April 20, 2017

The blind knitter of Hermanus by Robin Lee

Early in the 1900s two of the three Luyt brothers, Henry and Alewyn, left the Cape to work in t gold mines in the Transvaal. In 1913, Alewyn (1887-1977) was involved in an explosion underground, and as a result lost his sight completely. After hospitalisation in the Transvaal, he spent […]
April 5, 2017

The Royal Hotel and The Allengensky Family

Hotels have always been an important part of life in Hermanus At one stage, in the 1930’s there were no fewer than 13 holiday hotels in the town as well as boarding houses(“losieshuisies”) and guesthouses. To the best of my knowledge bed-and-breakfast accommodation was not yet in use locally. History […]