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

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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.   She has won many accolades for her writings and has completed her Honours Degree in 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 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) have 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

Helpful information about Hermanus: emergency numbers and other important information


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


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

Our special rates:  Our seasonal special offers during the year


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


See our new restaurants added to the list!

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


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


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


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


Hermanus Fynarts Festival:  Held in June over 10 days, celebrating all arts and crafts (10 June- 19 June 2016)

Hermanus Whale Festival:  An Enviro Festival held in September

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

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

Fernkloof Flower Festival:  Held in September at the Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Hermanus Vis Bash:  Held in May – when locals show their seafood braai skills

Hawston Sea Festival: Held in the first week of December


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 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


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:  contact Peter Joseph +27 (0)829300768 email:


Things to do in Hermanus with Children

Things to do in Hermanus with Children

Date Posted: 23 March 2013 Categories: Beach, Children, Hermanus Posted By: Jenny Meyer Tags: , , , , ,

Things to do in Hermanus with Children Hermanus prides itself with its many things to do in Hermanus with children and for people of all ages to enjoy. Some of these activities, however, are specially geared towards the smaller people of the world. Even families with smaller children can enjoy Hermanus and its surroundings to [...]

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