Hermanus, Western Cape

Founded: 1855

Named after Hermanus Pieters, teacher and shepherd.


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Originally called Hermanuspietersfontein.

List of references:

Burman, Jose . 1989. Hermanus: A Guide to the “Riviera of the South”. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau. pp All
Burrows, Edmund Hartford . 1994. Overberg Odyssey : people, roads and early days. Swellendam: Privately printed in co-operation with the Swellendam Trust. pp 107-109, 139, 147, 153, 154, 156, 169
Coyne, Patrick. 2010. A guide to South Africa's mountain passes and poorts. Westville: Osborne Porter Literary Services. pp 55, 68, 69
Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pp 451
Fransen, Hans. 2006. Old towns and villages of the Cape. A survey of the origin and development of towns, villages and hamlets at the Cape of Good Hope. With particular reference to their physical planning and historical landscape. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball. pp 284-288
Luyt, Aletta Barendina (Berdine)­­ . 2015. Luyt’s Marine: a diary of the years 1942-1947. Hermanus: Hermanus History Society. pp All
Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pp 112-113
Schoeman, Chris . 2017. Historical Overberg, The. Cape Town: Zebra Press. pp 144-148

List of structures:

Caravan Park: 1975.
Fishermen's Harbour: 1850s.
Hermanus Community Day Centre: n.d.. Zwelihle,
Hermanus Private School, primary, kindergarten & high schools: 1910-65.
Holiday House: 1953.
House EG Westcott: 1939.
House HW Brunton: 1928.
House Muller: 1954.
House Ruthren: 1983.
House Schoonees: 1976.
House Swanepoel: 1990.
Ismail and Miriam Ebrahim Islamic Centre: n.d..
Klein Rivier Retreat: 1996.
Marine Hotel: n.d. : 1924.
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1926.
Seaside houses and other early structures: n.d..
St Peter's Church: 1933.
Voëlklip House: 2009.
War Memorial - WWI and WWII: n.d..