April 28, 2020

The development of domestic and business life in Hermanus

By the 1950s, business and domestic life in Hermanus co-existed side-by-side. Many of the town’s early settler families lived in traditional fishermen’s cottages on large erven that were used for keeping livestock and growing food, also for commercial purposes and to house employees. In Part 4 of this series of […]
April 17, 2020

PART 3: Early development of business in Hermanus

In Part 2 of his comprehensive history on the early development of business in Hermanus, DR ROBIN LEE of the Hermanus History Society examined the important factors that allowed businesses to gain momentum in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This week, Part 3 focuses on the period 1915 – […]
April 9, 2020

Part 2: Early business development in Hermanus

In Part 1 of this article, we looked at the earliest moves towards developing businesses in Hermanus, and how they gained momentum in the late 1800s when original settler families, who had arrived as fishermen, entered the property market and bought sites. From the information available for the period 1895 […]
April 7, 2020

Local authors in the spotlight

In addition to three books about our fascinating region – Annalize Mouton’s A Bend in the Road, on Tesselaarsdal, Robin Lee’s For Keeps, a collection of articles on the history of Hermanus, and a new illustrated souvenir of Hermanus, Just Hermanus, the culture of books, reading and writing seems to […]