September 26, 2016


May Arderne Tredgold features importantly in the history of Hermanus. In 1965, at the age of 64, she published the first book-length history of Hermanus, entitled Village of the Sea: The Story of Hermanus. The book is still in print, more than 50 years later and is for most people […]
September 9, 2016

Berdine Luyt’s ‘John’ – A Wartime Romance?

Among the finished compositions that Berdine Luyt left in her papers is a file titled “Letters from Hermanus: 1942-1945”. The file contains 36 lengthy letters from Berdine Luyt, the eldest daughter of P John and Joey van Rhyn Luyt, owners of the Marine Hotel, Hermanus. Many servicemen stayed at the […]