Hermanus MTB Trails

The Hermanus MTB Trail starts at the Hemel-en-Aarde Village and has four different routes that will take you deep into our beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Each track has its own scale of difficulty and the trail as a whole caters for every class and style of mountain biker. You will find yourself meandering along rivers, in green vineyards, fynbos and high up on ridges where y...
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Exclusive Retreat in Private Estate

Hemel en Aarde Estate Living: Private Estate has only five shares, for five surveyed, dedicated sites for homes and 4.3 hectares of common parkland with the Onrus River running through it. The property for sale has a thatched main house and a separate guest cottage. The house and cottage face North with sweeping, unhindered views over the meadows, wetlands, Onrus River, the...
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Fun Run

A 5km Fun Run will take place in Bettys Bay for the local Firefighters. The cost is R15 per person and the distance will be run along the beach. There will be prizes up for grabs for biggest family entry, best hat and many more spot prizes. Date: 31 December 2014 Time: 17:30 Venue: Centre Shop, Bettys Bay For more information contact Dougie at Centre Shop on 084 676 28...
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Hermanus’ Marine Environment from Above

We take to the skies with photographer Jean Tresfon, for an aerial perspective of our greatest natural asset, the Overberg coastline. African Conservation Photodestinations has featured Jean's underwater photography, but in this portfolio in celebration of our magnificent coastline, he takes to the skies as an accomplished girocopter pilot and aerial photographer. Our dep...
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CANSA Bark For Life Event |Coming soon

Cansa Bark For Life Hermanus will take place on Saturday 25 October at 09:00 on Curro School grounds. This would also be the kick-off for the Cansa Relay For Life Overstrand that will take place in March 2015. The Cancer Association of South Africa Bark For Life is a fund-raising event honoring the life-long contributions of our canine caregivers. It presents an opportun...
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Whales ’n Wheels Classic Car Show

Cars from the early 20's and up to the 80's always attract attention. This will certainly be the case at the 12th anniversary of the Whales ’n Wheels Classic Car Show during the Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival from 3 - 6 October. This year it will take place on Saturday 4 October from 09:00 to 17:00 at the Hermanus Primary School, and the gates will open at 07:00 for part...
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Fynbos Trail Run

For the first time runners have the opportunity to run this magnificent 30 km route (or one of two shorter routes) as part of the Funky Fynbos Festival that will be held on the 13 & 14 September 2014. The route meanders through hidden pockets of indigenous forest alive with birds, to Tolkeinesque dells of dense lichens, tumbling waterfalls and streams and, you guessed it...
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Where the Wild Flowers Are

Nothing mirrors the promise of spring like Mother Nature’s own floral explosion as the Cape’s wild flowers burst into colour each spring. In the Overberg Region, highway verges, road islands and green parks show off their own seasonal signals with arum lilies, disas and daisies. From a day out to a weekend trip or extended stay; the Whale Coast and her surrounding flower-...
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No Decline in Whale Numbers

In response to Fanie de Jager’s letter “Waarheen is al die walvisse” (Hermanus Times 17/07), I can say that as a proud Hermanian and whale lover, I have diligently photographed and monitored whales from land, sea and air, and can tell you there has been no decline in the numbers to Hermanus (Walker Bay). I personally counted 25 whales from Sievers Punt on 15 July. The bay has...
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Learners Plant a Bee-Friendly Garden

Following on from the fascinating talk on bees hosted by Whale Coast Conservation (WCC), six volunteers from Hermanus High School tackled the establishment of a bee forage garden at the Green House. The rather difficult terrain was prepared and pollen-producing plants were planted in between existing Chasmanthe. “Our thanks go to Walker Bay Nursery that donated the ‘starter ...
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