cooked bread, omelette, jams & great chick pea homemade biscuits, also fresh brewed tea & coffee.The rooms are lovely, very clean, spacious, modern, comfortable, we stayed in the studio so had fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster.Beds large, comfortable and nice pillows too!Lovely pool and garden area, plenty of parking ... can’t wait to visit again!

Journey19933021757 | From Stayed January 2019

"2nd visit love this guest house"

A warm welcome on arrival by owners An iced tea and lead to your spacious accommodation Beautifully decorated Crisp linen neat as a pin Comfy bed aqua blue swimming pool Courteous staff Breakfast personally prepared by the owners and they will give you the advise of how to spend a memorable holiday in Hermanus We definitely will return again

Wanderer | From Durban SA (Stayed January 2019)

" (Stayed January 2019)"

  • The property is very nice, everything inside is well arranged and cozy. Perfect breakfast. We had a room with a gorgeous terrace, super!

Elisabetta | From Italy

"Quaint little B&B, lovely breakfast & friendly staff!"

  • Memory foam mattress toppers were nice and soft. Owners were very nice and helpful with travel/sightseeing advice. Didn’t stay long enough to use the pool, but it looked nice.

Albie (Stayed January 2019) | From GB

"Great Hospitality"

Really great people, we were wonderfully taken care of!Thank you so much for the absolutely great manners, the cleanliness of the room and mostly for your time in advising us for the trip! I told you it has been great!

Guido_Ferrari_Bravo (Stayed September 2018) | From Rome

"Review Mr & Mrs Visser"

It a very pleasent stay, very nice and tidy. I would recommend this lodge to someone else. Thanks for making our stay a more a than pleasent one. All was very statisfying because of the personal approach of the owners.Thx!

MarkVisser | From Stayed August 2018)

"Happily in the Studio Room"

Because there wasn’t a standard room availeble we booked the studio. So we were lucky to get this beautiful full equiped room with terras. Lot of space, beautiful bathroom. Very long persons will have a problem here. The breakfast is very good, everything fresh made.The owners and all the staff is so friendly.

Fietsertje1610 (stayed August 2018) | From Plettenberg Bay SA

"Good location - Amazing stay"

10 minutes walking to the city center. Very warm and friendly staff, great home made breakfast, delicious mufins and divine lemon curd. Super clean. Rooms are not soundproof this is the only less good aspect

Maria | From Stayed September 2018


The staff was very kind and helpfull. Great restaurant en the rooms are beautiful! Great view and a very beautiful property. It was a pitty that we could only stay one night to enjoy everything this accommodation has to offer!

Petra C | From Stayed October 2018


Superb! Very nice and spacious room. Very nice and helpfull staff. Nice breakfast (home made bread and pancakes).At walking distance from the sea, this is a perfect accommodation to stay in Hermanus.

Jeronimoke | From (September 2018)

"What a wonderful find"

What a wonderful find. The whole building exudes peace and tranquility. An extremely well presented building. Booking in and registration was a pleasure, nothing was too much trouble for the lady who welcomed us with iced tea. Off road parking for all rooms available. Situated within walking distance of the main high street and some good walks. The proprietors can offer many trips at discounted rates. 
The breakfasts are well presented and include continental style as well as cooked, which are done to order.
We stayed in the studio room with a private sun deck and gas BBQ. We had great weather so used this to the maximum.
The hosts were excellent we couldn’t fault either them or the Potting Shed. 
We highly recommend this wonderful establishment.

Shirley (September 2018) | From England

"Nice visit to Hermanus"

We‘ve been to Hermanus for 2 nights. When we arrived a Whale Tour was straightly organized for us :-) Breakfast was lovely and selfmade! :-) The owners also organized a taxi to get to a restaurant at night and had nice recommendations.

Laura G | From (Visited September 2018)

"Great little place with loads of character"

Adorable guesthouse with amazing quality rooms at very good rates.You can easily walk to the harbour even at night. Owners are very hands on,making sure your stay is comfortable, breakfast was amazing too and we wish we stayed longer.

Gabriela (Stayed September 2018) | From United Kingdom

"Very good accommodation"

We rent the Honeymoon Sweet and We were excited. It Was really lovely furnished. We had a wonderful time in Hermanus.Dave and Anne Marie are good hosts and give us some good recommemdations for restaurants and Activity.Thank you

Carolin | From Stayed September 2018

"Welcoming Stay"

On arrival my friends and I were greeted ny the owner, Dave. Throughout our stay we were very well looked after. All staff were super friendly!We felt right at home.The rooms are spacious with a nice outside area which is also private.

Carla | From Stayed August 2018

"Lovely B&B with very friendly hosts"

Stayed here for a night on our way to Knysna. Anna-Marie and Dave gave us very useful information about restaurants and activities. Room was very tastefully decorated and breakfast terrific. Would highly recommend.

Phil & John (Stayed July 2018) | From London

"Perfect B&B with very nice couple managing i"

Well designed and cosy rooms, well kept environment which is close to all interesting activities in Hermanus. We enjoyed our 2 nights and especially fantastic breakfast. The couple has made it a worthwhile stay with good advice on whale tours

rr112 (Stayed July 2018) | From Netherlands

"Agreeable place to stay"

Very good service, nice location. Nice patio, very good breakfast. Clean rooms and nice design. Close to a park if you feel like going for a small run in the morning. close to the high street with restaurants.

960maartenr (Stayed June 2018) | From Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

"Nice & Cosy"

Potting Shed Guesthouse is a very nice place to be, warm friendly staffs, nice breakfast, peaceful and quiet environment in a nice location. Highly recommended...! I will choose potting shed over and over again.

Yussuf (Stayed April 2018) | From Cape Town

"Visiting Hermanus"

The Potting Shed was a very good choice. Ann Marie was really welcoming and helpful and gave me a surprise birthday breakfast. The breakfasts were lovely and we were given lots of tips on what to do the coastal walk is stunning

Lyn Surgeon (stayed April 2018) | From Chichester England

"Perfect Place"

We didn't think our holiday could get much better, but our last three days at The Potting Shed was perfect, a fabulous end to our amazing stay in South Africa. The owners were so welcoming and friendly, the breakfasts were very good, especially the pancakes! We will be back for sure.

NorthernTrader | From (Stayed March 2018)

"Lovely Stay"

We only had one night with AnneMarie and Dave as it was a bit last minute but it has inspired us to stay longer the next time ! The room was lovely and the stay was very nice. Hermanus was great and we need to stay longer the next time, which we will. Looking forward to seeing Anne Marie and Dave down at ‘the valley’ in a few months time !

NRB_11 (Stayed March 2018) | From Haywards Heath UK

"Road Tripping 2 months in South Africa"

I came across The Pottingshed owners due to my review on our hotel in Koi Samui This lead to us keeping in contact and we stayed at The Potting Shed Hermanus 10th - 15th March We had the studio loft suite Private- comfortable bed -Spotless facilities A complementary bottle of wine and homemade rusks with a welcome note Breakfasts are prepared by the owners Fresh fruit anything that one would require can be accommodated Free wi fi Sparkling swimming pool On sight parking Close to all amemities Highly rate this B&B

Pataeen (Stayed March 2018) | From Durban

"We enjoyed our stay very much"

I'm writing this in english to give the owners the possibilaty to read this to. 
Because they diserve a very positive comment! 
The rooms are very comfortable. You feel at home. Breakfast is excellent. Above all the owners are more than friendly. They make you feel like old friends who come for a visit. 
Thank you for your kindness and hospitalaty.

