Category: Overberg

  • One of the World’s best walks

    The Hermanus Cliff Path is very special, covering the whole route along Hermanus’ coastline.  It’s an easy walk and much of it is surfaced and suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.  For a break or to look out on the scenery, there are 120 benches along the route and signposts to tell you what to look […]

  • It’s no longer Hermanus’ poor cousin

    Onrus and Sandbaai, just before one enters Hermanus, were always regarded as Hermanus’ poor cousins.  Onrus was an alternative sort of place which attracted writers and artists.  Gregoire Boonzaier, Marjorie Wallace, Jan Rabie and many others lived there.  Sandbaai was newer and, apart from the beach, didn’t offer much in the way of attractions.  Today,…

  • There’s a kinda magic… 10 reasons to visit Pringle Bay

    A friend had a holiday home at Pringle Bay long ago and I always wondered… “Why there?”  Well… Pringle Bay does have a special magic and we’ve found 10 reasons to visit Pringle Bay.  You can find out about accommodation and what more to do in CapeInfo’s destinations section. 1.  Getting there Pringle Bay is…

  • A Place for a Special Occasion

    If there is one place that stood out for photographer Tania Thompson Poole in a nearly 3,500km road trip it is Lagoon Lodge outside Stanford – “it is a place I want to come back to one day for a special occasion.” Lagoon Lodge is the ultimate romantic getaway.  It’s located in MOSAIC Private Sanctuary,…

  • Cape Agulhas revisited

    The Cape Agulhas area includes the towns of Bredasdorp, Napier, Arniston, Struisbaai, L’Agulhas and Elim and it’s main claim to fame is that it is at the southernmost tip of the African continent and Cape Agulhas is where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Arniston and Napier are two villages where I’ve spent a lot…

  • De Hoop exceeds all expectations!

    I’ve known about De Hoop Nature Reserve for a very long time. There was a map of the area on the wall at David Jack’s holiday house in Arniston which I visited frequently 30 years ago. Almost 15 years ago, when David Daitz was CEO of Cape Nature, he frequently spoke of his frustrations in…

  • Introducing Beezus!

    Beezus is the new explorer and follows in the footsteps of Akela and Kenya who explored South Africa with me for nearly 15 years.   The full story of how he came into my life is at Lessons for a Lapdog.  I left him in September 2012 and he rejoined me shortly before Christmas 2013…