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Food, Art & Wine



Stefan is passionate about food and wine, and Penguino Guesthouse is the perfect place to live out his passions.

Breakfast is served in the dining room from 08:00am until 10:30am.

At Penguino Guesthouse we offer breakfast prepared with only the freshest and finest ingredients, sourced form sustainable local produce. Penguino also offers pre-booked dinners, and caters for special events for our patrons.

Lunches, Special Events and Dinners

Wanting a romantic dinner for you and your loved one, or simply a hearty family meal to try South Africa’s traditional fare? How about an open fire braai? Well, all this can be arranged at Penguino Guesthouse, and as a trained chef you can only expect the best from Stefan’s kitchen. He caters for special lunches, afternoon teas, dinners, picnics, wood-oven pizzas and of course the always popular braai (BBQ).


We make our own family wines called “Dreunkrans” right here at Penguino! We derived the name from the cliff that is located in-front of the guesthouse.

Hermanus is blessed to have the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) wine region right on its doorstep. The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley unites three wine wards, and boasts with a reputation for exceptional quality, small production and cool-climate wines. The three wards: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge are well known for their Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. Innovative blends and mineral Sauvignon Blancs complement the range and leaves no palate unsatisfied. Views and culinary experiences accompany celebrated wines and makes for unforgettable memories, and guaranteed repeat visits. We invite you to visit our area and experience a bit of heaven on earth

Some of Stefan and Nikki’s Favourite wineries are:

Bouchard Finlayson

Tel: +27 (0) 28 312 3515
Fax: +27 (0) 28 312 2317
Email: info@bouchardfinlayson.co.za
Web: www.bouchardfinlayson.co.za
Wine tasting:
Mon-Fri: 9:30 to 17:00
Sat: 9:30 to 12:30

Bartho Eksteen

Tel: +27 72 323 5060
Email: mana@hermanus.co.za
Web: www.barthoeksteen.co.za
Mon-Fri: 9:00 to 17:00
Sat: 9:00 to 15:00

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Tel: +27 (0) 28 312-3595
Fax: +27 (0) 28 312-1797
Email: hrv@hermanus.co.za
Web: www.hamiltonrussellvineyards.com
Wine tasting:
Mon-Fri: 9:00 to 17:00
Sat: 9:00 to 13:00

For any more information on the Hemel and Aarde valley please feel free to ask Stefan



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.
Hermanus Country Market:
This is a market not to be missed! The Fernkloof Farmer's Market is famous for its fresh organic vegetables, cheeses, breads and jams etc. Its great fun to have breakfast there and if you're in luck the Marimba band will be playing, but don't be late or you'll miss out on the best produce! The market opens at 09:00 until 13:00. Situated at the Hermanus Cricket Grounds.

Market Square – Central Hermanus:
The Market Square offers you a wide variety of local arts, crafts, gemstones, clothing and African art. It is a great place to source presents. Chances are good that you’ll find something unique. Market opens from 09:00 – 14:00. Some stalls remain open all week. There are two markets on a Saturday morning.

Hermanuspietersfontein Market:
This is a more sophisticated market where you are sure to find gourmet cheeses, lovely wines, organic
vegetables and great company. It is situated at the Hermanuspietersfontein winery in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Market open from 08:00 – 14:00.

Arts & Crafts

Friday Art Walk
Join for the Our famous ART walk first Friday of every month

Hermanus has always attracted a large number of artistically talented people. You will find numerous painters, sculptors, poets, ceramicists, jewellery designers, glass designers, quilters and photographers in and around Hermanus.

The local market, trading on Saturdays (and Sundays during peak season), will give you the opportunity to view a few of the local artists.

There are also excellent African curio-type works brought in from further north, but the quilts, ceramics, precious stone jewellery and most fabric paintings are all produced by local artists.

Surrounding Areas
Gansbaai (Goose Bay) has grown from a quiet small fishing village into a tourist mecca, where Great White Shark Cage Diving operates from the Kleinbaai Harbour.

A trip to the Overberg is not complete without a visit to this bustling village which boasts a commercial abalone farming enterprise at Danger Point. Beautiful stretches of beaches and outstanding fishing spots abound in this neck of the woods. There are hiking trails in Fynbos reserves, the famous cliffs at De Kelders and whale watching land or sea based.

Enjoy delicious fresh seafood at one of the local eateries from the day’s local catch.

This beautiful town was originally founded on the farm Klein River and was named after the original owner Captain Robert Stanford.

Where Stanford was once known as a typical weekend getaway destination, it is fast becoming home to many. Its tranquility and harmony with nature, the diverse birdlife and magnificent fynbos, which abounds in the Stanford area, attracts those seeking the fresh country air and a more relaxed lifestyle.
Gentle hikes, interesting historical architecture and a multitude of local arts and crafts will keep you busy for hours on end.

A visit to the Birkenhead Brewery is an absolute must. Take a brewery tour and sit down to a delicious lunch at the brewery’s restaurant in the most magnificent setting.

Gentle hikes, interesting historical architecture and a multitude of local arts and crafts will keep you busy for hours on end. A visit to the Birkenhead Brewery is an absolute must. Take a brewery tour and sit down to a delicious lunch at the brewery’s restaurant in the most magnificent setting. Don’t forget a visit to the Klein River Cheese Shop, famous for their Gruyere and Leiden.

★ ★ ★ ★

"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

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