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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.

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.

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.

All the Major Dam levels in the Western Cape - June 2018

All the Major Dam levels in the Western Cape - June 2018

The Western Cape is experiencing its worst drought and most regions have water restrictions. Find out about the current dam levels and the different levels of water restrictions in the Western Cape province.

Cape Town dam levels have risen to 38.1% over the last week (11 - 18 June 2018), which is an incredible increase of almost 7% compared to the reading taken last Monday.

My 10 Reasons to visit Hermanus this winter!

My 10 Reasons to visit Hermanus this winter!

More than 10 reasons to love winter in Hermanus. Ten Fantastic things to do in Hermanus in Winter.

My top 10 Nelson Mandela's Quotes in 2018

My top 10 Nelson Mandela's Quotes in 2018

July 2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. This provides a unique opportunity for people around the world to reflect on his life and times and to promote his legacy. In 2018 the Nelson Mandela Foundation will seek to create appropriate platforms for such engagement.

Southern Right Whales 101

Southern Right Whales 101

The southern right whale, Eubalaena australis, is among the largest of the four baleen whale species that come close inshore on the southern African coast: Southern Right, Humpback, Bryde's and Minke whales

Welcome address by Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom at Africa’s Travel Indaba

Welcome address by Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom at Africa’s Travel Indaba

This is what Africa is all about: people with energy and spirit coming together, performing with vibrancy, expressing our culture and history in a most compelling way. And there’s more to come!

Africa's Travel Indaba 2018 statistics

Africa's Travel Indaba 2018 statistics

In total, more than 7000 representatives delegates from 80 countries visited Africa’s Travel Indaba in 2018!  Africa’s Travel Indaba consists of four distinct groups of delegates – exhibitors, buyers, media and various stakeholders, policymakers and interest groups which make up this vibrant sector.

Africa’s Travel Indaba 2018 gets a taste of Madiba Magic

Africa’s Travel Indaba 2018 gets a taste of Madiba Magic

In celebration of African art, song and memory, renowned South African playwright and artistic director of the Market Theatre, James Ngcobo, has produced a stellar showcase of the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in celebration of the former statesman’s 100th birthday.

Google unveiled its new Gmail design on the 25th of April 2018, which features a modern and clean look.

Google unveiled its new Gmail design on the 25th of April 2018, which features a modern and clean look.

Old Gmail vs New Gmail – And How to enable the new Gmail right now

Beyond the new design, smart replies, and email snooze features that regular Gmail users will enjoy, Google is adding in some smart business-focused features designed to improve productivity, security, and manage the sharing of emails.

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