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Hermanus, the world's foremost land based whale watching destination, is a thriving holiday resort offering residents and holiday makers all modern amenities, yet retaining its fisherman's village charm. The popular resort town of Hermanus, situated between mountain and sea, has gained world-wide recognition as the world's foremost land based whale watching destination. This has resulted in the former fishing village showing a tremendous growth over the last few years.

Latest news about the Wild Horses at Rooisand Nature Reserve, near Kleinmond

Latest news about the Wild Horses at Rooisand Nature Reserve, near Kleinmond

All horses have been gently encouraged off and are now to be found either in the Rooisand or Kleinmond Vlei areas.   The Rooisand horses have roamed the Lamloch swamps for many decades. They are heritage horses which belong to no one and yet belong to everyone.

Today [11 November 2018] marks 100 years since the Armistice was signed in November 1918, bringing an end to the First World War.

Today [11 November 2018] marks 100 years since the Armistice was signed in November 1918, bringing an end to the First World War.

Memorial services, parades and seas of red poppies pay tribute to the soldiers who laid down their lives a century ago. We salute you!
In Hermanus this memorial service was held at the War Memorial - just above the Old Harbour

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Bouchard Finlayson 2013 Tête de Cuvée Galpin Peak Pinot Noir takes gold medal at the international Six Nations Wine Challenge 2018

Bouchard Finlayson 2013 Tête de Cuvée Galpin Peak Pinot Noir takes gold medal at the international Six Nations Wine Challenge 2018

The 2013 vintage of Bouchard Finlayson’s iconic Tête de Cuvée Galpin Peak Pinot Noir has scored a gold medal in the Six Nations Wine Challenge 2018, in a prestigious line-up of the best ‘New World Wines’.

"Melkkos", a traditional South African Recipe

Melkkos (milk food) is one of those South African heritage dishes you remember from your childhood in grandma's kitchen and "Melkkos" is one of my favourite dishes ever.  It is a dish with its main ingredient being milk, to which you add some flour and butter.

All roads lead to the Hermanus Whale Festival this coming weekend [28 - 30 September 2018]

All roads lead to the Hermanus Whale Festival this coming weekend [28 - 30 September 2018]

Avoid the heavy traffic congestion during 27th annual Hermanus Whale Festival. Download one of 3 routes into Hermanus from Cape Town on your mobile device.

Bouchard Finlayson celebrates world Pinor Noir day on 18 August 2018

Bouchard Finlayson celebrates world Pinor Noir day on 18 August 2018

Bouchard Finlayson winemakers Chris Albrecht and Peter Finlayson will be celebrating and honouring World Pinot Noir Day on Saturday 18 August 2018 with a tasting of the award-winning Galpin Peak 2016. This vintage has received recognition world-wide, not only as South Africa’s Best Pinot Noir, but also as South Africa’s Best Red Wine (IWC - International Wine Challenge 2018).

African Olive-pigeon (Geelbekbosduif) in the Overberg

African Olive-pigeon (Geelbekbosduif) in the Overberg

A large pigeon with conspicuous yellow eye-patch - legs and feet. It is dark purplish-grey spotted with white - has a grey crown and blackish tail. They are somewhat nomadic seasonally - depending on fruiting of trees. Seen in the picnic area and also at the specimen hut at Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Uncommon resident.

African Hoopoe - (Overberg Birds)

African Hoopoe - (Overberg Birds)

In the garden area of Fernkloof this easily identifiable bird can be seen probing the ground for insects. It is a bright rufous coloured bird with conspicuous black-tipped crest and wings barred black and white. The crest is briefly raised when the bird settles or when alarmed. The bill is long - thin and slightly de-curved. Common resident.  This cuckoo is seldom seen as it sits still for long periods and calls from a hidden perch high inside a tree. The Afrikaans name “Piet-my-vrou” is onomatopoeic.

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African Harrier-Hawk (Overberg Birds)

African Harrier-Hawk (Overberg Birds)

A medium-sized Goshawk predominantly brown in colour with finely barred under-parts. The juvenile bird has under-parts heavily blotched with black. May be seen circling in the sky above the Reserve and also frequents wooded areas.

Going on your first safari: 5 dos and don’ts

Going on your first safari: 5 dos and don’ts

If you’re looking for a rather unique travel experience, a safari is perhaps the best choice. But you’ll need to be aware of certain things before you go—here are 5 dos and don’ts to bear in mind for your trip.

Clarence Drive is one of the most coastal scenic routes the Cape Peninsula.

Clarence Drive is one of the most coastal scenic routes the Cape Peninsula.

This coastal scenic road is also known as the R44 follows the spectacular 48km stretch of coast between Gordon’s Bay and Kleinmond along what is known as False Bay, squashed between the sea and the foothills of the Hottentots Holland Mountains.

Facts about Southern Right Whales

Facts about Southern Right Whales

Each year Southern Right whales migrate into the coastal waters of the Western Cape to calve and nurse their young. The animals, often mere metres from the shore, provide unsurpassed whale watching opportunities between June and November.

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