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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1 December 2019 marked the beginning of Blue Flag season in the Overstrand after Grotto, Hawston, Kleinmond and Castle Beach have been declared open for the summer.

As is to be expected, the flag-hoisting ceremony was attended by various stakeholders and officials who are all super proud that the Municipality has retained this status as it is international confirmation that Overstrand is a quality holiday destination.

Residents and holiday makers alike can revel in the waves with the sure knowledge that they are safe and will have the best amenities at their disposal.

Blue Flag status will last till 15 January 2020 for Hawston and Kleinmond.  In the case of Castle Beach in Pearly Beach who has received Blue Flag beach status for the first time ever, the Blue Flag will fly until 11 January 2020.

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Overstrand traffic officials, law enforcement and the special task team, together with SAPS and Provincial Traffic Services will be manning joint road blocks during the December holiday season to ensure that only roadworthy vehicles and legally licensed drivers are using the roads.

Motorists are urged to avoid overloading and to also ensure that every bus, taxi or charter vehicle has a valid operating licence and the correct permit conditions.

Transport drivers must adhere to specific regulations which are set out in the National Land Transport Act and regular spot checks of all vehicles will be carried out.

If you're making use of paid transport, please make sure they meet all necessary requirements.

When somebody is found to operate illegal transport services they’ll be fined and their vehicles will be impounded.

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Contact Us

Hermanus 028 313 8000
Kleinmond 028 271 8400
Gansbaai 028 384 8300
Stanford 028 341 8500