Craanen (Stayed February 2018) | From Vlissingen, Netherlands

"Best bed & breakfast... Ever"

Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Our experience in SA has so far been amazing, Cape Town Stellenbosch... they were all extremely difficult to top. Or that’s what we thought.
I can say with certainty that the Potting Shed has exceeded all of our expectations and given us an unforgettable experience!
Although it claims to be 3 stars only, I can assure you, it can be considered 7 stars!
Being greeted with the most amazing and refreshing home-made ice tea we were shown to our room; room 4.
Incredibly friendly staff, every little piece of decor was well thought through and placed in a loving matter in the building.
When we thought it couldn’t get better, we were once again proved wrong with the breakfast;

The amazing staff did it again!
Home-made bread, a fabulously prepared fruit salad and the best pancakes... ever!!
Everything was of course, home-made, and just like everything else, the loving care and thought put into this breakfast, was found in the details and deliciousness of it. 
This place was built up with care and attention for detail and is definitely the place to be for anyone visiting Hermanus! Annamarie and Dave, please keep up this great work because you made our stay unforgettable!

Theresa | From Reviewed January 2018)

"Fantastic Accommodation & hosts"

Annamarie and Dave are excellent hosts, they go above and beyond for their guests.

We stayed in the upstairs studio, it was so clean, comfortable and the decking area was spacious and private.

We hope to return next year, Dave’s pancakes are that good!

Stephen (stayed January 2018) | From Glasgow, United Kingdom

"Great place to stay"

Thank you to Annamarie and Dave for a fantastic stay at The Potting Shed. They are very accommodating and offer great advice on activities in and around Hermanus. Cannot fault you on anything. The food was as amazing as your service.

Rob (stayed January 2018) | From East London SA

"Lovely Stay & really Great Breakfast"

The room was amazing really loved it. Breakfast was fantastic and the music during breakfast was relaxing. The small attentions in the room were really sweet :). The personel was really friendly and we had a nice welcome;

Sharid (Stayed Dec 2017) | From Belgium

"Excellent Value"

We were welcome by excellent support staff, over all stay was great, owners were regularly interacting, bfast was great value, beds great, highly recommended by no means a 3 star, only concern was parking space was bit tight on premises but will definitely visit again!! 

Ryan (Stayed December 2017) | From South Africa


The guesthouse is very recommendable! The rooms are modern and clean (they even had a good smell) and the hosts were very kind!! The breakfast is sooo delicious and offers all you need. The house is quite near to the beach / Whale Watching point.

Thorsten (Stayed November 2017) | From DE

"Great Guest House in Hermanus"

The owners and staff gave us a great welcome (with a very nice glass of homemade ice tea) and were very helpful in accommodating us during our short stay, booking us onto a whale watching trip and serving an early breakfast. We stayed in the studio which benefitted from plenty of space and a private balcony.

Kirstie (Stayed November 2017) | From UK

"One Night Only (Unfortunately)"

It felt like a home away from home. Annamarie and Dave did everything to make you feel right at home. The whale shaped cookies were the best! Annamarie is very hands-on and before we knew it, she made us a reservation at a good restaurant and had recommended which whale cruise to take. Dave treated us to a loverly breakfast in the morning. Such a shame we could not stay longer!

Steven (Stayed November 2017) | From The Hague

"The best you can get!"

Very nice guesthouse. Friendly people and excellent room and service. Also the breakfast is very good. And that all in the lovely town off Hernamus with his bay with whales. The accommodation is on walking distance of the sea.

Reizger (Stayed November 2017) | From Nethrlands

"Holiday in your lovely location"

We had a lovely stay in your hotel. IT is a four star accommmodation, but should be five!! Everyone is friendly and iT was very clean! Nice beakfast! Nice location! Keep om the good werk One day we hope to come back and tegen we Will stay longer.

Marian (Stayed October 2017) | From Netherlands

"Have Thought of Everything!"

Dave and his wife are living their dream in Hermanus and by running such a superb guest house are helping visitors to South Africa to live their's too. The room we had was, like the service we were given, beyond criticism. The attention to detail was really impressive and matched the welcome we received. Anyone visiting Hermanus can book The Potting Shed with total confidence. Thank you, Dave, for making us so welcome and comfortable.

Montmelardman (stayed October 2017) | From Macon France

"Feel like at home with best service"

Breakfast perfect / service warm and very good / Rooms bright, very clean and tastefully decorated with everything you need / best pancake at the Cape Tips. Hiketrail along the coast / take time to relaxe

Johannes V (Stayed October 2017) | From Kevelaer, Germany

"Very nice place to stay"

Great location. Very nice hosts. Easy to find. Hermanus is a lovely town particularly during whaling season. Great places to eat and nice shops. Great walk along the cliffs seeing the whales and the views

Alan (Stayed October 2017 | From Durban

"Just Lovely"

My daughter and I spent a night at the Potting Shed on a recent trip to South Africa and really loved this wonderful relaxing oasis. Dave and Annamarie are wonderful and friendly, the place was absolutely spotless and beautifully decorated, and the breakfast was the best we had our whole trip. It's a block or two to the cliff walk along the ocean which brings you to the town center in 5 or 10 minutes time. I wish we had more time for all the activities in the area. Highly recommend this one!!!

Karen Z (stayed October 2017) | From USA

""Beautiful Romantic Stay - Wish it had of been longer""

My partner and I had a night stay at this beautiful B&B, it was brilliant from start to finish. Upon booking I received an email with a list of activities and discount prices for things in the area- my advice would be to book through The potting shed as I booked mine prior and their rates would have saved me some money!

The room was stunning and it's so close to the town of hermanus it only takes 5mins to walk in- with this said it's still quiet enough that you feel miles away from civilisation. The staff were lovely and the breakfast was delicious! I met both owners who were so welcoming I only wish we had of stayed long. I will be going back on my next trip and intend to stay for much longer! Honestly couldn't fault anything and the value for money was exceptional. Thank you for being so accommodating and well done on creating such a wonderful experience for people, without a doubt the best B&B I have ever stayed in and that's topping all the ones in the UK too!

Jade-Neon (stayed October 2017 | From Norwich - UK

"A wonderful stay"

It is an excellent accomodation. The staff is very friendly and helpful. You get a lot of advices. Good breakfast, good an clean rooms and very quiet. 
I would book this accomodation at any time, I spend in South Africa.

Walter (stayed September 2017) | From Mannheim Germany

"Perfect stay for a whale visit in Hermanus"

The owners are gentle people and always working to please the guests. They gave us a warm welcome and tried to arrange the whale trip for us, and the shark cage diving. Their advice for the restaturants was indeed very usefull. Reservations are made for thrips and restaurants.

The rooms ( we booked the standard rooms) are very clean and very good for a short stay. They are rather small, but you should know what you book and we did. For us, parents in one room and two kids in another room, it was very OK.
The breakfast was very tastfull, self made, and we especially enjoyed the pancakes which were served in large numbers. Enough to survive the whole day till dinner in the evening.
The Potting Shed is on a perfect place to walk to town, go for lunch or dinner, go to the sea front and spot the whales, and very close to the main roads to enter or leave Hermanus.
So we recommend The Potting Shed for a pleasant stay in Hermanus.

