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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.

Wine farms and wineries along the Hermanus Wine Route

Wine farms and wineries along the Hermanus Wine Route

The Walker Bay Wine District’s most important road, the Hemel-en-Aarde R320, aligns South Africa’s premium cool climate wine region. It offers visitors to the area the opportunity to experience world-renowned Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and also some of our country’s best Sauvignon Blancs, Shiraz and innovative blends.

The History of Fisherhaven

The History of Fisherhaven

Fisherhaven arose from the Afdaks River farm  - Fisherhaven is a small town in the Western Cape, South Africa on the banks of the Bot River lagoon

Hermanus had thirteen Hotels in the golden and olden days.

Hermanus had thirteen Hotels in the golden and olden days.

List of the Hotels and their locations. Quite amazing that Hermanus hosted so many hotels when it was just a little fishing village.

My Family Activity Bucket list for things to do in Hermanus

My Family Activity Bucket list for things to do in Hermanus

It’s summer holiday and Hermanus has a lot of fun-filled activities suited for families, groups and individuals, ranging from land to water to air activities to offer, here is my “activity bucket list”

Random Photos of Hermanus

Random Photos of Hermanus

Hermanus... a seaside villiage nestled between mountains and the ocean close to the southern tip of Africa.

Photo Gallery of Grotto Beach in Hermanus.

Photo Gallery of Grotto Beach in Hermanus.

The Blue Flag Grotto Beach in Hermanus is one of the most striking South African beaches with its rolling waves, its massive stretch of stunning sandy beach and mountainous backdrop.

Photo Gallery of Voelklip Beach - Hermanus

Photo Gallery of Voelklip Beach - Hermanus

Voelklip Beach in Hermanus has grass terraces, ideal for sunbathing and picnics without the sand.   This is one of my favourite beaches in a which abounds in wonderful spots by the ocean.

History of the Hermanus New Harbour

History of the Hermanus New Harbour

By the end of 1946 the southern breakwater was done, and it was only about ten years later, in 1951 that the new harbour, with its sharp cut into the sea from the headland where the factories today stand, was completed and fully operational.

Two sparrows on the Humblest Coin in South Africa

Two sparrows on the Humblest Coin in South Africa

Women survivors of Boer War Concentration Camps petitioned Prime Minister Jan Smuts to place the emblem of the humble sparrow on South Africa’s humblest coin. The coin would serve as a re- minder of our worth in the eyes of God

Annual aerial survey of southern right whales

Annual aerial survey of southern right whales

The 38th consecutive annual survey of southern right whales and the resulting dataset is one of the longest such datasets available worldwide. This year the survey is being run in conjunction with the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, which has always provided a supportive logistical role in the past.

Five applications where plastic is not fantastic

Five applications where plastic is not fantastic

According to a recent survey South Africa is the world’s 11th worst offender when it comes to releasing plastic wastes into the sea. Even ahead of heavyweight polluter India! Among the top offenders are: ear buds, bottle lids, plastic straws, individual sweet wrappers and expanded polystyrene food packaging.

Enjoy a Fun  Family Trip on the African Penguin Route

Enjoy a Fun Family Trip on the African Penguin Route

 There are two kinds of family activities I absolutely love; the free ones (Don’t we all?) and the activities where we teach our kids to have fun while we invest in their future by investing in the environment- taking care of each other and nature through responsible tourism.

 

Go Rally Cape Town to Hermanus breakfast run during the Whale Festival

Go Rally Cape Town to Hermanus breakfast run during the Whale Festival

Ready, Set, Go - Rally!!! - Starting in Cape Town (location to be announced) and finishing in the picturesque South-Coast town of Hermanus, in the Western Cape, Go Rally brings together some of the finest cars for a memorable journey through winding roads, mountain passes and some of SA’s best driving routes

Genadendal - A small village with a mission in South Africa

Genadendal - A small village with a mission in South Africa

Genadendal translated to English and known as Valley of Grace and was established in 1738 by George Schmidt, a German Missionary, sent by the United Brethren (Moravian Church) to preach the gospel to the Khoi.

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