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August9

Wild Horses in Fisherhaven

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Fisherhaven near Hermanus has the awesome gift of being home to a herd of wild horses which were seperated by natures’ circumstance from the original large herd roaming the Rooisand Nature Reserve. You can expect to encounter these beautiful self sufficient creatures any where between the residential houses of Fisherhaven, chewing the flowers off someone’s favourite plant or pulling out a mouthful of  lush grass, and the Bot River Lagoon.

The residents of Fisherhaven are lovingly watchful and protective over the herd. A horse watchers ‘whats app’ group exists to keep an eye on the whereabouts and activities. Beautiful photos and important news such as the arrival of a foal are posted on the ‘Horses of Fisherhaven’ facebook page for all to enjoy.

To protect and safe guard this natural wonder, signage has been posted asking curious visitors, who stop in for accommodation on on their journey through the Cape Whale Coast, to “help us keep the horses wild, watch don’t touch”.

There is just something indescribably peaceful about watching horse politics, the way they lovingly interact with each other but also just as frightening when they demonstrate just how wild they can be when fighting breaks out between the stallions.

To be able to witness first hand what happens within this wild herd as they gracefully live out their days, the grunts,  the whinneys and nudges and movements they use to communicate with one another, is a rare privilege, one we hope and love to share with all interested travellers and nature lovers for many years to come.

Be sure to check out the photos of some of the special moments we have managed to capture of these beautiful horses on our Fisherhaven Travellers Lodge face book page.

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May24

Fyn Arts 🎭Hermanus 9 – 18 June 2017

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Lovers of Art, it’s time to book your tickets and secure affordable accommodation at

Fisherhaven Traveller’s Lodge for an opportunity to be a part of an incredible adventure of celebration, not to be missed South African Arts……

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Exhibitions & performances, talks & presentations, workshops & demonstrations, tutored wine tasting & a book trail, films & a youth programme.

March25

Family Suite Four Sleeper

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Room two

This unit has two bedrooms. Room one has a double bed and room two has two single beds.The unit has a bathroom with a corner bath and shower attachment. It has a separate room with a toilet and basin. The double room has a flat screen TV with usb port, hairdryer, mini fridge and tea and coffee tray. Guests have access to the guest lounge downstairs with TV & DSTV, the guest kitchen and dining area.

Children 8 years and older are welcome.

RATE: Single occupancy: R500pn Double occupancy: R600pn Full occupancy: R1140pn

January17

Fisherhaven Travellers Lodge

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Fisherhaven Travellers Lodge would like to welcome and offer you the opportunity of ‘taking- that- break -away’

There are various affordable room options available to accommodate your holiday requirements. Breakfast is available on request or you can prepare your own meals in the fully equipped guest kitchen / indoor barbeque facility in the poolroom.

Come and experience the peace, tranquility and beauty of the surrounds. Fisherhaven is proud to be the home of a herd of the Rooisand wild horses, the only wild horses in South Africa. We are ideally situated on the Whale Coast route enabling you the chance to explore the different towns of interest including; Bot River, Kleinmond, Bettys Bay, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai to mention a few which offer exciting activities such as:shark cage diving, whale watching, hiking, mountain biking,fishing, kayaking , power boating, sailing,body surfing, wind surfing, horse riding, wine/ beer tasting,abseiling,quad biking and bird watching. Closer to home, the Bot River Lagoon is a mere 2km from the Lodge where you can enjoy hours of water, sand and fun in the sun.

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August6

Wine Hoppers in Hermanus

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Fisherhaven Travellers Lodge Guest, whether your’e a wine connoisseur or not, afford us the opportunity of assisting you to remove the effort out of having an enjoyable time exploring the wide selection of wine tasting venues on picturesque wine farms in the Overberg. The choice of  wine routes are plentiful ranging from the Elim wine route all the way to the Elgin wine route. We can book a tour on your behalf  with Wine Hoppers in Hermanus for a carefree & unforgettable experience.