Hjalmar (stayed September 2017) | From Galmaarden

"Fall asleep at night with the sound of the ocean"

We stayed at the self catering option situated in the Whale Rock estate and absolutely loved it.

The apartment is tastefully decorated, crisp and clean and has everything you could possibly need during your stay and more. 

The estate itself is beautifully maintained and we had the Cape sunbirds visit every morning in the garden just outside our door.

Even though there are two units in front of the apartment, they are situated lower down still providing an ocean view. The beach can be reached within 30meters or our front door.

You can smell and hear the ocean from the apartment, amazing to fall asleep at night listening to the waves!

The guest house staff including owners Dave and Annemarie are incredibly professional and helpful and you are treated as friends rather than just visitors.

Loved the whale biscuits and personalised rock candy with the words The Potting shed in the candy!

Thank you the Potting Shed, our 1st time to Hermanus and we loved our stay!

yvonne V (stayed September 2017) | From Kynsna South Africa

"Breat BnB"

Very nice and cosy bnb. Breakfast was beyond standard, particularly the pancakes with the lemon/passion fruit (?) jam. Room was small but very well heated. Hermanus centre is close, still we went there by car as the way seemed a bit dark, but there was lots of parking available, so no problem at all.

Abdreas - Stayed September 2017 | From Austria

"Nice Place to Stay"

Very nice place to stay, beautiful room with handpainted flowers on the wall, lovely. breakfast was very nice! friendly staff. you can walk to the centre of the town and the sea to see the whales, great

Gerda (stayed September 2017) | From Netherlands

"Fall asleep at night with the sound of the ocean"

We stayed at the self catering option situated in the Whale Rock estate and absolutely loved it. The apartment is tastefully decorated, crisp and clean and has everything you could possibly need during your stay and more. The estate itself is beautifully maintained and we had the Cape sunbirds visit every morning in the garden just outside our door. Even though there are two units in front of the apartment, they are situated lower down still providing an ocean view. The beach can be reached within 30meters or our front door. You can smell and hear the ocean from the apartment, amazing to fall asleep at night listening to the waves! The guest house staff including owners Dave and Annemarie are incredibly professional and helpful and you are treated as friends rather than just visitors. Loved the whale biscuits and personalised rock candy with the words The Potting shed in the candy! Thank you the Potting Shed, our 1st time to Hermanus and we loved our stay!

Yvonne (Stayed September 2017) | From South Africa

"Great value for money"

Great place, nice rooms, though not very big, good atmosphere, friendly owners, They helped us out with booking the boot trip, great breakfast. We recommend this place specially for a 1 or 2 nights stay.

Michael (Stayed August 2017) | From Germany

"What a lovely place!"

Everything is there very cordially and with the attention to the detail furnished. The customer is king and the staff and the hosts always give the best to make the stay unforgettable. The highlight is the breakfast, everything is so damn delicious and is self made. Whether bread, jam, peanut butter, etc. All in all a wonderful place.

Mamu (Stayed August 2017) | From Netherlands

"The potting shed, hospiality triple A"

Beautiful guest house, great hospitality. We felt very welcome and at home. Rooms are nicely decorated, clean and beds are really good. Breakfast in the charming dining room was excellent. This was hospitality triple A.

Charlotte (Stayed August 2017) | From Netherlands

"Nice catered accommodation with friendly, helpful owners."

Very friendly, helpful people. The room itself was impeccable! Nice residence. The breakfast was also nice and neat. If we ever go back to Hermanus, we would definitely go back to The Potting Shed Accommodation.

Elske (Stayed August 2017) | From Antwerp

"Cozy B&B"

We stayed one night at this b & b. We were received very hospitable and were introduced with all facilities and breakfast. We had a deluxe room with sofa and larger bed. The rooms are big enough and tidy. We can see that the standard rooms are very small. The shower is large but there is little or no aspiration for lasting clammy. The parking lot is pretty tight fit but at least four cars. It is located about 1.2 km from the center. The breakfast was really good and the pancakes + homemade bread and peanut butter were delicious. Upon checking out nicely asked if everything was okay.

Sjoerd (Stayed June 2017) | From Netherlands

"Return Visit"

Over several trips we've stayed a total of 45 nights at The Potting Shed. Terrific value,great breakfast and a short walk into town. Lovely hosts. Great location on the edge of the vineyards and whale watching July to Oct.

Bill & Sheila (stayed June 2017) | From Australia

"Great Value For Money"

The Potting Shed offers great value for money, its modern, spacious, clean and the beds are very comfy. The breakfast, which includes home made bread, is fantastic. And, to top it all off, we were offered Sri Lankan Tea which my Sri Lankan friend thought was wonderful.

Jolinea (Stayed July 2017) | From Sri Lanka

"Simply the Best!"

These people know how to run a succesfull B&B and apartments. They welcome you warmly and in style, every room in the house shows the peoples good taste, breakfast is delicious, clean house in a nice environment, walking distance from the coast, Absolutely fabulous.

Bertem - Stayed May 2017 | From Belgium

"Pleasant stay at a good Guest house"

Our stay at The Potting Shed was good, when we arrived we get a warm welcome and a restaurant was reserved for us. The room was good, but a little bit small. We enjoyed out stay at this guest house. Thanks very much for you're hospitality.

CWBvH - Stayed May 2017 | From Netherlands

"Fabulous & Great Location"

The owners of this Guest House really care and this is very evident throughout. Perfect rooms, spotless throughout, great breakfast and within a 10 minute easy walk to the front.

TV and wi-fi in rooms. Great showers. In room safe. Small lounge area for drinks and a very comfortable pool area with loungers.

FIFI - Stayed May 2017 | From London

"Short stay"

Really nice place with nice little touches in room friendly staff and nice pool area for cooling off Breakfast was really nice with real fresh fruit and great pancakes walking distance from seafront and shops

Leonl - Stayed April 2017 | From Jersey

"Dick Head"

Very happy with everything. Friendly folk. Above average breakfast. Will definitely stay there when in the Hermanus area. Will recommend to others. Value for money in a upmarket area. Thank you and wish you well.

Dick Head (Yes - that really was his name!!) | From UK - Stayed April 2017

"Super B & B"

We stayed in the loft accomodation which was superb. There is everything you could possibly need. The living area is large, the bathroom has a lovely bath as well as a stand alone shower. Everything is spotlessly clean. There is an outside decking area solely for that room with comfortable seating area as well as sun loungers. 
The lovely Doreen met us on our arrival and gave us a very informative and friendly welcome. 
The Potting shed is well situated for a short walk into town or to get onto the coastal path.

Sassal - Stayed April 2017 | From Wales

"Such an amazing B&B"

We absolutely loved everything about the Potting Shed! It's in a brilliant location, has lovely facilities and the room was beautiful. The staff were so friendly and made sure we had everything we needed, and breakfast was delicious. Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay - we hope we'll be back one day (for longer!) :)

Maryam | From Engand - reviewed March 2017

" A place to return to and to recommend."


  • We were made so welcome at the Potting Shed. Everything was first class, the cleanliness of the property, the pool area and of course our room upstairs were superb. Oh I must also mention the fantastic breakfasts. Thank you for a great stay....highly recommendable. 

Gillian | From Great Britian - Reviewed March 2017

"10/10 would stay again in a heartbeat "

  •  Amazing attention to detail; Fabulous central location, and the owners couldn't have been more helpful...from restaurant recommendations to booking our boat tour for us! Would DEFINITELY stay again!! 

