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Cape Town - Table Mountain Cableway Closure - July 2011

The Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for annual maintenance from Monday, July 18 to Friday, July 31, 2011. Table Mountain cableway will be open for business again on August 1, weather-permitting.

The safety of all visitors to the Table Mountain Cableway is the first and foremost priority, and that's why extensive maintenance and safety checks are conducted on the cable cars annually, ensuring that strict international standards are met.


Hermanus - Whales 'n Wheels Classic Car Show - 2011

Hermanus Whale Festival 2011 has, as one of its highlights, the annual Whales and Wheels Classic Car Show organised by Hermanus Classic Cars.

The Hermanus Whale Festival's Whales and Wheels show is a full day of activities at Hermanus Primary School where over 300 veteran and vintage cars will be on both static and mobile display.

Virtually all the famous brands of yesteryear will be represented at Whales and Wheels and there is also a tractor and truck section. All this happens on the Saturday 1st October 2011starting at 09:00


Hermanus - Whale Festival 2011 - September 30th

Southern Right off Hermanus Coast
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The Hermanus Whale Festival 2011 is scheduled to run from 30th September until 4th October 2011. The Hermanus Whale Festival committee are already hard at work on finalising the events and activities for the 2011 edition.

The Hermanus Whale Festival is the largest enviro-arts festival is South Africa and this will be the 20th year the festival has been held. Some of the events that are already confirmed include


Vodacom Durban July Handicap - Early Betting - 2011

London News - Winner 1996
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Betting on the Vodacom Durban July Handicap is taking shape and money is already flowing in for the top entries, despite the fact that the date for final acceptances of entries for the race has not yet arrived.

Igugu is the current favourite for the 2011 Vodacom Durban July Handicap with betting at 33-10.

Run For It is sitting at 15-2 and at 8-1 you can bet on Past Master.

The rest of the possible field for the Durban July looks like this

9-1 Bravura,
10-1 Galileo’s Galaxy,
12-1 English Garden,
14-1 Castlethorpe,
16-1 Il Saggiatore;
20-1 Big City Life, Solo Traveller,
25-1 Pierre Jourdan, Captain’s Wild, Flirtation,
33-1 Dancewiththedevil, M’Lords Throat,
50-1 Soul Master, In Writing, Super Storm, Perana, Fort Vogue, The Apache;
66-1 Ice Axe, Golden Chariot, Safwan;
80-1 and upwards – The Others
Betting details from Betting World

Durban - Fashion Theme for Vodacom Durban July Handicap -2011

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Fashion at the Vodacom Durban July Handicap 2011 is almost as important as the race itself. Anyone who is someone normally makes it to the Durban July and the outfits from top designers around the country are as bright and stunning as the Jockeys and their mounts.

The theme for the fashion stakes at this years Durban July Handicap is “A Right Royal Affair”.


Durban - Vodacom Durban July Handicap - July 2011

Sea Cottage 1967 Winner
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The Vodacom Durban July Handicap 2011 takes place on Saturday 2nd July.  Greyville Racecourse, the venue for the Durban July Handicap is the centre of "July Fever" which has already broken out amongst ardent horse racing fans and will spread rapidly across the entire country as the build up to the big event intensifies.

There is little to beat the excitement of Vodacom Durban July Day as over 50 000 people throng the racecourse and millions place their bets and watch the action live on television.


Durban - Previous Durban July Winners

Bold Silvano
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The Durban July Handicap has been running since 1897, even during the Boer War, World War I and World War II. This in itself makes the Durban July Handicap such a special event. Few will forget the drama of the 1960's when a marksman shot and injured the great Sea Cottage while the horse was training on the beach. Sea Cottage went on to win the Durban July in a dead heat with Jollify in 1967. The next dead heat was in 2008 when Dancers Daughter held on to cross the finish alongside the favourite Pocket Power.


Hermanus - Holiday Home For Sale - R1,650,000

Hermanus / Northcliff 

Much loved family home with long history and tradition For Sale.

This Holiday Home or Family Home For Sale is situated in cul-de-sac. Excellent position, close to all schools and town.
Open plan lounge, dining room and family room with original Oregon pine floors. Cosy kitchen with eye level oven and glass top stove and sea views!
4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, outside storeroom and laundry, single garage, walled garden.
To View this Home Call us now! Freda Andrew (27) 28 313 0896 or Mobile (27) 82 927 9684


Hermanus - Holiday Home Hotel For Sale R35,000,000

Investment Opportunity
Investment Opportunity Credits: Freda
Hermanus Investment and Holiday Opportunity

Once in a Lifetime opportunity to purchase a luxury holiday home managed by a star graded hotel. This Unique property will give you a substantial annual income and an annual holiday as well.

Enjoy spectacular views, the ultimate in luxury finishes in an architect designed home that brings the sea and the mountains of Hermanus right into your living areas. This Unique property will continue to show strong capital appreciation and an increasing annual income. Read more...

Hermanus - Holiday Home For Sale - R2,150,000

 Holiday Home R2,150,000
Holiday Home R2,150,000 Credits: Freda Andrew
Holiday Home in Voelklip, Hermanus for sale. R2,150,000.  Situated in a quiet street in Voelklip this neat and comfortable home is just what you are looking for!

Ground floor consisting of open-plan lounge, dining-room, modernised kitchen and laundry, walk-in pantry and two en-suite bedrooms.

1st Floor: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom.

2nd Floor: Look-out deck with built-in braai.This offers you magnificent mountain & sea views across walker Bay. A Double carport and a small easy to manage garden finish off this delightful property.


To view This property and others in our portfolio of Fine Holiday Homes in Hermanus please call Freda Andrew on (27) 28 313 0896 or mobile (27) 82 927 9684


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