4-star Success for Robin’s Nest

By / 17th Jan, 2016 / News / Off

The Tourism Council of South Africa has recently re-graded the Robin’s Nest Self Catering Guest House as a 4 star property. Needless to say we are absolutely thrilled with this news and we would like to thank everyone who has supported us.

The Robin's Nest has been accredited with 4 stars from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

Don’t forget, you can find us on TripAdvisor – If you have stayed with us, we would welcome your review.

Best wishes,

Jan & Leonie de Beer

Kayak adventures await you at the Robin’s Nest

By / 23rd Apr, 2015 / Things to do / Off

Hermanus is reputed throughout the world as a destination for tourists of all sorts, but it is not just humans who regularly visit these beautiful shores of the Western Cape in South Africa.

We are of course referring to our friends from the ocean, dolphins and whales. Perhaps one of the best way to see these majestic sea mammals is from their natural environment, the ocean itself.

Our tourism partners at Walker Bay Adventures have recently reported some simply breathtaking sightings of dolphins just off the coast, from the comfort of their wonderful Sea Kayaks.


If you have a love of outdoor pursuits and fancy taking a Sea Kayak Tour of Hermanus, then ask us about Walker Bay Adventures when you check-in to the Robin’s Nest.

Need a reservation? Check Availability here!

Hermanus FynArts Festival

By / 15th Apr, 2015 / News, Things to do / Off

Here at the Robin’s Nest Self Catering Guest House, we are excited see the Hermanus FynArts Festival return from Friday 5th June to Tuesday 15th June 2015. Perhaps one of the most widely anticipated events in this beautifully picturesque area of the Western Cape, South Africa, the Hermanus FynArts Festival boasts ten solid days of South African arts and cultural events.

From fine arts demonstrations and workshops, zto live performances, exhibitions, demonstrations and illustrated talks, there is definitely something for everyone, with events appealing to all ages, including child friendly and family oriented activities.

If you enjoy sculptures, then we recommend that you visit the Sculptures on the Cliffs exhibition, which is open for visitors throughout the entire festival and is located at Gearing’s Point on Marine Drive in Hermanus. View the beautiful sculptures set against the breathtaking Hermanus landscape – surely one of the highlights of this festival.

With lunchtime and evening performances, there is a wide range of music to enjoy, the festival will be showcasing some brilliant local talent, and a few from further afield. From Italian Opera and Classic Cello, there will be something to suit everyone.

Don’t forget to visit our Events page to keep up to date with everything going on in the Hermanus region. And stay on top of the latest news from the Robin’s Nest by visiting our Facebook page.

For the duration of the Hermanus FynArts Festival, we are running a special offer for our guests. Each room will be available for R550 per night. Enter voucher FYNARTS15 when you make your reservation.


Grotto Beach

By / 11th Aug, 2014 / Things to do / Off

In our picturesque corner of the Western Cape, we are blessed with the beauty and majesty of the Mountains, the Valleys and a number of stunning local beaches. Of these beaches, one particular favourite is the Blue Flag ‘Grotto Beach’, which is reputed throughout the region as one of the best places to relax beside with the Ocean on one side, and the majesty of the Onrus Mountains in the background.

We cannot recommend this beach enough to our customers, the beach is over 18 kilometres long and is the perfect location to enjoy beach games, swimming, bodyboarding, surfing and long leisurely walks with unending scenery. But don’t just take our word for it; here are a selection of photographs that we have taken for you to browse.

Bird Watching at the Robin’s Nest

By / 9th May, 2014 / Around The Guest house / Off

The Robin’s Nest Self Catering Guest House is a fantastic place to do a spot of Bird Watching. With hundreds of local species flying around the premises, you will be able to see everything from the chirpy Cape Robin, the namesake of the Robin’s Nest, to Guinea Fowl, Kingfishers and Herons.

While you are staying at the Robin’s Nest, see if you can spot the infamous Cape Robin or Cosypha Caffra (approximately 18cm in length). You will see many of the cheerful and curious little birds in the garden.

If allowed they will come to within a meter of you. Distinguished by white eyebrows, orange upper breast and greyish underparts; in flight showing orange tail-feathers and back. Adolescent Robins have pale a orange breast that is spotted black. They have a pleasant and continuing song, each passage starting on the same note and with the phrase “Jan-Frederick” often repeated. It also jerks its tail up when alert.

We would be interested to hear about the types of birds that you have seen on your visit to the Robin’s Nest. Please feel free to email us your photos or post them to our Trip Advisor page.