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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.

Let us pass the shark conservation baton on to our children

Let us pass the shark conservation baton on to our children

It is a privilege for young  aspiring scientist early in the 21st century armed with the opportunities that didn’t exist any time in the past.. Never again will there be a better time to use the power of knowing to ensure the enduring future of human kind. The greatest era of exploration has just begun and our children can be a part of it.

 How did the Killer Whales outsmart the Great White Sharks?

How did the Killer Whales outsmart the Great White Sharks?

The great white shark is one of the ocean's most powerful predators, yet it is sometimes prey for orcas that killed several of these formidable creatures in Gansbaai, South Africa this month.

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.

Why do leaves change colour in autumn?

Why do leaves change colour in autumn?

Autumn has officially begin and as we see the leaves start changing colours everywhere we tend to think the colours are there for our enjoyment, and they certainly do serve that purpose but the colours are doing something for the plant, or they wouldn’t be there.

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.

 

The Top 10 reasons why your child should own a pet

The Top 10 reasons why your child should own a pet

The relationship that develops between a dog and a kid  can be life-changing for a child as they grow and develop. Kids can learn a lot form dogs, like loyalty, friendship and how to take care for others. Just like humans, dogs feel emotion and pain.

How to make homemade Potpourri

How to make homemade Potpourri

To set the scent of the flowers, add a fixative, which locks in the wonderful aroma and it’s a vital element in a potpourri recipe. It absorbs and retains the volatile scented essences.

Thar She Blows! The Old Whaling Station at Stoney Point, Betty’s Bay

Thar She Blows! The Old Whaling Station at Stoney Point, Betty’s Bay

Situated in Betty’s Bay and close to the Stony Point Penguin Colony, lies a site that was once a place of terrible cruelty and devastation, the Waaygat Whaling Station.  All that remains of the old whaling station, today, are the foundations of some of the main buildings....

4 x Lighthouses in South Africa on the Commemorative envelope

The first sea warning system in South Africa was the beacon fire established at Robben island in1657 and referred to in Van Riebeeck’s journal under the date 4 February 1658.

In-water sea turtle research around the Keys in Florida

In-water sea turtle research around the Keys in Florida

Inwater Research Group is a small non-profit located in Jensen Beach, FL whose mission is to provide the scientific community and general public with information to promote the conservation of coastal and marine species and their habitats. Specifically, our research and education is focused on the various species of sea turtles that utilize Florida waters and nesting beaches.

African Black Oystercatcher

African Black Oystercatcher

The African Black Oystercatcher is a marine bird that is endemic to South Africa and Namibia and slightly larger than European Oystercatcher.

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