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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.

In pictures - The Horrific aftermath of Overstrand fires raging through Betty's Bay, Hermanus and Franskraal - Jan 2019

In pictures - The Horrific aftermath of Overstrand fires raging through Betty's Bay, Hermanus and Franskraal - Jan 2019

Scores of people ordered to evacuate their homes on Friday afternoon as 3 fires from Bettys Bay, Hermanus to Fransktaal were propelled by a north-west wind gusting at almost 100km/h, around 40 houses and 13 000 ha of land was destroyed.

All indications suggest that a meteor entered the Earth’s atmosphere above the Western Cape last night [16 January 2019] around 20h15.

All indications suggest that a meteor entered the Earth’s atmosphere above the Western Cape last night [16 January 2019] around 20h15.

A bright light trail could be seen from Malmesbury to Gansbaai in the Overberg. “This is a rare event for the Western Cape although meteor sightings are quite common across the globe,” says SANSA Researcher, Dr Pieter Kotze. “We are fairly certain that it was a meteor which most likely burnt up in the atmosphere and did not hit the ground.”

If you make wine, you sell time in a bottle

If you make wine, you sell time in a bottle

Wine is increasingly a sort of liquid time. Do not underestimate the connotation that people associate with your wine. You should cherish these concepts in your communication where your products are associated with the mind stories that are able to become part of the life of those who buy your wine. 

The most amazing animal rescue story amidst the inferno raging in the mountains at Betties Bay

The most amazing animal rescue story amidst the inferno raging in the mountains at Betties Bay

Animal rescue stories make everyone happy. Thankfully there are wonderful, compassionate people who act when they see animals in distress or suffering. Thanks to these heroes we are fortunate to bring you story of Bambi.

Grab a box of tissues..

Snapshot of 2019  emerging travel trends

Snapshot of 2019  emerging travel trends

The new traveller is seeking experiences over ‘things’. Tourism service providers should be looking at ways to enhance the full traveller experience as travellers will no longer accept what is just ‘handed’ to them.

First day at school Try these 6  tips to get back on track

First day at school Try these 6 tips to get back on track

We've all had a lovely Christmas and new year - but it's time to get back to reality and return to work and school. So how do you get them back on track and focused for the new year?  Here are a few basic tips to help them.

Weet jy wat is vonkelwyn?

Weet jy wat is vonkelwyn?

Dit is die borrels, bo en behalwe die unieke smaak en voorkoms, wat vonkelwyn verhef tot  ʼn heel ander klas as enige ander wyn. Vir eeue lank reeds word die werêld  betower deur die mistiek van vonkelwyn en misterie van sy borrels.

Boating rules and regulations on the Klein River

Boating rules and regulations on the Klein River

Boating rules and regulations on the Klein River will be strictly enforced - as usual - and transgressions will result in the withdrawal of permits from transgressors. KRAB will be assisted in this regard by Overstrand’s Law Enforcement patrol craft. 

#SummerHolidays: 3 great adventures in Hermanus for the whole family

#SummerHolidays: 3 great adventures in Hermanus for the whole family

With the summer holidays in full swing, many people want to explore as much as they can while they are on their break. If you are in Hermanus, here are three things to do with your family.

Moenie jou beste wyn net vir nagmaal bêre nie.

Moenie jou beste wyn net vir nagmaal bêre nie.

Erens tussen al die duisende woorde wat al geskryf is oor hierdie veelsydige voggie, vergeet ons soms dat wyn gemaak word vir plesier, vir onthou tye saam familie en vriende en om mooi herhinneringe te maak wat jou kop nooit weer sal los nie!

The Gingerbread House at The Marine Hermanus

The Gingerbread House at The Marine Hermanus

This will be the fourth year in a row that Chef Tronette has baked and built a gingerbread house for The Marine – along with a generous lashing of Christmas cookies for visitors - a feat which has now become an annual institution for the hotel and a highlight of the Hermanus festive season.

What is a sea glass beach?

What is a sea glass beach?

Sea glass begins as normal shards of broken glass that are then persistently tumbled and ground until the sharp edges are smoothed and rounded.  How is Sea Glass Formed?  What are Sea Glasses Colors? Where do you find sea glass?

Yes, you can give a pet as a Christmas gift.

Yes, you can give a pet as a Christmas gift.

The idea of giving a pet as a Christmas present used to be frowned upon. But far from dismissing the idea, animal welfare groups now support the practice of gifting a pet for Christmas – so long as it’s done the right way.

5 Reasons why Beach Therapy is good for you

5 Reasons why Beach Therapy is good for you

There is something about a beach holiday that leaves you blissfully relaxed, happy and rejuvenated. And the best is that it works for people across ages. If you’ve stayed away from the beach for too long, here are 5 reasons you should choose a seaside holiday to get some beach therapy. 

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