Tag Archive: Hermanus Backpackers

Hermanus Backpackers is rated in the Top 5 Backpackers hostels in South Africa by the travelers who've stayed here! Vibey, Fun, Action-packed, on-site cafe and bar

Humpback Whales in our Bay!

Humpback Whales sighted in Walker Bay

What a weekend for whale sightings, the usual Southern Right Whales were joined by a few Humpback Whales too – always a pleasure to see them here in Walker Bay!

Humpback Whales in Walker Bay

Sightings of Humpback Whales in Walker Bay October 2012

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Surfing in Hermanus?


You don't have to be an experienced surfer for Hermanus waves

Even the small waves are exhilarating!


You can find all types of great surf spots in Hermanus.

Barrel dude!


Great surfing places in Hermanus

Sick waves bru...

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 all year round, otherwise you shall be blue in about 20 minutes – but hey, surfers are tough, it you can’t stand a little chilly water, take up bowls!  Come chat to the staff at Hermanus Backpackers, they’ll know where the waves are and have a storage area for your board. 

At the end of the day, exhausted and refreshed, come back to the backpackers and chill with us around the fire pit or in the bar – cool vibes and plan your next days adventure.  It’s not uncommon to share your waves with the occasional dolphin, seal or whale…. and we hardly ever see any sharks, which is a bonus!





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Motorcycling through Africa?!

Dirts road in Africa!

This is a considered a good road.Nothing about motorcycling through Africa is easy...

At this point, I think the boys were wondering WHY they had taken on this mission!

Smile for the camera!

Taking your motorbike from Europe to South Africa?  How difficult could it be, what could possibly go wrong?! Well, when your mission is complete and you’ve finally made it through all the mud, water, non-existant bridges, dubious officials at boarder crossings, hideous bugs, tropical storms,

Tenere XT600 Yamaha, Cape Town to London 1994

Mud, lots and lots of mud!

endless wrong turns, short cuts that take days longer than the orginal route… make your way to Hermanus Backpackers.  We will welcome you with open arms, because the Boss did it the other way around, Cape Town to London!

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