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    YOGA for Kids: Winter School Holiday Program
    19th June 2018
    Join Michelle, a registered Biokineticist, Pilates & Zenga & Kids Yoga Instructor, for a YOGA for Kids Winter School Holiday Programme. Michelle will guide your child in a fun, safe and calming space to connect their mind body and spirit.
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    The Hermanus FynArts Festival
    7th June 2018
    One of a kind, Hermanus FynArts is a fusion of Festival and Winter School; a blend of visual, intellectual and creative stimulation with a vibrant social buzz, taking place from the 8th to the 17th of June 2018.
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    Bollywood meets Arabian Nights Cooking Demo SERIES with Hein van Tonder and Eunice Rademeyer
    5th June 2018
    The Bollywood meets Arabian Nights Cooking Demo SERIES, a two-day exotic food Extravaganza comprising the 15th and 16th June – is taking place during the last weekend of Hermanus FynArts Festival, with well-known food gurus Hein van Tonder and Eunice Rademeyer!
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    The Greyt Escape – 3 Day MTB Stage Race in Greyton
    5th June 2018
    Greyton, one of the Western Cape’s best loved mountain biking meccas, plays host to the Greyt Escape three day mountain bike stage race from the 15th to the 17th of June 2018.
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    Golf Tip – how to play the Side Lie Hill
    29th May 2018
    The Pga.com share some helpful advice on how to play the Side Hill Lie. Use this tip the next time you come to play a round on our world renowned Arabella Golf Course.
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    The 14th Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival is here!
    23rd May 2018
    From 25 to 27 May 2018 the charming villages of Greyton and Genadendal in the foothills of the Sonderend Mountains in the Overberg come alive with the magical sounds of classical music.
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    Bot River Country Market at Fiore
    7th May 2018
    Join us on the last Saturday of every month at the Bot River Country Market.
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    Overberg Art Music Presents Cabaret Picnique with Swinging Jazz
    7th May 2018
    Join the Overberg Art Music for an evening over Cabaret Picnique with swinging jazz in aid of a fund for musical instruments, on Saturday 12 May 2018 from 7pm at the DR Church Hall in Bredasdorp.
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    The Hermanuspietersfontein Farmer's Market
    7th May 2018
    Visit the Hermanuspietersfontein Farmers Market that takes place each Saturday from from 9am to 1pm.
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    Hermanus Country Market
    10th April 2018
    At the Hermanus Country Market we pride ourselves on the quality of our crafters and traders. Locals and visitor love coming to the market to catch up, have a bite to eat and drink as well as shop.
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    Easter April Spa Specials
    3rd April 2018
    Come indulge in some eggciting treatments at the Arabella Spa this April. You can choose from two packages.
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    The Wreck of HM Transport Birkenhead
    27th March 2018
    In the darkness of the early morning hours of 26 February 1852, on an isolated stretch of the notoriously dangerous southern Cape coast, an epic maritime drama unfolded as Her Majesty’s Transport Birkenhead was wrecked on an uncharted rock.
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    Arabella Country Estate uses water responsibly and sustainably
    19th February 2018
    Arabella Country Estate, one of SA’s leading lifestyle and golfing residential estates situated along the Bot River Lagoon in Kleinmond, is reaping the rewards of their long established water and environmental management plans despite the current drought conditions plaguing the country and the Western Cape in particular.
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    The Stanford Mountain Bike Classic
    9th February 2018
    The popular Stanford MTB Tour is rebranding and relaunching to become the Stanford MTB Classic; and while many of the aspects will remain unchanged new race director Anneke Viljoen has exciting plans to refine the event into a true South African classic.
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    Celebrate cheese
    7th February 2018
    Klein River Cheese Farmstead is a celebration of cheese, picnics and family. We exist to unleash the inner artisan in every one of us.
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    Feel the LOVE at Arabella Spa this February
    2nd February 2018
    For those wanting to enjoy the peace and quiet on their own you can indulge in the 2 hour long “Your Absolute Valentine” package for just R1775 per person.
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    Hermanus Field Archery Club
    1st February 2018
    For the more adventurous this month of love, why not try your hand at being a real-life Cupid and doing some archery.
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    Learn to Kite Surf in Hermanus
    31st January 2018
    itesurfing is exploding in popularity all over the world! If you are wanting to taste or indulge in the full experience of the latest water sport look no further.
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    See the Overberg from the sky
    24th January 2018
    If you are looking for another way to see the Overberg then book yourself a tour with Overberg Aviation and see things from a different angle.
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    What to do when you visit Pringle Bay
    22nd January 2018
    Pringle Bay boasts a beautiful beach that stretches from the mouth of the Buffels River and down one side of the village.
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    Take a tour at the Heart of Abalone
    19th January 2018
    Come and join us for a tour of a working abalone farm in the heart of the South African abalone industry, in the coastal town of Hermanus. Learn more about abalone, see it, feel it, and even taste it.
