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

SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALES: Interesting facts about whales that visit Walker Bay

Why do Southern Rights calve here in Walker Bay?  As is the case for the Southern Cape Coast, the Walker Bay waters are warm enough to sustain the new-born whale calves. Although research is not certain about the longevity of Southern Rights the estimation is that they can live to be 100 years old. In… Read More SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALES: Interesting facts about whales that visit Walker Bay

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