The Courtyard Suites are luxury, modernized heritage cottages. They are comfortable with modern amenities and contemporary decor. Each Suite has a large open plan room with sleeping and lounge area, kitchenette, Morso fireplace and television with DSTV.  The Vishuis Courtyard Suites all have large comfortable queen beds with cotton sheets; the bathrooms are large and modern with a spacious walk-in shower, pure cotton towels, a heated towel rail and toiletries.

The Courtyard Suites have access to the courtyard garden, with a spa pool garden furniture and Weber Braai.  WiFi is available.


The Vishuis Cottage Collection


The Vishuis is ideally located for a busy stay in Hermanus, guests can park their cars and walk to all Hermanus’ facilities. The Old Harbour, Market Square and the Waterfront are a mere 200m walk away. There a numerous restaurants, coffee shops and bars within walking distance. The art galleries, book shops and boutiques too, are a walk away.

Despite The Vishuis’ central location, guests are not part of the hustle and bustle of the village, as it is situated in a quiet back lane. So there is no passing traffic or trade. Instead guests are able to enjoy the peace and quiet of a small village.

Hermanus is famous for its incredible natural beauty. The Cliff path (which stretches from the New Harbour to Grotto Beach, for approximately 10kms), can be accessed 200m from The Vishuis. Guests can walk 300m to the natural marine tidal pool amongst the rocks, for an early morning swim. A walk on the mountain in The Fernkloof Nature Reserve can be accessed about 1km away.

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  • wifi
  • DSTV
  • off street parking
  • courtyard with table and chairs and large garden umbrella
  • pool in the courtyard
  • Weber braai
  • state of the art security
  • Queen bed
  • Pure cotton bedding
  • Anti allergenic pillows
  • Extra warm bedding
  • Hot water bottles
  • Fan
  • Kettle
  • Nespresso machine
  • Bar fridge
  • Prep bowls
  • Equipped and stocked tea and coffee station
  • Comfortable easy chairs
  • Morso fireplace with wood and fire lighters
  • TV
  • Desk and chair with study light and USB port
  • Umbrella
  • Heated towel rails
  • Cotton bathroom towels
  • Beach towels
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater

Check in time 14:00
Check out time 10:00
The Vishuis cottages are serviced once a week.

We regret that we are unable to host children under the age of 13 or pets.

More in The Vishuis Collection

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Courtyard Suite 1


Courtyard Suite 2

Praise for the Vishuis

“We had a great time in Hermanus. Marc the host of The Vishuis is a great guy. He gave us many amazing recommendations. @Marc you made our days in Hermanus 🙂 The guest houses are really nice furnished, great style. We really felt comfortable. The house is perfect located. 5 min walk to the centre of Hermanus.”



Schöne Unterkunft in guter Lage. Restaurants und Supermärkte in laufnähe.Marc ist ein prima Gastgeber , alle Fragen wurden prompt beantwortet. Das Haus ist gut ausgestattete und man kann sich hier wohlfühlen, nur ist es kein Haus für Selbstversorger ,aber wer will das schon bei sovielen tollen Restaurants inder Nähe. Ebenfalls klasse ist der Innenhof mit dem kleinen Pool. Wir würden wiederkommen.


This is a beautiful home with garden cottages that is very conveniently located in Hermanus. Sparkling clean, tastefully decorated, and truly hospitable host. Our family all agree it was the best accommodation on our South African holiday, and we wish we would’ve stayed longer! Definitely recommend!