This is Jock

Posted by & filed under Backpackers, Beach, Hermanus, Hermanus Backpackers, Uncategorized.

Hermanus Backpackers pet Staffie, Jock

Meet Jock, he lives at Hermanus Backpackers For those who’ve not yet been to stay with us here at Hermanus Backpackers, please let me introduce Jock – he’s a four year old Staffordshire, THE most adorable mutt you’ll ever meet.  But if you don’t want him to lavish you with attention all night, NO NOT… Read more »

Whale Festival in Hermanus

Posted by & filed under Affordable Accommodation, Best Land Based Whale Watching, Hermanus, South Africa, Southern Right Whales, Travel, Walker Bay, Whale Watching.

Whale Tail, Southern Right - Hermanus

Hermanus Whale Festival Celebrating the arrival of Spring and the Southern Right Whales to Walker Bay, Hermanus – running from 28th Sept to 1st Oct.   ECO exhibitions, live music, markets, food, entertainment and various activities – Hermanus is known as The Best Land Based Whale Watching in the World – so it won’t cost… Read more »

4×4 Off-Roading Driving in South Africa

Posted by & filed under 4x4 Driving, Adventure, Beach, Best Land Based Whale Watching, Hermanus, Off-Road Driving, South Africa, Southern Right Whales, Travel, Walker Bay.

Off-Road Driving near Hermanus

Check the tides for beach driving if you don’t want to get wet feet! Off-Road Driving Near Hermanus If you’ve hired or purchased a 4×4 vehicle for your travels in South Africa, there are some amazing places to explore.  Just 45 minutes from Hermanus Backpackers is De Plaat nature reserve near Gansbaai – The Great White… Read more »

Albino Southern Right Whale Calf & Mummy in Walker Bay

Posted by & filed under Best Land Based Whale Watching, Hermanus, South Africa, Southern Right Whales, Travel, Walker Bay, Whale Watching.

Albino Calf, Southern Right Whales

Whale Watching in Hermanus – Albino Calf Sighted in Hermanus all this week (Aug 2012), this cute Albino Southern Right Whale calf and his mummy!  Walker Bay is famous as a nursery for Southern Right Whales and albino calves are not as rare as you might think.  Hermanus, the town sitting on the cliffs in the middle… Read more »

Hermanus Old Harbour, Historic & Beautiful

Posted by & filed under Accommodation, Affordable Accommodation, Hermanus, South Africa, Travel, Whale Watching.

Old Harbour, 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… Read more »

Self Catering Accommodation in Hermanus

Posted by & filed under Accommodation, Affordable Accommodation, Hermanus, South Africa, Travel.

www.hermanusbudgetaccommodation.co.za

Budget Accommodation in Hermanus If you’re looking for decent, affordable accommodation in Hermanus – check out www.hermanusbudgetaccommodation.co.za  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… Read more »

Surfing in Hermanus?

Posted by & filed under Adventure, Backpackers, Hermanus, South Africa, Surfing.

Great surfing places in Hermanus

      There are some great places to surf in Hermanus. The water might be chilly, but there’s surf spots all around Hermanus.  Onrus is a popular spot, lovely beach and cafe too.  or Kammabaai on the other side of town, great waves for the beginners.  So bring your wetsuit, you’ll need it here… Read more »