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Photo by: Riaan Jacobs Photography Nine kilometres from the village of Gansbaai on a scenic route along the coast of the Birkenhead Peninsula you will find the historic  Danger Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse was commissioned on 1 January 1895 after the tragic sinking of the HMS Birkenhead Troopship, on the dreadful night of 26 February…

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…

Photo by: Riaan Jacobs Photography 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…

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