Katherine | From Ireland - Reviewed March 2017


Only word is excellent, English couple, could not do enough for us, why are not more people like this.

Elizabeth | From South Africa - Reviewed February 2017


Excellent is the only word, everything was as advertised and more. They owners could not do enough for you, and very helpful. All the guest we met where from England all had stayed there many times before.

Elizabeth K | From Blackburn England - Reviewed February 2017

"A Central Little Gem"

My boyfriend and I checked into the Deluxe Room at the Potting Shed for the Valentine's weekend. Not only was a cherry Doreen ready to greet us warmly with a welcoming iced tea, but we were made to feel welcomed with heart shaped biscuits and a chat about our room (&the town's ) features. The breakfast was hot and home-made bread delicious, our bedroom was an elegant white (walk-in shower with a powerful rose) & the private courtyard a perfect spot to read the morning papers. We walked into town under 10minutes&walked home after supper safely. Be prepared for birdsong from 5 but rollover and enjoy the luxurious bed. Our room was right next to the pool... stunning...but wondered if at another time.. if early morning splashers may have disturbed us. (Worth checking if you plan to have an afternoon nap in the middle of summer.) All in all a great stay where we enjoy private access without feeling like a stat. Thanks Annamarie for all your hand-holding and delicious cooking.

Colleen | From Cheltenham UK - Reviewed February 2017

"Very nice place"

Just to spread praise. The host couple makes everything to make your stay unforgettable. Beautiful, very clean rooms and showers. Very good breakfast, which leaves nothing to be desired. Small, but very nice and clean swimming pool. Parking on the property. 👍👍👍👍👍 Price-performance 1a!!

Jens R | From Switzerland - reviewed February 2017

"Great Place"

This is an absolutely lovely B&B. It is immaculately clean, tastefully decorated, has very comfy beds, powerful showers and great breakfasts. On top of that there is a lounge area and a pool and seating area for guests. We received a friendly welcome from our hosts and a great recommendation from Annamarie for a place to eat. Sadly we only had a one night stop at The Potting Shed en route to Cape Town, but we would certainly stay here again if we are back in Hermanus.

Hugh & Anne | From Great Place - Reviewed February 2017


  • Clean, well equipped, great breakfasts 

Nick | From South Africa - Stayed January 2017

"Lovely place and excellent hosts. "

  • Really enjoyed our stay at The Potting Shed and really like Hermanus. We'll go back for sure. 

Stuart | From ENGLAND (stayed January 2016)

"“3 star accommodation with 4 star service”"

Enjoyed our stay. Annamarie & Dave made us feel very welcome.The breakfast was superb which had the added touch of home made bread & jams .Refreshing ice tea on arrival ,good advice on local restaurant and activities.

Eric Pudney | From Rochester UK - Stayed January 2016

"Gem of Hermanus"

Read about this place in lonely planet and booked in. The most beautifully decorated, modern yet quaint guest house. Staff couldn't have been nicer. A small walk to town. Rooms really spacious and decorated in great taste.. have yet to have breakfast but looks very tasty. The pool area is small but adequate.

caitnibhaoill | From Ireland

"An Absolute Gem"

Fantastic B&B, immaculate, great location and the breakfast was Devine. With we had stayed for longer. 10 min walk to the centre and a shirt 10 minute drive to the Whales Tours. Hermanus itself if beautiful, lots of nice restaurants and walks - and of course the whales if you are lucky to catch a glimpse.

Famoustartanarmy | From Scotland - Stayed January 2017

"Back again!"

  • Everything. A return visit. Every bit as good as the last time we were there.

John | From Denmark - Stayed December 2016

"Beautiful rooms with great service! "

Very clean, new rooms. The owners were very welcoming and accomodated our vegan requests.

Ashleigh | From South Africa - stayed December 2016

"A Fantastic Stay at Potting Shed"

Everything was perfect - the outside patio very private which suited us very much - but the room very hot during the time we were there. The fan supplied did not quite do the trick. This would be a very nice room to stay in winter. This would be our choice in future to stay - would recommend as it is near everything. We had a lovely time - friendly staff and very informative.

Rejeannes | From South AFrica - stayed December 2016

"A little Gem"

We were fortunate enough to spend 2 nights at the Potting Shed whilst on our journey up the garden route. The location is fantastic. Just a 10 minute walk into the main town in Hermanus, along the coastal path. The rooms were modern, clean and spacious. The breakfast was wonderful, although we did only have the pancakes (home made) every morning ! They were amazing. The owners were very accommodating and made you feel very welcome and at home. We will definitely be returning to Hermanus one day and will be heading straight back to the Potting Shed. It is a little gem.

Leanne | From England - Stayed December 2016

"Everything worked out very well"

The breakfast was very tasty, staff very nice, great bathroom

Marzenna | From Australia (Stayed November 2016)

"Wonderful stay in Hermanus"

Wonderful room, attention to detail, great breakfast, really friendly welcome. Fantastic place

Carol | From Great Britian - Stayed November 2016

"Charming B&B"

I spent one night in the Potting Shed. We arrived in Hermanus with no prebooked accommodation. Someone recommended the Potting Shed and I spent a comfortable night there. I only wish I could have stayed longer but they were fully booked unfortunately. So next time I plan to spend time in Hermanus I will make sure to book in good...

Meg S | From Sweden - Stayed November 2016

"A wonderful experience"

The Potting Shed is a great place to stay in Hermanus. The conversion is wonderful with some lovely design touches. Annemarie, Dave and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. The rooms are great - especially room 6 with it's own balcony area. We stayed two days and loved it.

John T | From England - Stayed November 2016


  • Friendly welcome. Lovely comfortable room. Owners very friendly throughout our stay. We liked everything. 

David | From Great Britian - Stayed October 2016

"Excellent location and hospitality "

  • The hospitality and breakfast excellent. Will recommend it to others. 

Zarina | From South Africa - Stayed October 2016

"A great littel B&B on the edge of town"

We had a very pleasant overnight stay at the Potting Shed and would recommend it to anyone after a good value base from which to explore Hermanus and the surrounding area. The check-in was very thorough and the staff, rooms and breakfast were all beyond our expectations given the relative low cost of staying here.

Michael | From Stayed October 2016

"A very nice place"

The breakfast was incredible and made with much love. Quiet little place, nice room, very clean. Bathroom and shower have been top. Very kind people helped us directly with our questions. It was like beeing in a big family.

Saskia | From Germany (Stayed October 2016)

"Sea Captains Paradise"

Everything was great from the booking, the owners, the room to the breakfast. You won't be disappointed after a long day of whale watching, resting your head at "The Potting Shed". Located just a short walk from the main strip in town, you'll be close to everything in Hermanus.

Nikolai | From Stayed September 2016

"Friendly comfortable stay"

Great place to stop over in Hermanus. We stayed in the upstairs self contained suite and really recommend it. Breakfast was excellent. The place is a little bit out of town - but the 10-15 minute walk along the scenic coastal path into the town centre is well worth it.

David | From Perth Australia - Stayed September 2016

"The Potting Shed"

We only spent a couple of nights here but would recommend it, the food was good, the room was clean and pleasant, the location was good (five mins walk to the centre of the town) and the owners were friendly and informative. Small things like the great home cooked bread, the whale biscuits and sweets in the room showed a lot of thought put in to make you feel welcome.

