May 2, 2018
Hermanus History Society


(Felicity is the authority on the history of Greyton dating back to khoi tribes and Dutch occupation) MONDAY 14 MAY 2018 TIME 9.45 – 10. 00 Arrival and coffee/tea serving. Hand out  walking and car route maps and town brochures..Have R25 ready for tea/coffee. 10-00 – 10.15 Introduction and historical background at […]
April 25, 2018

Bringing Hermanus’ cinematic history into focus

As a form of entertainment, film came very early to Hermanus, with the first cinema opening in town just seven years after South Africa’s first cinema opened in Johannesburg in 1909. Although the early theatres are fondly remembered by generations of Hermanus residents, the last cinemas in town closed in […]
March 5, 2018
At the launch of Sumaridge’s new range of lifestyle wines last week, the Bellingham Turners handed over a cheque to the Hermanus History Society (HHS) and Cliff Path Management Group (CPMG). From left are Simon Turner, David Beattie of the CPMG, Holly Bellingham Turner, winemaker Walter Pretorius and Dr Robin Lee of the HHS.

Sumaridge new wines invitation

Last night the Cliff Path Management Group and the Hermanus History Society attended a special function outlined above. The two organisations were kindly awarded monies to assist in their work by Holly and Simon Bellingham- Turner owners of Sumaridge Wine. Holly shared with us her interest in  local history and […]
August 3, 2017
Hermanus History Society

PART III: Sir William Hoy, railways pioneer

The right entrepreneur at the right time Sir William Hoy was not only exemplary railway pioneer. His  influence extended to fields such as electricity generation and even the founding of the Kruger National Park. After the Peace of Vereeniging in 1902 William Hoy became Chief Traffic Manager of Central South […]