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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.

PECANS – A HARD NUT TO CRACK

PECANS – A HARD NUT TO CRACK

Pecan trees are native to the United States and are found growing naturally nowhere else in the world.Many of the cultivated species bear tribal names such as Choctaw, Pawnee and Wichita.

The story of Valentine’s Day

The story of Valentine’s Day

The minor deities that the folks of long ago dreamed up were cuddlesome little rascals. Cupids were depicted as young boys or even toddlers. They had rosy, infantile bodies with wings. They ran about nude, playfully shooting arrows and getting into adorable mischief.

10 Facts about African Penguins

10 Facts about African Penguins

African Penguin also called a jackass penguin, they make donkey-like braying sounds to communicate.

Wine farms and wineries along the Hermanus Wine Route

Wine farms and wineries along the Hermanus Wine Route

The Walker Bay Wine District’s most important road, the Hemel-en-Aarde R320, aligns South Africa’s premium cool climate wine region. It offers visitors to the area the opportunity to experience world-renowned Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and also some of our country’s best Sauvignon Blancs, Shiraz and innovative blends.

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”

Random Photos of Hermanus

Random Photos of Hermanus

Hermanus... a seaside villiage nestled between mountains and the ocean close to the southern tip of Africa.

Photo Gallery of Grotto Beach in Hermanus.

Photo Gallery of Grotto Beach in Hermanus.

The Blue Flag Grotto Beach in Hermanus is one of the most striking South African beaches with its rolling waves, its massive stretch of stunning sandy beach and mountainous backdrop.

Photo Gallery of Voelklip Beach - Hermanus

Photo Gallery of Voelklip Beach - Hermanus

Voelklip Beach in Hermanus has grass terraces, ideal for sunbathing and picnics without the sand.   This is one of my favourite beaches in a which abounds in wonderful spots by the ocean.

History of the Hermanus New Harbour

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.

Two sparrows on the Humblest Coin in South Africa

Two sparrows on the Humblest Coin in South Africa

Women survivors of Boer War Concentration Camps petitioned Prime Minister Jan Smuts to place the emblem of the humble sparrow on South Africa’s humblest coin. The coin would serve as a re- minder of our worth in the eyes of God

Annual aerial survey of southern right whales

Annual aerial survey of southern right whales

The 38th consecutive annual survey of southern right whales and the resulting dataset is one of the longest such datasets available worldwide. This year the survey is being run in conjunction with the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, which has always provided a supportive logistical role in the past.

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.

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