Overstrand Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee warmly welcomed the young men and women from the Saldanha Military Academy early this morning at the New Harbour in Hermanus.

The 200 Trans Enduro participants travel annually from Port Elizabeth to Saldanha over a period of 11 days, staying overnight in pre-determined towns along the way to raise funds for charity.

They also do upliftment projects at crèches, schools and homes for the elderly in the towns they visit, while another team goes into the various communities to raise funds and create awareness about the Military Academy.

In his speech the Mayor wished the students all the best for the gruelling challenge that lies ahead.

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You are welcome to pay a visit to our offices in Gansbaai, Stanford, Hermanus or Kleinmond if you have a municipal matter to sort out.

Remember that municipal accounts can be paid via the Pay@ and Easy Pay systems, at several retail outlets, SA Post Office and EFT.

Closing of offices during holidays

Kindly note the Municipal offices, including libraries, will be closed from 13:00 on

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The winners of the 2019 Greenest Municipality Competition for the Western Cape were announced at an awards ceremony hosted by the Provincial Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell on Tuesday evening, 26 November 2019.

Overstrand Municipality won the category for Biodiversity Management.

The Greenest Municipality Competition is aimed at motivating and inspiring municipalities to address environmental issues in their regions.

For the competition, municipalities were evaluated in various categories including waste management, biodiversity management, water and conservation management and air quality management.

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Join Overstrand Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee, Mayoral Committee Members (Exco Councillors), the Municipal Manager and Top Management team on Thursday, 5 December 2019 for the First Thursday event.

Residents will have the opportunity to engage with the Mayor and his team one-on-one, cutting down ‘red tape’ processes, giving the public direct contact for dialogue on how we can improve services and grow the economy.


* Although First Thursday Let's Talk sessions will start in Hermanus, residents from all over the Overstrand are most welcome to join. Hopefully this initiative will be rolled out to other towns next year.

NEXT EVENT: 6 February 2020


There was a report of two dogs of leads at the Fernkloof Nature Reserve visitor centre at around 10:00 this morning.

Dogs are allowed on the Blue Route, as well as in the botanical garden, as long as they are on leads.

Please make sure to keep dogs on designated trails, respect the rules, and be considerate of other dog owners and nature reserve users by keeping dogs on-leash and under control at all times.

Dogs are also welcome on the Cliff Path if leashed. Cliff Path brochures are available from the visitors’ centre in the reserve.

Entrance Fee
No charge

Opening times
Summer: 06h00 to 19h00

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