January 26, 2016

Fire and Hermanus History

Fire has been an integral part of the Overstrand and Hermanus for millions of years. The first fires happened for purely natural reasons, probably most often started by lightning strikes. The plant ancestors of our fynbos adapted to these periodic fires, probably over hundreds of thousands of years. Then, species […]
January 26, 2016
Southern right whale

Whales, Whales – Once You Saw Them, Then you Didn’t, Now you do again

The sea around Hermanus once teemed with southern right whales. Their history is a tale of near disaster, but a happy ending. For millions of years, whales were peacefully making their annual journey from Antarctica to the shores of Africa to mate and give birth to the next generation of […]