The second day of the Overstrand Tourism indaba started with a packed auditorium on Thursday, 7 September in Hermanus.

The event formed part of the Overstrand Municipality’s drive to develop a tourism strategy that speaks to what the industry wants and not what the Municipality considers to be priorities.

Addressing the audience, Councillor Clinton Lerm, Mayoral Committee Member for Investment, Infrastructure and Tourism, spoke about the planned role and vision of the Overstrand Tourism Department. 

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To date, 3 217 applications have been received from indigent households across the Overstrand of which 152 forms were incomplete with outstanding documentation and incorrect information. 

The approved indigent applications total 2 818 with 247 new applications received during the week.

In an attempt to widen the scope for support to needy households, Overstrand Municipal officials will be available on the following Saturdays to help individuals to register for Indigent Subsidy:

  • 9 September 2023: Moffat Hall in Mt Pleasant
  • 9 and 23 September 2023: Proteadorp Community Hall
  • 16 & 23 September 2023: Zwelihle Community Hal
  • 16 September 2023: Thusong Hawston


As of 6 September 2023, Gansbaai Electrical Services is operating from new premises.

Their new address is Voortrekker Street, Gansbaai (next to BARC).

The telephone numbers remain the same. Tel: 028 384 8300 or 028 384 8358.

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As of today, 2 875 applications have been received and the indigent subsidy application backlog is down to zero.

The numbers are as follows:

Approved: 2341; Incomplete: 147; New Application: 387

Baardskeerdersbos 4
Buffelsjag 4
Blompark 264
Gansbaai 72
Masakhane 395
Pearly Beach 56
Uilenkraal 19

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September is Tourism and Heritage Month and Overstrand will be celebrating with a full calendar of events including the Tourism Indaba which will be opened on Wednesday 6 September 2023 by Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer.

Minister Meyer will be addressing agri tourism which is of particular importance to our region that boasts vineyards, apple orchards, dairy farms, aqua culture and fynbos grown for the export market. The Thursday Indaba programme will address marketing, travel source markets, mitigation of seasonality, sustainable tourism and travel trends. The Department of Tourism, Tourism Grading Council of South Africa as well as Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism.

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Hermanus 028 313 8000
Kleinmond 028 271 8400
Gansbaai 028 384 8300
Stanford 028 341 8500