Brown Jug - Hermanus, Overberg

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Hermanus Accommodation
Hermanus, Overberg

Brown Jug

Hermanus, Overberg - Accommodation

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Brown Jug in Hermanus

Abel, Louise and Luke, the friendly Labradors Keesha and Tula, and kitties It and Squeek look forward to welcoming you to our home – the Brown Jug. Personal attention and guest comfort is our mission, departing as friends the goal. Choose from the three well-appointed, stylish, self-catering or B&B units which are artistically and tastefully decorated with attention to detail.

The units are fully equipped, have private entrances, outdoor barbeque areas and safe under cover parking. The Brown Jug, centrally situated in sought after Eastcliff, a quiet leafy suburb, is a mere two minute stroll to the shops, restaurants and seafront where you can enjoy the famous whale watching from the cliff tops in all its beauty. Hermanus is the “Whale watching capital of South Africa” and is just a 90 minute drive from Cape Town.

The Brown Jug will provide the exact location you are looking for. A pristine garden, private units, an 11m sparkling salt water swimming pool, sounds of nature and a good dose of R&R. We invite you to relax on your private patio or on one of the pool loungers and enjoy full or filtered sun while enjoying the tranquillity of the sound of birds. A short stroll will take you to the seafront, the quaint shops and antiquities Hermanus is renowned for, and to the restaurants for a long lazy lunch overlooking the sea, with the distinct possibility of a whale show.

Then there’s the cliff paths, the Marine Tidal pool for a fully energized swim and the Fernkloof Nature Trail with the first of the available walks – The Elephant Walk – a mere 600 meters away. There’s also the Saturday Craft Market where friends (and their pets) meet, and the blue flag beaches that are just 5 minutes away by car. Mountain bike trails are in abundance and truly magnificent scenery awaits, with routes up the valley with clearly marked routes catering to various degrees of expertise.

Hike into Fernkloof Nature Reserve or explore the Hemel en Aarde Valley just 6 kilometres away and taste the wines of the region. For the more adventurous there are a number of day trips, and using Hermanus as a base many of these can be covered with ease. The 27-hole Hermanus Golf Course is a kilometre away. We will gladly provide assistance with Kayak trips in Walker Bay, Shark dives and Whale cruises. Scrumptious “guilt-free” breakfasts are available.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Brown Jug,Hermanus, Overberg

  • Available Next Weekend
  • Beach
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Hiking
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Satellite TV
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Womens Day Weekend
Activities Nearby
  • Bicycle Touring
  • Bird Watching
  • Body Boarding
  • Camping
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Climbing - Traditional
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Fishing - Fly
  • Fishing - Saltwater
  • Gliding - Traditional
  • Hang Gliding
  • Health & Fitness
  • Horse Riding
  • Kite-Surfing
  • Ocean Safaris
  • Paddling - Kayaking
  • Paddling - Sea Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Quad Biking
  • Rowing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Surfing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Yachting

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 19° 14' 36.7" E / 34° 24' 49.2" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Brown Jug in Hermanus, Overberg

Departing: Cape Town International Airport
Address: Airport, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town, 7490, South Africa
Distance: 0.2 km / Duration: 1 hour 16 mins
1.Head south0.3 km
2.Continue straight0.3 km
3.Slight left toward Michigan St78 m
4.Turn left toward Michigan St0.1 km
5.Turn right onto Michigan St0.4 km
6.Turn left onto Borcherds Quarry Rd0.7 km
7.Merge onto Settlers Way/N2 via the ramp to Somerset3.9 km
8.Keep right to continue on N265.4 km
9.Slight left2.8 km
10.Continue onto R4328.4 km
11.At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Royal St0.6 km
12.At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lord Roberts St0.1 km
13.Turn right onto Musson St
Destination will be on the right
0.2 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

Cape Town International Airport - Cape Town


Cape Town International airport used to be called D.F. Malan Airport and was opened in 1954 replacing the old Wingfield Aerodrome Airport.

This airport is the second busiest and second largest airport in South Africa and third busiest in Africa, by 2015 it is expected to have 14 million passengers pass through the airport. It is within easy driving distance (20 km) from the centre of Cape Town.

Reviews for Brown Jug

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Lovely en suite rooms ...tastefully furnished with patio area by pool. Walking distance to restuarant and shops but in a quiet residential street.

review by Helen Jarman

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The room very beautiful specious love the decor close to the shops and not far from the beach.

review by Nokulunga Sidumedi

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A home away from home. Louise and her family are great. Sizliya was friendly and patient. Great location to just park and walk everywhere. Beautiful garden and awesome units, that caters to all the self-catering needs. Their pets, Keisha, Tula, Maatjie, and Sqeeky were well behave and friendly and looking for cuddles from everyone.Definitely going back there.

review by Alex Keiller

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Amazing place to stay in, with a beautifully maintained pool and huge rooms. Several rooms in each unit. I will never stay in another place in Hermanus, if I can help it.Louise and Abel are amazing hosts. They look after one SO well, but you still have absolute privacy. In winter there are amazing fire places in two of the units. Sizila, the domestic worker, works extremely hard and is very friendly.Another thing that is very important to me, is security. One can leave anything from computers, cell phones, iPads, and any other device in your unit, and know that it is absolutely safe. Good security is a MUST for me.Indoor parking as well and a beautiful garden, maintained by Abel. Big ovens in all the units.Brown Jug actually deserves ten stars!

review by Estelle Reynolds

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review by Hugo Coetzee

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Uitstekend verblijf. Zeer gastvrije eigenaren. Prima locatie. Op loopafstand van een hele grote supermarkt, verschillende restaurants en de boulevard. Zeker een aanrader.

review by Dennis Lucas

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Very good area, 200 m from town centre as well as the beach front. Nice and cosey accomodation with a fire place, secured parking and free WiFi. Two lovely cats as well as the most friendly two Labradors. Abel and Louise are the friendly owners and hosts of this jewel in Hermanus.

review by Benjamin Lendor

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almost a five star and they know why


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Amazing place to stay in, with a beautifully maintained pool and huge rooms. I come here twice a year now and will never stay in another place in Hermanus, if I can help it.

review by A Google User


We had an enjoyable stay - it felt like home.Will return.

review by Walton Carelse, South Africa

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