A world apart, yet close to all the
attractions of Hermanus
and right on the Hermanus Wine route


If you're looking for special self-catering accommodation in Hermanus, you've come to the right place! Earth Cottage is on a small equestrian farm in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, overlooking the vineyards of Hamilton Russell.
Central Hermanus is about 8 km.
Just 5 km into the valley, on the R320 Hermanus Wine Route.
Between Bouchard Findlayson and Hamilton Russell Vineyards. 2 km from La Vierge.
Take a good look at Earth Cottage through Google Street View.
Get an idea of the surroundings, from this gorgeous wedding shoot in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.

Hermanus Wine Route map

la vierge ashbourne bouchard finlayson mount babylon domain des dieux creation ataraxia newton johnson sumaridge spookfontein hamilton russell vineyards southern right hermanuspietersfontein hermanuspietersfontein whalehaven jakobs vineyard

Source: Hermanus Wine Route R320

Afristay has named Earth Cottage Hermanus a Top Value Establishment for 2018


Self-catering accommodation in Hermanus - a comfortable, 1-bedroomed, semi-detached cottage.
Enjoy views over Pinot Noir vineyards, our generous veggie garden and paddocks where our Arabian horses graze.
There's a double bed in the bedroom, plus sleeper couch in the lounge.
Ideal for a couple or a family of 3. A cot is available.
DSTV. Free wi-fi on your own device.
Bedding, towels and firewood for your first braai included. Please bring your own beach towels.
Self-catering accommodation in Hermanus Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is a rare find. You'll be glad you found it!

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (MOCAA) in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront has been called a “cathedral to African Art”. The continent’s rich arts and crafts traditions had been undeservedly unsung, largely because of their use of perishable natural fibres and materials.
In its humble way, Earth Cottage celebrates these very materials and the artists and crafters whose refinement and skill are a joy for the soul to behold.
The cottage has a woven theme: colourful and muted Madagascan and Zimbabwean textiles, north African mudcloth and other natural fabrics contrast sharply with the crisp white linens and towels welcoming you.

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How much?

1 March to 30 September
R950 for the cottage per night for up to 3 people, for a minimum of two consecutive nights.
For one night only, the rate is R1 100. Extra person supplement (if more than 3): R300 per night.

15 January to the last day of February, and 1 October to 9 December
R1 100 for the cottage per night for up to 3 people, for a minimum of two consecutive nights.
For one night only, the rate is R1 300. Extra person supplement (if more than 3): R300 per night.

10 December to 14 January
R1 300 for the cottage per night for up to 3 people, for a minimum of five consecutive nights.
Regrettably, shorter stays cannot be accommodated during the high season. Extra person supplement (if more than 3): R300 per night.

A non-refundable 50% deposit is required on confirmation of booking. The balance is payable on arrival.
We look forward to welcoming you to our special cottage in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.

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Quick facts

ACCESSIBILITY A flight of stairs leads down to the cottage. The steps are uneven in height and width, and could be daunting or challenging for older or infirm visitors and people with special needs. Help is at hand to carry your luggage; just ask. Inside, there’s one step from kitchen to lounge, and another from lounge to bathroom. Two steps lead down from the lounge to the bedroom.

THE WATER The water has a brownish colour. This is pure mountain spring water, simply tainted by the roots of fynbos plants. It is safe for cooking, washing up, bathing and even drinking. Even so, shop-bought drinking water is provided.

SELF-CATERING You're in charge of your own food preparation. Earth Cottage is not serviced. If you’re staying for longer than 5 nights, a clean set of bedding and towels will be provided. Rubbish/garbage will be removed.

THIS IS A WORKING FARM Expect to be woken by a rooster’s crow; your awakening might even be rewarded with a few farm-fresh eggs - if our hens are feeling generous. The chicken run and stables are close to the cottage, so you will hear them. This is a place of animals, and we live in harmony with nature. Faunae include insects (especially in summer), other crawlies, fynbos mice, our beautiful Golden Retrievers who will be your charming neighbours, the Arabian horses, the chickens, and various birds. We prefer to use fly screens rather than pesticides, and to relocate - rather than eradicate - any pesky critters.

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