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September21

Hermanus Flower Festival 21 – 24 September 2018

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‘Watching Water’ is this year’s theme.

Besides the signature flower displays this weekend promises to be jam packed with an exciting programme of interesting talks,presentations, and work shops. To name a few….

*Friday 21 Sept. at 13:00 and Mon 24 Sept. at 14:00 in the market Hub

Conservationists,Frank Woodvine and Dr Vic – Identification of alien trees ,the problems they cause and the best way to deal with them.

*From 11:00 to 15:00 on Sat. 22 an Sunday 23 Sept. 2018

Chef Chris Erasmus, owner of Foliage Restaurant in Franschoek, a well- known forager, will demonstrate how to cook up some tasty snacks, salads and teas from ingredients such as wild flowers, ornamentals and weeds.

Some of his special products will be available from his pop up shop on site.

* Sat. 22 Sept. and Sun 23 Sept. at 10:00

Christine Stevens will talk about herbs & spices, micro – veggies and heritage seeds.

At 15:00 on both days she will focus on growing spices such as ginger, cumin, turmeric and caraway.

Kits will be on sale to grow your own veggie gardens.

*Sunday 23 Sept. from 11:00 to 13:00 and again from 14:00 to 16:00

Join Hannelie Hanekom in the craft corner in the Amphitheatre in the Fernkloof gardens for a work shop on how to make a Tussie Mussie.

She will explain the meaning of messages through flowers and help you to make a ‘talking bouquet.’

No booking is required to enjoy the activities but is strictly first come first served.

Be sure to find your way to Hermanus  to celebrate Heritage Day.

Its going to be a great weekend!!!

September6

Wild Horses of Fisherhaven- Baby Boom

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Happy to share the exciting news of welcoming not one but two foals to our Fisherhaven herd of wild horses in time to celebrate the new season.
This light shaded colt foal has been named Storm. Five days later a gorgeous filly foal announced her appearance and has by popular vote been named Spring. Anticipating many wonderful days of adventure and fun for these two beautiful babies under the watchful eye of their mommies. xxx

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August9

Wild Horses in Fisherhaven

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Fisherhaven, 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. Ideally suited for a family of four. Room one has a double bed( electric blanket available in winter) and room two has two single beds.The unit has a bathroom with a corner bath/ shower option. It has a separate room with a toilet and basin. The double room has a flat screen TV with usb port and satelite channels available, hairdryer, mini fridge and tea and coffee tray. Guests have access to the guest lounge downstairs with TV and satelite channels. There is a fully equipped guest kitchen and dining area. Wifi available.

Children 8 years and older are welcome.

RATE: Single occupancy: R600pn Double occupancy: R700pn Full occupancy: R1160pn

January17

Fisherhaven Travellers Lodge

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Fisherhaven Travellers Lodge,a 4 star establishment, graded annually by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa would like to welcome and offer you the opportunity of taking that “well-deserved- 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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