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Shark Week is a big let-down. But sharks are still super cute!

Shark Week is a big let-down. But sharks are still super cute!

We don't approve of the fake news but we shamelessly exploit Discovery Channel's Shark Week hype to share our favourite fun facts about these brilliant and bizarre creatures. The best part is, it's are all true.

Where to Stay in Hermanus? Check availability and book accommodation online.

Where to Stay in Hermanus? Check availability and book accommodation online.

Check availability and book online.  Accommodation in Hermanus, Southern Africa. Hermanus Hotels, Villas, Guest Houses, Apartments, Self Catering, Holiday houses, Holiday apartments and Bed & Breakfast accommodation in South Africa.

5 original ways to explore Hermanus on foot

Even if you are a regular visitor to Hermanus, you may well be enticed into enjoying one of these special walking tours, each offering the chance to gain more knowledge while, at the same time, exploring this wonderful, and very walkable, town. Here are five original ways to explore Hermanus on foot.

 

Coast to Coast, beaches along the Hangklip-Kleinmond Shoreline in South Africa

Coast to Coast, beaches along the Hangklip-Kleinmond Shoreline in South Africa

Punctuated with golden beaches ranging from tiny to never-ending, the Hangklip coastline is an absolute paradise for outdoor enthusiasts offering pristine beaches and a selection of activities to suit all age groups.  This coastline is an absolute paradise for angling, snorkeling, scuba diving, sand and surf sports.

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”

Minister’s quick action on shark-cage diving, whale watching

Minister’s quick action on shark-cage diving, whale watching

The extension of current permits will ensure that boat-based whale watching and White shark cage-diving activities continue as usual.

Hermanus, Aerial Photo Gallery

Hermanus, Aerial Photo Gallery

A Bird's view of the popular coastal town called Hermanus

“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.

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.

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...

8 Wine farms and wineries along the Stanford Wine Route

8 Wine farms and wineries along the Stanford Wine Route

The Stanford Wine Route in South Africa is an up and coming area in the Overberg. Wine Estates here are producing award winning, cool climate wines.

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