Waterways is situated on the R43 about a 7-minute drive from both Hermanus and Stanford. Hermanus has long been known as the best destination in the world for whale watching and offers a bounty of restaurants, shops, markets and a scenic coastline dotted in beautiful beaches. After a recent renaissance, the sleepy fishing village of Stanford is now a quaint and quirky destination with its bric-a-brac antique shops, eclectic coffee shops and gourmet restaurants.

But if you’d prefer to take some time out from civilization, Waterways is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Stroll among the Fynbos on the 30-acre estate and pay homage to the soaring mountain backdrop. Or soak up some sun by the pool and admire the constantly changing lagoon with its multiple personalities. Paddlers and wakeboarders will love it’s still and brooding mood, while windsurfers and kiteboarders will want it’s wild side to come out and play.


From Cape Town:
Take the N2 out of the city past Cape Town International airport. Drive straight through Somerset West and over Sir Lowry’s Pass. Drive past the Grabouw/Elgin turn off and over Houwhoek Pass. As you descend Houwhoek Pass, keep left and take the R43 off-ramp to Hermanus. Pass through Hawston and Onrus and follow the signs to Stanford through Hermanus town centre. At the big traffic circle, take the second exit before the Caltex garage and Waterways is exactly 7km after that. With the lagoon on your right-hand side, proceed to the top of the hill and look out for the white Waterways Protea Nursery sign on the right hand side. Waterways turn off is just after Lagoon Farm and just before the Thatch House, which is pinned to Google Maps.

From the Garden Route:
Take the N2 towards Cape Town and 10km after the town of Riviersonderend, take the R326 towards Stanford/Hermanus. At the t-junction just outside the town of Stanford, turn right onto the R43 towards Hermanus. After about 15km, look out for the white Waterways sign which will be on your left-hand side just after the Thatch House, which is pinned to Google Maps.