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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.  We have included our other latest accommodation as a blog The Mayflower.

Jenny, Owner of Eastbury Cottage, is passionate about Hermanus and its people, having lived there since 1985 posts regular blogs with interesting information about Hermanus. Click here for more Information about Hermanus.  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.

We shall also be sending out a bi-annual News Letter to our guests and invite you to SUBSCRIBE here.

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Graham and Jenny (owner of Eastbury Cottage)  recently launched their new  2 ” upper deck” accommodation “cabins” at 18 Flower Street Hermanus:

The Mayflower Accommodation in Hermanus – click here for more information

Mayflower Accommodation in Hermanus

 

OTHER ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS in Hermanus:

Seashell Cottage (1Bedroom)  and Summer House 4 bedrooms and cottage)

Helpful information about Hermanus: emergency numbers and other important information

WEATHER IN HERMANUS:

When to visit Hermanus and Why:  (Seasonal preferances for visiting Hermanus)

GETTING TO HERMANUS AND TRANSPORT SERVICES IN HERMANUS:

Transport Services in Hermanus : Find out more about transport and tours

Our special rates:  Our seasonal special offers during the year

ACTIVITIES AND THINGS TO DO IN HERMANUS:

Overberg and Hermanus Events Calendar for 2020

December Holiday Events: An ongoing blog of events in Hermanus during December (2015 to follow)

Sport Events in Hermanus: A Calendar of events for the sport enthusiasts

RESTAURANTS IN HERMANUS AND SURROUNDS:

See our new restaurants added to the list!

We provide a comprehensive list and contact details of Restaurants in our area

WHALE WATCHING:

World’s only Whale Crier:  The origin of the Whale Crier

Hermanus Whale Walk: Walk the cliff paths and see why we are the World’s best land based whale watching venue

Whale watching trips : We explore whale watching from the different boat operators in Hermanus

Hermanus Whale Festival:  A Festival held annually in Hermanus in September

Kalfiefees:  A “baby whale” Festival held annually in the Greater Hermanus and surrounds in August

Antics and Interesting facts about the Southern Right Whales: coming soon

Licenced Boat Based Whale Watching OperatorsContact us for more information and bookings

SHARK CAGE VIEWING:

Great White Shark Cage Diving:  Information about this wonderful experience

See our article Daytrip Hermanus to Gansbaai

Licenced Shark Cage Operators: coming soon Contact us for more information and bookings

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES:

Things to do in Hermanus with Children:  We explore activities in Hermanus that are suitable for children.

FESTIVALS IN HERMANUS:

Hermanus Fynarts Festival:  Held in June over 10 days, celebrating all arts and crafts www.hermanusfynarts.co.za

Hermanus Whale Festival:  An Enviro Festival held at the end of September

Kalfiefees Festival:  Held annually in August over the Women’s Day Public Holiday 9th August

Hermanus Wine and Food Festival:  Held annually in August in conjunction with Kalfiefees

Fernkloof Flower Festival:  Held in September at the Fernkloof Nature Reserve usually on the weekend of Heritage Day 24th September.

Hawston Sea Festival: Held in the first week of December

FLOWER SEASON:

Spring Flowers in the Western Cape

HERMANUS WINE ROUTE: ( We shall explore all our wine farms during the coming year)

Hermanus Food and Wine Festival: Held annually in August

DAY TRIPS FROM HERMANUS:

Day trip – Hermanus to Greyton and Genadendal

Day trip – Hermanus to Kleinmond and Betty’s Bay

Day trip – Hermanus to Gansbaai, Kleinbaai and Elim

Day trip – Hermanus to Southern tip of Africa via Napier, Bredasdorp, Arniston, and Cape Agulhas

Day trip – Hermanus to Elgin Valley and Grabouw

Day Trip – Hermanus to  Bot River

Day Trip – Hermanus to Stanford

HISTORY OF HERMANUS:

Hermanus Railway Station has no Train: Why does Hermanus have a Station but no train?

Enjoy finding out all about Hermanus!  When you realise that there is so much to do in Hermanus, you will surely want to extend your time in Hermanus while staying with us at Eastbury Cottage …we are situated very close to many of the most important amenities and offer Selfcatering and Bed and Breakfast!

 SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR OPERATORS:  Wanting  to book a tour around South Africa?

S A Guided Tours: www.saguidedtours.com  contact Peter Joseph +27 (0)829300768 email: peter@saguidedtours.com

 

Accommodation close to Hermanus Hospitals

Accommodation close to Hermanus Hospitals

Date Posted: 30 January 2021 Categories: Uncategorized Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , , , , ,

Accommodation close to Hermanus Hospitals Do you require accommodation close to Hermanus Hospitals and Medical Centres? We offer very reasonable rates for self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation,  Eastbury Cottage, Summer House, Sea Shell Cottage and The Mayflower are close to all our Hermanus hospitals and medical centers like the Hermanus Mediclinic, Hermanus Oncology Hospital, [...]

