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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.

8 Wine farms and wineries along the Stanford Wine Route

8 Wine farms and wineries along the Stanford Wine Route

The Stanford Wine Route in South Africa is an up and coming area in the Overberg. Wine Estates here are producing award winning, cool climate wines.

Red Tide, Blue Tide: Bioluminescence in the Ocean

Red Tide, Blue Tide: Bioluminescence in the Ocean

Red tides, which often contain harmful algal blooms (HABs), are caused by chemical reactions that occur between algae and other substances.

Hermanus Passion Play on Good Friday 25 March 2016

Hermanus Passion Play on Good Friday 25 March 2016

On the very first Good Friday, more than 2000 years ago, three crosses were erected on a hill in Calvary.  Jesus Christ was crucified in the middle, with two criminals, probably murderers, at his sides.  The obvious arrangement of these three crosses carries an important message

Road project on the R43 between Bot River and Hermanus schedule

Road project on the R43 between Bot River and Hermanus schedule

Over the last few months, motorists have been frustrated at long delays on Department of Transport and Public Works roadworks along the R43 between Bot River and Hermanus.

Virga is rain that does not reach the ground

Virga is rain that does not reach the ground

Virga is rain that evaporates before it reaches the ground. It appears in streaks or shafts extending from the bottoms of clouds. You often see virga over a desert, where low humidity and high temperatures can cause rain to evaporate high in the sky.

Is Climate Change Ruining Wine Corks?

Is Climate Change Ruining Wine Corks?

Scientists think rising temperatures and increased exposure to ultraviolet, or UV, light brought on by climate change may be behind chemical changes in the bark of cork oaks.

Abalone - the mollusk we will soon only see on a postcard

Abalone - the mollusk we will soon only see on a postcard

Abalone is shellfish of the univalve family, meaning they have only one shell, unlike bivalves such as clams that consists of 2 shells. Most abalone lives in shallow waters and grows very slowly.

Scientists Finally Understand Shark Skin, Thanks to 3D Printers

Scientists Finally Understand Shark Skin, Thanks to 3D Printers

If you described a shark as a toothy torpedo covered in sandpaper, you wouldn't be too far off the mark. It's that rough sandpapery skin that gives sharks their highly efficient swimming abilities, and scientists finally understand why.

22 Epic Photos - Above & below on the border of two worlds.

22 Epic Photos - Above & below on the border of two worlds.

Above and Below… you’ll  never know what you might encounter  just below the surface.

Fryer’s Cove wines… sipping the sea on the West Coast.

Fryer’s Cove wines… sipping the sea on the West Coast.

On the waterfront in a derelict old crayfish factory right at the seaside in the bay you will find a tiny winery, tasting room and alfresco jetty restaurant This is the address of Fryer’s Cove wines, forged of the earth and tempered by the sea.

The Stanford Wine Route was launched on the 27 of November 2015

The Stanford Wine Route was launched on the 27 of November 2015

Stanford Wine Route is now South Africa’s 21st wine route

70 Supercars worth over R300-million will be heading for Hermanus on the 27the of December 2015

70 Supercars worth over R300-million will be heading for Hermanus on the 27the of December 2015

from Cape Town Stadium (10:45) and travel via the scenic route from Gordonsbay - Kleinmond and arrive around 1pm for a parade in Hermanus

Mariana's Cookbook is Cooking-hot

Mariana's Cookbook is Cooking-hot

No-one was surprised when Mariana Esterhuizen, owner and chef of Mariana's Country Kitchen in Stanford, romped home with the Best newcomer Award at the recent Sunday Times Cookbook Awards.

The world's last remaining wooden whaling ship (172 years old) has sailed again to save the whales

The world's last remaining wooden whaling ship (172 years old) has sailed again to save the whales

After more than five years of restoration, the majestic sailing ship is now used as a tool at Mystic Seaport to educate the public about preserving and protecting whales

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