Immersive Tourism – Zwelihle Hermanus

When I travel I want to go where the locals go. I want to eat typical regional fare and make sure to taste the local wine, beer, gin, sparkling wine… Its about getting a taste of the town in a day or two while visiting.

In Hermanus the Zwelihle Youth Cafe gives you that insider experience. Situated on the corner of Mbeki and Zuma streets its not difficult to find. Hosts, William and Fiki, are generous with their time and hospitality and will share their many stories while feeding you their speciality. You might be lucky and have a marimba band playing in the background and kids running in an out, stopping for a chat. Local guide Thozamile Stuurman can give you a proper walking tour of the area. Here are some of the pictures I took when I visited this week to celebrate a birthday with guests driven in on the Chill Guru bus.