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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

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.

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.

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. 

Latest news about the Wild Horses at Rooisand Nature Reserve, near Kleinmond

Latest news about the Wild Horses at Rooisand Nature Reserve, near Kleinmond

All horses have been gently encouraged off and are now to be found either in the Rooisand or Kleinmond Vlei areas.   The Rooisand horses have roamed the Lamloch swamps for many decades. They are heritage horses which belong to no one and yet belong to everyone.

Today [11 November 2018] marks 100 years since the Armistice was signed in November 1918, bringing an end to the First World War.

Today [11 November 2018] marks 100 years since the Armistice was signed in November 1918, bringing an end to the First World War.

Memorial services, parades and seas of red poppies pay tribute to the soldiers who laid down their lives a century ago. We salute you!
In Hermanus this memorial service was held at the War Memorial - just above the Old Harbour

The famous Hermanus Cliff Path

The famous Hermanus Cliff Path

The Hermanus cliff path hugs the coastline and offers a 12km path for walkers and hikers alike. Start near the new harbour and enjoy a visual journey along the beautiful rugged coastline to Grotto beach, this path offers many benches to sit and watch the whales or to enjoy ocean views.

Hermanus Tide table from 10 Nov to 19 Nov 2017

Tidal prediction (tables and graphs) for Hermanus, including sunrise and sunset times

Ben se Fordjie

Ben se Fordjie

Dit is volgens alle rekords is Oom  Ben se 1930 Fordjie die enigste linkerstuur 1930 Fordtjie in die land. Oom Danie Loubser was absoluut oortuig daarvan dat die motor vanuit 'n Argentynse vis-fabriekskip in die Gansbaai Hawe afgelaai is.

Look out for these 2 tell-tales to spot a hidden whale

Look out for these 2 tell-tales to spot a hidden whale

Two obvious tell tales left by the whales will let you enjoy priceless holiday memories! Have a whale of a time!

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