Every year from August to November, the small coastal town of Hermanus welcomes tens of thousands of tourists to its pristine beaches and cliff paths to witness the truly majestic sight of whales at play. Walker Bay provides deep, sheltered waters that hug the coastline, making it the perfect haven for Southern Right whales and their young offspring and it has become renowned worldwide for its land-based whale watching.
The size and grace of these giants of the ocean is fascinating, however that has not kept them safe. Although Walker Bay is now a marine reserve and Southern Right whales are a protected species, it is one of three species of large baleen whales preferred by whalers in the past. They are called ‘Right’ whales because of their docile nature, their slow surface-skimming feeding behaviours, their tendencies to stay close to the coast, and their high blubber content (which makes them float when they are killed). Although the Southern Right whale population is slowly recovering, breeding populations are still small and data is insufficient, making Hermanus key to raising awareness about these animals.
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Creation Bookings Open for December and January
With the summer holidays around the corner, we’re taking bookings for December 2015 and January 2016 – book now to avoid disappointment! Good news is that for the period 18 December to 10 January we’ll be extending our opening hours until 19h30 for sundowners (excluding the 24th and 31st when we will close at 17h00).
For those who like to get an early start to the day, we offer our 10AM Brunch Pairing (arrival at 09h45). This innovative pairing comprises 8 breakfast-themed tapas dishes with 8 premium wines from the Creation range. Challenge your senses and treat your palate to a truly unique experience! Pre-booking essential.
Creation in USA and Australia
If you or someone you know would like to purchase our wine in the USA or Australia, please let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highlights and Happenings on the Creation Calendar
Ranging from fun functions and sensational shows on the Creation Estate to maintaining a strong presence at prestigious wine events, we love to see you there! Here are some of the latest attractions.
03 October at 9h00 – 13h00: Hermanus Country Market, Hermanus Cricket Club Hermanus A small market with a lot of soul. Where good friends meet, hug and eat…an amazing array of fresh organic produce, homemade delicacies, artisan breads, probiotic yoghurts, handmade cheeses, home smoked fish, happy hen eggs, and wheat-free bakes and local wines. For more information visit their facebook page.
9 October at 19h00: Auslese Wine Pairing Dinner, 115 Hope Street, Gardens Creation’s award-winning wines paired with a magical dinner created by Chef Harald Bresselschmidt. Seats are limited, so book as soon as possible. Cost: R635 pp all incl. Contact Catherine on email@example.com or 021 465 0000 for bookings or questions.
15 October: Wild Peacock Gourmet Dinner, Wild Peacock Food Emporium, 32 Piet Retief Street, Stellenbosch Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org.
30 Sept – 6 Oct: Tierlantyn’kies, 3Ci Zwavelpoort Atterbury Extension, Pretoria Be sure to join Creation for this celebration of creativity! Apart from the more than 60 exhibitors selling a variety of goods, there are many food and deli stalls offering an assortment of delicious treats! Tickets at the entrance. For more info go to http://www.tierlantynkies.co.za.
During November Creation’s Carolyn Martin will be presenting wine masterclasses and tastings at Fazenda in Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool on the following dates:
9 November at 18h30 – Leeds
10 November at 18h30 – Manchester
11 November at 19h30 – Liverpool
Creation Dinner at The Hog at Horsley
Date: 28th October
Venue: The Hog at Horsley
The Cross, Horsley, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 0PR, United Kingdom
Creation Sommeliers Tasting
Date: 30th October
Time: 14h00 -17h00
Venue: Mayfair London.
If you are a sommelier based in London please contact email@example.com for an invitation to attend this exclusive event in Mayfair.