At some point or another everyone suffers from the Hermanus itch. Be it the chance of getting up...
At some point or another everyone suffers from the Hermanus itch. Be it the chance of getting up close and personal with the barnacles of a Southern Right whale, sitting at a pavement cafe watching half of Cape Town drift by, or just chilling under a brolly at Grotto beach, good book and soft-serve at hand, wishing you left the kids back home with mom-in-law, the occasional hungry yearning for Hermanus is one of those little mysteries of life.
So, given this inevitable biogical fact, where to stay when you get to the whale capital? The Potting Shed certainly cuts the mustard.
This friendly spot offers three self-catering apartments in nearby Tobago Bay, only 3 km from the town centre in a quiet estate, with pool and squash court a spilt G&T away.
Virtually identical in layout, but with a décor twist to each, the units sleep up to six in a double sea-facing and twin room, with two additional sleeper couches in the lounge. The apartments are best suited to two couples or a small family. Three couples would be a squeeze.
The living area, donned in light beach fabrics and white-washed furniture, opens onto a sea-facing patio with Weber braai and superb views over Walker Bay. With a fully equipped open-plan kitchen, bathroom with shower and bath, washing machine, DStv compact package, DVD player to drown out the roar of the ocean and belching whales and bed linen provided, Organizing a weekend at The Potting Shed involves little more than getting your weary body there, parking the Range Rover, and start living the good life.
All in all, at R1150 a night for the unit minimum two night’s stay. The Potting Shed makes for good value along an otherwise costly coastline. Pack the beach toys, the kids, if you must and other cant-do-without weekend paraphernalia and head for The Potting Shed, just what the doc ordered for the Hermanus itch.