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
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
At Hermanuspietersfontein Jan and Marie serve soft, thin, warm pancakes with some lemon and a nice crunch of cinnamon sugar. Jan has been making these irresistible treats for over 20 years and learnt the tricks of the trade from his mother. The recipe was a Voortrekker original and was handed down from mother to son. Jan… Read More What is a market without pancakes?
Saturday in Hermanus is Market Day and we have a choice of the Country Market in town or Hermanuspietersfontein’s institutional food & wine market. The Country Market has it quota of wines served by the glass or the bottle and Newton Johnson, Creation and Raka are always there to pour their good liquids. At Hermanuspietersfontein… Read More Saturday is Market Day