The news that the travel data intelligence platform, the Tourism Sentiment Index, ranked Hermanus 18th on the Leading Places: The 100 Most Loved Destinations Around the World’ for 2023 is heart-warming news.

Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, says “Overstrand tourism experienced an encouraging season, and this latest listing will no doubt place our magnificent region on the map of new and return travellers”.

The Western Cape claims 3 of the top 50 ‘Most Loved Destinations’ in the world and the Overstrand proudly celebrate this accolade with the Western Cape and South Africa.

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Without prejudicing any rights of the Municipality in this regard, and as a sign of goodwill, the Overstrand Municipality, as landowner, will allow the Hermanus Country Market to trade this coming Saturday, 4 February 2023, as per a request from the Hermanus Sports Club, to whom the Municipality lease the property.

This decision was taken in lieu of the fact that there will be a public meeting on the ‘way forward’ of the Hermanus Country Market on Monday afternoon, 6 February 2023 from 16:00 - 18:00 in the Municipal Auditorium.

The permission to proceed with the market applies to this Saturday only, considering the fact that the stallholders are not being disadvantaged by the fact that the structures at the market are not compliant.

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

Hermanus area:
22 February 2023 - Overstrand Thusong Centre in Hawston

Gansbaai area:
7 February 2023 - Blompark Community Hall in Gansbaai

21 February 2023 - Stanford Community Hall

3 February 2023 - Proteadorp Community Hall in Kleinmond

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


The next UIF visit is scheduled to take place on 21 and 22 February 2023 at the Overstrand Thusong Centre in Hawston.

On 9 February 2023 the Department of Labour will be at the Silwerjare Dienssentrum in Blompark, Gansbaai and on 10 February 2023 they will visit Kleinmond at the Kleinmond Town Hall.

* Please note that these dates may be subject to change. These are the only dates available.

A two-day workshop on the sustainable development in the transitional zone of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve was held in Kleinmond on 25 and 26 January 2023.

Day 1 started with a welcoming address by Cllr Clinton Lerm who is the responsible Mayoral Committee Member for Infrastructure and Investment for the Overstrand Municipality. In his address, Cllr Lerm focused on the word ‘TOLERANCE’.

He made mention of the fact that a lot of the empty plots within the biosphere were in fact sold many years ago and the original owners (or even their children) now wants to build on the plots. He continued by saying that owners have a right to build.

He emphasised that the importance of this workshop was to ensure that measures are put in place so that any development takes place within the necessary guidelines.

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