2021 Hermanus FynArts opened with a focus on Russia. Presenting via a live link from Moscow, Boris Gorelik, reminded that one connection between Russia and Hermanus dates to the 1950s. According to Gorelik, who authored the biography Incredible Tretchikoff (Tafelberg, 2013) the Russian born self-taught artist Vladimir Tretchikoff joined his family in South Africa in… Read More From Russia to Hermanus – Tretchikoff’s visit to The Marine
Hermanus is a nature lover’s paradise with countless hiking routes waiting to be explored. There is a trail for every fitness level! My go-to walks are the coastal paths and the mountain tracks – especially Fernkloof Nature Reserve. On Sunday we parked in 1st Avenue Voëlklip and followed the path. It started with a bit… Read More Hermanus Hikes
With so many hikes to choose from in and around Hermanus you only have to put on your hiking boots, pack a bottle of water and hit the tracks. Fernkloof Nature Reserve alone has 60kms of interlinked paths to keep you hiking for days. I picked a route from Voëlklip’s side and walked towards the… Read More Hiking Hermanus
Here I go again. Practicing for my 2nd Lighthouse2Lighthouse walk. In March 2020 I will be tackling the 90 odd number of kilometers from the Southern-most point of Africa to Gansbaai. From the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse to the one at Danger Point. I won’t be alone. I will be joined by more than 100 ladies… Read More Lighthouse2Lighthouse 1st Practice Walk
If you have the energy and go – the Cape Whale Coast has the weekend action. Flower Festivals, Wine & Food Lunch, Barry Hilton Comedy Club and Heritage Day celebrations. Two flower festivals happening on the Cape Whale Coast – one in Hermanus and another in Gansbaai. Hermanus Flower Festival started yesterday, 22 September till Sunday 25 September. This… Read More Cape Whale Coast Weekend? Here’s what to do.
Hermanus is sooo close to Cape Town. Only 90 minutes away. A day out might feel like a holiday. The holiday that you need. Weather is mild. Lots to enjoy and explore. Start Early. To make the most of a day trip to Hermanus an early departure is recommended. Aim to have your morning coffee at Peregrine Farm… Read More Hermanus Day Tripping Tips #TourismForAll
Sunday was a day for staying at home. That’s – in Hermanus. I opted for a walk on the Hermanus Cliff Path and decided to make it educational rather than recreational. Although I love fynbos and can never resist a pincushion or king protea I am not great with the identification of the fynbos species of the… Read More Hermanus Cliff Path on #TourismForAll Day 4
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