If you want to be in the center of the village, this stylish guesthouse is an excellent choice; you're a stone's throw from the famous whale-watching cliffs and the market, and three minutes from the Old Harbour Museum. When Hermanus took off as a tourist destination, this well-run and friendly operation was one of the first lodgings to take off with it. The rooms are comfortably decorated in French provincial style. Larger rooms with sleeper couches cost about a third more, but they're great for families or friends traveling together. Ask for a room with a balcony overlooking the bay or a suite that opens onto the pool.