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Hemel en Aarde and the surrounding Overberg region are teeming with activities to do over the Festive Summer Season. Quaint beaches, wine estates, restaurants, accommodation surrounded by nature, boat cruises, farmers and craft markets and more are all open! With necessary Covid protocols in place, there is no reason to not pay a visit to the popular holiday destination! 

Whether you picture yourself sipping on fine wine or hiking in the sunshine and fresh air, you can enjoy your time in Hemel en Aarde. View our go-to festive season activities list below:

Benguela Summer Series – Live Music by Juan Casy 

Join the famous lagoon side winery on 11 December for a rock concert like no other with the Juan Casey band. Enjoy live performances of all your favourite new and old school rock hits. One ticket includes a burger and chips from Moody Lagoon. 

Adults: R200 | Kids Aged 4-12: R100 | Kids under 4: Free Entry

When: 11 December 2021 | Time: 14:00 – 16:00

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Summer Seasonal Winemakers Lunch 

Join winemaker Johann Fourie and Chef Annie Badenhorst for an intimate wine pairing and gourmet lunch. Gain an insight into the world of winemaking and gastronomy as the two hosts explain textures, flavours and pairings made in heaven. 

Gourmet Tasting Menu | R350 per person 

When: 12 December | Time 12:00 

Bookings are essential | Deposit required for confirmation

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Merry, merry Christmas!

Are you looking to celebrate Christmas eve / Christmas day / Boxing day most deliciously with the dreamy backdrop of mountains and estate lagoon? Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate is catering to you! 

Join them for a Christmas eve family-style dinner, with bubbly on arrival, four courses to tantalise your taste buds and festive surprises along the way. On Christmas day, indulge in a decadent, traditional lunch. On Boxing day, enjoy an activity-filled day and an outdoor picnic. 

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Percy Tours 

Percy Tours specialise in organising individualised tours, transfers, activities and accommodation in the Hermanus and surrounding areas. They offer spectacular wine tours around the Overberg region, whale watching boat trips, Great White Shark cage diving experiences and safari tours. So leave it up to them for a fun-filled vacation tailored to you. 

Sea Kayaking along Walker Bay 

If you dream of playing with dolphins, seals, penguins and even whales – a kayaking trip along the ocean shoreline is a must this Summer. This tour is suitable for newbies and experienced rowers alike. 

Contact 082 739 0159,

Cost R450 per person (2-hour kayak)

Please note Only children ten years and older are permitted

Where to find it The Old Harbour, Marine Drive, Hermanus

Hermanus Country Market 

Start your Saturday off in the best way with the Hermanus Country Market. Sausages, pies, hand-made cheeses, fresh juices, craft beer and ciders, wines, gin, excellent coffee, and loads more can be found at the various stalls. Live music and a variety of arts and crafts contribute to the vibrant atmosphere. Rumour has it their mini ‘melkterts’ are worth taking home a dozen!

Opening times Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm

Contact:  072 883 3894,

Where: Corner Fairways Avenue and Jose Burman Drive, Hermanus

Stay at Stonehaven Eco Cabins & Farm 

For a taste of farm life, stay with us at Stonehaven Farm in our gorgeous eco-cabins. Immerse yourself in nature with fresh air activities such as hiking, flower walks, mountain biking, dam swimming, KolKol wood fired hot tub lounging and more!