It is expected that Hermanus will be particularly busy on Wednesday, 26 December 2018, with the Summer Colour Run and the Summer Night Market at the Hermanus Country Market taking place in the vicinity of Hermanus High School at overlapping times.

If you’re planning to drive from one side of Hermanus to the other, you should expect heavy traffic that could add to your travel time.

The Summer Colour Run starts and finishes at Hermanus High School grounds where parking will also be available on their sport fields. The run is a total of 5km and will kick off at 16:00.

This will cause temporary road closures that will impact some routes between 15:30 – 17:00:

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The Executive Mayor of Overstrand, Dudley Coetzee, gave motorist a hearty welcome to Stanford earlier today, during a friendly mayoral ‘roadblock’.

The welcoming team, led by Stanford Tourism, included Hayley Gibson, Rishi Sundström, Ronald Dettke, Frieda Lloyd, Stanford Police and officials of Overstrand Traffic.

Visitors to the Whale Coast are encouraged to visit the tourism offices in the Overstrand for the latest guide on things to do, places to see, where to eat and especially to check the very popular updated monthly events calendar!

The Cape Whale Coast contact details for the four tourism offices are as follows:

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Overstrand Municipality’s Traffic officials joined the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW), the Theewaterskloof and Cape Agulhas municipalities, the South African Police Service Overberg Cluster, and all relevant emergency and disaster management services to launch the regional integrated traffic operational plan for the festive season in Caledon on 11 December 2018.

The launch is part of the broader Overberg District Safety Plan (DSP). The DSP is an integrated enforcement, education, engineering and evaluation plan that incorporates to all the elements that can contribute to road safety in the Caledon Traffic Centre operational area. The DSP aims to reduce overall fatalities by 33%, and child fatalities by 50%, by 2020.

This year’s traffic plan was applauded by the Mayor of Theewaterskloof, Christelle Vosloo, when she emphasised the importance of safer, booze-free roads for all road users.

Mayor Vosloo said joint traffic law enforcement operations between the DSP partners have yielded good results. “Random Breath Testing (RBT) operations at identified hotspots continue to catch motorists by surprise.”

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Mayor Dudley Coetzee and fellow councillors Charmaine Resandt, Fanie Krige and Grant Cohen greeted drivers and their passengers by shaking hands and exchanging smiles during a ‘Welcome Roadblock’ in Hangklip-Kleinmond earlier today.

He wished all the holidaymakers a safe and enjoyable holiday in our area.

Also there to welcome tourists visiting the Overstrand were Traffic and Law Enforcement officers, SAPS, Hangklip-Kleinmond tourism office and Cape Nature.

A special appeal is made to motorists to adhere to the following basics:

  • Never drink and drive. If you intend to consume alcohol, make alternative arrangements so that you will not have to get behind the wheel.
  • Always make sure you and your passengers are buckled up.
  • Always adhere to the speed limit - driving too fast will result in a hefty fine, but driving too slow can be hazardous too.
  • Maintain a safe following distance and check your blind spot before changing lanes.
  • Don’t text and drive: #ItCanWait!
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It’s that time of the year when everyone wants to holiday at the sea but there’s no more space available.  If you are a property owner and want to let your house or apartment for short-term rentals as weekend or holiday accommodation it is advised that you familiarise yourself with the Municipal Planning By-laws.

The need for rental properties to ensure compliance with the regulations was highlighted recently when accommodation establishments in the Hangklip area received notices of non-compliance from the Town Planning Department.  “Why now and why in such an aggressive manner?”, was one such comment.

In response to this question it should be noted that any business setting up in the Overstrand, as elsewhere in South Africa, need to comply with the regulations for their specific industry and has the responsibility to ensure that they understand the extent of these regulations. 

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