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Tranquil, Private with Emphasis on Comfort and Warm Hospitality

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,033 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spectacular cliff path and unsurpassed whale watching experience only 100m away

Relax, Unwind & Rejuvenate - with emphasis on comfort and warm hospitality, Pepper Berry Self Catering Cottage offers the ultimate in tranquility and privacy. Nestled between mountain and sea, well within walking distance to the heart of beautiful Hermanus and only 5 minutes away from the 14km spectacular cliff path for an unsurpassed whale watching experience, this elegantly styled fully equipped cottage is ideal for couples that want a breakaway home from home experience. Whether you only stay for a few days or a few months, we want you to feel at home

Alicia Maasburg
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 August, 2018

About Alicia Maasburg

Visual Arts is my first love and I've been a professional artist for the past 15 years. I also teach art. Originally from Johannesburg and worked in the corporate world as a PR & Marketing Manager for many years. Decided two years ago to make Hermanus our home and absolutely love our new town and environment. Love nature and the outdoors, animals, reading and travelling.

Alicia Maasburg purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Alicia Maasburg chose Hermanus

My husband and I have been visiting Hermanus over the past 20 years and spent many happy holidays here with our two sons and some close friends. We always regarded Hermanus as our second home and when the time was right we decided to move here permanently. The property we chose is perfectly situated to enjoy the many splendours that is Hermanus. It is nestled between mountain and sea, in the sunny, leafy and upmarket suburb of Westcliff and within walking distance to many attractions that Hermanus offers.

What makes this cottage unique

Pepper Berry Place and Pepper Berry Self Catering Cottage is only a stones throw away from the seafront and the spectacular 14km cliff path for unsurpassed whale watching when is season. The huge Brazilian Pepper Tree that greets you as you drive onto the property inspired the name for our self catering cottage. The property is in a quiet cul-de-sac away from the hustle and bustle, but well within walking distance to all amenities and enchantment that is Hermanus.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hermanus in Greater Hermanus

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1033 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spa like En-Suite bathroom with walk-in shower, double basin vanity and large mirror above, toilet, a beautiful Moroccan style room divider/screen and a small bench to sit on. Top quality extra soft bath sheets/towels, hand towels and face cloths. Complimentary toiletries include 250ml each of hand wash, shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel. Shower mats and bathroom mat completes this luxurious bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Choice of 1 x Super King or 2 x Twin X/length beds with superior crisp white pure cotton linen and soft down pillows and duvets. A built-in headboard completes the picture. Electric blankets for the cold winter months will keep you warm and snug at night. Bedside tables with lamps, dressing table and chair with large mirror, bedside rugs, built-in wardrobe and plenty of clothes hangers, hairdryer, luggage rack/table, ornaments/paintings and automated ceiling fan.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Tranquil, Private with Emphasis on Comfort and Warm Hospitality
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Toronto, Canada


  • 5 of 5

We take our time choosing our accommodation as it is important to us.......I am very picky! So hear me when I say that Pepper Berry Place was one of the nicest apartments we have ever stayed in. Tastefully decorated, extremely clean, had everything you could wish for plus a lovely letter welcoming us, flowers, fruit, you name it. On top of all that we had our own private garden. What more could one ask for. If you’re going to Hermanus you have to stay with Alicia. Most important I forgot to say she is fabulous! Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Jane! Thank you so very much for the amazing review. So happy you guys enjoyed your stay. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and I do hope we can do so again in the not too distant future. Take care of you. Kind Regards Alicia
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Somerset West, South Africa

Love at first sight.

  • 5 of 5

Pepper Berrie Place turned out to be the best place we ever stayed in as far as self catering- or B&B's are concerned.

Located in a very nice neighborhood in Hermanus, very quite but still close to shops and restaurants plus immediate access to the famous cliff path.

The cottage is tastefully furnished and decorated, well laid out, and has a kitchen fully equipped

with quality utensils and nice china. There bathroom is very practical with lovely walk in shower and the bedroom is roomy with a comfortable kingsize bed.

We spent two lovely weeks and came out fully recharged, with happy memories.

We will try to come back and can fully recommend Pepper Berrie Place to any one who likes to have a relaxing couple of days.

