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
No better way to start the week than a Hermanus hike with Tim Lundy, accredited mountain guide and qualified first aider. Tim has recently mapped a few trails from Fernkloof Nature to the vineyards of Hemel-en-Aarde wineries under his new business GlamTrails. We started at the Visitor Centre in Fernkloof and walked to the waterfall,… Read More Glamtrailing through Hemel-en-Aarde
What a surprise to find that celebrity news publication Hello! dedicated their travel page to Hermanus. Apparently Spanish actress, Penélope Cruz, is a fan of the Western Cape, South Africa, and visits with her gorgeous family. Birkenhead Portfolio played host to a number of activities which included: Staying at the luxury Birkenhead House Coffee at… Read More Hello! Hermanus
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.
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
It’s spring and the living is getting easier in Hermanus. Saturdays are great for morning exercise before indulging at the Hemel-en-Aarde wineries. I took a walk on the wild side and headed out with newly qualified Hermanus based tour guide Emilia Knight. We started out at 7:30 following the Elephant Trail behind the cricket field… Read More Hermanus Hikes
The Cape Floral Kingdom is the smallest and most threatened of the world’s 6 Floral Kingdoms. 70% of the Cape Floral Kingdom‘s species is found no where else in the world and we are fortunate to have such an abundance of fynbos in the Overberg. Flower Valley Conservation Trust is a locally based organisation focused on… Read More Why I♥Hermanus #4