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Hermanus, the world's foremost land based whale watching destination, is a thriving holiday resort offering residents and holiday makers all modern amenities, yet retaining its fisherman's village charm. The popular resort town of Hermanus, situated between mountain and sea, has gained world-wide recognition as the world's foremost land based whale watching destination. This has resulted in the former fishing village showing a tremendous growth over the last few years.

The Gingerbread House at The Marine Hermanus

The Gingerbread House at The Marine Hermanus

This will be the fourth year in a row that Chef Tronette has baked and built a gingerbread house for The Marine – along with a generous lashing of Christmas cookies for visitors - a feat which has now become an annual institution for the hotel and a highlight of the Hermanus festive season.

What is a sea glass beach?

What is a sea glass beach?

Sea glass begins as normal shards of broken glass that are then persistently tumbled and ground until the sharp edges are smoothed and rounded.  How is Sea Glass Formed?  What are Sea Glasses Colors? Where do you find sea glass?

Yes, you can give a pet as a Christmas gift.

Yes, you can give a pet as a Christmas gift.

The idea of giving a pet as a Christmas present used to be frowned upon. But far from dismissing the idea, animal welfare groups now support the practice of gifting a pet for Christmas – so long as it’s done the right way.

5 Reasons why Beach Therapy is good for you

5 Reasons why Beach Therapy is good for you

There is something about a beach holiday that leaves you blissfully relaxed, happy and rejuvenated. And the best is that it works for people across ages. If you’ve stayed away from the beach for too long, here are 5 reasons you should choose a seaside holiday to get some beach therapy. 

Latest news about the Wild Horses at Rooisand Nature Reserve, near Kleinmond

Latest news about the Wild Horses at Rooisand Nature Reserve, near Kleinmond

All horses have been gently encouraged off and are now to be found either in the Rooisand or Kleinmond Vlei areas.   The Rooisand horses have roamed the Lamloch swamps for many decades. They are heritage horses which belong to no one and yet belong to everyone.

Today [11 November 2018] marks 100 years since the Armistice was signed in November 1918, bringing an end to the First World War.

Today [11 November 2018] marks 100 years since the Armistice was signed in November 1918, bringing an end to the First World War.

Memorial services, parades and seas of red poppies pay tribute to the soldiers who laid down their lives a century ago. We salute you!
In Hermanus this memorial service was held at the War Memorial - just above the Old Harbour

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Bouchard Finlayson 2013 Tête de Cuvée Galpin Peak Pinot Noir takes gold medal at the international Six Nations Wine Challenge 2018

Bouchard Finlayson 2013 Tête de Cuvée Galpin Peak Pinot Noir takes gold medal at the international Six Nations Wine Challenge 2018

The 2013 vintage of Bouchard Finlayson’s iconic Tête de Cuvée Galpin Peak Pinot Noir has scored a gold medal in the Six Nations Wine Challenge 2018, in a prestigious line-up of the best ‘New World Wines’.

"Melkkos", a traditional South African Recipe

Melkkos (milk food) is one of those South African heritage dishes you remember from your childhood in grandma's kitchen and "Melkkos" is one of my favourite dishes ever.  It is a dish with its main ingredient being milk, to which you add some flour and butter.

All roads lead to the Hermanus Whale Festival this coming weekend [28 - 30 September 2018]

All roads lead to the Hermanus Whale Festival this coming weekend [28 - 30 September 2018]

Avoid the heavy traffic congestion during 27th annual Hermanus Whale Festival. Download one of 3 routes into Hermanus from Cape Town on your mobile device.

Bouchard Finlayson celebrates world Pinor Noir day on 18 August 2018

Bouchard Finlayson celebrates world Pinor Noir day on 18 August 2018

Bouchard Finlayson winemakers Chris Albrecht and Peter Finlayson will be celebrating and honouring World Pinot Noir Day on Saturday 18 August 2018 with a tasting of the award-winning Galpin Peak 2016. This vintage has received recognition world-wide, not only as South Africa’s Best Pinot Noir, but also as South Africa’s Best Red Wine (IWC - International Wine Challenge 2018).

African Olive-pigeon (Geelbekbosduif) in the Overberg

African Olive-pigeon (Geelbekbosduif) in the Overberg

A large pigeon with conspicuous yellow eye-patch - legs and feet. It is dark purplish-grey spotted with white - has a grey crown and blackish tail. They are somewhat nomadic seasonally - depending on fruiting of trees. Seen in the picnic area and also at the specimen hut at Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Uncommon resident.

African Hoopoe - (Overberg Birds)

African Hoopoe - (Overberg Birds)

In the garden area of Fernkloof this easily identifiable bird can be seen probing the ground for insects. It is a bright rufous coloured bird with conspicuous black-tipped crest and wings barred black and white. The crest is briefly raised when the bird settles or when alarmed. The bill is long - thin and slightly de-curved. Common resident.  This cuckoo is seldom seen as it sits still for long periods and calls from a hidden perch high inside a tree. The Afrikaans name “Piet-my-vrou” is onomatopoeic.

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