September 28, 2017
hermanus history society

Aberdeen Street in history – 1870 to 2017

On 24 September South Africa celebrated Heritage Day. But regrettably, Hermanus has consistently destroyed its heritage of domestic residential buildings, most of which were in the fisherman’s cottage style. Not one of the streets in central Hermanus looks at all as it did originally, but Aberdeen Street is one of […]
September 6, 2017
Hermanus History Society

Hermanus in Spring: Wild Flowers, Whales Tourism and Our Economy

From the earliest accounts of Hermanus life, writers have never failed to praise life here in the spring. Fishing boats returned with larger catches in calmer seas. ‘Fountains’ flowed more freely after the winter rains. The ‘wild flowers’ bloomed in annual profusion, and the economy picked up after the winter, […]
September 4, 2017
Hermanus History Society

Searching for the Gearing of Gearing’s Point

Gearing’s Point is one of the centrally located historic sites in Hermanus, situated on the western side of the Old Harbour, with vehicle and pedestrian entrance from Marine Drive. DR ROBIN LEE of the Hermanus History Society did some research on this well-known landmark, which was named after Mr Sydney […]