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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.

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

Do the whales move away from Hermanus because of Wi Fi?

Do the whales move away from Hermanus because of Wi Fi?

I have a theory. Our whales do not return to Walkerbay because of the distress caused by Wi-Fi signals to the whales and new-born babies. 

Harbour Road in Hermanus from yesteryear…

Harbour Road in Hermanus from yesteryear…

The old people called it Du Toit Street in earlier times as all the Du Toits were living there.

Cry, the Beloved Overberg

Cry, the Beloved Overberg

A proposed wind-farm has the people of Botriver up in arms.

New requirements for car licence renewals in South Africa from 1 Nov 2015

New requirements for car licence renewals in South Africa from 1 Nov 2015

Warning: Justice Project South Africa has warned motorists to take proof of address with them when renewing their vehicle licences.

Congrats Gansbaai! Gold award for Best Destination for Responsible Tourism 2015

Congrats Gansbaai! Gold award for Best Destination for Responsible Tourism 2015

Gansbaai is like an oyster that the local fishermen have opened only to discover a pearl inside...

Some interesting facts about South Africa’s coastline...

Some interesting facts about South Africa’s coastline...

Six new marine conservation areas called Hope Spots was launched from the 4th to 14th December 2014

New Tarred Road between Gansbaai and Bredasdorp Opens

New Tarred Road between Gansbaai and Bredasdorp Opens

Mayor of Cape Agulhas Richard Mitchell said “Road infrastructure is one of our economic pillars and contributes to a better travelling experience”.

How overfishing and the “race to the bottom” are affecting us

How overfishing and the “race to the bottom” are affecting us

Life on land is dependent on life in the ocean. Yet only in our time have we begun to understand its importance or to extrapolate that what happens in the ocean directly affects us on land.

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