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Cape Whale Coast
2 Aug

British & Irish Lions based at Arabella Hotel

What is life like inside the Lions camp right now? Warren Gatland's side are currently based in the luxurious Arabella Country Estate near the coastal town of Hermanus, which is around a 90-minute drive outside of Cape Town. Boasting one of South Africa's top golf courses, a luxury spa and four stunning pools, it's the ideal location to prepare for the Test series. Continue Reading...

Cape Whale Coast
29 Jul

Space Apps Challenge

Overstrand is proud of Hermanus based South African Space Agency joining NASA as one of ten space agencies to partner for NASA’s 10th annual #SpaceApps Challenge. Register and join the largest hackathon in the world. ...

Cape Whale Coast
8 Jul

Niki Daly – SA Children’s Laurette Award

Kleinmond resident Niki Daly (75) was awarded the very first SA CHILDREN'S LAUREATE AWARD. Granted by UWC's Faculty of Education and SA FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE for his lifelong contribution to children's literature as a writer and an illustrator!  ...

Cape Whale Coast
2 Jul

SLOWMO Travel along Cape South Coast

Article on slower and more mindful travel written by Marguerite van Wyk in Sarie, July/August 2021. With the upward trend in domestic travel comes the need to slow down, stop at small rural villages and farm stalls, meditate and hike. The article singles out Hermanus, Stanford, Gansbaai and De Kelders where the Klipgat Cave leads visitors down 200 steps to where the KhoiKhoi lived 2000 years ago. I am sending picture via telegram....

Cape Whale Coast
14 Jun

The 5 best towns in South Africa for Digital Nomads

Cape Town has recently been named on a number of lists as one of the best cities in the world for remote working. This is good news for the city, which is targeting digital nomads as part of their overall destination marketing strategy. Yet many locals are moving the other way. There’s a growing number of South Africans who are looking towards ‘semigration’ to take them away from their traditional offices in big cities and into permanently remote working scenarios. And they’re doing this not only to change their work habits...

Cape Whale Coast
7 Jun

World Environment Day 2021

World Environmental Day is celebrated on 5 June, annually to encourage awareness and environmental protection. The day is all about clean-ups and in the Overstrand we had been doing much to bin trash and keep our environment as clean as possible. We have photos from  Hawston, Hermanus CBD and High Street, Zwelihle and Onrus tidying up well. #Reimage #Restore #Recreate  ...

Cape Whale Coast
7 Jun

Things To Do in Stanford in Winter

Winter is our secret season as the weather holds up and allows for hikes along the Klein River and a stroll around town browsing at the many antique shops. Wine, beer, gin and grappa tasing is an add-on when coffee is simply not enough. Have a look at what we suggest for winter days in Stanford. Click to continue reading  ...

Cape Whale Coast
18 May

Between mountain and sea

I count myself fortunate to have been able to experience the natural beauty of the Kogelberg, both as a child and an adult, working with WWF South Africa to secure as much as possible of its biodiversity and surrounds for the benefit of people and nature. © Andrea Weiss Looking back towards Clarence Drive, the road that carves its way between mountain and sea to the coastal towns of Rooiels, Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond in the Kogelberg. Home is where the heart is With its high mountain peaks, rugged kloofs, sometimes wild...

Cape Whale Coast
17 May

Records Tumble for Trautman and Watkinson at the 2021 Race2Stanford

Matt Trautman and Annah Watkinson raced to victory in the 2021 Race2Stanford, presented by SEESA, on Saturday 24 April. Both set course records for the challenging 113-kilomtre (70.3-mile) route, which started in Hermanus and finished in the nearby village of Stanford. Pristine weather, on the early Autumn day, made for perfect racing conditions allowing elite and age group triathletes alike to push for personal best times. As the warm sun rose over the breathlessly calm ocean, in Walker Bay, 250 brave athletes swam out into the turquoise New Harbour. A 1 900-metre...