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25 Feb

Pick n Pay partners to ‘save the whales’ with MRI Whale Unit

'Save the Whales’ is more than another call by environmental activists. The retail giant Pick n Pay has partnered with the University of Pretoria's (UP) Mammal Research Institute (MRI) Whale Unit to create their latest unique reusable bag to raise funds and create more awareness about the research of the Whale Unit on the southern right whales. The bags, with beautiful photos of whales, include the names of the 11 southern right whales tagged in October 2023. Customers can learn more about the cause through a QR code on the bag,...

22 Jan

Cape Winemakers Guild new Overstrand Members

The Cape Winemakers Guild has two new members, namely Emul Ross from Hamilton Russell Vineyards and John Seccombe from Thorne and Daughters. Samantha O’Keefe of Lismore will be taking over as Cape Winemakers Guild’s Chair from Gordon Newton Johnson, while JD Pretorius of Warwick steps into the role of Vice Chair. In the last 12 months, the Guild has lost Boela Gerber, who left Groot Constantia to take up a position in Virginia, USA while Carel Nel of Boplaas changed status from member to non-producing member. [caption id="attachment_11183" align="aligncenter" width="653"] John Seccombe, Samantha O’Keefe...

17 Jan

Visit Perlemoen: Hermanus’ award winning restaurant

A trip to Hermanus wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Perlemoen, an award-winning restaurant situated in the first abalone hatchery in Hermanus’ Old Harbour, offering the most spectacular views and the freshest abalone. Perlemoen Restaurant earned its stripes in the culinary world when it won the prestigious La Liste ‘World Hidden Gem’ award in December 2022 and gives true meaning to the saying ‘Come for the food, stay for the view.’ La Liste is an international online restaurant guide and app that aggregates recommendations and reviews to put together a...

17 Jan

Be whisked away on a romantic escape at Canvas Collective Africa

As we reach the middle of January in what seems like the blink of an eye, another blink will see the month of love arriving, which means it’s time to start planning some romance (ooh la la). If you’re looking for a romantic escape, you may want to consider whisking your partner away for an all-inclusive luxury glamping getaway in the picturesque Hemel-en-Aarde Valley with Canvas Collective Africa. Situated in a breathtaking pine forest on the 300-hectare family-run Glen Oakes Farm just two hours out of Cape Town, Canvas Collective Africa’s luxury...

19 Jun

Hermanus local golden boy wins

Hermanus’ golden boy has done it again! Tristan Roberts, crowned the IBC Bodyboarding World Champion last year, started this year’s tour on a high note when he won the first competition, at Antofagasta Chile, on Sunday. “As an athlete I devote my life to this sport,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “Day in, day out. I am a true believer in hard work paying off. It always does, eventually. “I do believe the day I cannot dedicate 100% of myself to this sport as I do now is the day I walk...

19 Jun

Stanford – sleeping beauty of the Overberg

When you head to the Overberg, you’ll have heard of Hermanus as the ‘Whale watching capital of the world’ and that Gansbaai on the other end of the bay is the ‘shark-cage diving capital of the world.’ Situated between these two towns, Stanford has created a destination not tied to the comings and goings of marine life, which seem to be too easily scurried away by a marauding pair of orcas going by the names of Port and Starboard. Instead, Stanford invites you to do exactly what it has been doing while...

19 Jun

Where to watch sip snack and stay this whale season

It is not every day that you see a whale. And there are even fewer days where you can see one from your bed. But in Hermanus, the holiday town known for its whale watching opportunities – this is more than feasible, with guest houses and hotels overlooking Walker Bay. With Botrivier and Kleinmond to the West, and Stanford just a stone’s throw to the East, the destination presents boundless opportunities for nature lovers, food enthusiasts, and fans of cool climate wines to explore and relax in the abundant surroundings. And now...

19 Jun

Hassen Adams focus on Hemel-en-Aarde with Nadeson Park Stud and an eco-village development in the same area outside Hermanus.

One of South Africa’s leading thoroughbred breeders and an astute businessman, Hassen Adams is known as the man with the midas touch and besides being bullish and excited about Nadeson Park’s high quality draft for Friday’s CRS Winter Mixed Sale, he also has some exciting plans to develop his stud farm. Hassen presents lot 1 at 11h00 and is enthusiastic as he has ever been about his breeding operation after retiring in December 2019 from a lifetime of community and business life, as well as holding office in horseracing. His lengthy CV...

19 Jun

De Lille welcomes Overstrand graduates to the tourism industry

In anticipation of Youth Day tomorrow (June 16), South African Minister of Tourism Patricia de Lille attended a youth graduation ceremony in Hermanus today, where 42 young people from the Overstrand municipality graduated from a Food Safety Quality Assurers Programme provided by the Department of Tourism. “Days such as this excite me as we are making an investment into our tourism sector now and for the future. Our young people are not only the future, they are also the present jewels of our nation and we must do all we can...