Jan and Gretha de Ruyter,

Somerset West SA.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jan and Gretha Thank you so very much for the lovely review and kind comments. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you both and getting to know you. I look forward to welcoming you both back in the not too distant future. Wishing you both well and good luck with the hip Jan. Hopefully when we meet again you'll have sorted it all out. Take care Kind Regards Alicia Pepper Berry Place
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Pepperberry cottage for the month of February and loved it. It is very tastefully furnishing with lovely ornaments and paintings on the walls. Superb percale bed linen and large fluffy white towels. Kitchen is extremely well equipped. The area is suitable for nice cliff walks and about a 20 minute walk into the pretty town of Hermanus. Alicia was always to hand and nothing was too much trouble. We can’t wait to go back. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Johanna & Hugh Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you. So enjoyed meeting you both and getting to know you. Loved having you stay and look forward to meeting up again February 2019. Take care Kindest Regards Alicia & Len
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Lovely weekend in Hermanus

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Pepper Berrry place on our visit to Hermanus. Booking and checking in/out was super easy. The house is very close to the cliff walk, easy to get into town during the day. The place is very tasteful and luxurious feeling. We'd love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thom and Jim, Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure hosting you and I do hope you'll visit us again, especially when the weather is a little better. Enjoy the rest of your stay in SA and a safe journey home. Take care Alicia
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A property of the highest quality

  • 5 of 5

This property stands out as one of the best presented we have stayed at on our very many visits and locations in SA. Although it is attached to the owners accommodation the layout provides complete privacy. The kitchen is superbly equipped and there is a high quality Weber to use in the lovely courtyard style garden. Lounge, quality bedroom and bathroom complete a very impressive property. Only slight downside is a slightly iffy wifi. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Colin & Kay It was an absolute pleasure hosting you both. Thank you for taking so much care of Pepper Berry Place and leaving it clean and tidy and for the lovely review. Much appreciated. So sorry about WiFi. If I'd known I could have recommended you try two other links we have on the property. Enjoy the rest of your stay in South Africa and Len and I look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Take care Alicia
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Hermanus wie immer lebendig, gute weingüter-restaurants

  • 5 of 5

Sehr schönes harmonisch eingerichtetes cottage. Es ist alles vorhanden, nichts fehlt, auch in der Küche etwas Gewürze, Eiswürfel, willkommensgruss mit Blumen, Mineral, Wein, Milch, Café, Tee. Auf der Terrasse schöne liegebetten, Grill mit Kohle, grosses Badezimmer mit reichlich Duschmittel etc.

Wir haben uns sehr wohl und sicher gefüllt. Sehr ruhig gelegen, in 3 Minuten (zu Fuss) am langen Strandweg der nach Hermanus führt. Die ganze Anlage sehr neu und geschmackvoll gepflegt. Sehr empfehlenswert, würden wir wieder buchen

Silvia und geri schweiz

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sylvia & Geri. Thank you so much for the lovely review. Much appreciated. It was a pleasure hosting you and I hope we can do so again in the not too distant future. Enjoy the rest of your stay in South Africa. Take care and kind regards Alicia
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Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Within walking distance/couple min drive into town
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Hermanus Golf Club - 5 minutes drive
Nearest Motorway
27 Kilometres
Half hour away toward Cape Town
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Harbour Rock
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Five minute drive
Car: recommended

Often referred to as the 'Riviera of the South' in bygone days, Hermanus remains the ultimate holiday destination and maintains its status of modern fusion of new and old. Apart from being legendary for the world's best land-based whale watching and the 14km spectacular cliff path just 100m away from Pepper Berry Cottage, Hermanus offers a myriad of activities all year round. Enjoy sun filled days on the pristine 'blue flag' beaches, visit the beautiful Fern Kloof Nature Reserve, play a round of golf on a 27-hole premier golf course or laze away the day on a hop-on-hop off or self drive wine tour through the magnificent Hemel-en-Aarde Valley vineyards.

For the more adventurous - hiking trails, mountain biking, horse riding, paragliding, wind surfing, quad biking, great white shark cage diving in nearby Gansbaai, fishing, bird watching, kayaking plus much more is on offer.

Alternatively spend some time meandering through the villiage with its funky cafe's, coffee shops and restaurants, the many quirky and unique shops and crafts/markets that cater for and will delight even the most discerning shopper.

The beauty and magic of Hermanus has also attracted many well-known artists and the town has some of the best art available to view or purchase from its many amazing galleries. In addition, the villiage features several Festivals and Events throughout the year. Some of these include the Whale Festival, FynArts Festival, Houston Sea Festival, Kalfie Fees and the Food & Wine Festival. Many major sporting events also take place throughout the year. What more can you ask for.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £80.01

Rates are subject to change until a booking has been confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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