​© Mission's House  |  Created by blackPEPPERcollective. 

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALKS   HERMANUS 
6 December 
HERMANUS COUNTRY MARKET
Saturday mornings
9:00 - 13:00
Hermanus Cricket Club
Follow their Page
for extra dates in Dec
 
 

YOUR HOSTS

Meet your hosts, mother and daughter team Glenda and Braelea.

We've lived locally for over 30 years so are more than able to advise guests on where to go and what to see in the area. We are from the art and wine world and consider ourselves very passionate folk who enjoy meeting new people and sharing our surroundings as well as our knowledge of this special place.

 

Making your stay relaxed and most

enjoyable is what we aim to do.

WELCOME

 

MORAVIAN

Mission's House

Self-catering accommodation in the historical

Moravian missionaries beach house

Sleeps 6 | 3 Bedrooms

Kitchen

2 dining areas

Breakfast nook

Lounge with TV, stoep, private garden,

2 fireplaces,

Desk with WiFi

Beach Towels available at R150 cash deposit per towel

Check-In at 14:30

SLEEP-IN

 

MISSION'S HOUSE

The Mission's House is one of the oldest buildings in Onrust River, only 7 km drive from world famous whale watching destination Hermanus.

Within easy walking distance of the local beach, it is the perfect place to experience that old school holiday feeling of kicking off your shoes and relaxing to the sound of the waves and smell of the sea.

Lovingly restored to incorporate modern living without loosing the sense of authenticity - feel the history around you in the simplest details.

 

TREE HOUSE

The Tree House Suite is nestled between the tree tops, accessed by a staircase, towards the renovated rear end of the Mission's House property.

It is a spacious apartment for two guests with a separate entrance. It boasts a en-suite bathroom and seated living area. 

A communal courtyard joins it to the traditional Mission's House.

From between the trees, one hear the ocean roar and birds sing.

It is quiet and secluded, an old world treasure.

                                                                             

 

THE MISSION'S HOUSE HISTORY

 

The Moravian Missionaries from Genadendal began to visit what is now Onrus, in the early 19th century for renewal and refreshment. They built the sandstone house in 1820 for this purpose. The name Onrus means ‘restless’ referring to the pounding of the surf on the rocky coast.

 

In the meantime, in 1817, the Cape Government established a leper colony in the Hemel en Aarde Valley (so named by the Moravians). It was badly managed so Lord Charles Somerset asked them to take charge in 1823 which they did until 1845, when it was moved to Robben Island.

 

It is assumed that they owned the house until 1878 when it was sold to Mrs. Kruger. The present owner Glenda Pope bought the house in 1980 and lived in it until 2003 when she changed it into the Mission House Gallery and Professional Picture Framing Service. 

 

In 2014 Glenda was joined by her daughter Braelea Pope.  They have transitioned the Mission's House and Tree House Suite for holiday accommodation.

HERITAGE

CLIENT REVIEWS

Mission's House Accommodation | Onrusriv

We really loved the tasteful and quirky Mission’s House. Glenda was super helpful and welcoming and was adopted by our girls within minutes! Beautiful art throughout. Light, clean, characterful, well equipped. Everything worked fine. Nice and close to the very lovely local beach.

GUEST REVIEW

Client Review | Tree House Suite Accommod

I have never felt more welcomed in an Airbnb as I did here in Onrusriver. Hospitality was the best, clean and warm place, cozy courtyard and a lovely village. 5 stars is not high enough to show my appreciation. 

GUEST REVIEW

Tree House Accommodation | Onrusriver |

The place is so cozy and lovely that we were secretly hoping for a rainy day as an excuse to stay in. The weather was gorgeous though so we got to explore the area a fair bit. From the ocean side to the mountains and vineyards, there is something for everyone. The scenery is just breath-taking. The place is very private and spacious, definitely more than just a private room. While there is not a kitchen available for use, Braelea and Glenda provide you with some lovely granola, rusks, and coffee/tea making facilities to start your day, which we thought was a great touch. We would definitely come back.

GUEST REVIEW

REVIEWS

 

The Mission's House 

8 De Villiers Street, Onrus River

 

Telephone             +27 28 316 2269

Mobile                   +27 72 828 4705

 

Email                     info@missionshousegallery.co.za

Accommodation Check-In daily at 14:30