Diane | From England - Stayed September 2016

"Quality Attention"

What a little Paradise! Beautifull rooms and great hospitality. . Every facility en detail has a common mark: attention. A personal touch. It is a great place tot stay and they know the way to the whales.

Kees | From Netherlands - Stayed September 2016

"A real Gem"

We stayed for 3 nights recently on a visit to Hermanus to see the whales.

What an absolute gem of a place, beautifully laid out & very tastefully decorated with wonderful attention to small details which we really enjoyed. The room was very comfortable and had every convenience we could want, again beautifully decorated.

Annemarie & Dave are very welcoming, gracious, friendly & helpful hosts who make you feel like long lost friends! They were kind enough to recommend great eateries in town which they also helped book for us. Annemarie also booked our Whale Boat cruise which was fantastic. Doreen was also very friendly & helpful, as was the other staff we saw daily.

The hot breakfasts are freshly prepared by Annemarie & very tasty which we enjoyed each day. A nice variety of cereals available as well as toast, yoghurt & freshly baked treats each morning.

A highly recommended establishment run by truly wonderful people!

Rozzie | From Jo/berg - stayed August 2016

"“An adequate guesthouse with a smile on walking distance from cliff path and town”"

We arrived to early to check in, but the host quit the work he was doing and received us very gentle. We received the keys and a map to go into town. Rooms are small but adequate, very clean and orderly. Breakfast was lovely and tasteful.

Franjus33 | From Ntherlands - Stayed August 2016


We visited the Potting Shed in the African winter. So it was a bid cold, but the reception was very warm. We had a stroll along the cliff pad which was impressive. Unfortunately we did not spot any whales at the time. We had a nice dinner at the Fishermans Cottage. Next morning we were treated with an excellent breakfast.

Frans | From Netherlands - stayed August 2016

"Best shower of my life and beautiful room"

  • Fantastic breakfast and room was perfect. Decor was extremely tasteful and bed was very comfortable. The atmosphere of the Potting Shed was very friendly and welcoming. We decided the shower was the best shower we have ever had.

Jessica | From Great Britian - Stayed August 2016

"Potting Shed is more than you expect from a cosy B&B in the middle of the Village! "

The location, the staff, the lovely breakfast and the relaxed feel of the layout and décor. Would recommend this B&B for sure!

Adrienne | From South Africa (stayed August 2016)

"Perfect Stay"

Perfect stay in nice town. Annamarie & David Sales have a very nice B&B. They decorated the rooms with a great eye foor detail. Worth wile staying there!

Marcel | From Netherlands - stayed August 2016

"“Not a three star accommodation more a 4+”"

Had a very Nice three day stay at the potting shed. No they are not directly next to the sea, (three min walk) and no they are not in the middle of hermanus ( two min walk) but yes they have Nice renovated clean rooms!! Very kind owners, they serve a very good breakfast, not just the usual but very Nice pancakes as Well and homemade Bread! And yes they will hook you up with the best tour operators for shark cage diving and whale watching. Hermanus is very safe and they are located 150 meters away from the police station which make you feel even more safe! Will definately come back again!

Patrick | From stayed July 2016

"Awseome as always"

Stayed here once again with my girlfriend, had an awesome time - the rooms were beautiful and so big! Our room had a TV, WiFi and its own courtyard :3 besides that world-class chef Anna cooked us up some nice pancakes and bacon and eggs for breakfast :D we felt very welcomed and will definitely be coming back sometime again!...

Tristian | From Cape Town - stayed July 2016

"Visit to Hermanus"

What a lovely guesthouse.i enjoyed everything about it.breakfast is nice and more than enough.owners very friendly.dstv not always on standard.time and date of dstv not working.staff very friendly and helpful

Jacoba | From South Africa - stayed July 2016

"Great Value for money"

We stayed one night at the potting shed, the rooms are small, but they are neat and clean. It is great value especially in Hermanus. The only thing we did not enjoy was that our room was right next to the breakfast area, so we could hear all the goings-on. It was a bit noisy around those times. Other than that, we had a pleasant stay

Tammy | From Stayed June 2016

"Pure Bliss"

We stayed at the potting shed and what a beautiful place with a warm welcome and beautiful rooms and setting I will definitely be coming back and would recommend the studio room big ups to Dave and his team for having such a friendly and warm setting.

Chervon | From Stayed June 2016

"Pure Bliss"

We stayed at the potting shed and what a beautiful place with a warm welcome and beautiful rooms and setting I will definitely be coming back and would recommend the studio room big ups to Dave and his team for having such a friendly and warm setting.

Chervon | From Stayed June 2016

""The Potting Shed Hermanus""

We were impressed with the service, cleanliness and value offered at The Potting Shed. However, we did find the rooms small and, if we had known, would have chosen the larger suites for our stay. The breakfast was very good and the staff friendly and accommodating. A very good experience. Thank you.

Glen | From Cape Town - stayed June 2016

"Great Accommodation"

  • Everything was awesome. Owners are great and staff were friendly and helpful. The place was impeccably clean and well organised. We will go back for sure! 

Wendy | From South Africa (stayed April 2016)

"I'll be back!"

Great Breakfasts. Lovely clean rooms. Friendly hosts.

Annonymous | From Stayed May 2016

"A very nice stay"

We got a warm welcome and had a very good time at the Potting Shed Guest House. The room was lovely and the breakfast fantastic

Daniel | From Switzerland (stayed May 2016)

"Like Home Away from Home"

What a lovely experience! After a one year wedding anniversary disaster at other accommodation, we were welcomed and accommodated with open arms at the Potting Shed with short notice on our part. 
The owners are actively involved in the running of this quaint guest house and all the staff are extremely friendly and kind. 

The attention to detail is excellent and the rooms are beautifully decorated and well equipt with all the comforts of home.

Candice | From Stayed April 2016

"Home Away from Home"

My daughter and i spent two nights at the Potting Shed. We were welcomed warmly by Doreen and Annemarie. We loved our little loft room with the deck. The room is spacious and clean. The bed wonderful! We had a great stay and would highly recommend this lovely guesthouse. Thank you Dave and Annemarie and the hard working staff.

Georine | From Namibia


The service we received from both the owners and housekeeping was amazing, they are all extremely friendly as well as helpful. The Studio - We loved it, you have your own privacy, own deck, it was amazing. The Potting Shed, is very central, its walking distance to most places. The weather - it was a bit cold as it was the begging of autumn, we liked the fact that we didn't really have to leave our room on those cold days, we could stay indoors. The room was so nice, we didn't mind staying indoors. Restaurants are very nice

Jodik | From Cape Town (Stayed April 2016)


The service we received from both the owners and housekeeping was amazing, they are all extremely friendly as well as helpful. The Studio - We loved it, you have your own privacy, own deck, it was amazing. The Potting Shed, is very central, its walking distance to most places. The weather - it was a bit cold as it was the begging of autumn, we liked the fact that we didn't really have to leave our room on those cold days, we could stay indoors. The room was so nice, we didn't mind staying indoors. Restaurants are very nice

Jodik | From Cape Town (Stayed April 2016)

"Lovely Little Place"

The Potting Shed is in a quiet location just a short walk from the centre of Hermanus. Although the room was small it was beautifully presented with fine attention to detail. The owners and their staff were most pleasant and helpful. Wonderful breakfast to send us on our way.

Gillian | From UK (stayed March 2016)

"Cosy - feels like home"

Nicely decorated rooms, lovely communal area where to relax and chill out on comfy sofas with a glass of wine, superb breakfast and all at a short walk distance from the ocean walk and the village centre. The pool is fairly small but why using a pool when you have the ocean?!?!?! Highly recommended!

