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Penguino Guest House

Penguino is a family run, 4-star, luxury, eight-bedroom guesthouse. Situated only a stone's throw from the famous cliff paths, and a mere 7-minutes’ walk from the town centre. Penguino could not be more ideally positioned to explore the restaurants, shops and other diversities that Hermanus has to offer. Including our famous Fynbos, and not to mention our friendly giants, the Southern Right Whales!

Not wanting to rest on the laurels of Penguino's prime location, your hosts Stefan and Nikki invested every effort in making each guest feel special.

They desire that every guest at Penguino should have an unforgettable stay. Whether you want to relax in the tastefully and individually decorated rooms, laze around the swimming pool, dabble about town, explore the beautiful shoreline, or enjoy the gourmet cuisine from Stefan's kitchen, your hosts are looking forward to welcoming you to Penguino.

Come and breathe our Champagne air!



At Penguino, true to our name, every one of our beautiful decorated bedrooms have been named after a penguin species. Luxurious, stylish, spacious and relaxed accommodation awaits you at the Penguino Guesthouse, Hermanus.


Our Services


Complementary wireless internet connectivity throughout the property.


Breakfast is served in the dining room from 08:00 am – 10:00 am.


We offer complementary toiletries for every room.


Electronic safes are provided for valuables in all suites.


The property is fully secure and the off-street parking is safe.


Assistance with tours, transfers, restaurants or anything else.


Check availability for accommodation and book online instantly.



Whale Watching

Hermanus is one of the twelve best whale viewing sites in the world, and because of the setting it’s ideal for land based whale watching.


Hermanus Golf Course has underwent a major overhaul with the introduction of nine new holes, based around a new real estate component.


There are many fantastic beaches in and around Hermanus, all with in a 10 minute drive away from Penguino guesthouse.


Hermanus is renowned for its vast array of quality restaurants and eateries, which will suit every palate and wallet! We are happy to assist you in selecting the perfect restaurant.

Wine Farms

Hermanus has a high concentration of wine farms with outstanding scenery and lush farmlands.

★ ★ ★ ★

"The establishment was modern, well equipped and very neat. The Breakfast was exceptional. The owners made the stay very special as they were friendly, hospitable and informative regarding information about the area."
eleganzrentals1 – Tripadvisor, June 2021

★ ★ ★ ★

"Facilities are very good, the breakfast was outstanding best I have ever seen in a Guest House and Stefan was an excellent host and we will be sure to return if ever we had to stay in Hermanus again."
Marius Roux – Tripadvisor, June 2021

★ ★ ★ ★

"Penguino was absolutely the right choice and exceeded all expectations. Centrally situated we could walk the beautiful ocean-pathways and visit the Waterfront and Old Harbour without having to use our car. This was our daily routine after having enjoyed a delicious Penguino-breakfast, the best in town. Thank you, Stefan and Nikki, for a wonderful stay."
FrankMaritz – Tripadvisor, May 2021

★ ★ ★ ★

"Breakfast was amazing, best French toast ever. Stay was very comfortable in newly renovated rooms with modern finishes. Hosts were very welcoming and accommodating for families with small children. Lovely protected courtyard with pool. Location was great with good restaurants, tidal pools, nature walks and shops were all accessible by foot."
Candice – Booking.com, March 2021