I attended the Hermanus FynArts AGM at The Windsor Hotel tonight and was really pleased with the amount of tour buses parked at the hotel. This indication of high visitor numbers is music to any destination marketer and I’m not exempt. Totally distracted this was just a bye the bye consideration as I was heading… Read More Hermanus FynArts Flashback & Fast Forward
Weekends are for discovery and relaxing. What better activity than wine tasting in Hermanus? There is always a new winery – or at least a new wine – to discover. With my wine enthusiast sister arriving for the winter weekend I planned a trip down Hemel-en-Aarde with a stop at 3 cellars. Each offering something… Read More Hermanus Wine Route – A Saturday Tour
There are so many fashions when it comes to wine but Cabernet Sauvignon from Simonsberg is the quintessential Stellenbosch varietal. It shows its terroir and makes the winelands fward proud. Stellenbosch is experiencing a huge resurgence in Cabernet Sauvignon because everyone has figured out that Cabernet works. Norma Ratcliffe of Warwick Wines joined Hermanus FynArts… Read More Simonsberg Cabernet Sauvignon – Best of Stellenbosch?
Hemel-en-Aarde winery, Creation, is always keen to collaborate and participate. They go all out. Hermanus FynArts Festival is no exception. Not only is Creation onboard for the festival with a Geometrica exhibition of Gordon Froud’s welded steel work but they also have a whole new menu for the occasion. Food and wine pairing just got a whole… Read More Fine Art of Wine & Food
Hermanus FynArts is due to start this weekend and the artwork is being displayed – not just in galleries but also on the Hermanus Cliff Path, Municipal Auditorium and on wine estates. There is due to be something for everyone. Come and visit and see for yourself.
What is more inspiring than walking down an average street and suddenly seeing a painting on the wall? That a few local artists would spend their time and creativity on shaping a mural for the benefit of the community and would never be able to sell their masterpiece for money is just so encouraging and… Read More Street Art
Every weekend is precious but the way you get the weekend going makes some better than others. Step number one…knock off a little early. Step number two is to have a plan. Have something lined up. With this in mind I left my office in Hermanus just after 15:00 and drove straight up Hemel-en-Aarde to… Read More Getting the Weekend Party Started
Willie Botha is a Hermanus based sculptor who began his journey in art before the age of 18. Circumstances lead him away from gaining formal training in sculpting, yet his passion for art had him taking short courses at the Pretoria Technicon and selling his first bronze sculpture at the age of 18! He opened an… Read More Willie Botha Sculptor & Artist
How to capture the essence of Hermanus with ten themes only? Difficult but a great way to share the Hermanus story in September – Tourism Month. Hermanuspietersfontein is an obvious choice as it was the original name of Hermanus. This was before the local postmaster decided to shorten Hermanuspietersfontein to Hermanus to fit better on the postage stamp. The… Read More Essence of Hermanus Captured in 10 Themes
1. Hermanus parkrun – starts 8:00 at SA Forest Adventures, Camphill Rd, Hemel-en-Aarde. 5km of fun in nature. 2. Breakfast at any of the Saturday markets in Hermanus. The Country Market at the cricket field serves a variety of local wines, beers and fresh produce. Hermanuspietersfontein sells wine and treats. 3. Wine tasting at the many… Read More Five things to do in Hermanus on a Saturday