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Fishermen's Harbour
Hermanus, Western Cape

Date:1850s
Type:Harbour
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
34°25'14.72" S 19°14'38.08" E Alt: 8m

The transcription of the National Monuments Council's plaque reads as follows: :

OLD HARBOUR, HERMANUS
This harbour was the centre of a thriving
fishing industry for more than a century
after fishermen from Herries Bay (near
Hawston) had settled here in the eighteen-
fifties.

National Monuments Council

VISBAAI, HERMANUS
Hierdie hawe was goed 'n eeu lank die
middelpunt van 'n florerende visbedryf
sedert vissers van Herriesbaai (naby Hawston)
in die vyftigerjare van die neëntiende eeu hier
kom woon het.

Raad vir Nasionale Gedenkwaardighede
1970

The harbour was declared a National Monument in 1970 and is now a Provincial Heritage Site.