Parking management operations resumed in Hermanus CBD on Thursday morning, 21 May 2019, after a few weeks of free parking.
Typically, the parking tariffs are R1 for 15 minutes, R2 for 30 minutes (or part thereof) and R4 per hour on Mondays to Fridays between the hours of 08:30 and 16:00. On Saturdays they work from 08:30 – 13:00. Parking will be free of charge on Sundays and public holidays.
The parking attendants are dressed in black, wear yellow safety bibs and all have electronic machines that print a slip depicting the time spent and paid for.
In the evenings and on Sundays/public holidays when there are no parking attendants, fees do not apply. You do not have to pay local car guards (dressed in green, orange or yellow fluorescent safety vests) but can tip them for the time spent watching your car.
This is optional but gratefully accepted by those less fortunate, trying to earn their keep.
Parking is paid for upfront to one of the marshals assigned to that parking area. If you stayed longer than what you had paid for, you can settle the outstanding amount with the parking attendant when you return to your vehicle.
In addition, free parking is available at Hoy's Koppie (opposite Checkers) and on the grounds of the NG Church, Hermanus and at Gearing’s Point.
Remember, parking fees levied by shopping centres such as Woolworths and Checkers on their own private land are determined by the operators of those centres as these are not municipal property.
Business owners also have the option to obtain a permanent parking disk from AFRISERV at a cost of R300 per month. Their offices are situated in 12 Royal Street, Hermanus.
Should you not have the relevant parking marshal’s name, quote the date and time and state the area.