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Our Story

Where It All Began

Established in 2001, Petra Von Abercron started the Residence after visiting South Africa for the first time and instantly falling in love with the area of Hermanus. The dream to emigrate to this wonderful country began then and there and she worked tirelessly to create the Von Abercron Residence.

Her vision was to offer a relaxing and luxurious space for visitors to enjoy the area from and, ideally, return to. With this in mind, she has taken a bit of both of her loves – African and European – and built a style and guest house around this theme. The rooms are all decorated according to this style, and the common areas offer a taste of eclectic African charm, with a European flair.

“This place is a passion for me and I have loved creating this space for guests to enjoy. I hope to welcome you soon!”



What We Offer

A Picturesque Stay

The Von Abercron Residence offers a unique and personal touch for all of its guests. With a royal German flair mixed with an African personality, the Residence leaves all guests with an experience unlike any other.

Luxury & Comfort Abound

Each room has been meticulously designed to mirror one of the best areas of the Residence and its surrounds. From the cool beach to the colourful mountain range – you’ll find it all here!

In the Heart of Hermanus

The Residence is located in at the edge of town centre, making it the perfect location from which to explore the area. The neighbourhood is also safe, meaning a leisurely walk along the Cliff Path is definitely on the cards.

Scenic Experiences

Hermanus offers many beautiful locations and tours to enjoy during your stay, including Whale Watching, Shark Cage Diving, the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Wine Tours, Walks and many more.

A Great Find

“I felt so at home, Petra (the owner) really makes you feel welcome and at ease. Perfectly located near the nature reserve and away from the busy and potentially noisy town centre, an awesome place to spend some time in Hermanus.”

– Vinita Oosthuizen –


We booked the Rose Garden self-catering suite, which was not only spacious but overlooked the rose garden and fountain.

– Widaad Gabier –

Absolutely Stunning

We had a tremendous stay at Von Abercron Residence. It is a beautiful house just a short drive from the waterfront area. Gorgeous view, and the perfect place to have the free breakfast provided with your stay.

– Justin –


An excellent and very roomy guesthouse, well maintained with a fabulous view of the mountains. We’ve had a tasty continental type breakfast every day – next to the pool and practically in the next-door nature reserve. Highly recommended.

– Nelusn –

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