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    Have you seen the Whale Show
    17th January 2018
    Noel Ashton, using his paintings and scientific illustrations, will take you below the surface and bring you face to face with these magnificent ocean travellers, telling the story of their fascinating underwater lives, with a special focus on the visiting southern right whales and whale identification.
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    See the Overberg on horseback with Heaven and Earth Horse Trail Rides
    15th January 2018
    Tucked away between the picturesque mountain of the Hemel and Aarde Valley near Hermanus is Heaven and Earth Horse Trail Rides on Karweyderskraal Farm.
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    Come taste SA’s first real craft cider at Windermere Cider
    12th January 2018
    Windermere Cider began early in 1989 when Andre Le Roux and Mark Stanford brought bitter-sweet apple varieties to South Africa from Europe.
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    Take a Fynbos Quad Biking Excursion
    9th January 2018
    The fynbos quad biking tours are a favorite activity! You will ride along the edge of the Hermanus lagoon and up to high points on Mosaic Private Sanctuary
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    Summer Spa Moments from Arabella Spa
    27th December 2017
    It’s the last week to enjoy our Summer Spa Moments Promotion at Arabella Spa.
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    Visit the new Whale Coast Mall
    22nd December 2017
    Whale Coast Mall is situated on Main Road in Sandbaai, which lies at the entrance to the picturesque Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in Hermanus. Hermanus is a seaside town southeast of Cape Town in the Western Cape Province.
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    Prime Circle Live at Hope@PaulCluver
    20th December 2017
    Now entering the fifth year of successful collaboration between Paul Cluver Wines and Thembalitsha Foundation, Hope@PaulCluver, a community-based performance series, uses the arts to increase hope for the eradication of poverty.
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    Platbos – Africa’s Southernmost Forest
    18th December 2017
    Platbos is an ancient indigenous forest situated at the foot of Africa. Described by well-known botanist and author, Professor Eugene Moll, as a “unique South African forest jewel”, this is a forest that enchants and inspires all who come to visit.
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    The Elgin Valley Market
    15th December 2017
    From all over the Overberg, traders and visitors converge at the Elgin Valley Market to enjoy the fresh fare & healthy food that has made the area such a popular tourist destination.
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    Go SUP’ing in Hermanus
    11th December 2017
    A relatively new craze to hit South Africa, stand-up paddle boarding, better known as SUP-ing, is popular for how easy and quick it is to learn.
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    Betty’s Bay home of GaBoLi Chocolates
    6th December 2017
    The food of the Gods – Chocolate – is manufactured in the quaint village of Betty’s Bay along the R44, at GaBoLi Chocolate, handmade with loving care by Belgian Master Chocolatier Gaspard Bossut.
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    10 Facts we bet you didn’t know about Betty’s Bay!
    4th December 2017
    The bustling little village of Betty’s Bay along Clarence Drive is known for being a great holiday destination due to its beautiful landscapes and beaches.
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    Fernkloof Nature Reserve
    16th October 2017
    Fernkloof Nature Reserve covers 18 square kilometres in the Kleinrivier Mountains in Hermanus and ranges in altitude from sea level to 842 m.
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    Arabella Spa Delegate Packages
    9th October 2017
    Arabella Spa is proud to present the Conferencing Spa Menu specially tailor made for you to make sure you get a taste of the benefits of a pampering, relaxing and luxurious treatment in the hands of the world’s best.
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    Hermanus First Fridays Artwalk
    4th October 2017
    First Fridays’ in Hermanus is our part of a worldwide initiative to make art and art galleries more accessible to the public.
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    Fun on the Bot River Lagoon
    3rd October 2017
    For the first time in the history of the Estate, residents and visitors now also have access to the Bot River Lagoon to use for non-motorised boating activities and lagoon fishing
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    Discover the Overberg
    30th August 2017
    Great video highlighting the beauty of the Overberg region – come visit us!
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    Did you know these facts about Pringle Bay?
    23rd August 2017
    Did you know these facts about Pringle Bay?
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    Spoil yourself at Arabella Spa
    21st August 2017
    Take a bit of ‘me-time’ to indulge yourself at Arabella Spa with their fantastic spa and hair offerings.
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    Visit the big cats at Panthera Africa
    14th August 2017
    Panthera Africa is a non-profit company (NPC no; 2014/002629/08) founded by Lizaene Cornwall and Cathrine S. Nyquist.
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    Visit the Fernkloof Nature Reserve
    7th August 2017
    Walk; Run; Cycle on the Yellow route; Birdwatch; Photograph; Picnic; Discover fantastic flowers; Enjoy great views; Stay in the Galpin Mountain Hut; Buy local plants; Go geocaching; –or just sit and soak up the beauty!
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    In hot pursuit of adrenaline adventure in nature?
    19th July 2017
    A zipline canopy tour in the company of soaring eagles, surrounded by breathtaking Cape fynbos panoramas and mountainscapes only an hour’s drive from Cape Town by car could well be exactly what you are looking for.
