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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.

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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:

Sunbeam Cottage (3 Bedrooms)  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:

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

 

Daytrip Hermanus to Gansbaai

Daytrip Hermanus to Gansbaai

Date Posted: 11 May 2015 Categories: Arts and Crafts, Attractions, Beach, Botanical Garden Reserve, Children, Days trips from Hermanus, Shark Cage Viewing, Things to do, Tours, Uncategorized, Whale Watching Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , , , ,

Daytrip to Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, Danger Point and Elim   Our next daytrip Hermanus to Gansbaai, is filled with fun things to do. Gansbaai, only about 43km outside Hermanus, is still known to be an unpretentious fishing town, despite the blooming tourism industry. Gansbaai, or Goose Bay as it is translated in English, was named after [...]

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Hermanus to Kleinmond and Betty’s Bay

Hermanus to Kleinmond and Betty’s Bay

Date Posted: 19 March 2015 Categories: Attractions, Beach, Botanical Garden Reserve, Children, Days trips from Hermanus, Nature Reserve, Things to do, Tours Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , , , ,

Day trip from Hermanus to Kleinmond and Betty’s Bay   Just 25 minutes away from Eastbury Cottage in Hermanus, are the coastal towns of Kleinmond and Betty’s Bay. Traveling from Hermanus on the R43 to Cape Town, one will encounter the turnoff to the R44 leading to Kleinmond.  Just after the Arabella Hotel and Spa, and [...]

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Day Trip Hermanus To Genadendal

Day Trip Hermanus To Genadendal

Date Posted: 22 January 2015 Categories: Arts and Crafts, Attractions, Days trips from Hermanus, festivals, Things to do, Tours, Uncategorized Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags:

Day trip Hermanus to Genadendal To be read in conjunction with our blog Hermanus day trip to Greyton.  A day trip Hermanus to Genadendal is a must while staying at Eastbury Cottage.  This day trip will be filled with adventure, history and mostly beautiful scenery of our “tapestry quilt like” Overberg. Travel on the R43 from [...]

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Hermanus to Greyton

Hermanus to Greyton

Date Posted: 05 January 2015 Categories: Arts and Crafts, Attractions, Children, Days trips from Hermanus, festivals, Things to do, Tours, Uncategorized Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , ,

Hermanus to Greyton A day trip from Hermanus to Greyton is an experience you will surely want to repeat more than once while staying at Eastbury Cottage on a long annual holiday.  This quaint little village  of Greyton, with its thatched cottages, mighty trees, and magnificent scenery, is nestled at the foot of the majestic Sonderend [...]

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December Events in Hermanus

December Events in Hermanus

Date Posted: 08 December 2014 Categories: Attractions, Children, festivals, Things to do, Uncategorized, Wine Tasting Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , ,

December Events in Hermanus The Festive holiday season is upon us!  December events in Hermanus are jam packed with fun things to do this Summer.  A calendar of events in Hermanus during the Festive Season offers exciting things to do for young and old.  We shall be updating our calendar during the month. Please click on [...]

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Sport events in Hermanus

Sport events in Hermanus

Date Posted: 30 October 2014 Categories: Attractions, Children, festivals, Hermanus, Sporting Events in Hermanus, Things to do, Uncategorized, Walks in Hermanus Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , , ,

SPORT EVENTS IN HERMANUS Hermanus is known as a town that boasts plenty of activities in which you can partake, no matter what the season or what your interests are and competitive sport events in Hermanus are filling the annual sporting calendar. Along with regular crowd-pleasers, Hermanus is the venue for some big sporting events that take [...]

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Great White Shark Cage Diving

Great White Shark Cage Diving

Date Posted: 24 September 2014 Categories: Attractions, Hermanus, Things to do, Tours, Transport Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , , ,

 Great White Shark Cage Diving While the gentle mammals of the ocean can be viewed splashing and playing in the water while your feet are firmly on the ground, it takes a bit more to experience the great hunters of the ocean. Great White Shark cage diving near Hermanus is the place to be.    Gansbaai [...]

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Hermanus Whale Walk

Hermanus Whale Walk

Date Posted: 22 July 2014 Categories: Attractions, Beach, Children, Hermanus, Things to do, Tours, Walks in Hermanus, Whale Watching Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Walk with whales while they frolic in the ocean, just metres away, along our cliff paths and follow the Hermanus Whale Walk. Hermanus, is acclaimed as the best land based whale watching destination in the world! For the most amazing sightings of these wonderful creatures, the cliff paths are just 200 metres from Eastbury Cottage. [...]

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Hermanus FynArts Festival 2014

Hermanus FynArts Festival 2014

Date Posted: 17 May 2014 Categories: Arts and Crafts, Attractions, Beach, Children, festivals, Hermanus, Restaurants and places to eat, Things to do, Uncategorized, Walks in Hermanus, Whale Watching, Wine Tasting Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags:

Hermanus FynArts Festival 2014 6-16th June 2014 – Enjoy ten fun-filled days at the Hermanus FynArts Festival. A jam-packed Hermanus FynArts Festival 2014 program promises to entertain, enlighten, entice, enthrall and excite you!  Don’t leave it till too late to get your tickets for the shows and to book your accommodation in Hermanus.  Last year [...]

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Whale watching trips in Hermanus

Whale watching trips in Hermanus

Date Posted: 28 April 2014 Categories: Attractions, Children, Hermanus, Things to do, Tours, Whale Watching Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , ,

 Whale Watching Trips in Hermanus Hermanus is the best land-based whale watching spot in the world with amazing sightings from the cliff paths, but it’s only natural that one might want to get even closer to the gentle giants of the sea on a boat based whale watching trip in Hermanus. To minimise disturbance in [...]

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