Events Calendar

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Hermanus Times Kalfiefees Wednesday 08 August 2018

kalfiefees 2018

Die Kalfiefees is 'n hoofsaaklik Afrikaanse toneelfees, wat jaarliks top-gehalte produksies na die Overberg bring.

Al die vertonings, gebeurtenisse en Kalfiefees nuusbrokkies op een plek!!!

Whale of Trail Race Village Friday 17 August 2018

Whale of Trail Race Village

The Race Village is situated at the stunning De Hoop Collection in the De Hoop Nature Reserve. We have a number of different accommodation options available for the weekend of the Whale of Trail 2018 and will once again be offering special rates for runners and their families. Accommodation is sold on a per room basis.

Friday 17th August is Registration and Briefing, Saturday 18th August is race day with Prize Giving at 20h00. Aside from delightful houses, De Hoop has so much to offer: Guided nature, bird and marine walks, mountain biking trails and bike rentals, eco boat trips on the Ramsar vlei, luxurious spa treatments and of course whale watching at the beach.

All bookings for this accommodation are to be made direct with De Hoop Collection. Bookings are open. Email: Tel no: 021 422 4522

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Hermanus First Fridays Artwalk Friday 17 August 2018

Hermanus First Fridays Artwalk

First Fridays’ in Hermanus is our part of a worldwide initiative to make art and art galleries more accessible to the public. 

On the first Friday of every month, art galleries in the centre of Hermanus remain open until 8pm. Pick up a map at any gallery, stroll through the village, savour a glass of wine from one of our local vineyards and enjoy the astonishing range of art and fine craft on display.

The array of artworks available at the participating galleries ensures something for every palate. If you’re looking to spend R50 000 on an investment piece by a famous South African master, you’ll find it. If you’re searching for a delicate little porcelain bowl at R100, it’ll be waiting for you. If you want to see an artist at work, several of the galleries are also the home studios of resident painters and sculptors whose completed works are displayed. Ceramics, bronzes, glassware, jewellery, watercolors, African artefacts; more than enough to fill an hour or two with delight and indulgence.

Each month the artwalk has a different theme and on most months there are also fantastic prizes up for grabs. Don't forget to buy your First Friday walking stick from participating galleries.If you would like to view the theme of the month visit the Hermanus First Fridays Artwalk Facebook page.   Call 083 259 8869

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Saarkie Friday 17 August 2018



Don't miss out on this amazing performance by South Africa's all girl band Saarkie this Friday the 17th. Food and drinks for the whole family.

Merrell Whale of Trail Saturday 18 August 2018

Merrell Whale of Trail

South Africa’s iconic five day Whale Trail hiking route is offered as a challenge to runners capable of embracing all 53km and 1900m elevation of spectacular mountain fynbos, technical rocky ridgelines, sandy beach stretches and endless, mind blowing, beautiful vistas in one day.

The Merrell Whale of Trail event is the only opportunity each year for a maximum of 140 nature loving athletes to run hard on this trail while treading lightly on the earth.

For some, this is too taxing, too technical and too sublimely beautiful to blindly race at full speed. Both the trail and the environment demand one’s full presence and respect. And we at Mountain Runner Events enjoy hosting anyone who can appreciate that as much as we do. So, we are happy to now be able to offer the Merrell Whale Journey to tie in with the race event.

All-inclusive exclusivity! A unique opportunity for just 12 outdoor lovers to gallivant about the trail for two days; running, exploring and just being. Combined with decadent eating and drinking and starlit immersive experience at the delightful Noetsie Hut with indulgent evenings before and afterwards at the magnificent De Hoop Collection. The Journey starts the day before the main race covering 28km and finishes the 25km next day to the same warm welcome and sense of accomplishment.

Just a 3 hour drive from Cape Town along the Southern Cape coast, close to Cape Agulhas, the route takes runners on a journey from the Potberg nature reserve to Koppie Alleen in CapeNature’s flagship De Hoop Nature Reserve. The first 26km winds through fynbos covered mountains with spectacular views of the Breede River Valley and then descends to the enchanting Noetsie Bay, turning west and winding along the rocky shores of the Indian Ocean, with a mix of sandy beach and coasteering trails.
Bang on the peak of whale season, runners are left wondering who is watching who as scores of the annual migratory Southern Right Whales continually breach out the water, spy hopping and waving their fins at the passers-by, making the best and most enthusiastic cheerleaders.

It has become a must-do for those who have already tackled the more conventional runs out there. Bragging rights on this one are substantial!

