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. 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.
GREEN INITIATIVES - SUSTAINABLE BUILDING PRACTICES
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. Each 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 x standard garden. Sea facing dining room where breakfast and dinner is served. Lunch on request. Bar. Salt pool. Indigenous garden. Massages on request.