Hermanus Off The Beaten Path

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    Fishing village at Arniston

    by cleocat Written Jul 4, 2005

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    Fishing village Arniston

    Here you'll discover an authentic fishing village – also known as Kassiesbaai – dating back to the early 19th Century, and now a national monument.

    Wander down to the harbour and buy your fish directly from the boat. Fresh and cheap.

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    Arniston (Waenhuiskrans)

    by cleocat Written Jul 4, 2005

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    The Waenhuis cave

    Arniston is quiet, beautiful little fishing village
    just over a 100 km from Hermanus.

    Arniston is also know as Waenhuiskrans.
    The name came from the massive Waenhuiskrans ( Wagon House Cave) – so named because it is large enough to turn a wagon with a full team of oxen. The cave is only accessible at low tide for an hour or two.

    The name Arniston came from a a British transport ship HMS Arniston that sank round about 1815. About a 100 people stay there permanently. It is a very popular holiday area and a lot of the houses are holiday houses. Out of season it is very quiet.

    Take a walk to the cave, even if you cannot enter it is worthwhile seeing.

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    church in Napier

    by cleocat Written Jun 28, 2005

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    Old church

    Many of these little towns have very interesting architecture. I love old buidlings and in the cities big modern buidlings run the show.

    The picture is of a church in Napier. A little town on the way to Arniston

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    From Hermanus to Arniston (Waenhuiskrans)

    by cleocat Written Jun 28, 2005

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    road to Arniston

    We are very restless travelers. We don't seem to have the ability to stay in one place, there is always something we need to see. i know there are some people that can go to Durban or Margate or where ever and spend the whole week or two in this one place.

    From Hermanus the road to Arniston goes through many little interesting towns like Bedford, Napier, Agulhas, Struisbaai etc.

    This can easily be done as a daytrip. Our intention was only to stop at Agulhas and then travel onto Arniston but at the end we stopped in many of the little towns .

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    Hangklip

    by mvtouring Written May 21, 2004

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    This is one of those places you have heard the joke about. Miss the hotel and you miss the town. It is a very small village on the east coast with a hotel and a light house. Few houses scattered about. The hotel is infamous for their rourkous parties.

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    The scenic route

    by mvtouring Written Apr 30, 2004

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    The scenic route
    Taking the N2 from Cape Town and then diverting to the R44, you will find yourself on the absolute fantastic scenic drive. I love this road even though it is quite winding, but the traffic is less than if you use the N2 & R43 route to Hermanus.

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    Dassiesfontein

    by mvtouring Written Apr 30, 2004

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    This is a rest-stop on the N2 just before you get to Caledon. I would say it lies approx in the middle of Botrivier and Caledon. They sell the most devine home made bread at this place. Looking for an old coal stove, this is the place, plus many other things. A must stop on your daytrip

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    Greyton

    by mvtouring Written Apr 30, 2004

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    Greyton Main Street

    Could be done as day trip from Hermanus approx 40 min drive.
    Named after Sir George Grey, Governor of the Cape was established in 1846. Many of the original buildings have been restored and today houses café’s, shops and restaurants. There are many walks around Greyton and into the surrounding nature reserve with its birdlife and fynbos. When you enter this village, you are reminded of an olde English village almost. The main street is line with majestic old oak trees and “lei” water canals carrying mountain water into the residents many ponds. This village offers you lots of space to do many things, ultra fresh air, tranquility, peace and last but not least quiet.

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    Sievers Point Whale Watching

    by SESM Written Sep 6, 2003
    Rocks at Sievers Pt

    Whale watching is hardly off the beaten path -- after all that's what puts Hermanus on the "must do" list for everyone who comes to S. African and the locals, too! But for some reason Sievers Point which is a great spot for finding whales isn't known by alot of people. I hesitate to mention it here because part of its allure is the lack of crowds! But follow the dirt road leading from the main road just near the golf course and park in the tiny lot and sit on the rocks and get ready to be awed by the whales!

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    Onrus

    by cleocat Written Jul 4, 2005

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    Kids on the beach at Onrus

    Onrus is a few km away from Hermanus.
    It has sandy beaches. Ideal for the kids to play.
    Hermanus doesn't have much of a beach area. If you need some sand and water go to Onrus.

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    Pringle Bay

    by mvtouring Written May 21, 2004

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    Not far from Hermanus you will find Pringle Bay. A lovely fisherman village that has become a favorite holiday destination with the SA nation. Lovely beach and approx 1 hour drive from Cape Town

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