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July15

Great White Shark cage diving- Marine Dynamics

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Fisherhaven Travellers Lodge is ready to assist you, the guest, in making this dream a reality. We make the booking on your behalf.

Prepare to be enthralled!!!!!

Below a taste of the unforgettable moments you too could expect to encounter as did Annabel Fenwick Elliot while cage diving.

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May22

African Black Oystercatcher

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The African black oystercatcher otherwise known as Haematopus Moquini.

This beautiful bird with its jet black plumage, orange circled eyes, legs and dagger- shaped beak has captured our attention during our walks here at the Bot River Mouth and various beaches of Hermanus, Western Cape.             DSC_0060                                                                                                                      The first thing that always draws our attention to their presence while walking on the beach is the cute   unmistakable squeaky-bath-toy sound they make while flying.

It is said the African black oyster catcher mates for life and pairs have been know to live up to 20 years. Wow,what an example of loyalty.                                                                                                             DSC_0064   DSC_0073

More interesting facts:

The birds that live on sandy shores eat sand mussels.

The estuarine birds eat cockles and pencil- bait.  

The birds start breeding at 3-4 years of age.                                                                                                                                 Both parents incubate the eggs which hatch after 32 days.  

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These birds have been observed to flock or form clubs during the non breeding season as a means of protection. from predators.                                                                                                              DSC_0601                                                                                                                                    Their natural predators are foxes, jackals,genets,snakes and gulls. Holiday makers and dogs are an additional threat. Thankfully beach driving has been banned.    

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The birds that live on rocky shores are said to feed on mainly mussels and limpets and fish not oysters.    

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This species is now listed as “Near Threatened”

Thanks to the Oystercatcher Conservation Programme initiated by the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town, the numbers are on the rise again.

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Bird lovers will enjoy observing these and many other species in their natural habitat frequenting Fisherhaven and the shores and cliff paths of Hermanus and surrounds.

May8

Kayaking on the Bot River Lagoon

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Fisherhaven Traveller’s Lodge offers kayaking trips on the Bot River Lagoon to guests, weather permitting.

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May7

Consent Usage Compliance Certificates & awards

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Fire Safety Compliance    

Fire Safety Compliance certificate

BnB insured

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Preparation & serving of Food and Beverage

May7

Casual walk from Grotto Beach to Sopiesklip

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Sopiesklip, a tourist attraction for visitors to Hermanus who enjoy exploring.

Curiosity got the better of us after hearing stories of a hollow in a rock with a carved doorway.

We parked our car, kicked off the shoes and began our walk along the sandy beach at Grotto beach.

Watching the birds flying above and frolicking in the waves as they washed the shore kept me mesmerized for most of the walk except for the few times I stopped to pick up an extraordinary shaped stone or shell.

The entire trip there and back took us approximately 3 hours.

The next time I do this trip along the beach, I will be wearing a comfortable pair of walking shoes and bringing along a ruck sack with water or juice.☺

Some of the interesting stories that happened here through the ages;

Sopiesklip was the halfway point along the coast for Gansbaaiers en route to Hermanus and it may have earned it’s name as the ideal place to rest and have something to drink ( ‘n sopie whisky’) before moving on. The soft beach sand must have made it a tiring and tough journey with the ox wagons. “In the footsteps of Lady Ann Barnard” written by Jose Burman

It has also been told that, “in the old days”, when the boats were still manned by rowing teams and sails, the strong winds and current would push the fishing boats into the middle of Walker bay and they would wash up at Sopiesklip.    Through the years the fishermen carved this hollow in the rock and stored glass bottles of brandy with ropes attached in the cave. A place to shelter from the cold wind, waves and have a nip of brandy to keep warm.

Mr Brian Macfarland( Senior) also has a story about an old German called Otto, a recluse, who used to go fishing on a thick – wheel bicycle. He got tired of going up to the rock outcrop and back to Hermanus so he stayed in the cave house which he named, “Die Paradys”

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Rocky outcrop

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Beautiful rock formations…….natural artwork on the sand.

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I made it!