Eastbury Cottage Blog
Welcome to the Eastbury Cottage Blog. We hope you will find our articles and posts interesting and informative. We want to keep you up to date with the latest happenings in the community of Hermanus via our blog posts, as well as presenting information that will help you plan your holiday and hopefully keep you coming back for more.
Blog posts are authored by both Danica Kreusch and owner, Jenny Bowes Meyer. Danica was born in Hermanus and has grown up being part of the Tourism industry by spending many a weekend greeting and assisting visitors in the Hermanus Tourism Bureau. Danica is the eldest daughter of our manager, Storm. She has won many accolades for her writings and is presently studying Journalism at Rhodes University. Danica eagerly accepted the invitation to write articles for our blog. Jenny is passionate about Hermanus and its people, having lived there since 1985. Together with Danica, Jenny will be posting regular blogs. Please do let us know by CONTACTING US if you have any subjects related to Hermanus that you would like us to research and publish.
If you are interested in our story about how Eastbury Cottage came into being, please read ABOUT US.
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December Holiday Events in HermanusDate Posted: 29 November 2013 Categories: Arts and Crafts, Attractions, Beach, Children, festivals, Hermanus, Restaurants and places to eat, Sporting Events in Hermanus, Things to do, Uncategorized Posted By: Jenny Meyer
What’s on for the December Holiday Events in Hermanus The Christmas festivities and diary for December holiday events in Hermanus are listed hereunder and updated from time to time during this Festive month. Events are always lively and enthusiastic and include a range of activities and special events that happen to keep all those lucky [...]read more »
Hermanus Railway Station has no TrainDate Posted: 22 October 2013 Categories: Attractions, Children, Hermanus, History of Hermanus, Things to do, Transport, Walks in Hermanus Posted By: Jenny Meyer
Hermanus Railway Station has no Train! Have you ever wondered why the Hermanus Railway Station has no railway line or train in this lovely village? Here is the story how this came about. One of the most fondly remembered visitors to Hermanus was Sir William Hoy. He made an impact on this town so great, that the [...]read more »
World’s only Whale CrierDate Posted: 07 October 2013 Categories: Attractions, Children, festivals, Hermanus, Things to do, Uncategorized, Whale Watching Posted By: Jenny Meyer
The World’s only Whale Crier While other towns may still have a Town Crier – an officer of the court who makes public pronouncements – Hermanus is the home of the World’s only Whale Crier. It is the only town in the world to have its own Whale Crier. Dressed in black and white [...]read more »
Western Cape Spring FlowersDate Posted: 28 August 2013 Categories: Attractions, Children, festivals, Hermanus, Things to do, Tours, Whale Watching, Wine Tasting Posted By: Jenny Meyer
Western Cape Spring Flowers – a Day Trip Have you seen the wonderous Western Cape Spring flowers? The amazing beauty of the spring flowers in the Western Cape floral kingdom awaits you! The fynbos in Hermanus, the wild flowers of the Cape West Coast are in abundance from June to October annually. You’ve booked your [...]read more »
Hermanus Whale FestivalDate Posted: 15 August 2013 Categories: Arts and Crafts, festivals, Hermanus, Sporting Events in Hermanus, Things to do, Uncategorized, Whale Watching Posted By: Jenny Meyer
Hermanus Whale Festival – Have a whale of a time! It’s only fitting that the best land-based whale watching destination in the world hosts an annual welcoming celebration for the giants of the ocean. And what a celebration the Hermanus Whale Festival is! Running in September every year, the festival attracts people from [...]read more »
Hermanus Wine and Food FestivalDate Posted: 04 August 2013 Categories: festivals, Hermanus, Restaurants and places to eat, Things to do, Whale Watching, Wine Tasting Posted By: Jenny Meyer
Welcome to The Annual Hermanus Wine and Food Festival Be ready to push your taste buds to the limit at the annual Hermanus Wine and Food Festival…and, while you are enjoying the fine fare, be sure not to miss the arts and crafts and Afrikaans Theatre at the Hermanus Kalfiefees which happens annually during the [...]read more »
Hermanus KalfiefeesDate Posted: 03 August 2013 Categories: Arts and Crafts, Children, festivals, Hermanus, Things to do, Uncategorized, Whale Watching Posted By: Jenny Meyer
Join us for the Hermanus Kalfiefees every August! The Hermanus Kalfiefees – meaning “Calf Festival” in Afrikaans – usually happens over the Women’s Day long weekend in August, about a month before the Whale Festival. It is Hermanus’s version of a pre-party. Running for a bit longer than the Whale Festival, the Hermanus Kalfiefees boasts [...]read more »
Restaurants in HermanusDate Posted: 23 June 2013 Categories: Hermanus, Restaurants and places to eat, Things to do, Uncategorized Posted By: Jenny Meyer
Restaurants in Hermanus Above and beyond the chain store restaurants in Hermanus like the Wimpy, KFC, Steers, Spur, Ocean Basket, Col’Cacchios and Debonairs etc, Hermanus has a plethora of restaurants that are only found in this seaside town. We’ve briefly described a few of the types of restaurants you can find in Hermanus along with [...]read more »
Hermanus FynArts Festival 2013Date Posted: 30 May 2013 Categories: Arts and Crafts, festivals, Hermanus, Things to do, Tours, Transport Posted By: Jenny Meyer
Hermanus FynArts Festival 2013 The Hermanus Fynarts Festival was created by dedicated members of the Arts and Crafts sub-committee of the Hermanus Tourism Bureau Management Committee in the latter months of 2012, under the chairmanship of Mary Faure. Their vision for making Hermanus an Art Mecca of South Africa is soon to bear its fruits. [...]read more »
When to Visit Hermanus and WhyDate Posted: 25 March 2013 Categories: Attractions, Beach, festivals, Hermanus, Things to do Posted By: Jenny Meyer
When to Visit Hermanus and Why - A Reason for every Season! Are you perhaps wondering when to visit Hermanus? Being a seaside town, there could be a misconception that the only “good” time to visit Hermanus is during the summertime. While this may be true from the point of view of sunbathers, it’s not [...]read more »