Selkirk House


Rooms: 5 kings with en-suite bath and shower.

Prices: Low Season: 1st May – 31st August R865 – R950 pp sharing & R1,230 - R1,350 for singles. High Season: 1st September – 30th April R1,230 - R1,350 pp sharing & R1,590 - R1,750 for singles.
* Special rates available
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Meals: Full breakfast included.

Directions: From Cape Town on N2 take R43 into Hermanus until TOTAL Garage on R. L at traffic light into Mountain Dr & continue to T-jct. Turn L & follow rd past school until next T-Jct, turn L again. 1st L after hairpin bend is Selkirk St.

GPS: -34°24'14 66"S 19°14'53 35"E

Pieter & Aletta Scrooby
29 Selkirk Street, Hermanus Heights, Hermanus, Overberg, Western Cape

Tel: (0)28-312-4892
Cell: (0)76-587-4753
Fax: (0)28-312-4387
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When William Selkirk landed ‘that’ 967kg shark onto the rocks of Hermanus in 1922, I doubt he ever dreamt his name would appear in lights that shine quite as brightly as they do at this multi-levelled mountain-side retreat. The exceptional use of space and natural surroundings through levels, landings, terraces and quiet mountain recesses is visionary, not only aesthetically but also functionally. Everything is slick, chic, minimalistic and clean, accentuated by bursts of bright fynbos flower paintings. Stainless steel balustrades lead you up wooden stairs to your next indulgence, whether it’s your room, the pool and first living space, complete with temperature-controlled wine cellar and vent-free fireplace, or the contemporary bar room with outside deck and fireplace, or the roof-top viewing deck which provides 360° views of mountains and ocean. All suites are a spacious dream and completely automated, allowing you to control your immediate environment whether through music, climate or brightness. I think they must have had a bit of a chuckle watching me walking in and out of the various rooms, wide-eyed as a child, as lights magically switched themselves on and off. Although everything really is cutting edge, Selkirk is also welcoming and warm-spirited and you are certainly encouraged to kick off your shoes and make full use of this splendiferous new creation. Just as I was about to leave a tortoise had made its way down the mountain and into the garden… the race is on!

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Selkirk House
The entrance hall
The main lounge has a large sea-facing balcony
The library faces the mountain
Sea-facing bedroom on the middle floor
Twin basins in one of the en-suite bathrooms
The green bedroom opens onto a quiet corner of the garden
A peek behind the scenes - the kitchen
A corner of the library
Mountain view from the library deck
The honeymoon suite

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Current Special Rates

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