January 31, 2017
Hermanus History Society

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 […]
January 30, 2017
Hermanus History Society

Uncovering the past of Grotto Beach

January 30, 2017
Hermanus History Society

Finding the Walker of Walker Bay

Who was the mysterious Walker whom Walker Bay is named after? Dr Robin Lee of the Hermanus History Society did some digging to uncover his true identity. In earlier books on the history of Hermanus, reference is made to a certain Walker, a ‘surveyor’ in the Royal Navy, as being […]