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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.

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). 

Whale Museum in Hermanus

Whale Museum in Hermanus

The search for a 'right' whale skeleton was on. In 1998 negotiations was started with the Technical Division of Museum Service (Dep of Cultural Affairs) to do the research & compile a world-class exhibition on cetaceans.

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