Street Art

What is more inspiring than walking down an average street and suddenly seeing a painting on the wall? That a few local artists would spend their time and creativity on shaping a mural for the benefit of the community and would never be able to sell their masterpiece for money is just so encouraging and… Read More Street Art

Essence of Hermanus Captured in 10 Themes

How to capture the essence of Hermanus with ten themes only? Difficult but a great way to share the Hermanus story in September – Tourism Month. Hermanuspietersfontein is an obvious choice as it was the original name of Hermanus.  This was before the local postmaster decided to shorten Hermanuspietersfontein to Hermanus to fit better on the postage stamp.  The… Read More Essence of Hermanus Captured in 10 Themes

Alluring Abalone

Abalone is a sought after delicacy that is linked to poaching, black-market trading and drugs. The negative association does not make it less desirable. Perlemoen, as South Africans know this sea snail, is becoming more popular as its supply diminishes. It favours the cold water between Hangklip and Agulhas and thrives in the dynamic ecosystems of kelp… Read More Alluring Abalone

Defending Blends

Tim James, wine journalist and author of Wines of the New South Africa:  Tradition and Revolution, recently introduced his list of fine red blends to an audience of Hermanus FynArts attendees.  The tasting got going with observations about the many white and red blends available in South Africa and the great skills local winemakers apply to excel at producing good… Read More Defending Blends