Ecusati | From London (stayed March 2016)

"Very Nice"

Very cosy, and welcoming people. They surprised us with champagne for our honeymoon! great place! The hotel was very clean, nice swimmingpool and delicious breakfast. I love their pancakes! Recommendation!!

Wietsked | From Netherlands (stayed March 2016)

"Great B&B"

We enjoyed our stay at the Potting Shed. Our room was beautiful, the staff friendly and helpful. Great attention to detail in the rooms and the breakfast was excellent. After learning that it was our anniversary, we found champagne in our room when we returned from a walk. The parking area is a bit tight and challenging :-)

Thea | From Cape Town (stayed February 2016)

"Warm and friendly hosts"

After a hot sticky drive through countless kilometres of road works it was a welcome oasis to sit in the reception area and sip Annemarie's iced tea. The check in with a member of the team was smooth. Our room was cool and the crisp white linen very inviting. There was a lovely private terrace area complete with table, seating and everything we could want for a barbecue. We were given tips about where to eat, always good on the first night in a new place. During our stay we were visited by friends, they were warmly welcomed too, and Annmarie offerred any additional things we may need to accommodate them if we decided to use the barbecue. I have stayed in many good quality hotels and guest houses but the Potting Shed gets my cleanliness vote, it's absolutely spotless. The only thing I would have liked was bigger/thicker towels, but it's still a 5 star for me. Dave and Annmarie, as Arnie says...I'll be back!

Norfoldwalker | From UK - Stayed February 2016

"Great place to stop over in Hermanus"

Quaint New England style bungalow 5 mins walk to the centre and beach. Anna Marie far away from her Essex roots, runs a great guesthouse... Rooms are immaculate with a nod to Africa and some great finishing touches of shortbread and Rock. We did a long coastal walk ending up in a beach bar 'dutchies' which she recommended... After thinking we would never get there it was a perfect way to see the sun go down... Great base for a whistle stop tour of the whale town!

Katja | From UK - Stayed February 2016

"“Romantic get-away for two”"

On arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the owner, where we were taking around the guest house to see all that was on offer. The room I requested was the room provided and we loved the decor and romantic setting. Each morning we were warmly greeted by the owners who took an interest in what we where going to do. The helped with our booking for the on-off wine tour safari, in which they arranged a pick up from the guest house. Outstanding and clean rooms, and very clean guest house. Absolutely happy with the service and stay - going back to Hermanus, we will only choose The Pottingshed B&B.

Lily | From Stayed February 2016

"Lovely location"

The Potting Shed is a charming guesthouse with beautifully appointed rooms, a wonderful breakfast, and a fantastic location in Hermanus, in walking distance to town and the cliff walk. The staff were helpful in sharing things to do and making dinner reservations. Nice lounge to sit in as well.

| From Washington (stayed February 2016)

"Great Accommodation"

We were totally satisfied during our one night stay at the Potting Shed. Nice rooms, friendly staff, good breakfast and perfect Location next to the center of Hermanus.

Yvonne B | From Switzerland (stayed February 2016)

"As good as it gets!"

Second visit to the Potting Shed. Still the same excellent accomodation, wonderful 
Breakfasts and warm & friendly hosts, Dave & Anne Marie. Where did she learn to cook? Walking distance to town.

Bill | From Australia (Stayed January 2016)

"A Homely Stay"

Dave and Annamarie are great hosts and the Potting Shed is a lovely place. We could choose between scrambled eggs or pancakes (!) for breakfast and the B&B is only a 5 minute walk to the coast line. Although we were a bit off season for the whales, we enjoyed our stay in Hermanus very much.

Joris | From Jeffreys Bay - South Africa (stayed January 2016)

"Honest View"

This was our second visit to The Potting Shed in Hermanus and it was even better than the first. AnnaMarie and Dave run a superb B&B - cannot fault it and I would if I felt it was helpful to potential visitors. If you are looking for first class accomodation close to the centre of town the PS is the place to stay. We will be returning next year but to the self catering appartments a few minutes away because we want to stay a little longer in the lovely whale capital with its wonderful 27 hole golf course. 

Carole | From Winchester UK (stayed January 2016)

"“Comfortable stay”"

Potting shed is located in a quiet street within easy and safe walking distance in of the centre of Hermanus. The B@B is run by an English couple who have created a lovely and airy ambience into which they have put much creativity. Our room was on the small side but comfortable and spotlessly clean. There is a small pool to cool yourself down after a long day walking along the beautiful cliffs and seashore. Breakfast was served with lovely little touches - a perfect start to the day. Would certainly recommend


Christina | From UK (Stayed January 2016)

"“Friendly central place to stay”"

The Potting Shed was a great little place to stay - little touches such as the refreshing iced tea on arrival were great. And the staff were very helpful and friendly suggesting things to do and places to eat.


Jmlondon | From UK (Stayed January 2016)

"“Really enjoyable stay!”"

We stayed in the self-catering units. They were clean, comfortable and close to the beach! Real value for money! I will definitely be back. Hermanus is also such a charming fishing village. Our family had a great stay there! Annamarie and her staff were wonderful and very attentive


Dee | From Nelspruit South Africa (Stayed July 2015)

"“Great BnB”"

Lovely little BnB with clean rooms and bathrooms plus great service. Breakfast was delicious. Easy to walk into town to various restaurants in the evenings. Would recommend and stay again when in Hermanus!


Maisie | From UK (Stayed January 2016)


I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending The Potting Shed Guest House, and would certainly stay there again. The accommodation was comfortable, clean, well presented and equipped. I found Annamarie, the owner, to be very friendly, welcoming and accommodating - she goes out of her way to make her guests feel comfortable. The homemade muffins, bread and other goodies Annamarie makes for breakfast are delicious and a welcome treat.


Terri | From London UK (Stayed January 2016)

"“Stunning place”"

Lovely accommodation, pleasant friendly hosts, good location, delicious breakfast and nice pool area. Would definitely stay there again. Highly recommended as a stopover and excellent bed and breakfast


Lousie | From Jo/berg South Africa (Stayed December 2016)

"“Another wonderful stay”"

This was our third stay on the Whale Rock Estate and the second staying with the Potting Shed and using one of their self catering apartments. This time we spent a very enjoyable 17 days in the apartment.

We stayed in the same apartment that we had used the previous year and on arrival Dave had made us a lovely loaf of bread and when we entered the apartment a wonderful gift from the Potting Shed was waiting for us and half way through our stay Annamarie had made us some of her tasty lemon curd and more whale cookies and rusks. 

Once again the apartment was well equipped, very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Towels were plentiful and these and bed linen were changed every 5 days along with a clean of the apartment. It is a very homely apartment and as on our previous stay we enjoyed using the dining area watching the world go by, listening to the birds, watching the waves and trying to spot a whale or two. 

The complex was still immaculate with very friendly staff. On this trip we used the pool on several occasions and enjoyed sitting in the garden by the pool. 

Annamarie and Dave are passionate about caring for their guests and making their stay with them enjoyable. Nothing seems too much trouble for them and we have recommended the Potting Shed as a place to stay if you visit Hermanus on our return home to several people who are interested in vsiting the Hermanus area.

Thank you to you and your team for another brilliant stay in Hermanus and possibly we can come back next year and see you all again.


