Budget camping & caravan in Hermanus
Hermanus is a thriving town in the Overberg that was established in the late 19th century. Named after Hermanus Pieters, a shepherd who grazed his flock in this region, the town is nestled between majestic mountainsides and the Atlantic Ocean. Hermanus has quickly become one of the premier land-based whale watching destinations of the world and also offers incredible adventures surrounded by natural splendour in every direction. This is also why it’s such a great location for budget-conscious camping and caravanning as many of the best things to do here won’t even cost you a cent.
Whether you’re looking for the thrills of the ocean, the challenge of nature or you just want to witness whales from up close with your family, you’ll always find something here that will enthral you. Hermanus holds a rich history which you can discover in the town’s museum and on top of the aforementioned whale watching, outdoor activities are plentiful with many attractions nearby. Hikers and nature-lovers alike will find all they desire on walking trails, such as the Cliff Path and those in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. The whole area is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, one of the six recognised in the whole world, and the sheer variety of plants and wildlife is testament to that status.
Hermanus is a very easy to reach holiday destination that offers the satisfaction of being both bustling and well-equipped. A mere 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town along the R43, scenic R44 or the N2 motorway, you’ll find the beautiful town on the cliffs of Walker Bay. The beauty of the area combined with its moderate climate makes it a great holiday destination all year round. It is also the perfect point from which to explore the nearby Overberg towns, like L’Agulhas at the southernmost Tip of Africa and the Great White Shark Capital of Gansbaai.
Camping and caravanning aficionados will have no problem staying at affordable and comfortable sites in and around Hermanus. From a nice place to park your caravan to a little spot on which to pitch your tent, and everything in between, you’ll find exactly what you need for a budget you’ll love!