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Hermanus has the only Whale Crier in the world. The Whale Crier walks through the streets of Hermanus blowing codes on his kelp horn to tell people where whales have been seen. The key to these code is on the sandwich board he wears. The Whale Crier walks about from 10am to 4pm every day…

For over a century, people have sailed across the lagoon or traveled the old ox-wagon to visit the abandoned “Spookhuis” (Afrikaans for Spook House). Some camped on the grassy shore by the old stone homestead and told scary stories in the moonlit nights. Evidence of their passage is seen engraved throughout the plaster walls, one…

This quaint little museum is situated on the beach at Franskraal, near Gansbaai. It is a private museum funded and owned by Jan & SD Fourie, born and bred Strandvelders. The Strandveld is the region along the coast from Hermanus to the mouth of the Breede River. Jan and SD have a passion and thorough…

The towns of the Overstrand have a rich historical background. This is reflected in the churches and buildings and much is done to maintain their appeal while still encouraging development and growth. Many of the buildings date back to the 18th and 19th century and have been declared national monuments. There are fine examples of…

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