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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 History of Fisherhaven

The History of Fisherhaven

Fisherhaven arose from the Afdaks River farm  - Fisherhaven is a small town in the Western Cape, South Africa on the banks of the Bot River lagoon

Hermanus had thirteen Hotels in the golden and olden days.

Hermanus had thirteen Hotels in the golden and olden days.

List of the Hotels and their locations. Quite amazing that Hermanus hosted so many hotels when it was just a little fishing village.

My Family Activity Bucketlist for things to do in Hermanus

My Family Activity Bucketlist for things to do in Hermanus

It’s summer holiday and Hermanus has a lot of fun-filled activities suited for families, groups and individuals, ranging from land to water to air activities to offer, here is my “activity bucket list”

History of the Hermanus New Harbour

By the end of 1946 the southern breakwater was done, and it was only about ten years later, in 1951 that the new harbour, with its sharp cut into the sea from the headland where the factories today stand, was completed and fully operational.

Five applications where plastic is not fantastic

Five applications where plastic is not fantastic

According to a recent survey South Africa is the world’s 11th worst offender when it comes to releasing plastic wastes into the sea. Even ahead of heavyweight polluter India! Among the top offenders are: ear buds, bottle lids, plastic straws, individual sweet wrappers and expanded polystyrene food packaging.

Enjoy a Fun  Family Trip on the African Penguin Route

Enjoy a Fun Family Trip on the African Penguin Route

 There are two kinds of family activities I absolutely love; the free ones (Don’t we all?) and the activities where we teach our kids to have fun while we invest in their future by investing in the environment- taking care of each other and nature through responsible tourism.

 

Hermanus, a popular a seaside village in South Africa

Nestled between lush green mountains and the turquoise ocean close to the southern tip of Africa lies the magnificent village of Hermanus.

Hermanus, Aerial Photo Gallery

Hermanus, Aerial Photo Gallery

A Bird's view of the popular coastal town called Hermanus

“Yes I Feel Totally Safe in SA”. 8 Quotes from CNN’s Richard Quest at SA Tourism Indaba

“Yes I Feel Totally Safe in SA”. 8 Quotes from CNN’s Richard Quest at SA Tourism Indaba

The love-him-hate-him presenter from CNN with the distinctive delivery, Richard Quest, is at South Africa’s tourism Indaba again this year, taking place in Durban from Friday to Monday. He kicked off the show with a frank interview with Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

The truth about Mother's Day

The truth about Mother's Day

TODAY WE TAKE BACK MOTHER’S DAY BY MOTHERING THE MOTHERLESS. There is no such thing as other people's children.

 Dolphin Escapes Captivity, Finds Her Family In The Wild And Has A Baby

Dolphin Escapes Captivity, Finds Her Family In The Wild And Has A Baby

This is a tale of survival and hope against all odds.A formerly captive dolphin named Sampal has given birth to a healthy calf after finding her own way back to her family and freedom in the open ocean.

10 Facts you did not know about Bottlenose Dolphins

10 Facts you did not know about Bottlenose Dolphins

The most popular dolphin is the Bottlenose Dolphin as it is the one we have seen in tv series, movies, and aquatic shows. Yet, we dont know these friendly creatures.

Wine, live music and epic food, you would not expect this from Greyton

Wine, live music and epic food, you would not expect this from Greyton

The recent Overberg Wine and Food Festival happened in GREYTON with 18 great wine estates on board. Eclectic Live music played by The Rivertones . Food and vibe a plenty!

The Vermont Salt Pan, a part of the greenbelt system, is also classified as critically endangered area.

Apart from the natural vegetation that these green belts protect, they are also home to numerous bird species and small animals with at least two  antelope species, mongoose, porcupine and caracal...

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