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Accommodation in Hermanus - Backpackers accommodation and budget accommodation in Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

Hermanus Old Harbour, Historic & Beautiful

Cliff path walks of Hermanus

Whale watching on the cliff pathes of Hermanus

Hermanus Old Harbour

Just 15 minutes stroll from Hermanus Backpackers is the historic Old Harbour of Hermanus.  Situated in the centre of town, it’s obviously an old whaling harbour, although there’ll be none of that these days!  The Southern Right Whales which frequent Walker Bay (Hermanus) are protected by law from any interference.  There was whaling here from the 1920′s to early 1950′s, I think they only stopped as they’d run out of whales, it took another 30 years before the whale population was back to where it’s supposed to be!  During peak whale season, around September/October, you might have as many as 180 Southern Right Whales in Walker Bay and surrounding area.  This is one of their most favoured breeding and nursery areas.  We often see new born calves swimming next to and breaching with their mums.

Whale Watching Points – Best Land Based Whale Watching in the World

Within a couple of minutes walk of Hermanus Backpackers you’ll be on the scenic cliff path, which runs the length of the town.  From anywhere along the path you can stroll, relax and whale watch from July right through until early December.  Although there are days when the whales won’t be sighted, more often than not you can see them clearly from the shore.  Most of the town of Hermanus is elevated, sitting on cliffs, so whale sightings from these scenic walks are common.  Don’t be surprised if you see dolphins, seals, penguins, sharks and sea birds too, this area has prolific sea and bird life.

Old Harbour, Hermanus

Views from Hermanus Old Harbour

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Self Catering Accommodation in Hermanus

Affordable, decent, self catering accommodation in HermanusSnuggle up on a winters night!

You can store your own groceries and use all the kitchen facilities, fridge and braai area.

Meet new friends in the communal kitchen!

Affordable double room in The Cottage, Hermanus Budget Accommodation

Room 2, always a favourite -

The Cottage

Family Room Ensuite, affordable family accommodation in Hermanus

Budget Accommodation in Hermanus

If you’re looking for decent, affordable accommodation in Hermanus – check out  Run by the lovely peeps at Hermanus Backpackers but located on another street – The Cottage and LIttle Cottage are perfect.  Ideal for families, small groups and couples who don’t necessarily fancy the backpacker thing, but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg either.   You’ll have access to fully equipped self catering kitchen facilities, braai area, swimming pool, garden, pinic tables, shade, dstv lounge, off-street parking, security gate with code and a night watchman patrolling for ease of mind.  Just a short 10 minute stroll into town, so you want have to keep searching for parking either!

Cheap Self Catering Family Accommodation in Hermanus

So you’ve got a couple of kids and money is tight… but you still want to get away to Hermanus.  Have a look at the stunning family rooms ensuite at The Cottage; Queen sized bed, bunkbeds and private ensuite bathroom.  You can cook for yourself and enjoy the braai in the garden and not have to spend a months salary for a lovely weekend away in Hermanus.

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Eating, drinking and making merry!

Slow cooked Lamb Stew, loads of veggies and potatoes too..

The Bosses speciality lamb stew

A selection of toasted sandwiches available.

Toasted sandwiches available all day, chips too if you're hungry.

New dining experience @ Hermanus Backpackers

We know everyone loved our bbq’s over the years, but we now have so much more to offer.  The new cafe has opened at Hermanus Backpackers.  No more scheppling off to town to find some good value grub, you can

Succulent 250gm Rump Steak on the BBQ (Braai)

Rump Steak on the Braai @ Hermanus Backpackers

stay right here with us and enjoy great food, an awesome vibe, a cold beer, a glass of wine and cool tunes.  When you come back from your shark cage diving adventure, quad biking, sea kayaking, hiking or whale watching,

Succulent gourmet burgers, chips and salad

200grm Pure Beef Burgers

exhausted and hungry, simply slump at the counter and we’ll fill you up – and it won’t cost you and arm and leg either!

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COAST to COAST (THE guide for backpacking in South Africa) say:

Hermanus Backpackers just gets better and better, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the live wires Braam and Hayley.

The bright,clean and cheerful Hermanus Backpackers is a lively, spirited place with relaxed vibes. Overlooking the ocean and beautiful Kleinrivier Mountains, it’s close to town and sea and not on the main road. Apart from the incredible facilities, their excellent staff will entertain you with their legendary swimming pool parties and fun and games at the funky bar.

They offer heaps of really fun activities, you can also go whale watching or cruise to an island to see the fabulous seals and penguins. And hey, if the whales that frequent Hermanus aren’t exciting enough, try playing “bait” and cage dive with Great White Sharks!

They provide duvets, linen, off-street parking, lockers, bike hire, laundry, DSTV, cheap Internet and lashings of hot water! Their nightly braais are excellent value at R70. The house is large enough to accommodate both party animals and people needing a little tranquillity, so you’ll always find the right spot to suit your mood.

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