Hermanus FynArts Experience Hermanus at its best during a brand new 10-day celebration of South African arts, a fusion of Arts Festival and Winter School. Exhibitions of visual arts, concerts, soirees, food and wine pairings, illustrated talks, courses and workshops fill each day. Daily tours to exhibitions at award-winning wine farms; high teas at cozy coffee shops; special FynArts menus; botanical walks; marvelous films and much more. www.hermanusfynarts.co.za ... Learn more
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Carols by Candlelight The Rotary Club of Hermanus presents an evening of carols in the Old Harbour arena on the last Friday before Christmas. Bring your picnic basket and chairs and enjoy the sing-a-long. Entrance is by way of a donation in aid of charity for your “candle in a bottle” and hymn sheet. ... Learn more
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Easter Pageant (Courtesy Overberg Media) The annual Easter Passion play staged in the Old Harbour on Good Friday has become a major event on the Hermanus cultural calendar, which thousands attend. The play depicts the life of Jesus Christ from birth to crucifixion, with the cliff walls of the harbour providing the stage. Several dozen local people participate in the production which is enhanced by lighting, music and laser effects. With its spectacular cliffs, gentle grass slopes an... Learn more
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Fish Bash The popular Fish Bash is held annually April/May in aid of charity. Local teams battle it out in the Onrus caravan park under the milkwood trees, to find out who the best seafood chefs in Hermanus are. The fare is judged by a panel of well known celebrities. There are food stalls, arts and crafts and entertainment for the whole family. ... Learn more
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Flower Festival An annual Spring Flower Festival in August is hosted in the Fernkloof Hall and includes local arts and crafts, with the main purpose a colourful and spectacular showcase of local fynbos arranged in a display that will amaze every onlooker. ... Learn more
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Hawston Sea Festival (Courtesy Overberg Media) This festival is held annually at the beginning of December at the Hawston camping site next to the ocean. Fresh crayfish, perlemoen, paella and snoek are available and hundreds of festival-goers from all over the Peninsula stream to the quiet fishing village to enjoy the delicious delicacies. There is entertainment for young and old and festival goers can take a dip in the Olympic size swimming pool. ... Learn more
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Kalfie Fees (Courtesy Overberg Media) The Hermanus Times Kalfiefees which borrows its name from the Whale Festival, was started to bring a cultural experience to the local communities – including Hawston. The mostly Afrikaans festival, which is held around National Women’s day in August, offers some of the best national and local theatrical productions. Festival-goers can enjoy local cuisine and view and purchase the work of local crafters. ... Learn more
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Whale Festival (Courtesy Overberg Media) The annual Whale Festival is held to celebrate the arrival of the magnificent Southern Right Whales that come to Walker Bay to calve and mate. For a few days each September, Hermanus is transformed as thousands of visitors arrive to enjoy arts and the enviro-experience that is the Whale Festival. Around 30 shows – usually the most successful productions from the country’s two largest arts festivals – are staged each year and incl... Learn more
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Wine & Food Festival (Courtesy Overberg Media) Since its inception in 1997 the Hermanus Food and Wine Fair, which coincides with the Kalfiefees, has become an important event in the Western Cape wine industry calendar. Visitors can chase away the winter chills by sampling mouth-watering wine and other products from over 30 exhibitors. It includes some of the Cape’s top wine estates as well as the producers of speciality foods and other delicacies. ... Learn more
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African Market A variety of craft markets can be found in and around Hermanus. There is a daily craft/flea market above the Old Harbour housed in iron sheds on Market Square where local and African traders sell their goods. ... Learn more
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Craft Markets A variety of craft markets can be found in and around Hermanus. There is a daily craft/flea market above the Old Harbour housed in iron sheds on Market Square where local and African traders sell their goods. ... Learn more
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De Wet Hall Onrus Meander through the Onrus Market on the first Saturday of every month at the De Wet Hall from 9h00-12h00. ... Learn more
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Hermanus Pietersfontein Food and Wine Market Saturdays are busy market days with the Hermanuspietersfontein Boeremark in the Hemel-en-Aarde village which is open from 9h00- 13h00 ... Learn more
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Lemm's Corner Every weekend, weather permitting, a bustling market can be found at Lemm’s Corner from 8h30 to15h00. ... Learn more
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Hermanus Farmer's Market The Hermanus Farmer’s Market is held at the Hermanus Cricket club and is open from 8h00 to 12h00 in summer and 9h00 to 13h00 in winter. ... Learn more
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For more information on upcoming events not included above, please contact the office at 028 312 2629