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About Brown Jug

Abel, Louise and Luke, the friendly Labradors Keesha and Tula, and kitties It and Squeek look forward to welcoming you to our home – the Brown Jug. Personal attention and guest comfort is our mission, departing as friends the goal. Choose from the three well-appointed, stylish, self-catering or B&B units which are artistically and tastefully decorated with attention to detail.

The units are fully equipped, have private entrances, outdoor barbeque areas and safe under cover parking. The Brown Jug, centrally situated in sought after Eastcliff, a quiet leafy suburb, is a mere two minute stroll to the shops, restaurants and seafront where you can enjoy the famous whale watching from the cliff tops in all its beauty. Hermanus is the “Whale watching capital of South Africa” and is just a 90 minute drive from Cape Town.

The Brown Jug will provide the exact location you are looking for. A pristine garden, private units, an 11m sparkling salt water swimming pool, sounds of nature and a good dose of R&R. We invite you to relax on your private patio or on one of the pool loungers and enjoy full or filtered sun while enjoying the tranquillity of the sound of birds. A short stroll will take you to the seafront, the quaint shops and antiquities Hermanus is renowned for, and to the restaurants for a long lazy lunch overlooking the sea, with the distinct possibility of a whale show.

Then there’s the cliff paths, the Marine Tidal pool for a fully energized swim and the Fernkloof Nature Trail with the first of the available walks – The Elephant Walk – a mere 600 meters away. There’s also the Saturday Craft Market where friends (and their pets) meet, and the blue flag beaches that are just 5 minutes away by car. Mountain bike trails are in abundance and truly magnificent scenery awaits, with routes up the valley with clearly marked routes catering to various degrees of expertise.

Hike into Fernkloof Nature Reserve or explore the Hemel en Aarde Valley just 6 kilometres away and taste the wines of the region. For the more adventurous there are a number of day trips, and using Hermanus as a base many of these can be covered with ease. The 27-hole Hermanus Golf Course is a kilometre away. We will gladly provide assistance with Kayak trips in Walker Bay, Shark dives and Whale cruises. Scrumptious “guilt-free” breakfasts are available.

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  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 13:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 16 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Kids Stay Free
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
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  • The Chattanooga Choo Choo The Chattanooga Choo Choo Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Large suite with private bedroom, lounge, full bathroom, kitchen and a choice of two sunny patio's. A double sleeper... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, M-Net, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, King beds, M-Net, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Sleeper couch, Garden views, Fan, Television, Satellite TV, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Swimming pool views
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      • The Tuxedo Junction The Tuxedo Junction Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Spacious two bedroom apartment with two bathrooms. Ideal for friends or family. Large patio with wooden outdoor furnitur... see more Features:  Queen beds, King beds, M-Net, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace see more Queen beds, King beds, M-Net, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Swimming pool views
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          • The Moonlight Serenade The Moonlight Serenade Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Private and spacious Studio apartment with a king size bed, lovely lounge, bathroom and full kitchen. Relax outside at... see more Features:  Double beds, King beds, M-Net, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views see more Double beds, King beds, M-Net, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Satellite TV, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
            • Adults

              Reviews for Brown Jug

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              Alison Corbett
              01 October 2021

              the space both inside and outside was great with your own private outdoor seating/braii area. very comfortable huge beds. lovely sitting area with an inside fireplace, and large dining table. Lovely gardens with a huge swimming pool. very friendly owners

              MELANIE DU TOIT, South Africa
              23 March 2015

              We enjoyed our stay.Friendly welcoming staff and neat and clean accommodation.Everything you need to break away.

              Carolyn Hall, South Africa
              01 October 2014

              Unfortunately we only had an overnight stay here, but our second time. A great spot, private, beautifully kept, with plenty of space that is tastefully decorated. Would definitely stay here again.

              Cornie stols, South Africa
              03 October 2011

              We had a great stay at Brown Jug. Everything was beautifully prepared for our arrival and all amenities was in great working order! Thanks for a great stay!

              Zane van der Elst, South Africa
              19 September 2011

              Helpful hosts, friendly and made us feel welcome. Accommodation comfortable and clean. All necessary facilities provided to make for a pleasant stay. Well situated in Hermanus, with easy access to the shops, restaurants and shoreline on foot.

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              Brown Jug is 0.8km from the centre of Hermanus , the nearest airport 87.1km (Cape Town International Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling