Best hidden gem in Hermanus- luxury & hospitality
Posted Feb 24, 2019

From the moment we arrived, Julia and Helen provided us with an absolutely outstanding experience. Forty Trees is a luxury boutique B&B not far from the center of Hermanus tucked on a quiet tree-lined street close to the mountain. Our room was wonderfully decorated with super comfortable linens, a large bathroom and a stunning pool and garden for relaxing. We were so pleased with the lovely breakfast served in the morning and really appreciate of the extra mile they went to work with my dietary restrictions. The owner, Julia's, attention to detail and incredible hospitality made it really hard to leave. I would very highly recommend this place for a lovely stay in Hermanus whether on a romantic holiday, traveling with a friend or family or just sneaking off for a solo recharge.



Dear Forty Trees
What a great place to stay, even when it rains the place is shining inside and out. We will warmly recommend you to our friends that might have plans to visit South Africa.
All the very best for the new generations to come (Lessly's Baby) and continue to cook your wonderful breakfasts!



We had a great stay here at Forty Trees.
Everything is perfect from the rooms, breakfasts, pool, service, good wine and that you helped us with everything - even fixing a contact for Roberts sunglasses!
We will be back to stay again.

Ralph and Helene, Sussi and Robert


07 February 2019

Dear Julia and Team,

Thank You for a wonderful welcoming stay in your beautiful property.
We all enjoyed the garden, pool, comfortable rooms and beds, the ultra delicious breakfasts but most of all the warm welcome you gave us.

You have really gone to such trouble for us - especially helping arrange a birthday cake and evening dinner out.

Thank You



15 February 2019
Dear Julia and Team,
Its a really nice place to stay here. We enjoy it very much!
The breakfast for Valentines Day was wonderful.
Thank You so much,

PS We hope to come back

Christian and Kirsten


22 February 2019

Julia and your wonderful team what a joy to be welcomed so warmly to your cosy guesthouse in Hermanus.
Everything is just so special with exquisite thoughtful touches everywhere. Homemade chilli jam for breakfast what more could we ask for?!
Thank You for an unforgettable experience, see you again.
Neil Cris and Lynne

Neil Meyers


Was treated from entering the premises until our goodbyes. Beyond comfortable....a visual feast and an experience we will come back to. Greatest attention to detail in everything - not even to mention the culinary surprise at breakfast!


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The whole experience was fantastic from the first minute.
The owner Julia is a fabulous host and person with so many talents.
Warm and attentive. Always anticipating.

Princess Patty

We had the most beautiful wedding at Forty Trees, words are not enough, the incredible feeling of warmth, comfort, luxury and just being totally spoilt - the food was out of this world the detail to everything was amazing, thank you Julia for going the extra mile and making my nieces wedding so perfect!


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Forty Trees is the perfect combination of laid back and luxe. I loved the thoughtful touches, like freshly baked biscotti and the quirky birds' houses outside.