The finish area at Koppie Alleen is a festive affair. Situated right above the beach, spectators may forget to look for their runners while mesmerised by the whales, exploring the dunes and many rock pools packed with prolific life – thanks to the long standing protection offered by the marine reserve – or enjoying the food freshly prepared by the caterers.

The historic and picturesque De Hoop Collection, situated alongside the Ramsar wetland vlei offers not only sublime accommodation but also excellent guided birding excursions, nature walks and boat trips, mountain biking trails and a spa for the ultimate indulgence. Traffic in your way on the walk to dinner comes in the form of herds of eland, bontebok and the rare mountain zebra.

Keeping it personal and keeping it pristine. Just 140 runners will get the chance to run this route in 2018.

Hermanus Parkrun every Saturday Morning Saturday 18 August 2018

Hermanus Parkrun every Saturday Morning

Join us for a free, timed 5km run/walk at 08:00 every Saturday. Find us at Forest Adventures, Camphill Rd, Hemel & Aarde Valley, Hermanus. Rain or shine!
Hermanus parkrun is family and dog friendly! parkrun is open to everyone, from beginners to Olympians, from walkers to runners. You set your own pace and are timed for your own benefit.

Annual Staalwater MTB Challenge Saturday 18 August 2018

Annual Staalwater MTB Challenge

Enjoy a great outdoor adventure experience this August! Cycle or run in the picturesque Overberg countryside in the Annual Staalwater MTB Challenge and Trail Run taking place on Sunday, 19 August 2018. You don’t have to be super fit or fast to take part. There are different routes to suit different fitness levels. For more details contact or Call Dirtopia Trail Centre on +27 21 884 4752.

Gansbaai Farmer's Market Saturday 18 August 2018

Gansbaai Farmers Market

Gansbaai farmers’ market

Vendors who specialise in organic, homemade and home-grown products such as:Farm fresh produce - oven fresh bakes & pastries- artisan breads - fish from the grill – coffee bar – juice bar - Homemade preserves – indigenous plants – craft beer - local wines….

Apply for a stall by emailing : and receive an application form.

Wooden enclosures R100 / own gazebo R50NB: no plastic or polystyrene packaging or imported products

Gansbaai tourism values the environment - use wood, paper, glass, earthenware to display.

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Market in the Garden at St Peter's Church Saturday 18 August 2018

Market in the Garden at St Peters Church

Visit the Market in the Garden at St Peter's Church every Saturday Morning, where locals prepare food offerings and crafters sell their wares. Every Saturday from 9am-1p

SAS Safety Boat Course Saturday 18 August 2018

SAS Safety Boat Course

Course Overview
The South African Sailing Safety Boat course is essentially a tool to ensure that all operators of powerboats in the vicinity of sailors in a training, coaching or racing environment are able to interact safely and effectively with sailing boats as well as provide assistance such as aid in capsize recovery, recover person overboard and other typical situations.

Course Prerequisites
• Be a minimum of 16 years of age
• South African recognised SAMSA and/or SA Sailing Certificate of Competence (CoC/Skippers Ticket)

Course Program
The SA Sailing Safety Boat Operators course follows a 2 full day program of teaching theory and testing the practical aspects of handling a safety boat and providing assistance to small craft in a safe manner and to World Sailing recognised standards. Candidates are also made aware of applicable safety and legal considerations for South African waters.
Practical & Theory Sessions around:

• Boat equipment
• Personal equipment
• Crew briefing
• Starting procedure
• Slow speed maneuvering
• High speed maneuvering
• Your responsibility and rights as a Safety Boat Driver
• Picking up a Mooring
• Coming along side and leaving
• Slalom
• 180 degree turn
• High Speed Maneuvering Holding station
• M.O.B.(Man overboard drills/techniques - getting person out of water)
• General Rescue Procedure
• Righting Single Handed Dinghies
• Righting Double Handed Dinghies
• Righting Catamarans.
• Rescuing Kites
• Rescuing windsurfers & kayaks
• Lee Shore Rescue
• Dealing with casualties

Course Outcome
Practical and theory knowledge on how to handle and safely operate a powerboat in close quarters of small sailing vessels in a training and racing environment.
On Completion the successful delegates are presented with a SA Sailing Safety Boat Operators Certificate*

Course evaluation
Course delegates are briefed, debriefed and assessed on an ongoing basis throughout the duration the course to maximize on learning opportunities through the program.
All course delegates are required to pass a practical assessment at the end of the course.

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