Karen | From Oxfordshire UK (Stayed October 2015)

"“Top guesthouse”"

HayeGalama | From Netherlands (Stayed November 2015)

"“Very friendly and clean”"

This lovely B&B has obviously been recently renovated with delightful rooms and lovely artwork on the walls. We had a warm welcome on arrival and iced tea, which was a great way to cool down. Breakfast was good with delicious egg muffins.

Sheena | From UK (Stayed December 2015)

"“Intimate hospitality with great service !”"

Fantastic small B&B in this beatiful place. Annamarie is a great host who makes you feel welcome in no time. Lovely breakfast and suburb room with everything available inside. Fresh colours and everything nicely decorated. Great time we have had. Thanks !!

Robson | From Amsterdam (Stayed December 2015)

"“Very pleasant stay”"

The Potting Shed is situated in a quit surrounding. It only takes a few minutes to the harbour/boardwalk. The rooms are cosy, comfortable and clean. The pool area is inviting. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the breakfast offers everything a South African needs... ;-)

Sabine | From South Africa (Stayed December 2015)

"“Stay at The Potting Shed”"

A great quaint little place to stay over and relax at. We stayed over for the evening after trying to find a place to sleep for the evening, and came across this little place run by Dave and his wife. There's even a small swimming pool to cool down in, and breakfast was wonderful as well.

Getting away from the hustle and bustle, this is a good place to stay at while still close to all the amenities.

Sean G | From Bloemfontein, South Africa (stayed January 2016)

"“Warm and welcoming”"

Property was clean and inviting. Close enough for a nice walk into the town center. Breakfast was excellent.
Annamarie and David were very personable and helpful.
We truly enjoyed our stay in Hermanus because of them.

Judy T | From Sedalia (Stayed October 2015)

"Top Guesthouse"

It has everything you can ask for a guesthouse. Rooms that are clean, with a good bed and shower. Friendly service, very good advise about spots and restaurants to visit and the breakfast is really top! The guesthouse is on walking distance from the beach and centre. No critical points at all? Yes, a bit more space in the rooms would improve the stay. However, it is a top guesthouse we would warmly recommend. Haye Galama (Netherlands)

HayeGalama | From Breukelen (Stayed November 2015)

"“Annamarie saved our day!”"

We stayed only one night at the Potting Shed. The B&B was very nice decorated and clean. The rooms are small but don't lack in comfort. The location is a nice (and safe) 30 min walk from the center. Breakfast was really nice, everything made fresh at the moment. You start with a fruit salad and afterwards you can choose between pancakes and eggs. On the counter there's bread, yoghurt, jams, cornflakes, ... Really nice.
But what I'll remember most, is how Annamarie saved our trip. We came to Hermanus to see whales and sharks. The day we arrived, our whale tour got cancelled. Then the next day, the same for the shark cage diving. Even though all the tours were fully booked, Annemarie started calling around to get us a place on a whale tour and... she managed to do so. We ended up seeing a mother whale and her calf and are really gratefull for that. Annemarie: a big thank you for your help that day!

Ellen V | From Antwerp, Belgium (Stayed November 2015)

"“Wonderful spot!”"

Lovely fresh and clean self catering apartment! Secure location and free WiFi lovely views of the ocean and great to hear the sound of the ocean when you wake up every morning! Would be ideal for a family as it is a quiet secure location and the pool is not easily accessible to little children! Highly recommended


Helen | From


The best accomondation we had of the whole trip! Every little detail ist perfect and made with love. The first time that you can heat the room really warm. The seafront is easily reach on foot. The Internet works fast and gut. I rate five of five stars.

Parkausweis | From Augsburg, Germany (Stayed 2015)

"Home from home"

Right from the very start Dave and Annemarrie were fantastic hosts. The weather had been a little windy and our shark diving trips had cancelled on us but Dave came to the rescue and organised a fantastic trip for us on one of the larger boats he knew about, in fact it was one of just two that sailed the day we went! They were so busy when we booked so we couldn’t have the same room for three nights but both the deluxe and regular rooms were gorgeous and very comfortable (loved the hot water bottles!) The breakfast was excellent and I would recommend the pancakes. We enjoyed the opportunity of having a BBQ in the private garden area of the deluxe room. A very happy and welcoming place to stay where the owners and staff really work to make you feel at home.

Richard B | From St Andrews, United Kingdom (stayed 2015)

"Stunning accommodation!"

Stunning accommodation! Incredible hosts! Wonderful breakfast! We will definitely be back. The Potting Shed is simply lovely. The loft we stayed in was fully catered for and just beautiful! Relaxed atmosphere!

Larajayv | From Swellendam, South Africa (Stayed October 2015)

"great location, very nice breakfast"

The Potting Shed had a central location to explore Hermanus with easy access to the cliff walk. The rooms are nice and clean. The breakfast is perfect. Definitely one of the best places to stay in Hermanus!

Bart Dew | From Brussels, Belgium (Stayed 2015)

"Quintessentially British charm"

This is a terrific B&B which really nails the British charm element. Luckily, it also nails all of the other elements, making it a wonderful place to stay. The breakfast is scrumptious and the beds are ridiculously comfortable. Do not pass this one by!

Nick D | From Brisbane (Stayed 2015)

"Marvellous Hotel"

We stayed at the Potting shed and found it marvellous to stay in spotlessly clean and lovely couple who run it had a great time and will go when we go to Africa again which is about every six months, food was really good,recomend the food as well, and the service was exceptional, the owners I think were Annamarie and David. who’s hospitality was exceptional. Also the staff were exceptional

Raymond L | From Essex England (Stayed 2015)

"Such Friendly Staff"

For a relaxing stay that is close to all amenities, choose The Potting Shed. My partner and I where here for only 1 night, but wish we could have stayed longer.

The staff and owners are extremely friendly and the rooms are a delight. There is a lot of attention to detail in the room that we stayed at: The loft. The loft has its own balcony with a gas braai and some loungers. I would recommend this room.

The breakfast was also amazing.

Lloyd L | From Cape Town Central, South Africa (stayed 2015)

"Lovely peaceful location, but close to town centre"

We loved our stay at The Potting Shed - friendly English ex-pat owners and management team, recently refurbished rooms were so comfortable (we stayed in the deluxe room, #4 ) and pretty and the location is peaceful but well placed for activities... plus BEST breakfast we had during our South Africa trip!!

Highly recommended

NamSci | From London, United Kingdom (stayed 2015)

"South African trip"

Loved Hermanus and the Potting Shed was an ideal place to base ourselves. The room was excellent and had great shower. The breakfast was lovely and the owners couldn`t have been more helpful and would love to go back and would recommend to all my friends and family.

Mark C | From Brighton, United Kingdom

"Highly recommend after a perfect stay at The Potting Shed!"

The Potting Shed was the perfect place for our stay in South Africa - from the accommodation itself (especially the cleanliness, decor and huge beds!), to the ideal location and welcoming hosts. It was such a lovely place to stay and we can`t thank Annamarie and Dave enough for giving us such a warm welcome to Hermanus! Would highly recommend The Potting Shed and look forward to returning there whenever I find myself in South Africa again.

