August 3, 2017
Hermanus History Society

PART II: Sir William Hoy (1868-1930)

The general(s) and the railways man After the Anglo-Boer war two leading figures from opposing sides became acquaintances in Hermanus and forged an unusual working relationship. Dr Robin Lee researched the story of  railways pioneer William Hoy and General Jan Smuts.  During his long career with railways in Southern Africa, […]
August 2, 2017
Hermanus History Society

Fick’s Pool: Past, present and future

Today, Fick’s Pool is one of the lesser-known historical sites in Hermanus. Probably not one in twenty of our own residents knows what or where it is. But it has been in existence for nearly 90 years and has provided exercise, thrills and teenage romance for thousands, writes DR ROBIN […]