Malayla Guesthouse is stunningly located inside the world famous Fernkloof nature reserve. Come to us for a quiet stay, while enjoying the most amazing mountain views Hermanus has to offer. The nearest beaches are only a few minutes walk away and some the worlds best mountain hiking trails start from our property. Our stylishly furnished rooms, with extra comfortable beds, guarantee your best night’s sleep. Start your morning with nature’s song and a mouthwatering breakfast cooked to order.
The Guesthouse offers a swimming pool with amazing views and we have many different areas to sit outside and read a book or enjoy a glass of wine while being surrounded by nature.
Our rooms are fully equipped with an en-suite King sized bed with 100% cotton percale linen and a flat screen TV with satellite channels. It also has
Air-conditioning and free WIFI and a private seating area perfect for you morning coffee.
THINGS TO DO
More than 300 activities include whale watching, shark cage diving in Walker Bay, abseiling, treetop tours, quad biking and a 27 hole Hermanus golf course. Discover our wine route, art route, speciality shops and pamper boutiques. Escape to nature and breathe the champagne air along our spectacular cliff paths. Meet the world’s only Whale Crier as he alerts you to the whereabouts of the whales by blowing his kelp horn. Admire the diverse floral fynbos kingdom while hiking or biking in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve or laze on one of our pristine Blue Flag beaches.
All along the Cape Whale coastline from June to December
Whale walk tours
Hermanus is renowned for being one of the best land-based whale watching spots in the world and a guided tour by a man who is passionate about whales and photography will ensure you not only get to see these magnificent creatures, but learn about them too.
Boat based Whale watching
(June to December) – There are currently 3 permit holding boats at the Hermanus harbour that has trips up to 3 times a day.
Hermanus boasts the only whale crier in the World and during the whale season he can be found on the Cliff path, blowing on his Kelp horn to alert visitors to Hermanus as to where the whales are.
The most popular trail in Hermanus and stretches for 12km from the New Harbour to Grotto Beach.
Partnered with the Hermanus Rainbow Trust to introduce visitors to the vibrant life in Zwelihle
Daily trips from the old harbour, extremely weather dependant
Hermanus Country Market
Open every Saturday and offers a variety of foods, drinks, wine and beautiful things.
Surfing and body boarding
Onrus, Voelklip, Grotto all boast famous surfer waves!
The Hermanuspietersfontein Market is a laid-back food market on every single Saturday morning
Swimming, Sun Bathing and or hiking – Hermanus boasts two Blue Flag Beaches at Grotto beach and Hawston beach, which is a sign that visitors can expect a clean and well cared for environment, changing facilities and lifeguards
on the beach.
Lovely Place to stay with friendly staff, very nice decoration and comfortable rooms. Breakfast is great and fresh, the staff are helpful and beautiful landscape