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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.

 10 Reasons to choose Hermanus for your winter holiday!

10 Reasons to choose Hermanus for your winter holiday!

Winter is upon us, and the days are getting shorter and colder. There is no better time to escape the winter blues than plan a family break in Hermanus. We have picked a selection of 10 winter sun holiday activities you can choose to relax and unwind in away from the city buzz.

What to do when you find Stranded Sea turtles

What to do when you find Stranded Sea turtles

On the beaches of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa thousands of loggerhead and leatherbacksea turtles hatch. 
They head to sea and are carried southward by the warm Agulhas Current. Many of these hatchlings find themselves stranded on beaches of the Cape's South Coast.

Bouchard Finlayson Tollman Art Competition -Hermanus Fynarts Festival

Bouchard Finlayson Tollman Art Competition -Hermanus Fynarts Festival

Bouchard Finlayson is inviting entries for the 2019 Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award as part of the Hermanus FynArts Festival. The Tollman family, owners of Bouchard Finlayson, has long been great supporters of the arts in South Africa and is sponsoring the competition for the sixth consecutive year.

Stellenbosch Harvest Parade brings local offerings to visitors

Stellenbosch Harvest Parade brings local offerings to visitors

Winemaking camaraderie caters for traffic-stopping entertainment.Cape minstrels, drum majorettes, merry farm workers, marching brass bands and barrels of fun…Be sure to claim your spot on the pavement when the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch will be invaded by its colourful winemaking community for its annual Harvest Parade on Saturday, 2 February 2019.

Hammerhead Shark Facts in a nutshell

Hammerhead Shark Facts in a nutshell

The unusual structure of the head makes the head look like a hammer, this is why they are known as "Hammerhead sharks". This "hammer" on its head is also known as the "cephalofoil" Since the eyes are positioned on the ends of the cephalofoil, hammerheads are able to see everything around them, including what is under them, and what is above them.

2019 Starts With A Rare Cosmic Event: A Total Lunar Eclipse AND A Super Blood Moon

2019 Starts With A Rare Cosmic Event: A Total Lunar Eclipse AND A Super Blood Moon

On January 20-21, we will witness a rare and special celestial event as the first full moon of 2019, and the first lunar eclipse of 2019 and will be visible in the sky and witnessed by millions of people

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

In pictures - The Horrific aftermath of Overstrand fires raging through Betty's Bay, Hermanus and Franskraal in January 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.

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.

Help jou kind so om hom voor te berei jou vir Graad Een

Help jou kind so om hom voor te berei jou vir Graad Een

Skoolgereedheid is die proses waartydens n kind sy akademiese vaardighede soos spel,skryf, en rekenkunde ontwikkel. Hierdie voorbereiding is geskoei op die kind se gereedheid vir formele leer en is die basis waarop onderrig kan plaasvind.

Hier is n paar wenke oe jou kind kan help om die aanpassing makliker te maak.

#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.

Here is How to Have a truly South African Braai

Here is How to Have a truly South African Braai

Unlike an American barbecue, the South African braai is more than just a method of food preparation—it’s a way of life—and it’s a social event that gathers people around a fire to eat, drink and tell stories for hours.

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.

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