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accredited accommodation in Hermanus self catering

accredited accommodation in Hermanus self catering

Date Posted: 29 June 2020 Categories: Business Accommodation, Business Travel Accommodation, Children, Days trips from Hermanus, Hermanus, Nature Reserve, Restaurants and places to eat, Special Rates in Hermanus, Things to do, Uncategorized, Walks in Hermanus, Whale Watching, Wine Tasting Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , ,

Accredited accommodation in Hermanus self catering : Eastbury Cottage is an accredited accommodation in Hermanus self catering and bed and breakfast. Eastbury Cottage is graded with a highly commended 3 stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.  We uphold all the standards that are required for this level of grading and more.  We [...]

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Open for Business Travel Accommodation in Hermanus

Open for Business Travel Accommodation in Hermanus

Date Posted: 03 June 2020 Categories: Business Accommodation, Business Travel Accommodation, Hermanus, Restaurants and places to eat, Special Rates in Hermanus Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , , , , ,

We are open for Business Travel Accommodation in Hermanus We welcome guests and are open for business travel accommodation in Hermanus during level 3 of the Covid-19 lock down in South Africa.  We are also open for essential services as well as guests who have family members requiring medical procedures at one of our hospitals [...]

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Cape Whale Coast Events Calendar

Cape Whale Coast Events Calendar

Date Posted: 22 February 2020 Categories: Arts and Crafts, Attractions, Beach, Botanical Garden Reserve, Children, festivals, Hermanus, Nature Reserve, Sporting Events in Hermanus, Things to do Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , ,

Cape Whale Coast Events Calendar 2020 The year 2020 holds many exciting things to do in Hermanus and surrounds.  The Cape Whale Coast Events Calendar has something for everyone from sporting events to festivals. The Food and Wine Festival caters for those who love wine tasting and enjoy good food. The Fernkloof Flower Festival showcases [...]

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Clubs of Hermanus

Clubs of Hermanus

Date Posted: 28 May 2019 Categories: Uncategorized Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Clubs of Hermanus So many things to do in Hermanus especially when you join some of the clubs of Hermanus and surrounds. Bird Life Overberg:  Join this club for active events and bird watching in the Overberg.  birding@overberg.co.za +27 (0) 82 550 3347 Membership: membership@birdlife.org.za  https://www.birdlife.org.za/support-us/join-us/join-a-bird-club/western-cape/birdlife-overberg/ Hermanus Bird Club:  Sp0ilt for choice, an option to join a second bird [...]

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Summer House Hermanus

Summer House Hermanus

Date Posted: 02 March 2019 Categories: Uncategorized Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , , , ,

Summer House Hermanus Summer House Hermanus is a luxury holiday house situated in central Hermanus, close to the cliff paths and within walking distance to the village shops, restaurants.  It is pet friendly by request. SUMMER HOUSE HERMANUS PHOTOS: Summer House has 3 large en suite bedrooms on king or twin beds (one room has a [...]

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Valentine Accommodation Special

Valentine Accommodation Special

Date Posted: 05 February 2019 Categories: Uncategorized Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , ,

Valentine Accommodation Special Enjoy our Valentine Accommodation Special at Eastbury Cottage where you will be pampered with a glass of Champagne and chocolates on the 14/15th February.  Then decide how you are going to enjoy this special day. Here are some ideas to show your beloved just how special he/she is to you! Perhaps a [...]

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Hermanus First Fridays Artwalk

Hermanus First Fridays Artwalk

Date Posted: 28 November 2018 Categories: Uncategorized Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , , , ,

Hermanus First Fridays Artwalk On the First Friday of every month the art galleries in the centre of Hermanus remain open until 8pm.  Hermanus First Fridays Artwalk, is part of a world wide initiative to make art and art galleries more available and accessible to the public.  So why not take the time off on [...]

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Holiday Cottage in Hermanus

Holiday Cottage in Hermanus

Date Posted: 01 October 2018 Categories: Uncategorized Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , ,

Holiday Cottage in Hermanus Seashell Cottage is a delightful, sunny, one bedroom holiday cottage in Hermanus, situated close to the cliff paths and tourist amenities Seashell Cottage sleeps 2  on twin beds or a king size bed.  There is a spacious shower bathroom.  All linen and towels are supplied. The kitchenette is fully equipped with [...]

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Lodging in Hermanus – Mayflower

Lodging in Hermanus – Mayflower

Date Posted: 02 October 2016 Categories: festivals, Hermanus, Special Rates in Hermanus, Uncategorized Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The Mayflower – Lodging in Hermanus Welcome to our lodging in Hermanus at The Mayflower!  Retired Master Mariner Graham Fenn and his wife, artist Jenny Bowes Meyer (owner of Eastbury Cottage), opened their two “upper deck cabins” at their new home in 2016.  Named after the Mayflower ship and a legendary fishing vessel in Hermanus, 18 Flower Street is in the heart [...]

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Accommodation close to Hermanus Hospitals30/01/2021

Accommodation close to Hermanus Hospitals Do you require accommodation close to Hermanus Hospitals and Medical Centres? We offer very reasonable rates for self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodat

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accredited accommodation in Hermanus self catering29/06/2020

Accredited accommodation in Hermanus self catering : Eastbury Cottage is an accredited accommodation in Hermanus self catering and bed and breakfast. Eastbury Cottage is graded with a highly commended

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Open for Business Travel Accommodation in Hermanus03/06/2020

We are open for Business Travel Accommodation in Hermanus We welcome guests and are open for business travel accommodation in Hermanus during level 3 of the Covid-19 lock down in South Africa.  We ar

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