The Fairhill self-catering experience

Welcome to Fairhill, a spacious 10 sleeper self-catering house that is the perfect family getaway. Beautiful vistas of mountain, fynbos and sea. A unique quality of silence that is balm for the soul. This private self-catering home sits on 200 hectares of pristine coastal property that is all yours to explore and enjoy.

Take a leisurely stroll savoring the smell of indigenous herbs and fynbos, a splash in the grotto pool or just sit on the veranda taking in the gorgeous ocean and mountain views while identifying the varied bird life. Take a meandering drive down to the beach (you will need a 4×4) and roam in splendid solitude for miles.

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Fairhill is situated just 7 km south of Stanford on the coastal road to Gansbaai. Follow the R43 from Stanford to Gansbaai, and turn off to the right just after Villa on the Bay.

Co-ordinates are:
Lat: -34.5072405 and Long: 19.4195595


Whale Watching

The best time for whale watching in Hermanus is June through December. The Southern Right whales can arrive as early as April in Hermanus and stay as late as January. 

Hermanus celebrates the whale festival in September. Visit Coffee on the Rocks in Gansbaai for a front-row seat.

Wine Estates

There are many wonderful wine estates in the Overberg. Try out the Bouchard Finlayson Winery, the Hamilton Russel Vineyards, Hermanuspietersfontein Wines or Springfontein and Raka Estates, to name just a few.

Check trip advisor for combined hiking and wine tasting tours.


From Multi-day hiking trails to day and a half hikes and easy walking trails–there is something for everybody.

Fernkloof nature reserve has different hikes from easy to difficult.

Drie Damme hiking trail and the perennial Cliff path hiking trail in Hermanus.

The famous Fynbos Trail is a very popular 3 day hike in the area.


Fairhill has private access to the Walker bay nature Conservancy. De Plaat runs from Hermanus to De Kelders and the untouched coastline includes long stretches of pristine white sandy beaches and historical caves. Fairhill guests can access this beach with a 4×4, and can walk all the way into Hermanus—some 20 km or so. 

Grotto beach in Hermanus and Hawston Beach are blue flag beaches.

Voelklip beach.

Explore the Klipgat caves at de Kelders. Stanford’s cove beach with its sheltered rock pools is great for kids.

Eating Out

Ou Meul Bakery and Café Stanford, at the entrance to Stanford is open 7 days a week from 0700-17h00.
Book at Madre’s Kitchen for delicious fare.

Popular choices are Stanford Kitchen and the family friendly Table 13, on the Square.

Gansbaai’s famous Fish lady for take-a -way fish and chips is a treat on the weekends.

Further afield, Hermanus has a variety of excellent restaurants.

Shark Cage Diving

Experience the exceptional and come face to face with a great white shark for a burst of adrenaline.

Gansbaai has several experienced and exclusive tour operators.


Hermanus Golf Club or nearby Arabella Estate.


The main house is let as a self-catering, serviced unit. The house sleeps 10 people in 5 en-suite bedrooms. (Please contact us to discuss additional accommodation for children on request)

Self-catering rates are:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights: 
R6000 per night for the house (max 10 people) 
Weekends minimum 2 night stay.
Long weekends minimum 3 nights stay.
Monday – Thursday:
Apply for special midweek rates for 2 – 4 people

Additional Notes:

The beach is a 7km drive away, and needs a 4×4. The house is serviced daily for weekend stays. (9.30am – 3pm)
Longer stays: Servicing requirements must be discussed. Excludes public holidays.
Deposit: 50% required with with reservation. Breakage deposit required.
Easter weekend and December/January peak periods surcharge applicable.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
Fairhill has a strict NO SMOKING POLICY inside the house. Fires are a serious hazard in the fynbos.



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