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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.

Activities at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

Activities at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

Nestled between the Palmiet Mountains of the Overberg region is Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, where fine wine meets exquisite dining.

Let's celebrate these 7 marine moms

Let's celebrate these 7 marine moms

Humans aren’t the only ones who take extraordinary steps to protect, nurture and raise their young. The animal kingdom is full of with moms that take the time to teach their babies how to find food and protect themselves from the elements. Here’s a look at seven outstanding animal mothers going the extra mile for their young:

Why sitting by the fire is so relaxing: Staring at flickering light awakens our inner caveman

Why sitting by the fire is so relaxing: Staring at flickering light awakens our inner caveman

Our love for the hearth is deeply ingrained and born out of evolution.Sitting next to a log fire leaves us feeling more at ease. The reason for the relaxing effect harks back to prehistoric times when Stone Age man socialised around camp fires and felt safe and warm while bonding with friends.

The secret life inside a whaling logbook

The secret life inside a whaling logbook

"The whale stamps and other drawings might be considered folk art today But at the time, they were just part of the documentation required for a commercial venture. Keeping the log was a job, but they were on those ships 24 hours a day for months and even years at a time"

5 original ways to explore Hermanus on foot

Even if you are a regular visitor to Hermanus, you may well be enticed into enjoying one of these special walking tours, each offering the chance to gain more knowledge while, at the same time, exploring this wonderful, and very walkable, town. Here are five original ways to explore Hermanus on foot.

 

PECANS – A HARD NUT TO CRACK

PECANS – A HARD NUT TO CRACK

Pecan trees are native to the United States and are found growing naturally nowhere else in the world.Many of the cultivated species bear tribal names such as Choctaw, Pawnee and Wichita.

Wine farms and wineries along the Hermanus Wine Route

Wine farms and wineries along the Hermanus Wine Route

The Walker Bay Wine District’s most important road, the Hemel-en-Aarde R320, aligns South Africa’s premium cool climate wine region. It offers visitors to the area the opportunity to experience world-renowned Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and also some of our country’s best Sauvignon Blancs, Shiraz and innovative blends.

The History of Fisherhaven

The History of Fisherhaven

Fisherhaven arose from the Afdaks River farm  - Fisherhaven is a small town in the Western Cape, South Africa on the banks of the Bot River lagoon

Hermanus had thirteen Hotels in the golden and olden days.

Hermanus had thirteen Hotels in the golden and olden days.

List of the Hotels and their locations. Quite amazing that Hermanus hosted so many hotels when it was just a little fishing village.

My Family Activity Bucketlist for things to do in Hermanus

My Family Activity Bucketlist for things to do in Hermanus

It’s summer holiday and Hermanus has a lot of fun-filled activities suited for families, groups and individuals, ranging from land to water to air activities to offer, here is my “activity bucket list”

History of the Hermanus New Harbour

History of the Hermanus New Harbour

By the end of 1946 the southern breakwater was done, and it was only about ten years later, in 1951 that the new harbour, with its sharp cut into the sea from the headland where the factories today stand, was completed and fully operational.

Five applications where plastic is not fantastic

Five applications where plastic is not fantastic

According to a recent survey South Africa is the world’s 11th worst offender when it comes to releasing plastic wastes into the sea. Even ahead of heavyweight polluter India! Among the top offenders are: ear buds, bottle lids, plastic straws, individual sweet wrappers and expanded polystyrene food packaging.

Enjoy a Fun  Family Trip on the African Penguin Route

Enjoy a Fun Family Trip on the African Penguin Route

 There are two kinds of family activities I absolutely love; the free ones (Don’t we all?) and the activities where we teach our kids to have fun while we invest in their future by investing in the environment- taking care of each other and nature through responsible tourism.

 

Hermanus, a popular a seaside village in South Africa

Nestled between lush green mountains and the turquoise ocean close to the southern tip of Africa lies the magnificent village of Hermanus.

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