Zoete Inval Travellers Lodge
This backpacker's hostel / guesthouse is a 'slice of the country' conveniently located 10 minutes walk from the central business district or seaside and 5 minutes walk from the mountain hikes.
Accommodation ranges from family rooms and ensuite doubles to basic dormitories. Amenities include: 2 TV lounges, fireside library, balconies, sundeck and Jaccuzzi spa, shady courtyard & water feature, self-catering kitchen with BBQ facilities and herb garden as well as security fenced and remote controlled gated parking for your peace of mind. There is a comfy place for everyone - even CARS!!!.
Services include: bookings desk, broadband internet, SKYPE, breakfast menu, meals by arrangement, licensed by the South African Liquor Board, laundry, photocopying - just ask.
Hermanus is best known as the 'home of the best land-based whale watching in the world' but it has far more to offer. From July thru December, Southern Right Whales can be seen incredibly close to shore. No need for binocs, just join a guided walk along the cliff paths that stretch from the harbour on the west to the pristine sandy beaches on the east. The mountain backdrop to town provides established hiking trails as well as a mountain top drive for a panoramic view of Walker Bay. The town provides excellent shopping, restaurants & pubs.
Local Attractions & Activities:
great white shark viewing & cage diving trips, Personalized Tours - Cape Agulhas (southern tip of Africa), wine tours, Hermanus Orientation Tour (for those arriving by public transport) harbour to harbour kayaking trips, boat trips to the whales, abseiling, adventure hikes, horseback riding (beach or mountain rides), local wine tours (are a MUST!), township tours, scuba diving, and more. We can organize: airport transfers, bus tickets, shuttle services, discount membership cards and more.
Just relax in the jacuzzi under the stars and book a manicure, pedicure or full body massage with Yolandi.
As well as being eco-friendly (check out the recycle system and worm composting). The owners are committed to local community. Jan is the eco-environmentalist. He has a wealth of information to share. Marilyn is involved with the unique Recycle 'Swop' Shop where kids can bring tins and bottles to swap for things they want and need. If you would like to help, consider bringing used kids clothes & shoes in that bag you will take home full of souveniers.