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Zoete Inval Travellers Lodge

23 Main Road, HE, Hermanus, South Africa


  • 93%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

Property Information:

Zoete Inval Traveller's Lodge (South African Grading Council - 4 star rated) provides comfort at budget accommodation prices. The facilities are owner operated in a renovated historical home. There is a serious ECO commitment , with a 'home from home' atmosphere. They are down to earth 'green'.

This backpacker's hostel / guesthouse feels like a 'slice of the country' conveniently located 10 minutes walk from the central business district or seaside and 5 minutes walk from Fernkloof Nature Reserve mountain hikes.

Accommodation ranges from family rooms and ensuite doubles to basic dormitories. Amenities include: 2 TV lounges, fireside library, balconies, sundeck with outdoor Jaccuzzi(call ahead to ensure it is ready for you), shady courtyard & water feature, self-catering kitchen with BBQ facilities near the veggie/herb garden. Security fenced and remote controlled gated parking for your peace of mind.

Enjoy their complimentary health breakfast which consists of: homemade meusli with kefir or milk, fruit in season, assortment of breads/toast with farm fresh jams, spreads, tea or 'real' (filter) coffee. You can order a made-to-order breakfast from their menu.

Services include: bookings desk, wifi, computer/SKYPE,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:
Personalized Tours - by our onsite guide AND Great White Shark viewing & cage diving trips, 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.

As well as being eco-friendly (check out the recycle system and worm composting). The owners are committed to the support of local community. Check out the 10 year young, Recycle 'Swop' Shop (www.recycle-swop-shop.co.za) 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.

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  • Latest Review

    I ended up staying here because Hermanus backpackers could only put me up one night. It's super homely, the staff are lovely, very kind and helpful. My room was fantastic and breakfast was a joy, full continental! My only frustration was that travelling alone I was hoping to hang with fellow travellers but this place is more families and couples.
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      Anonymous, England, Male, 25-30
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  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included


  • No Curfew

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Please Note: Kindly call Zoete Inval by 12:00 noon on the day of your arrival to confirm your ETA. If you do not make contact by email or phone, you take ;the risk that your reservation will not be held for you. Please also note that our reception closes at 8pm.

Zoete Inval Travellers Lodge Located at 23 Main Road, HE, Hermanus.
Zoete Inval Travellers Lodge
South Africa
Hermanus 7200 23 Main Road, HE
88% 96
-36.0313317 19.6875000
Zoete Inval Travellers Lodge
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