Old Harbour with Marine hotel in background
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Old Harbour with Marine hotel in background

Hermanus Old Harbour with Marine Hotel in background

Old Harbour with Marine Hotel in background. Circa 1915 (OHM).

From the settlement clustered around the Old Harbour rocky cove, consisting of fisherman’s cottages, tenant accommodation and holiday cottages of inland farmers and townspeople, a formal village was established in 1886. The Old Harbour became a more sheltered landing place for small boats since 1885 with the construction of a mass concrete harbour wall and facilities such as fish gutting tables, boat ramp and winches.

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