Welcome to the Overstrand Municipality, an area known for its spectacular biodiversity - both plant and animal; the “Marine Big Five” comprised of prolific populations of whales, sharks, dolphins, penguins and seals; and proclaimed Blue Flag beaches which dot the pristine coastline that stretches from Rooi Els in the West to Quinn point in the East.
The Overstrand is fast gaining traction for not only being a preferred tourist destination for many, but also has the necessary infrastructure and resources to host the ever-increasing sport, art and cultural expositions that have become synonymous with the area.
Besides providing an exhilarating experience, mega events like the Whale Festival, Kalfiefees, Visfees, Funky Fybos, Hermanus FynArts Festival, FNB Wines2Wales MTB, Cape Whale Coast Tourism Indaba, Trans Enduro and the Seartec Golf Challenge are a wonderful platform for social integration. Of note, is the significant contribution that these activities afford to the socio-economic and acqua-cultural development of the region.
At the Annual Night of Excellence, recognition is given to achievers who make a difference in the Overstrand, by awarding the Mayoral Trophy for Environmental Conservation, the Woman of the Year Award and the Award for Achievers of Excellence.
This year the Mayor will present the awards on 23 August 2016. Nominations are awaited and must be handed in on or before Friday, 29 July 2016.