The Windsor Hotel
The independently owned Windsor Hotel and Self-Catering Apartments stand proudly on the edge of Hermanus’s breathtaking Walker Bay with a panoramic vista featuring the world’s best whale-watching available in most rooms.
Southern Right whales have been breeding and feeding here for centuries (July – November) and our guests have been returning, generation after generation, to delight in this spectacle.
The 120-year-old Windsor, near the town centre and its rich variety of restaurants, galleries and shops, has been modernised but steadfastly retains its family atmosphere with home-from-home hospitality.
A stunning 120km drive from Cape Town brings you to the famous champagne air of Hermanus, where you can relax in comfort at the venerable Windsor or enjoy a wide variety of gentle or adventurous activities.
The Windsor Hotel was built in 1896 as a sanatorium by Dr. Joshua Hoffmann. In 1931 the sanatorium was purchased by Mr. David Allengensky and was converted into a hotel which he named Windsor Hotel. In 1981 the Windsor Hotel was purchased by Basil Clark-Brown. Garth Clark-Brown took over from Basil in 1996 and is the owner to this day.
Things To Experience In Hermanus
Hermanus preserves its seaside seclusion while offering a host of activities that appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and culinary connoisseurs alike. Whale-watching, wine-tasting, beaches, restaurants, art galleries… Hermanus has it all.
Our Hotel Bedrooms are located in the original building of the hotel. Our Sea Facing Rooms feature a panoramic view of Walker Bay. Beds can be configured as a king or twin at your request. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom and ground floor rooms feature a small patio. Free WiFi and safe parking is available for all our hotel guests.
Self Catering apartments
Our apartments feature a spectacular ocean view. We have 3 bedroom and 2 bedroom apartments available. Each apartment has 2 bathrooms. The main bedroom has a sea view and an en-suite bathroom while the remaining rooms have a partial town view. The lounge has a sea view and opens up onto a balcony. The apartment also includes a fully equipped kitchen, free WiFi and safe parking for all our guests.