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Hermanus Level 1B water restrictions update

The De Bos Dam level was ast 46% at the end of February and 50.7% at the end of January. Las year at the end of February the dam level was 74.8%. Hermanus had 54.4mm of rain during February, compared to the long term average of 32.4mm for February month.

The average daily water demand of Hermanus during February was 10.22 million liters per day, compared to 12.24 million leteres per day during February during 2017.This amounts to a saving of 16.5% or 56.6 million liters of water in total in February 2017.

Full Article : Hermanus Times

Paardenberg Mountain Bike Trails

The Paardenberg Trails for mountain biking, trail running and hiking have been designed with variety, fun and challenges in mind. Our routes traverse farms, weave across rivers, through forests, along single tracks and gravel roads, and climb steep ascents. The seasoned mountain biker or trail runner can test themselves on the more technical routes, whilst others can have a more leisurely time with the family along the shorter routes. For more info Visit: countrybiketours.co.za

Wine on the Lagoon - Benguela Cove

Amongst the lush vineyards and olive groves, the estate finds itself surrounded by a glistening lagoon which hosts the Lady Bonnie pontoon boat. As an added feature to the many facilities on the estate, the pontoon boat is the epitome of maritime leisure.

The Lady Bonnie pontoon boat can seat up to 12 passengers with cruise options available

Visist Website : http://www.benguelacove.co.za

Luister na Caledon Fm aanlyn

Ons begin uitsaai op Internet stroming op 31 Maart 2015 Ons ICASA uitsaai lisensie word uitgereik op 14 Mei 2015, met 'n frekwensie toekenning vir die Caledon en Bredasdorp Omgewing. Ons lisensie stel ons daartoe in staat om enige plek in die Overberg Distrik Munisipaliteit uit te saai. Ons Caledon sender word op 5 Junie 2015 geïnstalleer. Ons begin uitsaai op 89.3fm Ons Bredasdorp sender word op 28 Julie 2015 geïnstalleer. Ons begin ook uitsaai op 99.3fm

Dinos Alive - Hermanus this weekend

DinosAlive also offers a range of seriously fun, engaging activities for youngsters. For the kids, there's dino-rides (where your child will be able to ride the back of a life-size animatronic dinosaur!),

PlayStation games, a dino-drawing table, a jumping castle and also the 'excavation site' - a sandpit full of 'fossils' where young archaeologists will be able to put their dino-digging skills to the test. Mature visitors can look forward to a dino-fossil exhibition. After a long day of adventure at the DinosAlive exhibition, younger and older visitors alike can pay a visit to the dino-restaurant for a bite to eat and a refreshing beverage, in order to restore their energy levels again.
DinosAlive also has a fully stocked merchandise shop, where the true dino-fanatic can obtain precious memorabilia, or simply find a souveneir to take home after a great time at DinosAlive.


Our dinosaurs come from far and wide, and are visiting us from a time very, very long ago.

Despite this, they love meeting all the humans and showing them their histories and backgrounds!

You'll be surprised at how friendly they actually are.

Did you know?

    The Denel Overberg Test Range is a         weapons systems testing facility in the

Overberg region on the south coast of South Africa, near Arniston, Western Cape. It includes launch pads and tracking systems. It was used to test the RSA series of Israeli-South    African missiles until cancellation in 1992

The major towns are Hermanus, Caledon, Bredasdorp, Grabouw and Swellendam and the region includes  Riviersonderend Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa.

The landscape is dominated by gently to moderately undulating hills enclosed by mountains and the ocean.

Overberg - Bredasdorp, South Africa’s first “-dorp” was established by Michiel  van Breda in 1838

Overberg is a region in South Africa to the east of Cape Town beyond the
Hottentots-Holland mountains. It lies along the Western Cape Province's south coast
between the Cape Peninsula and the region known as the Garden Route in the east. The
boundaries of the Overberg are the Hottentots-Holland mountains in the West; the
Riviersonderend Mountains, part of the Cape Fold Belt, in the North; the Atlantic and
Indian Oceans in the South and the Breede River in the East.

