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The historical Windsor Hotel in Hermanus, The original core of the building has never been altered.  She is the oldest and largest hotel in Hermanus

The historical Windsor Hotel in Hermanus, The original core of the building has never been altered. She is the oldest and largest hotel in Hermanus

The Botriver lagoon was established as an emergency base for the landing and refuelling of Catalina flying boats. in World War 2

Fisherhaven arose from the Afdaks River farm - Fisherhaven is a small town in the Western Cape, South Africa on the banks of the Bot River lagoon

The Grand Old Lady, also known as the Marine Hotel in Hermanus

The Grand Old Lady, also known as the Marine Hotel in Hermanus

Dangerpoint Lighthouse built was in 1895 - After more than 20 ships had been wrecked off this treacherous stretch of Cape coastline, Danger Point Lighthouse was built in 1895 in order to alert shipping to the presence of Danger Point reef

Hermanus is a popular South African seaside town in the heart of the Whale Coast about an hour's drive from Cape Town International Airport.

Ella Gordon - horsewoman of Karwyderskraal 1873-1958 in the heaven and earth valle near Hermanus.

Ella Gordon - horsewoman of Karwyderskraal in the heaven and earth valle near Hermanus.

Local Hermanus fisherman, Bill Selkirk, caught the world’s biggest man-eating shark with a rod and reel in 1922

Beautiful Hermanus is a popular South African seaside town in the heart of the Whale Coast about an hour from Cape Town. Hermanus is known as the best land based whale watching in the world.

Heroic HMS Birkenhead Sinks - The Birkenhead on it's way from Ireland wrecked in 1852 off the coast of Gansbaai in South Africa

Heroic HMS Birkenhead Sinks - The Birkenhead on it's way from Ireland wrecked in 1852 off the coast of Gansbaai in South Africa

The History of Fisherhaven, Hermanus in South Africa

Fisherhaven arose from the Afdaks River farm - Fisherhaven is a small town in the Western Cape, South Africa on the banks of the Bot River lagoon

Hermanus had thirteen Hotels in the golden and olden days

Quite amazing that Hermanus hosted so many hotels when it was just a little fishing village.

John Louis was obviously an enterprising young man and he acquired Lot 68. Here he built the first cottage in 1876 (on what is now Harbour Road) and then a second at right angles to it, facing the sea.

John Louis was obviously an enterprising young man and he acquired Lot Here he built the first cottage in 1876 (on what is now Harbour Road) and then a second at right angles to it, facing the sea.


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