January 29, 2021

Hermanus history and powered flight – Part 2

People I have interviewed have told me that the Imperial Airways flying boat service between the UK and South Africa in the 1940s and 1950s sometimes made a stop at the Bot River Estuary. I have not been able to verify this information, and it seems such a stop would […]
January 28, 2021

Hermanus history and powered flight – Part 1

January 25, 2021


Hermanus was renowned for its cafes during the 20th century. Tourists and residents met frequently in a cafe or tearoom, sometimes to conduct serious business. Important meetings leading up to the creation of the Hermanus Botanical Society were all held at the Princess Cafe. List of Cafes and Tearooms Aberdeen […]
January 15, 2021
Hermanus History Society

Dear Members

I do hope that you are all well and have managed to withstand the rigours of Covid19. Our last meeting was in February and we considered restarting or zoom meetings. However, constraints on money and time and involvement in COVID-related activities obliged us to suspend operations. We did try to […]