History Narratives

June 1, 2021

The Fernkloof Nature Reserve by Dr Robin Lee

June 1, 2021

The Jewish Community in Hermanus

June 1, 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 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 […]