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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.

Naval Sonar Is Killing And Beaching Whales

Naval Sonar Is Killing And Beaching Whales

We have known for a long time that naval sonar has devastating effects on marine life but just exactly how it leads to sickness and death was a mystery till now. Research now proves that decompression sickness can, in fact, occur in marine mammals.

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.

Cape Town’s Bloubergstrand is South Africa’s most Instagrammable place

Cape Town’s Bloubergstrand is South Africa’s most Instagrammable place

Big 7 Travel team recently announced the official list of the Top 50 Most Instagrammable Countries In The World 2019, and beautiful South Africa came in 5th place.

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.

All indications suggest that a meteor entered the Earth’s atmosphere above the Western Cape last night [16 January 2019] around 20h15.

All indications suggest that a meteor entered the Earth’s atmosphere above the Western Cape last night [16 January 2019] around 20h15.

A bright light trail could be seen from Malmesbury to Gansbaai in the Overberg. “This is a rare event for the Western Cape although meteor sightings are quite common across the globe,” says SANSA Researcher, Dr Pieter Kotze. “We are fairly certain that it was a meteor which most likely burnt up in the atmosphere and did not hit the ground.”

If you make wine, you sell time in a bottle

If you make wine, you sell time in a bottle

Wine is increasingly a sort of liquid time. Do not underestimate the connotation that people associate with your wine. You should cherish these concepts in your communication where your products are associated with the mind stories that are able to become part of the life of those who buy your wine. 

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.

First day at school Try these 6  tips to get back on track

First day at school Try these 6 tips to get back on track

We've all had a lovely Christmas and new year - but it's time to get back to reality and return to work and school. So how do you get them back on track and focused for the new year?  Here are a few basic tips to help them.

Weet jy wat is vonkelwyn?

Weet jy wat is vonkelwyn?

Dit is die borrels, bo en behalwe die unieke smaak en voorkoms, wat vonkelwyn verhef tot  ʼn heel ander klas as enige ander wyn. Vir eeue lank reeds word die werêld  betower deur die mistiek van vonkelwyn en misterie van sy borrels.

Boating rules and regulations on the Klein River

Boating rules and regulations on the Klein River

Boating rules and regulations on the Klein River will be strictly enforced - as usual - and transgressions will result in the withdrawal of permits from transgressors. KRAB will be assisted in this regard by Overstrand’s Law Enforcement patrol craft. 

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