Latest Overstrand News

The Blue Flag Season at the beaches of Hawston and Kleinmond came to an end  n Sunday, 15 January.
Grotto’s Blue Flag status will remain effective till 31 March 2017.


Swimming Pools:
The swimming pools in Hawston and Hermanus (situated between Zwelihle and Mt Pleasant) continue to enjoy the full services of lifeguards till 30 April.

Lifeguards will be on duty daily between 09:00 – 18:00 during weekends only till 31 January at the beaches of Kleinmond, Kleinmond Lagoon, Palmiet, Betty’s Bay, Silver Sands and Pringle Bay

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Mayor Rudolph Smith wishes to congratulate the matric students and educators of Hermanus High, Curro Hermanus, Qhayiya Secondary, Gansbaai Academia, Hawston Secondary and Northcliff House College on their excellent achievements and outstanding results in the 2016 National Senior Certificate examination.

The Overberg district achieved the highest pass rate (92,7%) in the country.

“We are fortunate to have such good schools and committed teachers in the Overstrand. I would like to congratulate all learners who have successfully completed the 2016 matric examinations. I would also like to thank all our 2016 matriculants for promoting our towns and putting us on the map – you have truly done us proud – we are honoured to be associated with such hard-working individuals,” Mayor Smith said.

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Full details with regard to the proposed revisions are available for inspection during week days between 08:00 and 16:30 at the Department: Town Planning, 16 Paterson Street, Hermanus, at the offices of the Area Managers in Gansbaai, Stanford, Hermanus and Kleinmond; all public libraries in the Overstrand; the municipality's corporate head office in Hermanus as well as on the official website at:, under (documents, notices for the notice), and (documents, town planning for the revision of by-laws).
Please note that the commenting period is extended from the original closing date of 5 February 2017 to 1 March 2017

Western Cape motorists are advised that renewal notices for motor vehicle licences will not be sent via the South African Post Office while the National Department of Transport (NDOT) is in the process of transferring the electronic National Traffic Information System (eNaTIS) to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC).

eNaTIS is currently managed centrally at NDOT, including the issuing of motor vehicle licence renewal notices. This transition will directly affect the thousands of motorists in the province who are required to renew their licence discs by the end of December 2016, and possibly by 31 January 2017.

Motorists are urged to be proactive by checking their licence disc expiry date, and ensuring that they apply in time to avoid penalties. We in the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works will do all we can to assist motorists during this period.

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Visitors wished a very safe, sunny and enjoyable season at a roadblock

Tourists visiting the Overstrand were pulled over by Traffic Officers during a ‘Welcome in Hermanus Roadblock’ at the Sandbaai intersection on Thursday, 15 December. Similar roadblocks were held in Kleinmond and Gansbaai with the assistance of SAPS, tourism offices, Cape Nature and members of the Walking Bus Initiative.

A total of 245 vehicles were stopped and 20 alcohol screening test have been conducted.

Xen Titus, Superintendent: Traffic Services said “manual traffic counts were also done and the highest count incoming vehicles (565) were between 16:00 - 17:00”. He added that “high visibility of traffic officers and other role players made a huge impact on driver behaviour.”

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