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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....

2 Dec

Local restaurant scooped up a prestigious international award

Our little Hermanus gem, Perlemoen, has just been recognized as a 'World Hidden Gem' with a La Liste award announced at a gala dinner in Paris, France. In the short time since opening their doors at the bottom of Hermanus Old Harbour in April this year Perlemoen has entered the big league to be acknowledged as the only restaurant on the African continent to make this list. Well done Jannie and team! Our hearts beat with pride as you confirmed our UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy status. #unescogastronomy #unescocreativecity #laliste1000 #gastronomy ...

25 Oct

Beyond Cape Town: six of the best places to explore on four wheels in South Africa

There’s nothing like the thrill of the open road, and when those roads take you to sun-drenched vineyards, through majestic mountain ranges, along deserted beaches and even into protected reserves where lions laze and elephants roam, then the thrills really are something special. All this makes South Africa the ultimate road trip destination. The well-maintained roads are signed in English, and they drive on the left, so Brits find getting behind the wheel a cinch. Getting there is easy too; British Airways flies direct from London to Cape Town, Johannesburg and...

21 Oct

The Top Ten Things to do in Gansbaai

The places known as Shark Alley and Dyer Island are synonymous with Gansbaai shark cage diving. Three hours from Cape Town, Gansbaai offers one of the best shark cage diving experiences, diving with the bronze whaler sharks. But what else does Gansbaai have to offer. The area is well known for its whale watching between June to November. There are boat-based whale charters departing from Kleinbaai daily. The Southern Right Whale Season is normally from June – December, but the rest of the year, one can occasionally see Humpback and Bryde’s...

29 Sep

A New Stanford Market Takes Shape

A New Stanford Market Takes Shape …and that shape is Square. Stanford, known for its historic architecture, meandering river and impressive collection of antique, second hand and vintage stores is now adding another attraction – a brand new market which may well put Stanford on the map as the “village of markets”. Launching on 01 October is the Stanford Square Market where locals and visitors alike can look forward to an “Eclectic array of stalls including food, thrifting, handmade, cosmetics and craft beverages” says Susan Brent, owner of Journey – a boutique clothing...