All households in baboon problem areas must have an animal proof bin for domestic waste.

A baboon proof bin doesn’t have to be a wheelie bin but some people have been able to convert their bin for less than R250.

Baboon-resistant 240-litre Wheelie bins, with locks, can be purchased at the municipal offices and it will be delivered to your home. Bins cost R1 636 (the price is inclusive of VAT and is valid 1 July 2023 - 30 June 2024).

Alternatively, bins can be bought at any hardware store and baboon proof locks can be fitted, at an additional charge, on your existing bin.

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We had quite a number of enquiries from residents who would like to recycle their household refuse, but were unsure about which articles are suitable for recycling and how to go about it.

The HOW is rather straightforward:
Overstrand provides clear plastic bags in which recyclable items can be placed. All you have to do is to place that clear plastic bag on the sidewalk on the same day the municipality would normally collect your refuse.

The WHAT is also a lot simpler than one would think:
Recyclable household refuse broadly resorts under one of four categories: paper/cardboard, glass, plastics or cans made from steel/aluminium.

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Please note that all public meetings/indigent roadshows scheduled to be held from 18:00 for the next two weeks have been suspended until further notice due to loadshedding.

The engagements with the finance staff as scheduled during office hours on weekdays and Saturdays for indigent applications and account enquiries will however proceed as planned.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause but the decision is warranted to ensure the safety of our residents, councillors and staff.


Onrus Beach is one of the most popular beaches and surfing spots in Hermanus. As a Blue Flag beach during the December/January holiday season, it confirms that Onrus is a holiday destination of international standard.

Overstrand Municipality consistently improves its facilities and the upgrading of the aging ablution block at the Onrus Beach is well under way.

The upgrading will be completed in two phases over two years.

Phase 1 improvements, which are scheduled to be completed before the spring/summer season starts, include refurbishing the toilets, urinals, and hand washbasins. Thus, fully functional facilities will be available at the aforementioned time.

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The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will be in the Overstrand on the following dates:

Hermanus area:

  • 15 August 2023 - Thusong Centre in Hawston
  • Every Thursday in Moffat Hall, Mount Pleasant

Gansbaai area:

  • 22 August 2023 - Blompark Community Hall in Gansbaai

* Please note that these dates were provided by the Department of Social Development and may be subject to change.


Contact Us

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