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Wandelpad Initiative

My name is Dirk Troost, and I am a scout with the 1st Hermanus scout group. I am currently working on my Springbok Scout award. And as part of this, I will be taking on part of the restoration of the Wandelpad as a community service project. Myself and a team of scouts will be…

Buzzy Beez Renovation Update

The Buzzy Beez building on Erf 101, Church Street Stanford is one of the village’s few Grade 3a buildings. It was originally a nagmaalhuisie, and has social historical interest, in addition to the charm of its simple construction (Baumann et al 2009). Until recently it served as the preschool for the adjacent Okkie Smuts Junior…

Leiwater application for Heritage Status

The irrigation water furrow (leiwater) is identified in the Overstrand Heritage Inventory as having integral significance to the aesthetic qualities of the town, as well as holding intrinsic social and technological significance. Much of the alignment falls within the demarcated heritage area. The furrow is is a rare example of ‘functioning heritage’. Heritage Western Cape…

Think & Drink Quiz Evening

The first ‘Think and Drink’ quiz evening took place last night at Tikka Palace, to a full house of competitive participants. Lots of fun was had by all! The questions put together by John and Shirley Withers gave everyone a bit of a challenge and the supper provided by Malik and his staff was most…

Martin Mans back in the Overberg

Dutch organist Martin Mans is back in Hermanus for another rousing performance of popular classical pieces, as well as his signature improvisations on well-known melodies such as the moving Plea for Africa. The evening will include items by the local Cantare singing group under the leadership of Louna Stoffberg. She will also join Bea Whittaker…

Well done Wandelpad team!

Thank you to Stanford Conservation and specifically the Wandelpad Team lead by Dave Hagen, who spent the last 3 weeks clearing, cleaning, cutting and fixing up the Wandelpad for the recent Pura Soda Race2Stanford triathlon.  This was done from own funds – a proof of how a community can stand together to promote this wonderful…

Wandelpad News

On Monday 1st October, the Wandelpad Volunteer Team, ably assisted by Clive (Mr Greenfingers) Benjamin, began the reforestation above the King Street Pump Station where alien and invasive Sambucus nigra (European Elder) had been removed. 5 Sideroxylon inerme (Milkwoods) were planted and, where possible, the area was plugged with Plectranthus ecklonii (indigenous) which not only…

SCORE thanks Stanfordians!

A huge big thank you to all villagers who have donated clothing and household goods to the SCORE swop shop project. It is most appreciated and your generous contributions allow for the success of this worthy project. Kindly drop off all donations in black bags to the Tourism & Info Centre (please no longer to…

Mandela Day activities

What a fabulous turn-out for our Mandela Day events! The swop shop wall was painted and the Willem Appel Dam was cleared of a huge amount of rubbish! Well done Stanford community for your time and enthusiasm. Here is a break down of events: Monday 16 July – local children and volunteers started painting and…