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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.

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.

Whale Watching in Hermanus

Whale Watching in Hermanus

Hermanus is known as the land based whale capital of the world...  from the cliffs, a boat or from the air. 

Playing Golf in Hermanus on a premier 27-hole golf course

Playing Golf in Hermanus on a premier 27-hole golf course

Hermanus Golf Course offers the keen golfer 27 incredible holes of golf.   The Hermanus golf course is set in magnificent scenery with views of the sea and a backdrop of the mountains.

The Grand Old Lady, also known as the Marine Hotel in Hermanus

The Grand Old Lady, also known as the Marine Hotel in Hermanus

During the 1920s the Marine with its ballroom became extremely popular and many wealthy and famous people stayed there for  holidays.

Hermanus buzz on a Saturday Morning

Hermanus buzz on a Saturday Morning

I was kept very busy in Hermanus on Saturday morning.  There were so many activities I battled to fit it all in.

Hermanus gets ready for whale of a time

Hermanus gets ready for whale of a time

They have penguins, they have sharks, they have dolphins and seals but the main stars of this weekend are, of course, the whales. The rush to the whale coast is on, as the 24th annual Hermanus Whale Festival starts on Friday 2nd till Sunday 24 October 2015.

Die Wonderwerk van die Mayflower (vissersboot) in Hermanus 1901

Die Wonderwerk van die Mayflower (vissersboot) in Hermanus 1901

Die dorp slaap nog rustig. In die baai beweeg ses man rond om visgerei en boot reg te kry.  Dis om en by halfdrie toe hulle die Mayflower vissersboot in die water stoot.

The Paradise Seeker, a music eco-thriller for all ages at The Hermanus Whale Festival

Is the story of Oliver, a brave young otter, and his family who leave their Hermanus lagoon to escape pollution and dwindling food to seek a rumoured Paradise Island where no humans interfere.

#Whale Coast Conservation exhibit @ #Hermanus #WhaleFestival 2015

#Whale Coast Conservation exhibit @ #Hermanus #WhaleFestival 2015

Shark Egg Case Project  - Citizens, school groups, intern groups and Working for the Coast employees contribute to scientific knowledge about sharks by collecting...

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