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Selkirk House is a luxurious guesthouse in Hermanus that offers a choice of five suites each with a spacious bathroom. Elegantly furnished and featuring generous amenities and extras, the multi-levelled indoor spaces are complemented by indigenous water-featured landscaped gardens and a pool deck offering relaxing seating and lounging areas. Selkirk House is nearby pristine blue-flag swimming beaches, a nature reserve, boutique shops and a myriad of restaurants. Moreover, Selkirk House is the perfect base from where to enjoy outdoor excursions that include whale watching in Southern Right Whale season between the months of June and December. Please note that Selkirk House is unsuitable for children under the age of 12 years.

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Selkirk House is an architectural gem that was designed and custom-built with luxury, comfort and tranquillity in mind. Powered by a state-of-the-art hybrid solar-powered system, great care has been taken to embrace an eco-friendly future.   

The elegant and spacious lower lounge has a fireplace for cosy winter evenings. The room leads onto the pool deck with its Karoo stone barbeque area. On the ocean side of the deck, a set of sliding doors leads to a covered terrace where guests can relax and enjoy the views.

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The upper lounge has a large plasma screen TV, perfect for sports enthusiasts and there is a bar stocked with all your favourites. There are cocktail tables and chairs as well as comfortable loungers on the sea-view terrace. From the bar lounge, a set of stairs leads to the rooftop deck that has panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.


On the mountainside of the house, there is a library with a computer that is equipped with all basic programmes as well as internet access. The gently cascading waterfalls on the library patio make it a peaceful place to relax with a book or magazine from the personal selection on the Selkirk House bookshelves.

Selkirk House Amenities

Selkirk House Amenities

  • Full English Breakfast
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Internet Station with Computer and Wi-Fi
  • Entertainment Area
  • Library
  • Fully Stocked Honesty Bar
  • Private Wine Cellar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Covered Outdoor Barbeque Area
  • Packed Picnic (on arrangement)
  • Assistance with bookings for restaurants and activities
  • Solar Power
  • Secure Parking
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Selkirk House offers a choice of five luxury suites each with its own private terrace that offers a magnificent sea or mountain view.

The rooms each have a king-size bed that can be separated into two single beds. The ensuite bathrooms each have a bath, a spacious shower, twin hand basins, heated towel rails and a toilet. 

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Room Amenities

Room Amenities

Each room at Selkirk House has the following amenities:

  • TV
  • DStv (Premium)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Aircon
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and Coffee Tray
  • Sherry and Wine
  • Toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • International Adaptor Plug
  • Digital Mini-Safe


The rates at Selkirk House are as follows:

1 September 2019 to 30 April 2020 

  • R1,800 - Double or Twin Room per person per night
  • R2,300 - Single Room per person per night

1 May 2020 to 31 August 2020 

  • R1,250 - Double or Twin Room per person per night
  • R1,800 -  Single Room per person per night

1 September 2020 to 30 April 2021

  • R2,050 - Double or Twin Room per person per night
  • R2,650 - Single Room per person per night

1 May 2021 to 31 August 2021

  • R1,450 - Double or Twin Room per person per night
  • R2,050 - Single Room per person per night

Please Note:

  • A 50% deposit is payable within 21-days of making your booking and the balance is payable at least 14-days prior to your arrival.
  • Rates are subject to change
  • All rates include 15% VAT
Cancellation Policy
  • If cancelled 0 - 14 days before the date of arrival or in the event of a no show, the visitor forfeits the full deposit.
  • If cancelled 14 - 21 days before the date of arrival, the visitor forfeits 50% of the deposit.
  • If cancelled 21 - 28 days before the date of arrival, the visitor forfeits 25% of the deposit.
  • The full deposit will be forfeited for all cancellations of bookings for the period 15 December to 5 January, irrespective of the date of cancellation.

For more information on rates, cancellation policy and seasonal availability contact Selkirk House directly.



“We had a delightful experience at Selkirk House. The managers never missed a detail, from the great comforters on the bed to the complimentary toiletries and the splendid breakfast. They were knowledgeable about the area which really helped us a lot. The accommodation is definitely 5-star.” Dena, Houston
“I was only at Selkirk for one night on business and wish it could've been longer. My room was big and extremely comfortable, the whole place smelt nice, and I had extras in my room that included chocolates, tea, coffee and everything else I could need to make my stay comfortable! Definitely exceeded my expectations. I would go back in a heartbeat.” Stephanie V, Cape Town
“This was our first stay in South Africa with a homecoming feeling. The lovely staff were always there to help you or give you service in a good family way. Our room was calm and the bed so comfortable that we almost overslept. The daily breakfast was delicious and included a bowl of exotic cut and sliced fresh fruit followed by eggs made just as we liked them.” Birgit, Sweden
“We were warmly welcomed in a homely environment and every detail was thought of. Great breakfast and great advice about the area in general including restaurant recommendations and bookings. Well stocked honesty bar, huge TV and all the amenities you could want.” Barbara G, United Kingdom
“An easy recommendation. It is like walking into a luxury show home. Everything 5-star including hospitality. The staff exceeded themselves and took care of our dinner and whale watching reservations. Breakfast was a treat and the famous bathrooms lived up to our expectations. We will definitely visit again on our next trip.” Navigator, South Africa



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