August 14, 2018
Hermanus History Society

Life and times of the Balcony Building

The Balcony Building (numbers T58 – 62 Main Road) is today mainly associated with the Hermanus Factory Shop, which was opened in this building in 1983 by a Swiss national, Jörg Friedrich who managed the business for 30 years. The present owner, Fransien Koegelenberg took over in 2013 and has […]
October 15, 2015
Hermanus History Society

Project 1: Display Board/Time Line and Project 20

Friends of Swallow Park: The History Society hopes to encourage a Friends monitor the park and to find opportunities to use the park as a place for learning about our past and present with the potential to host outdoor exhibitions and theatre. Monthly inspections are undertaken by the committee to […]
September 30, 2015
Hermanus History Society

Route 320 Hemel en Aarde Valley

Hemel-en-Aarde – Click to view their website Historic map & some concise historical anecdotes used for the history group walks The toll gate On the Hermanus side of the narrow entrance to the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, a government toll house and toll-bar were installed in 1897.  Tariffs included two pennies (2c) per […]
September 30, 2015
Hermanus History Society

Swallow Neethling

Proposal Recreate the garden of Swallow Neethling so that it can serve as a place of memory and an urban space that should become part of the lives of the local communities again. The garden, which overlooks Walker Bay and is a 3 A Heritage site, has become neglected. Redesigning […]