Maisie O | From London, United Kingdom (stayed 2015)

"Holiday of a life time"

We stayed at the Potting Shed for two nights. What a little gem, all bedrooms tastefully furnished with lots of little extras. Ann-Marie and David were so welcoming. Gave us recommendations for dinner, which we used - and was fantastic. Also booked a wine tour for us, equally good. Nothing was too much trouble. Decided to do a "braai" on one night. Sitting by the pool with the sun setting and the birds tweeting. I would definately stay again if I find myself in lovely Hermanus. One to recommend.

Michele L | From West Midlands, United Kingdom

"Fabulous start to our first holiday in South Africa"

We had the perfect start to our holiday. The Potting Shed is charming and Annamarie, Dave, and all the other staff couldn’t have been more welcoming. The room was lovely, clean, bright, spacious and modern. The bed was huge and very comfy. Our bathroom was very nice with a large walk-in shower. Breakfast was also excellent. It`s location is great as you are only about 5 minutes from downtown with all its lovely restaurants, shops etc. We also felt it was fantastic value. We can’t wait for our next visit. We will definitely be back, thank you Annamarie and Dave.

Barry H | From Reading, United Kingdom (stayed 2015)

"Wonderful cozy place to stay, walk to the shops and beach side restaurants"

We loved the way they decorated the interior, so authentic and very good use of the space. Good service, warm welcome, friendly people. The restaurants and shops are just around the corner, safe to walk and have an awsome eve.

Simona | From Cape Town Central, South Africa (stayed 2015)

"Best B&B in Hermanus. Perfect for us"

100% recommend the potting shed. Had a fantastic stay there. Accommodation smart, clean and very well maintained. Nothing was too much for dave and Annamarie - really appreciated their warmth, friendliness and helpfulness. The staff were also friendly, polite and welcoming.

Will be back.

Dawn Luff | From South Africa (Stayed March 2015)

"A Great Week"

Booked the studio apartment for a week which was excellent as it gave us our own space to relax. Owners and staff very helpful with advice and assistance with restaurant reservations etc. Easy and safe walking into town - ideal location.

David B | From Suffolk, UK (Stayed 2015)

"Perfect place for a short (or long) stay"

Well situated in a quiet street a few minutes walk from the town centre, beautifully presented and decorated room with small sittooterie outside.excellent breakfast.well deserves its good reputation. Would definitely recommend

oceandream75 | From Glasgow, United Kingdom (stayed 2015)

"cute modern guest house"

easy parking adjacent to room . small room but clean, modern, quiet , light and very comfy bed lovely pool area breakfast very good with special pancakes beautifully presented ( it was pancake tuesday ) on quiet road, easy 15 min walk along coast to town centre, safe walk back later at night

Ian M | From Eastbourne, United Kingdom (stayed 2015)

"Self catering apartment"

Very comfy apartment with stunning views of the sea. Safe environment. Good wifi. Unfortunatley our mobile was out of order, so we felt a bit cut off, no phones in the room or on the complex. If you want peace & relaxation this is perfect location. You have to drive to the town for shops, restaurants & walks.

Curly Surrey | From Surrey, United Kingdom

"Lovely, romantic rooms and friendly staff!"

We loved our room that much, we actually spend a lot of time inside. We stayed in one of the bigger suites in the back with a living room area and a private terrasse with braai equipment for a nice barbecue. The friendly service and breakfast made it a perfect choice. The location is nicely close to the coast but still quiet.

CuriousBackpackers | From Cologne, Germany

"Peaceful Night at Potting Shed"

We stayed at the Potting Shed Accommodation for one night during a two week trip to South Africa. What a beautiful place with truly wonderful hosts! We were warmly welcomed and shown to our room. Our room was perfect and even had homemade cookies waiting for us on the bed. The breakfast was great and I appreciated the homemade bread and other baked items. I hope to go back and visit again sometime in the future.

Thank you for everything!

Elyse C | From Holland, Michigan, United States

"Loved it!!!"

Loved every single minute of our stay at The Potting Shed... The room was so gorgeous and nicely furnished, they really have an eye for attention to detail. The Breakfast was out of this world and loved the layout and selection. We will definitely be back and this time stay longer..

alanbZ9610GG | From Benoni (stayed 2015)

"Perfect in every way"

We stayed at the Potting shed for one night at the end of whale watching season, the Potting Shed more than lived up to its reputation after the reviews that we had read about it, the owners certainly know what people expect from a guest house and we would stay there again next time we are in Hermanus

Simon W | From Dudley, United Kingdom

"Great B&B in Hermanus"

We stayed at The Potting Shed for 2 nights. The room was really comfortable and the breakfasts were really great! We really enjoyed our time here and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. The location was great - walking distance to the cliff hikes and into town.

maweir | From Victoria, Canada

"Feeling at home on holiday"

We stayed 3 nights at the studio appartment of the Potting Shed during our honeymoon through South Africa. The appartment has everything one can wish for in a holliday appartment. The private terrace is excellent for lounging after daytrips in and around Hermanus. It even has a private braai. The owners are really friendly and helpfull in planning trips and providing information about the area. The breakfast is excellent especially Dave's homemade bread. Within a vife minute walk you reach the cliff path leading to the center of Hermanus from which you can spot whales. The center of Hermanus takes you 15 minutes on foot. Hermanus to us was save to walk around after dark. We had a very nice stay.

613saskiab | From Amsterdam, The Netherlands

"Whale watching"

................ Nice and clean building, good breakfast, good service. The only drawback not to be on the cliff and not to see the Ocean. In hermanus I suggest to book some sea view room. It has to be wonderful.......

Franco G | From Ravenna

"Wished we were staying longer!"

Lucky to be staying in one of their deluxe rooms (standards were fully booked) so we had an amazing place to stay - biggest bed ever and a little sofa area, then the bathroom with huge walk in shower space. And a little patio outside. All very prettily decorated.

Location is good - a little out of the main town so peaceful but within a short walk of plenty of shops and restaurants and of course the coastline for the whale watching. The owner gave us a very friendly welcome and a little map of the town with lots of advice on where best to see the whales and where to eat etc. Breakfast was delicious - all the usual fayre on offer with either traditional cooked or pancakes if you want something hot.

4dchops | From UK (stayed 2015)

"Amazing venue"

An unbelieveable stay at the Potting Shed. Not in the centre of town, but in walking distance to centre of town and attractions. Rooms spacious and comfortable. Staff friendly and service outstanding.

Shannon D | From Cape Town, South Africa

"Lovely guesthouse"

Very friendly hosts, rooms are spacious, nicely decorated and clean. Good breakfast in the morning. Located in a quiet area. City centre is easily reachable by 10 minutes walk. Allover very good value for the money spent.

MSch21 | From Zurich, Switzerland (stayed 2015)

"Very cozy and friendly B&B in Hermanus"

This B&B is very well run business by a very nice couple. The owners and the staff is very helpfull, the rooms are cozy, comfortable and very clean and the breakfast is very good as well. Location is OK, but it’s a walking distance to the town, so it's not a problem really. I recommend the place for a night or weekend in Hermanus

Constance A | From Santiago, Chile (stayed 2015)

"Whales world"

Accomodation : appartment close to the new Harbour, in front of the sea.

The appartment is located inside a private property. It is new, clean, confortable, full equiped kitchen, 2 rooms, luxury bathroom.

We loved our 2 nights in this place.
Close to the center and closer to the boats to watch whales.

Hermanus is a little paradise and this appartment is up to it.

The appartment is not directly in front of the sea (just a line of house between it and the sea ). The wifi is available, some cuts but nothing disturbing

MONTPELLIER | From Lo_ATW (stayed 2015)