August 28, 2015

Overstrand Coastline – A tale of two Parts

The Overstrand Municipality has an unusually long coastline in relation to its area. Yet it has been exclusively settled from the land. This means that there are many points along the coast where human beings have come into contact with the ocean for the first time. Several realities determine what […]
August 28, 2015
Hermanus History Society

Hoy’s Koppie: The Jewel of Hermanus

In the mid-19th century the early inhabitants of Hermanuspietersfontein called it “Klip Kop” – an isolated hill rising some 75 metres above sea-level on the otherwise flat plain on which their village lay. The origin of the name was fairly obvious to anyone looking at the koppie. It comprises two […]