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Cape Whale Coast
7 May

First Fridays, the social event in Hermanus for art lovers

First Fridays, the social event in Hermanus for art lovers Talk to gallerists, art lovers and drink wine from this famous region Experience the Hermanus Art Walk at night on First Fridays, a monthly event in which all 22 galleries in the town remain open until 8.30 pm. The trendy event draws people from all walks of life, who meet and mingle with respected gallerists and marvel at works of South African masters and up-and-coming talent. You can do the art walk any day of the week, just pick up a map at...

Cape Whale Coast
16 Apr


I ♥️ Hermanus campaign started as an online campaign with the creation of many colourful murals in the CBD and at businesses in Onrus and Voëlklip. The local community and visitors opted in and have been sharing photographs taken against the wall art backdrops since December 2020. The campaign is supported with stickers and t-shirts. Seeing restaurant staff in their I ♥️ Hermanus t-shirts lifts the atmosphere and results in immediate smiles, generating much needed positivity. This initiative is now rolled out to #I ♥️ Hermanus Because...

Cape Whale Coast
16 Apr

Gansbaai, South Africa: The Complete Guide

Located in the Overberg District of South Africa’s spectacularly beautiful Western Cape province, Gansbaai is a popular tourist destination on the Cape Whale Coast. Although it made its mark in decades past as an important fishing town, it is now famous for its shark diving industry, magnificent fynbos scenery, and excellent farm-to-table cuisine. Gansbaai’s History Archaeological evidence found at nearby Klipgat Cave shows that the area around Gansbaai has been inhabited by humans and their ancestors for more than 80,000 years. More recently it was a stronghold for the pastoralist Khoi tribe,...

Cape Whale Coast
18 Mar

Carina Bruwer – 1st to swim across Walker Bay

Capetonian musician Carina Bruwer partnered with Tribuo Artist Relief Fund to become the first person to swim 21km across Walker Bay from Hermanus Old Harbour to Stanford’s Cove. She completed this swim in a time of 6:36 with water temperatures ranging between 17.5 and 19°C. The Tribuo Fund – is a private, non-profit fund providing relief to South African freelance artists and members of associated industries who have lost source of income during the Covid-19 lockdown and post-lockdown phases. Hermanus de Vries of Walker Bay Adventures assisted with the coordination...

Cape Whale Coast
8 Mar

Trip Planner

Planning a trip to Stanford? Here are a few ideas to get you going. Did you know Grootbos is only 2 hours away from Cape Town and promises a retreat in nature to nurture any ailment ...

Cape Whale Coast
27 Feb


Spend the day in Hermanus with multi-faceted media personality, Candice Modiselle and her close friend and radio host, Melo Maoka, on their adventure-packed girls day out. The beautiful coastal town of Hermanus sets the scene for an Insider SA adventure with two great friends, Candice Modiselle and Melo Maoka. Candice is a multi-talented creative who has achieved success in radio and television, while Melo is a banker and popular radio personality. For their first activity, Candice and Melo take to the treetops for a ziplining tour over the forest. Despite being petrified of heights, Melo found herself...

Cape Whale Coast
4 Jan

Braai time with The Cousin: Barry Hilton lights our fire

South Africa's favourite Cousin rustles up four side dishes for a fireside feast. Barry Hilton never needs an excuse to make a fire — and apart from a decades-long career as one of South Africa’s best-loved comedians, he has also built up the hugely popular, tongue-in-cheek ‘Nou Gaan Ons Braai’ brand. The South African caught up with Barry at his home in Hermanus, which he shares with his wife, Sandy, and youngest son Jack, 10. Barry is also sharing the recipes for his favourite braai dishes: A festive layered salad; sweetcorn fritters;...