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Cape Whale Coast
5 Oct

Caption: Good News for Overberg Rentals

Ciska de Vries, short-let rental agent for Seeff Hermanus said they are already about 85% booked out for December and January. “This year has been a surprise with bookings in Hermanus tripling, some homes have even quadrupled in booking conversions,” she added. She said further that guests have more downtime with extended school holidays and lockdown periods and guests have been eager for mini breakaways. 90% of bookings are local South Africans with only about 10% international, mostly from Europe and a few from the US. Prices have remained fairly flat with...

Cape Whale Coast
4 Oct

A weekend in Hermanus

Way more than just Whales We recently spent a weekend in Hermanus, and fell in love with the town all over again. Hermanus is happening – art, restaurants, the beach, and of course the area’s most famous visitors, Southern Right Whales. At only an hour and a half away from Cape Town, we asked ourselves why we don’t visit Hermanus more often. The area is a pleasure to explore year-round, not only during whale season....

Cape Whale Coast
13 Sep

Franschhoek to Hermanus in a day

The Race to the Sea covered 100 miles on gravel from Franschhoek to Hermanus. A rider’s dream (they say!). The event took place on 4 September with a route of 164km to finish at Benguela Cove, Hermanus. Continue reading...

Cape Whale Coast
7 Sep

Kfm Best of the Cape Awards: Overberg Winners

The 2021 Kfm Best of the Cape Awards recognised local businesses, entrepreneurs, places, people, activities and services in 30 categories.  The Overberg had finalists in 11 categories and won 6 categories: Adventure – Southern Right Charters, Hermanus Corner Shop – Soetmuisberg, Bredasdorp Farm Stall – Houw Hoek, Bot River Market – Hermanus Country Market Pet friendly eatery - The Milkwood Restaurant and Beach Hut, Onrus Wedding Venue – Murasie, Baardskeerdersbos The competition brought acknowledgement to the business owners and staff who have worked hard during extremely tough conditions the past 18...

Cape Whale Coast
6 Sep

CapeNature Access Week 13 – 20 September 2021

September marks Tourism Month and CapeNature invites you to join in the celebrations. The entity will provide free access to the public during its 7th annual Access Week, from 13 - 20 September 2021. This once-in-a-year opportunity gives visitors a chance to participate in activities ranging from experiencing historical cultural sites, hiking, picnicking to mountain biking and birdwatching. Visitors to CapeNature will enjoy free day entry (excluding overnight stays) at the reserves in the Overberg.  The waiver will NOT apply to the Whale Trail, select landowners, partners, or concessions (including canopy...

Cape Whale Coast
6 Sep

Hermanus Accommodation as per Inside Guide

Occupying pride of place on Walker Bay’s spectacular sunshine coast, Hermanus is widely known as the best land-based whale-watching destination in the world! There is an impressive array of places to stay, excellent seafood restaurants to feast at, a sprinkling of bars, quirky boutiques and galleries, and a bountiful Saturday morning farmer’s market that brims with the freshest and most delicious local produce in the area. Continue reading...