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3 May

Hermanus Camino continues to grow in popularity

The Hermanus Camino continues to grow in popularity and 2023 is turning out to be a great camino year. This incredibly beautiful slackpacking route takes 6 days and offers a great variety of flora, wildlife and a bird’s eye view of Walker Bay, Stanford and the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. The organisers of the Hermanus Camino and their support staff have been praised by the Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, for developing a well thought-out walk that offers something unique to people enjoying the outdoors and who appreciate their natural surroundings. Mayor Rabie said...

26 Apr

The Ultimate Adventure Guide to The Overberg

Nature’s adrenaline-pumping playground awaits… Stretching east from the Elgin Valley, and spread between fynbos-covered mountains and a bewitching coast, the Overberg packs in a mix of just about every imaginable kind of natural environment. Lined with vast beaches, tall dunes and craggy tidal pools, its varied seaside destinations are made for play and discovery – whales famously gather here annually to calve. Head inland a bit, and those hills are ribbed with hiking routes and MTB trails, strung with ziplines and sprinkled with waterfalls, forests and rivers dotted with rock pools....

19 Apr

Arts galore at festival in Hermanus

Gear up for a jam-packed opening weekend at The FynArts As well as the presentation of the Legacy Award to Pieter-Dirk Uys by Christopher Hope, and a performance by Uys on Sunday 11 June. You can look forward to a programme that includes the following highlights: Opening Concert – performed by the festival orchestra conducted by Richard Cock on Friday 9 June at 18:30 at the Dutch Reformed church, Hermanus. It will showcase two talented musicians studying at UCT, Pieter Joubert (violin) and Ashlin Grobbelaar (cello). The two will perform well-known works...

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....

22 Dec

On Tuesday 20 December 2022 the Overstrand remembered Sir Robert Stanford on the 145th anniversary of his death.

Born in 1806 in Ballinastanford Ireland, serving in the British army and choosing to settle on the farm Kleine Riviers Vallei where Stanford is today. As a heritage village Stanford offers quiet charm, a flourishing farming community with many artists keeping the town vibrant. Thank you to Jarleth Sweeney for visiting all the way from Ireland and reminding us of the rich history of Stanford. ...

9 Dec

Stanford connections

A business trip to South Africa provided Irish automotive publisher and group editor Jarlath Sweeney the opportunity to visit Stanford and trace the steps of Sir Robert Stanford. Jarlath’s interest in the heritage village of Stanford stems from the fact that he lives in Claremorris close to Ballinastanford, in the heart of County Mayo where Sir Robert Stanford was born in 1806. This was Jarlath’s third visit to South Africa but first to the Overberg. From first impression he noted the similarity between the landscape surrounding Stanford and the mountains...