The Vishuis Fisherman’s Cottage is located in the heart of Hermanus village. It is in the Hermanus Old Town precinct, where the village of Hermanus was born. In amongst all the other heritage Fisherman’s Cottages.

This luxury, modernized heritage cottage is comfortable with modern amenities and contemporary decor, has a large open plan living room with a lounge area, big dining table, modern kitchen, Morso fireplace and television with DSTV.  The kitchen is a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with a gas hob, large convection oven, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso machine, toaster and kettle. There is also a generous selection of kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glassware for use.  The bedroom has a comfortable queen bed with cotton sheets while the bathroom is modern with a spacious walk-in shower, pure cotton towels, a heated towel rail and toiletries.

Fisherman’s Cottage has access to the courtyard garden, with a spa pool, garden furniture and Weber Braai.  WiFi is available.

The Vishuis Cottage Collection

Our cottages are 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
  • Splash pool in the courtyard
  • Weber braai
  • state of the art security
  • wheelchair friendly
  • Fully equiped gourmet kitchen
  • Queen bed
  • Pure cotton bedding
  • Anti allergenic pillows
  • Extra warm bedding
  • Hot water bottles
  • Fan
  • Kettle
  • Nespresso machine
  • Comfortable easy chairs
  • Morso fireplace with wood and fire lighters
  • TVs
  • 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


Courtyard Suite 1

Courtyard Suite 2


Courtyard Suite 3

Praise for the Vishuis

Absolutely fabulous!
We spent 10 days here in March and what an absolute pleasure it was. Lots of restaurants close by, walk to the seafront etc. We almost never had to use the car. We got the house which is really nice and spacious and tastefully decorated. Our doggies were also very comfortable and welcomed.
We felt entirely at home and had some really good chats with Marc who runs the place. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to stay somewhere in Hermanus that is within walking distance of just about everything.
You would do no better at a 5 star hotel anywhere in the world.


Vishuis is lovely. The layout is excellent for couples who are sharing – you basically have your own cottage which share a common courtyard and then a common area too for cooking and relaxing. Danny’s place is chic. She has put to much thought and attention to detail into the surroundings. Very lovely. I hope that all your Air BNB guests treat your home as their own. So very well stocked for self-catering too – thank you ! We had a great stay. Host is great, too. Super awesome communications and easy check-in.


This is one of the coziest Airbnbs I’ve ever stayed in. The layout is modern, yet comfortable. The fireplace was a nice touch. I felt taken care of from the moment I checked in. My host was a text away whenever I needed anything (which only happened once). The location is right in middle of the city area, but it’s not in a busy place. This was great because it allowed me to visit the shops in minutes, but I wasn’t around all the crowds. It didn’t hurt that the beach was just 10 minutes away. Would stay again. Highly recommend!