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There’s so much to do and so little time! In this section we try to highlight the best places to visit, things to do, sporting opportunities, Places to shop and great places to wine and dine. We are constantly adding and updating material so this could be a good site to add to your favourites

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There’s so much to do and so little time! In this section we try to highlight the best places to visit, things to do, sporting opportunities, Places to shop and great places to wine and dine. We are constantly adding and updating material so this could be a good site to add to your favourites

To get the best out of this site, make use of the search function at the bottom of the page. Use our news & events submission form to submit activity items.

Heritage Day - Tree Planting at Backsberg Wine Estate

Arbor Day at Backsberg Wine Estate is to celebrated on Heritage Day. So if you had no time during Arbor Week (1st to 7th September) to plant a tree then Backsberg should be where you're at on 24th September.

So the plan is, you pitch up at Backberg (better book first) at 08:00, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee then head for the tree planting site. Your tree will be there so all you have to do is dig your hole, put in the tree and a few bits of this and that , fill up the hole and you will have helped reduce the carbon load of planet earth.

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Hermanus – Old Harbour Museum – De Wet’s Huis Photo Museum

De Wets Huis
De Wets Huis Credits: Freda

Hermanus Old Harbour Museum is a collection of several locations that have been restored by local interest groups over the years.

In the Fisherman's Square and facing East towards Voelklip is the De Wet’s Huis Photo Museum. The building was originally the Dutch Reformed Church Sunday school building and it was dismantled piece by piece, numbered, and transported to its present site in 1983. The reconstruction was completed in 1987.

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Namaqualand - Two young ladies discover the flowers in Spring

Namaqualand - Two young ladies discover the flowers in Spring
Credits: Tanya Calvey

The Wild Flower Display in Namaqualand in Spring evokes as many emotions as there are people who see this marvel of nature.

Here is the story of two young ladies who toured Namaqualand and the West Coast in 2011.

Samantha and I met in our first year of bachelor of science at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2004. That is when this adventure actually began. First year biology was very general. We studied plant, animal and environmental science,

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Hermanus - Old Harbour Museum - Whale House

Whale House
Whale House Credits: freda

Hermanus Old Harbour Museum is a collection of several locations that have been restored by local interest groups over the years.

In the Fisherman's Square and facing Walker Bay is the Whale House. The Whale House is a stunning well presented display of all things Cetacean, which includes Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises.

Included in the collection is the suspended skeleton of a young female Southern Right Whale that washed up onto the rock at Onrus rivier in 2003.

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Hermanus - Walk The Bay Hiking Trail

Walk The Bay is a unique three day hiking trail organised by Walker Bay Adventures. The Hike starts in Gansbaai and you walk around seven kilometers to the strandlopers caves at De Kelders in Gansbaai. These caves were inhabited thousands of years ago by "strandlopers" who lived off the sea's rich harvest.
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Hermanus - Whale Watchers for Boat Based Whale Watching

Whale Watchers is the newest boat based whale watching tour operator in Hermanus. Their bright green and orange boat is ideal for small groups and photographers. Boat Based whale watching gives you a rare opportunity to get up really close to the giant Southern Right Whales that frequent the Walker Bay from around June to November each year.

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Hermanus - Outdoor Adventure Activities

Hermanus and the surrounding areas of the Overberg, the Overstrand and the Cape Whale Coast are the ideal place for virtually all types of outdoor adventure activities. This is possible because of the combination of Mountain, Sea and Rolling Hills together with the most ideal weather conditions. Here is a list of the various activites together with links to either articles on our site about it or a direct link to vendors. 

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Betty's Bay - Chocolatier at Work - By Appointment

You can watch a Chocolatier at work in his sweet smelling home chocolate factory in Betty's Bay on the Cape Whale Coast. One time restauranteer Belgian born Gaspard Bossut turned to making quality chocolate products in 2001. In a long process of trial and error and much research this gifted chef now creates a range of unique designer chocolates including Chilli, Hawaiian vocanic salt, Biltong, Ginger, Orange Peel and others too numerous to recall.

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Oudtshoorn - Cango Caves - Natural Wonder

The Cango Caves outside Oudtshoorn are a must see for most travellers who visit the Western Cape. Formed millions of years ago these vast interconnected caves are now lit up with accent lighting so that visitors are exposed to one of the great natural wonders of Southern Africa. There are two different tours available to visitors. The more popular one is a 60 minute guided tour that most people can do, but there are exceptions.

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Ceres - Play Golf at the Ceres Golf and Eco Estate

Golf has been played on the Ceres Golf Course since the early part of the 20th Century. Originally with sand greens the current par 72 18 hole course of just over 5700 m has some of the most picturesque fairways and greens in the country. A fairly flat, wide course makes it a pleasant place to play.

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