Schulphoek Seafront Guesthouse, Sandbaai, Hermanus


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Founded in 1999, Schulphoek House offers understated luxury and Cape refinement to its guests. Fully renovated and expanded in 2017, when 9 spacious, modern and well appointed sea-facing en-suite bedrooms were added. Schulphoek House is set on the protected Schulphoek bay in Sandbaai (Sand Bay), 4 km from Hermanus center, 2 km from Hemel-en-Aarde intersection. The bay is a place of tranquility; home to cove dwelling marine life and a place of respite for visiting Southern Right whales during their annual calving season. Schulphoek House takes great pride in its cuisine and wine offering. The wine has been curated from the Hemel-en-Aarde region. The dinner menu is limited to fresh and locally sourced ingredients; venison from the nearby Karoo region and fresh fish sourced from local fishermen. Dedicated gardeners produce small crops of baby vegetables and herbs for the kitchen.


Efforts at sustainability began in 1999 with water harvesting, solar heating and a salt water pool and continued in our 2017 build project, which focused solely on sustainable and eco-conscious building practices. These include solar power to run the entire property, a hydronic air conditioning system, a thermal water heating system, as well as increased water harvesting storage – the house is holistically designed to be carbon neutral and bio-dynamic. Awarded a prestigious grant by the Austrian government. Stellenbosch university monitors the results of the house's energy consumption for further analysis into sustainability in the Cape.


15 Spacious and stylish bedrooms. 9 sea-facing with uninterrupted views of the bay. 6 garden rooms face onto the indigenous garden and pool. Each room is uniquely furnished.

4 first floor sea facing, 1 first floor family sea facing, 4 ground floor sea facing, 2 luxury garden, 1 luxury family garden, 3 standard garden. Sea facing dining room where breakfast and dinner is served. Lunch on request. Bar. Salt pool. Indigenous garden. Massages on request.

Property Info

Contact: Hambela Central Reservations
Primary Number: 021 557 4674
Email: [javascript protected email address]
Address: Schulphoek Seafront House, Piet Retief Crescent, Sand Bay, Hermanus, South Africa


  • Air-conditioning
  • DSTV (Satellite Dish)
  • Safe in Room/Available
  • Wifi Free


  • Breakfast
  • Dinner / or by arrangement
  • Non-smoking Establishment

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TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

Simply perfect!

Stay in one of the bedrooms on the seafront with the most amazing views. We were on the first floor, bedroom with balcony is huge and simply but perfectly appointed as all you want is to look out of...

Nevines, Norfolk, United Kingdom 4 days ago Read full review
Great location, very friendly, personal staff. Highly enjoyable stay.

Very friendly and helpfull staff. Great location: quite, great, unblocked views over the bay, coastal path starts right behind the house. To get into Hermanus, you will need a car though. We had the...

Sch D, Germany 1 week, 2 days ago Read full review
Everything is perfect

What a nice place!!! Nice welcome, boutique hotel. Luxury. The rooms are very modern, all facilities. Best shower (we did 6 hotels). Breakfast was perfect, what a view! staff very kind. We forgot an...

wouterv683, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium 2 weeks, 3 days ago Read full review
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