From Russia to Hermanus – Tretchikoff’s visit to The Marine

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 Hikes

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

Cape Whale Coast Weekend? Here’s what to do.

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.

Essence of Hermanus Captured in 10 Themes

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