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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.

Second group African penguins released after mystery oil spill in Eastern Cape

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) released the first group of seven African penguins admitted to its centre in Cape St. Francis following a recent mystery oil spill.

1st group of rehabilitated penguins to be released after mystery oil spill

1st group of rehabilitated penguins to be released after mystery oil spill

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) is releasing the first group of African penguins admitted to its centre in Cape St. Francis following a recent mystery oil spill in Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth).

Creatures great and small in the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot

Creatures great and small in the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot

As its name suggests, the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot is synonymous with the mighty and iconic cetaceans that annually visit our shores

Mysterious oil spill in Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth - Rehabilitation of oiled penguins

Mysterious oil spill in Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth - Rehabilitation of oiled penguins

The birds were admitted two weeks ago from Bird and St. Croix islands (part of the Algoa Bay Hope Spot) after being rescued by rangers from the Marine Section of the Addo Elephant National Park (SANParks).  SANCCOB continues to wash and rehabilitate 30 endangered African penguins and four penguin chicks after a mystery oil spill in Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape).

Dune Ridge Country House  **** - Excellent Stay Over in Cape St. Francis

Dune Ridge Country House **** - Excellent Stay Over in Cape St. Francis

Dune Ridge is an award winning Country House nestled between thick coastal fynbos teeming with a multitude of bird species and large dune fields.

Sea Birds: Celebrating two years of SANCCOB - EC in suitable style

Since the start of 2015, SANCCOB has rehabilitated nearly 60 seabirds at its Cape St Francis facility. The majority of the African penguins have been stranded moulting or arrested moulting juveniles showing signs of malnourishment.  Most of the Cape gannets, rescued from the Jeffreys Bay to St Francis Bay Area, have also been weak and underweighted juvenile birds, most likely to have left their nests for the first time and struggling to find food. 

We enjoy the Brisan sundowner canal cruise in St Francis

We enjoy the Brisan sundowner canal cruise in St Francis

Cruising for about an hour on the Canal with the Swan of Brisan, was one of our greatest experiences while visiting St Francis on our recent road trip.  The upmarket black and white homes lining the waterways.

Overview: Hermanus Online & Jaydee Media road trip to Indaba 2015 in Durban

This was a 13-day destination marketing tour to showcase Hermanus and our neighbouring towns on the Cape Whale Coast in South Africa.  As a media team we attended the Indaba 2015 Travel Show in Durban and journeyed back Hermanus.

Indaba 2015 News: Tourism is South Africa’s success story.

South Africa’s National Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, told the world’s travel and tourism media at a briefing yesterday that tourism in South Africa is a spectacular story. “Its contribution to our country’s economic growth continues to impress, he said.

Whale Watching in Hermanus - Press releasse: Indaba 2015

Whale Watching in Hermanus - Press releasse: Indaba 2015

The Southern Right Whale found a safe place to breed and calf in Walkerbay, Hermanus.   Boat Based Whale Watching with the Whale Watchers brings you up close with these amazing mammals.

What to do when you find Stranded Loggerhead Sea turtles

What to do when you find Stranded Loggerhead Sea turtles

On the beaches of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa thousands of loggerhead and leatherbacksea turtles hatch. 
They head to sea and are carried southward by the warm Agulhas Current. Many of these hatchlings find themselves stranded on beaches of the Cape's South Coast.

Early Saturday 6km hike to Sopiesklip, Grotto beach, in Hermanus

Early Saturday 6km hike to Sopiesklip, Grotto beach, in Hermanus

On an early Saturday morning, the 7th of February 2015 we joined other hikers on a hike rom Grotto Beach to Sopiesklip (halfway to De Kelders). 

Volmoed Hike in the Hemel en Aarde Valley near Hermanus

We crossed the river at the new bridge and followed the path up and down along the river bend passing some falls on the way to the main waterfall.  It was well worth the effort on reaching the waterfall situated in the ridge of the mountain.

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