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The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will be in the Overstrand on the following dates:

Hermanus area:
22 February 2023 - Overstrand Thusong Centre in Hawston

Gansbaai area:
7 February 2023 - Blompark Community Hall in Gansbaai

21 February 2023 - Stanford Community Hall

3 February 2023 - Proteadorp Community Hall in Kleinmond

* Please note that these dates were provided by the Department of Social Development and may be subject to change.


Another migration of the African clawed frog (commonly known as the Platanna) from the Vermont Saltpan to the Onrus estuary is underway again.

The platannas are amphibious, and need to get back to water before the sun breaks through the clouds, or else they will most likely die.

To help rescue platannas that might have ended up in your garden, swimming pool or in the road, please keep them in big buckets filled with water before releasing them in the Onrus Lagoon.

Phone the Environmental Management Section of Overstrand Municipality on 028 316 3724 / 028 313 5619 (o/h) or visit their offices on the corner of Molteno and Viljoen Streets in Onrus if anyone needs further assistance. Please mention your street address as well.

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The news that the travel data intelligence platform, the Tourism Sentiment Index, ranked Hermanus 18th on the Leading Places: The 100 Most Loved Destinations Around the World’ for 2023 is heart-warming news.

Overstrand Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, says “Overstrand tourism experienced an encouraging season, and this latest listing will no doubt place our magnificent region on the map of new and return travellers”.

The Western Cape claims 3 of the top 50 ‘Most Loved Destinations’ in the world and the Overstrand proudly celebrate this accolade with the Western Cape and South Africa.

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Without prejudicing any rights of the Municipality in this regard, and as a sign of goodwill, the Overstrand Municipality, as landowner, will allow the Hermanus Country Market to trade this coming Saturday, 4 February 2023, as per a request from the Hermanus Sports Club, to whom the Municipality lease the property.

This decision was taken in lieu of the fact that there will be a public meeting on the ‘way forward’ of the Hermanus Country Market on Monday afternoon, 6 February 2023 from 16:00 - 18:00 in the Municipal Auditorium.

The permission to proceed with the market applies to this Saturday only, considering the fact that the stallholders are not being disadvantaged by the fact that the structures at the market are not compliant.

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