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February 20, 2017
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The Proud legacy of Alex grant Pharmacy

February 20, 2017

THE HOUSE AT ROMAN ROCK-AND ITS OWNERS

By Dr. Robin Lee Individual houses feature largely in Hermanus history because of the influence that the usually wealthy owners had on the town. Just a few of these houses would include: De Mond, the first holiday home built in the early 1790s  by Hendrik Cloete and visited by Lady […]
February 10, 2017
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GUEST SPEAKER: PROFESSOR JOHN DE GRUCHY

TOPIC: THE HISTORY OF THE VOLMOED COMMUNITY FOR RECONCILIATION AND HEALING SINCE 1986 The name “Volmoed” means ‘courage and hope’ and the Centre has provided precisely these feelings to hundreds of visitors as well as its permanent community since it was established in 1986 by Bernhard Turkstra. Professor de Gruchy […]
January 31, 2017
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The Marine was Hermanus’ very own Fawlty Towers

The Marine Hotel has been an integral part of the life of Hermanus ever since it opened in 1904. The Luyt family were involved with the hotel from its opening until 1947. After the death of owner P John Luyt in 1940, his wife, Joey, and her daughters kept it […]