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March 14, 2022

Who really was the Walker of Walker Bay?.

On-line access to historic printed books and archives have finally answered the question, “Who really was the Walker of Walker Bay?” Read the original article by Robin Lee: https://www.hermanus-history-society.co.za/2017/01/30/who-was-walker-of-walker-bay/ Christopher Barends, the author of this article, was born in Cape Town and grew up in Camps Bay. A graduate of UCT […]
January 19, 2022

Destination Hermanus – a journey in history

T housands of visitors, holidaymakers and owners of family holiday homes will be travelling to destination Hermanus this December. Their trips may be short and by car only, say from Cape Town; or they may be longer, involving air travel from other parts of the country and, to a lesser […]
January 19, 2022

Preserving the cemetery ‘behind the koppie’

Writer Robin Lee, Hermanus History Society We have several words in English to refer to places where we bury our dead: burying ground, burial place, graveyard, churchyard and cemetery, for example. In the history of Hermanus, different terms have been used at different times. It also appears that different places […]
August 28, 2021

Members Excursion 23.08.2021

Professor John de Gruchy and his wife Isobel introduced us to the work of Volmoed Christian Retreat and its history. Isobel told us about the local botany and we were able to see her wild flower paintings.
June 8, 2021
Hermanus History Society


Dear Member, As some of you will know, the U3A presentation on Artists in Hermanus History scheduled for 24 May had to be postponed for technical reasons. It will be scheduled later in the year, and all History Society members will be advised. Meanwhile, the History Society’s programme for 2021 […]
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