We are appealing to Overstrand gardeners to watch out for the shot hole borers in trees.

The polyphagous shot hole borer or PSHB (Euwallacea fornicates), a tiny Asian beetle about the size of a sesame seed, has invaded, damaged and killed thousands of trees across the country.

Although the shot hole borer has not been detected in Overstrand yet, the highly-invasive, tree-killing shot hole borer beetle has been found and confirmed in Somerset West.

If you observe any symptoms in trees that suggest the PSHB, please take photos and report it to Overstrand Municipality's Horticulturist Lauren Rainbird (028 313 8972) or the Environmental Management Services Department (028 316 3724) or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony, for the ceremonial opening of Cell 4 regional landfill facility constructed in Karwyderskraal, was held on Friday, 29 March 2019.

The terrain was designed and developed to provide long term landfilling of regular household waste, and the diversion of organic waste which is composted on site.

The Karwyderskraal Landfill Site is the property of the Overberg District Municipality (ODM) and became functional in 2002.

The construction of Cell 4 commenced in June 2018 and required the excavation of 130 000 m³ of clay and covers an area of ± 4.5 hectares. The new cell is approximately 3 to 4 metres deep and will have airspace capacity of 524 000m³ of solid waste which will give the cell a lifespan of approximately 8 years, based on current disposal rates.

Karwyderskraal Landfill site will provide airspace to the user municipalities for many years to come. The life expectancy of the facility is 57 years.

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Thank you to everyone who has rescued turtles so far and for bringing them to the South African Shark Conservancy at the Old Harbour in Hermanus for treatment.

If you find a tiny turtle on the beach, please do not attempt to put them back in the water. Sea turtles are reptiles and as such are cold blooded which means they gain their body heat from their environment, in this case, the surrounding seawater.

Overstrand’s Environmental Management Services (EMS) team is appealing to the public to rather take the sea turtles to the following drop-off points where they will be taken to the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town to be rehabilitated.

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On Friday, 5 April, Whale Coast Mall in Hermanus is celebrating the release of Christiaan Olwagen's film version of 'DIE SEEMEEU' at Whale Coast Theatre.

Filming took place in the Stanford and Hermanus region in 2017 and the producers decided to celebrate the first day of national release in the Hermanus area. Therefore, the producers decided that it would make sense to celebrate the first day of national release in the Hermanus area.

Christiaan Olwagen (Johnny is nie dood nie, Kanarie) adapts the classic play, ‘The Seagull’, by Anton Chekhov, to film and places it in South Africa in the 1990’s, almost one hundred years after it was written.

Performed in Afrikaans, with English subtitles, the characters are easily recognised, yet appear as if they were written for this new setting.

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The Municipality encourages all residents to keep their neighbourhood clean and think before they dump.

PLEASE do not dump household rubbish next to dustbins on commonages, pavements and play parks.

The refuse collection schedule for GANSBAAI is as follows: MONDAY: Pearly Beach • TUESDAY: De Kelders, Masakhane, Beverly Hills • WEDNESDAY: Franskraal • THURSDAY: Kleinbaai, Baardskeerdersbos  • FRIDAY: Gansbaai, Perlemoen Bay, Masakhane, Beverly Hills

The refuse collection schedule for STANFORD is as follows: TUESDAY: North of De Bruyn Street  • THURSDAY: South of De Bruyn Street

The refuse collection schedule for HANGKLIP-KLEINMOND is as follows: MONDAY: Betty’s Bay, Pringle Bay, Rooi-Els, Kleinmond • TUESDAY: Proteadorp, Extension 6, Overhills, Mountain View

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