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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.

Waterblommetjie Bredie - Recipe

Waterblommetjie Bredie - Recipe

Waterblommetjiebredie is a stew. The name comes from the Afrikaans language and literally means 'small water flower stew'.

“Yes I Feel Totally Safe in SA”. 8 Quotes from CNN’s Richard Quest at SA Tourism Indaba

“Yes I Feel Totally Safe in SA”. 8 Quotes from CNN’s Richard Quest at SA Tourism Indaba

The love-him-hate-him presenter from CNN with the distinctive delivery, Richard Quest, is at South Africa’s tourism Indaba again this year, taking place in Durban from Friday to Monday. He kicked off the show with a frank interview with Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

The truth about Mother's Day

The truth about Mother's Day

TODAY WE TAKE BACK MOTHER’S DAY BY MOTHERING THE MOTHERLESS. There is no such thing as other people's children.

Opening address by Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom for Indaba 2016 in Durban, South Africa

Welcome to your South Africa - a country on a long journey, on "the long walk to freedom", to quote our beloved former President Nelson Mandela. Every day takes us closer to our dream of a truly non-racial, non-sexist society, and to our final destination of freedom, equality and prosperity for all.

Researchers use Drones to fly through Whale spouts to study the breath of Whales.

Researchers use Drones to fly through Whale spouts to study the breath of Whales.

Though a whale’s spout looks like a stream of water, that’s actually water vapor from the warm breath being expelled from the whale’s lungs.

 Dolphin Escapes Captivity, Finds Her Family In The Wild And Has A Baby

Dolphin Escapes Captivity, Finds Her Family In The Wild And Has A Baby

This is a tale of survival and hope against all odds.A formerly captive dolphin named Sampal has given birth to a healthy calf after finding her own way back to her family and freedom in the open ocean.

10 Facts you did not know about Bottlenose Dolphins

10 Facts you did not know about Bottlenose Dolphins

The most popular dolphin is the Bottlenose Dolphin as it is the one we have seen in tv series, movies, and aquatic shows. Yet, we dont know these friendly creatures.

Local Hermanus fisherman, Bill Selkirk, caught the world’s biggest man-eating shark with a rod and reel in 1922

Local Hermanus fisherman, Bill Selkirk, caught the world’s biggest man-eating shark with a rod and reel in 1922

In April 1922, Bill caught his record man–eating shark of 2,176 lbs (967 kg) which took him five hours to land with a rod and a reel. In 1969, Coena Haman gave a vivid description of this drama to a visiting reporter of Die Burger.

What do we know about Loggerhead turtles?

What do we know about Loggerhead turtles?

To see these magnificent creatures make their way up the beach, dig a hole with their flippers, lay their eggs, carefully cover up their nest...

Wine, live music and epic food, you would not expect this from Greyton

Wine, live music and epic food, you would not expect this from Greyton

The recent Overberg Wine and Food Festival happened in GREYTON with 18 great wine estates on board. Eclectic Live music played by The Rivertones . Food and vibe a plenty!

6 Cool Facts about Madagascar… authentic Island, a world apart

6 Cool Facts about Madagascar… authentic Island, a world apart

Madagascar is a largely unknown island in the Indian Ocean and unique in that it is one of the only places in which 80% of the species of plants and animals are endemic to that region only. Madagascar located 400 km off the east coast of Africa, south of the equator, and is the fourth largest island in the world.

The Vermont Salt Pan, a part of the greenbelt system, is also classified as critically endangered area.

The Vermont Salt Pan, a part of the greenbelt system, is also classified as critically endangered area.

Apart from the natural vegetation that these green belts protect, they are also home to numerous bird species and small animals with at least two  antelope species, mongoose, porcupine and caracal...

Is the red tide in Hermanus harmful to swimmers?

Is the red tide in Hermanus harmful to swimmers?

The red tide currently visible in Walker Bay are harmful to mussels and filter organisms such as red bait and oysters  but it does not pose any danger to people swimming in the ocean. It’s a non-toxic species, but if the concentration becomes too high, it could cause fish mortalities through bloom decay and anoxia.

Members of the public are asked to call the department’s Red Tide Information answering service on (021) 434 4457 to get updates on the tide’s status.
 Author of 'Jaws,' regretted making the great white shark into a villain

Author of 'Jaws,' regretted making the great white shark into a villain

Peter Benchley, whose 1974 novel "Jaws" turned shark attacks into a national obsession and who later used what he called his "fish story" to help promote oceanic conservation.Mr. Benchley, who even found himself enduring the wrath of Jacques Cousteau, said repeatedly in later years that he regretted making the great white shark into a villain.

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