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    Mthimkhulu Greening Initiative
    13th July 2017
    Since a few months ago, when everything at Mthimkhulu Village in Kleinmond still looked pretty much the same as it has been for the past few years, much has transpired in the area adjacent to the northern entrance gate: in fact, there is shining evidence now of a nursery-in-the-making and a stunning mandala garden that only needs to start sprouting!
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    More Awards for Arabella Country Estate
    10th July 2017
    Southern Turf Management, who look after and maintain not only the Estate landscaping, but also the award winning golf course at Arabella Country Estate, have been awarded 3 Gold Awards in the recent SALI Awards (South African Landscapers Institute).
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    Kleinmond through the eyes of Locals
    26th June 2017
    The bustling little hub of Kleinmond has become quite the favourite amongst locals and visitors alike.
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    The SOS Outdoor Centre
    12th June 2017
    If you are looking for great activities to do in the Overberg area then look no further than the SOS Outdoor Centre.
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    Arabella Country Estate Receives POPI Compliance Certification
    12th June 2017
    Arabella Country Estate, situated along the Bot River Lagoon in Kleinmond, has become the first Association of Residential Communities (ARC) member residential estate in South Africa to receive their PoPI (Protection of Personal Information) Act Compliance Certification.
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    Why children should play golf!
    2nd June 2017
    Have you ever noticed how much easier children can pick up new movement skills than adults? Watch an adult and child, neither of whom has played golf before, and the child worries far less about the technical. They keep it simple in their minds.
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    Reasons to have a massage
    31st May 2017
    Massage brings about balance and calm as it works on the nervous system
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    The African Fish Eagle
    17th May 2017
    The Overberg Crane Group have recently published some interesting facts about the African Fish Eagle. At Arabella Country Estate we are privileged to have a breeding pair of African Fish Eagles, amongst many other species of birds.
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    Did you know?
    15th May 2017
    Hidden away at the southern tip of the African continent lies a region decked in old world charm and kept secret to preserve its rich combination of biodiversity, historical importance and natural beauty.
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    Big equipment ideas in 2017: Roll & distance
    12th May 2017
    When you watch the top Professionals’ Putting, it is really unbelievable to note just how much better they are than a regular golfer.
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    Invest in golf’s greatest feeling!
    5th May 2017
    Your approach shots find you out. If the shaft length and lie angle on your irons aren’t right for you, it’s difficult to get close.
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    Golfing Stereotypes
    28th April 2017
    We have found a hilarious video depicting the different golf types out there.
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    Humpback Whales Forming Super Groups along the Cape Coast
    26th April 2017
    They’ve never teamed up like this before.
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    This Lost Art Will Save You Strokes
    21st April 2017
    Over time, a simple method for getting the ball from off the green to the flagstick fell out of favor.
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    Book an Arabella Spa Foot Peel!
    18th April 2017
    When last did you have a foot peel? If you responded “never had one” or “long ago” or even “a month ago” then you must book into Arabella Spa for this treatment. It is an absolute MUST for any hard working feet.
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    8 Tricks to become a better player
    12th April 2017
    Quick and easy tips to play better golf right now
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    Amazing Overberg imagery
    8th March 2017
    South African photographer, Jean Tresfon, took these spectacular images over the Overberg recently.
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    The Arabella golf course
    15th February 2017
    Experience one of the Cape’s top golf courses, ranked top 10 in South Africa. Surrounded by the magnificent Kogelberg mountain range, Bot River Lagoon and edged by wild fynbos, our picturesque Golf Course is the ideal place to pursue a passion for golf.
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    The Donkey Sanctuary
    13th February 2017
    We wish to send a HUGE shout out to the Karoo Donkey Sanctuary who went above and beyond to rescue 260 Donkeys and Equines in the past month.
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    Fun family activities in Kleinmond
    10th February 2017
    The beautiful Overberg region located on the southern coast of the Western Cape offers up a variety of exciting things to see and do, and has thus become a favourite amongst holiday-makers, national and international alike.
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    The Arniston shipwreck
    30th January 2017
    The Arniston, a 53.8 meters long, 13.2 meters wide, 3 decked and 3 masted English East Indiaman of 1498 tons was built by Barnard in the bottom of the Neptune, on the River hames, in 1794.
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    Some interesting facts about Kleinmond
    27th January 2017
    Some interesting facts about Kleinmond that you might not have known:
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    Overberg history – Meet Ella Gordon
    25th January 2017
    Article from The Cape Odyssey. Ella Gordon Dove Colston, commonly known as Miss Gordon, was born in Edinburgh Scotland on 18th January 1873.
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    The Hermanuspietersfontein Food & Wine Market
    18th January 2017
    Real plates, cutlery, cups and glasses make it the real people hangout.
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    Important advice about blue crane chicks
    11th January 2017
    If the chick is not visibly injured, the rule of thumb is to leave it undisturbed if its life is not in danger.
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    Why you should consider living at Arabella Country Estate!
    8th January 2017
    Situated on the shores of the Bot River Lagoon, Arabella Country Estate is a residential estate world-renowned for it’s spectacular Peter Matkovich designed golf course as well as Hotel & Spa, which regularly attracts international stars and celebs.

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