April 24, 2018
Hermanus History Society

Major WH Hewitt VC Centenary, Hermanus, South Africa

April 11, 2018
Hermanus History Society

Repaired Plaques on Hoy’s Graves – March 2018

I have posted a lot of information about Sir William Hoy and just want to tell you about an event that happened last Thursday, 22 March 2018.  Hoy’s grave was an attraction from the start, as can be seen in the image of massed flowers on his grave not long […]
March 23, 2018
Hermanus History Society

History of Hermanus hotels: The Marine Part Three

During the late seventies, The Marine was allowed to run down after a succession of managers were unable to keep up the standards of its glorious past. Its Swiss-born owner Werner Hinder, who had purchased the hotel in 1967, was glad to sell it to David Rawdon in 1980. David […]
March 19, 2018
Hermanus History Society

Hotels, holidays and the Hermanus economy: Part Two

After the death, in 1940,  of PJ Luyt, the hotelier who had turned The Marine into a highly successful and popular establishment, his resourceful widow Joey renamed the hotel as ‘Luyt’s Marine Hotel’. She managed it herself, with the help of her daughters and some dedicated staff, until 1947. By […]