Overstrand is gearing up for an unusually busy weekend with a variety of activities. On Hangklip-Kleinmond side there’s a Ceramic and Porcelain Festival with exhibitions and workshops.
In addition to the usual Saturday markets in the Overstrand there will also be markets at Harold Porter National Botanical Garden, Hemel-en-Aarde and Wolvengat. Not far from Wolvengat, Baardskeerdersbos puts on an Art Route for the weekend opening artists’ homes and studios. Also in the area, the Danger Point Lighthouse will open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and there’s a Gansbaai Spring Abalone Festival on the Sports grounds in Blompark.
On Stanford’s side historic guided walks will be done and the Hops at the Hills beer festival hosted.
Zwelihle Community Hall will be the venue for a provincial boxing competition. People are invited to visit and cheer on the local boxers participating.
Starting Saturday in Fernkloof Nature Reserve Hermanus is the annual Celebration of Fynbos with a fynbos display, guided nature walks, activities for children and a plant sale.
The Mayco Member (MMC) for Infrastructure, Investment and Tourism, Councillor Clinton Lerm, said that visitors and residents should enjoy the Heritage weekend and participate in the activities like a tourist seeing that we are still celebrating Tourism and Heritage Month.
This long weekend builds the momentum for the Hermanus Whale Festival starting the following Friday, 29 September 2023 and the upcoming school holidays which no doubt will bring more visitors to the region.