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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...

17 Mar

Cycling for friends, family

They are Hermanus’s pride and joy . . . and it is proof not all heroes in Hermanus wear capes – they mountain bike instead. For Almarie Hugo, her second Cape Epic will be even more memorable than her first last year. “I’m doing it with my son, Neil,” she said. “I don’t know how many mother-and-son teams there are, but it’s very special for me. “He is a marine engineer for Maersk, and so he works offshore for three months and then two months on shore. He has actually been putting...

13 Feb

Top Ten Attractions in and around Hermanus.

Hermanus, is a town on the southern coast of the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is known for Southern Right whale watching during the southern winter to spring seasons, and is a popular retirement location. In Hermanus you will find some beautiful attractions that you just cannot miss! Places like Whale Watching In Hermanus, Hoy's Koppie, and Hermanus Cliff Path and many more. Continue scrolling to know more.   Continue reading...

27 Jan

How seafood restaurant Perlemoen in Hermanus is uplifting its community and tackling sustainability

The historic Old Harbour has been Hermanus’s main attraction since it became a fishing port in the 1850s. Now, there is a fresh incentive to head to the water’s edge as it is also home to an award-winning seafood restaurant that is taking the local area by storm – and making waves on the international scene. Perlemoen Restaurant, opened by co-owners head chef Jannie Malherbe and his wife Annabella in May 2022, offers a unique opportunity to taste the delicacy abalone while drinking in the spectacular views of Walker Bay. “It’s about...

20 Jan

Overstrand Activities

May all adventures lead to the Overstrand in 2023. As always we are trying to present a variety of activities to keep all our visitors and residents happily occupied. As the summer weather holds up we highly recommend the Blue Flag Beaches, mountain and coastal walks and visits the nature reserves and botanical garden....