The area has always been considered as the breadbasket of the Cape and is largely given to grain farming — mainly wheat. The wheat fields are a major breeding ground for South Africa's national bird, the blue crane. Another important food farmed in the Overberg is
fruit with the Elgin Valley producing about 60 percent of the total annual apple crop of
about 819,000 metric tonnes

Nestled in the Overberg, one can find the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve (recognized and
registered with UNESCO) populated with a large diversity of flowering plants not found anywhere else in the fynbos biome. The name, derived from Over 't Berg, means "over the (Hottentots-Holland) mountain" and is a reference to the region's location relative to Cape

Did You Know?

   Swellendam used to be the Capital of       Overberg

Swellendam is the 4th oldest town in the  Republic of South Africa, a town with 17,537 inhabitants situated in the Western Cape province.

The town has over 50 provincial heritage sites, most of them buildings of Cape Dutch  architecture.

      Swellendam is situated on the N2,            approximately 220 km from both Cape Town and George.

Liefland Wedding Venue is now open for Weddings and Functions

Liefland is a full-service venue meaning we offer everything you need to host beautiful and unforgettable wedding or special event. Whether you are looking for a specific flower arrangement or customizable menu options, we've got you covered.

For any special requests you might have, we've got the services and vendors around Tesselaarsdal to make your wedding day the most beautiful day of your life. For more informantion visit:  Lieflandweddingvenue.co.za

Caledon - Interesting Facts

Caledon is home to natural hot springs of various temperatures along the slopes of the Swartberg. The town was originally named Swartberg. Due to the popularity of the hot springs, a bath house was eventually built in 1797. It was later renamed in honour of the first British governor of the Cape, the Earl of Caledon. The historical Caldeon Wild Flower Garden was established in 1927. The area is well-known today for grain production, stock farming and wool production. Caledon is home to some of the best paintball fields in South Africa. Just outside the town you can enjoy a ziplining canopy tour or visit the air rifle and archery range. The Cape Railway Line reached Caledon in 1902 which caused a rapid influx of people into the town. The Caledon Dutch Reformed congregation dates from 1811 and is the 8th oldest in South Africa. The Caledon Museum was built in 1917.

Klein Ovies Hoogtepunte 2017

Laerskool Overberg, (Klein Ovies) is gelee in Caledon - Wes Kaap. Die hoogtepunte van 2017 kan in hierde video samestelling gesien word.

Kliek op die prentjie om die video te sien.

Elgin Valley Apple Blossom Festival

 Elgin is known for its apples and pears and life in the Valley is attuned to the seasons.

In Spring, we celebrate one of our most beautiful moments in nature as the apple blossoms burst into life and the orchards become a sea of white flowers. Come and eat, taste wine, picnic, harvest vegetables, see art, get into the outdoors and see the Valley in bloom.

Give the kids a great day out – just one hour from Cape Town – or join the blossoms and bees and book to stay even longer. Please contact us for further details: Mobile. 060 609 0802 Email. info@elginvalley.co.za
See you there!

Hermanus Open Market

A small market with a lot of soul. Where good friends meet, eat, and buy beautiful things... An amazing array of fresh organic produce, homemade delicacies, artisan breads, probiotic yogurts, handmade cheeses, home smoked fish, happy hen eggs, wheat-free bakes, a whole variety of arts & crafts, as well as live music, plants and all things that are good for your health and happiness! The market has been going strong since 2006, and has now moved to the wonderful setting of the Hermanus Cricket Club. The traders all come from the greater Overstrand area, giving the market a truly local feel. The market organisers and the traders try as best we can to run the market according to eco-friendly principles, and we are committed to creating a wholesome experience with a minimal impact on the environment.


Greyton Genadendal Classics For All Festival 2018 The highly popular Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival is soon to hit Greyton and Genadendal from 25 - 27 May 2018.

 The festival, with its primary focus on showcasing the the talents of classical musicians, is a haven for music-lovers.

The jam-packed lineup includes a myriad of concerts, workshops, a children-specific music show, art exhibitions, wine tastings and various food events.
The quaint villages of Greyton and Genadendal, in the foothills of the Sonderend Mountains in the Overberg, come alive with the beautiful sounds of classical music. See you there!