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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:

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

 

Information about Hermanus, South Africa

Information about Hermanus, South Africa

Date Posted: 24 February 2014 Categories: Arts and Crafts, Attractions, Children, festivals, Hermanus, Restaurants and places to eat, Things to do, Transport, Uncategorized, Walks in Hermanus, Whale Watching, Wine Tasting Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags:

Helpful information about Hermanus, South Africa Looking for helpful information about Hermanus, South Africa? We have created this blog on General Information about Hermanus to assist you in finding emergency and important telephone numbers.  Our Blog Index will also assist you with interesting and informative articles on things to do, restaurants, transport, seasonal weather, important [...]

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Special Rates

Special Rates

Date Posted: 03 January 2014 Categories: Attractions, festivals, Restaurants and places to eat, Special Rates in Hermanus, Things to do, Whale Watching Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags:

We offer special rates through the year! Dependent on the season and length of your stay with us, our advertised rates can be flexible to suit your budget for self-catering and B&B accommodation in Hermanus.   Eastbury Cottage  offers direct bookings (no agents) up to 10% discount on rates for longer bookings dependent on season – [...]

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December Holiday Events in Hermanus

December Holiday Events in Hermanus

Date 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 Tags: , , ,

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 (We will update our blog for 2014 soon – or contact Hermanus Tourism Bureau).  Events are always lively and enthusiastic and include [...]

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Hermanus Railway Station has no Train

Hermanus Railway Station has no Train

Date Posted: 22 October 2013 Categories: Attractions, Children, Hermanus, History of Hermanus, Things to do, Transport, Walks in Hermanus Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , , ,

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 [...]

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World’s only Whale Crier

World’s only Whale Crier

Date Posted: 07 October 2013 Categories: Attractions, Children, festivals, Hermanus, Things to do, Uncategorized, Whale Watching Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , , ,

  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 [...]

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Western Cape Spring Flowers

Western Cape Spring Flowers

Date Posted: 28 August 2013 Categories: Attractions, Children, festivals, Hermanus, Things to do, Tours, Whale Watching, Wine Tasting Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , ,

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 [...]

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Hermanus Whale Festival

Hermanus Whale Festival

Date Posted: 15 August 2013 Categories: Arts and Crafts, festivals, Hermanus, Sporting Events in Hermanus, Things to do, Uncategorized, Whale Watching Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , ,

    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 [...]

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Hermanus Wine and Food Festival

Hermanus Wine and Food Festival

Date Posted: 04 August 2013 Categories: festivals, Hermanus, Restaurants and places to eat, Things to do, Whale Watching, Wine Tasting Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , , , ,

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 [...]

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Hermanus Kalfiefees

Hermanus Kalfiefees

Date Posted: 03 August 2013 Categories: Arts and Crafts, Children, festivals, Hermanus, Things to do, Uncategorized, Whale Watching Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , ,

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 [...]

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Restaurants in Hermanus

Restaurants in Hermanus

Date Posted: 23 June 2013 Categories: Hermanus, Restaurants and places to eat, Things to do, Uncategorized Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , , ,

Restaurants in Hermanus Above and beyond the chain store restaurants in Hermanus like the Wimpy, KFC, Steers, Simply Asia, 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 [...]

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