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Cape Whale Coast
27 Aug

Weg Tydskrif September 2020

the 100,000 hectare UNESCO designated Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve is home to the most complex biodiversity on our planet with more than 1,880 different plant species ...

Cape Whale Coast
27 Aug

2020 Absa Top 10 Pinotage

Stanford winery, Springfontein, made it to the finals of the annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition. The Single Vineyard Jonathan's Ridge Pinotage 2016 is made by local winemaker Tariro Masayiti from fruit grown on Springfontein under the wine of origin appellation of Walker Bay. There are 20 finalists and we hope that Tariro's Pinotage wins a spot on the coveted Top 10 listing. ...

Cape Whale Coast
18 Aug

Hermanus Ready to Welcome Visitors – Travel Local SA

HERMANUS READY TO WELCOME VISITORS - TRAVEL LOCAL SA This week visitors to Hermanus will be welcomed by a tablecloth-and-bedding banner, displayed in the Old Harbour. This “hospitality flag”, stitched together from squeaky clean linen by tourism business owners, is a warm invitation to visitors from across the Western Cape. The innovative banner signals that Hermanus is collectively open for business. It also symbolises the town’s commitment to offering visitors the best of the Whale Coast in a safe, hygienic environment. Hermanus boasts world-class tourism experiences for domestic travellers The Southern Right...

Cape Whale Coast
9 Jul

On the Trail – Hermanus, South Africa

Overstrand Hermanus gained status as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy in 2019. Our food and beverages that range from wine to beer, gin, grappa and mineral water are no secret and the National Geographic has a special feature on our region and its offerings in the July/August 2020 edition. ...

Cape Whale Coast
25 Jun

KykNet Film Production on the Cape Whale Coast (20 June 2020)

While leisure travel is not allowed under Level 3 Lockdown regulations, filming is permitted. The Cape Whale Coast had a freelance film team visiting and look forward to seeing our irresistibly beautiful region on TV soon. Frankie Opperman Productions and Bonanza Films visited the Cape Whale Coast filming the next series of a popular adventure show featuring Erns Grundling. We caught up with Erns and the team at VBs in Sandbaai where they were eating pizzas, at Hermanus Old Harbour with Anton Verhoogt of Fisherman's Cottage and on their way to...

Cape Whale Coast
20 Nov

The most charming towns and small cities in South Africa

South Africa is home to a diverse landscape that comprises everything from pristine beaches, rugged mountains and craggy cliffs, to dense forests, crystal-clear lagoons and lush winelands. Interspersed around this varied topography are a vast number of towns and cities, each boasting their own unique character and cultural identity. Read More...

Cape Whale Coast
8 Nov

Overstrand gets nod from UNESCO

The Overstrand has a brand-new and unique accolade to add to its already impressive list of reasons why the Whale Coast is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) last week announced that the Overstrand has been designated as Africa’s first Gastronomy Creative City. The Overstrand has been designated as the first Gastronomy Creative City in Africa, joining Cape Town and Durban as the only other two cities in South Africa to be included, respectively, as designated Creative Cities in Design...

Cape Whale Coast
4 Oct

Hermanus eyed for Unesco Status

Hermanus has applied to become South Africa’s first Unesco City of Gastronomy. The bid is led by former head of Afrikaans at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Darryl David, who believes the town has the potential to win. In 2017, he also led the bid which garnered the status of South Africa’s first Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) City of Literature to Durban. According to David, this is where the bug first bit, and then he decided to tackle gastronomy. He said the first three towns that came to mind...