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A celebratory surprise this Friday

A celebratory surprise this Friday


Posted on Apr 23, 2016

A celebratory surprise this Friday Our 2016 Koningsdag/Freedom Day celebrations continue on Friday with a very special addition to our our month end live music. The amazing SNL Trio will be playing, accompanied by one of the most talented jazz and soul vocalists in South Africa, Haydn Gardner. Often compared to old Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra himself, Haydn’s approach to well known standards or contemporary tunes are captivating. A very exciting vocalist to watch! Bring your dancing shoes! Please remember to book to avoid disappointment....

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Double Up the celebrations at Dutchies! We are so excited! This year the biggest annual Dutch celebration, Koningsdag, and the very important South African holiday, Freedom Day, fall on the same day…so it is the perfect opportunity to have double the fun!! Koningsdag is the celebration of the King’s birthday. More than that it is a celebration of unity. It is not, as many think, about royal-worshipping or even patriotism, it’s about oneness. It is the biggest party ever. Holland lets its hair down en-masse and, almost literally, paints the cities, towns and villages Orange. It is a day filled with joy and celebration. Kings Day is a great equalizer because everyone can participate. All you need is an orange shirt and you can head out into the streets to experience the oneness and the gezelligheid of the Dutch people. On this day Holland is filled with chiming bells, music, performers, an abundance of food and drink, and the sounds of laughter and love. Ge-zel-lig!!! As usual Dutchies will be decked out in Orange for the occasion; serving the delicious traditional Tompoes (complete with orange icing); celebratory Herring will be on the menu and we have entertainment lined up for the whole family for the day. And, as usual, should you don an outstanding orange outfit, you could win a prize! The weather is looking fine on Wednesday so we will be having a Koningsdag Castle Competition. Come and build a sandcastle from 9am on the beach in front of  Dutchies. At 11h30 Anina Lee, from Whale Coast Conservation, will come and select a winner and then reveal a bit of the magic of pure nature to be found on beautiful Grotto Beach. DJ Sharklady will be playing from 11am until late. She is brilliant at providing just the right music with sounds ranging from Buddha Bar and loungy music to Funky House, Swing and Jazz. And the good news is that the weather looks like it is going to be fine for the celebrations! See you on Wednesday 27th April 2016! Please remember to book to avoid...

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Jazz it up this Easter

Jazz it up this Easter


Posted on Mar 23, 2016

Jazz it up this Easter Oh yes…it is Autumn. There’s a nip in the air, the sea’s a bit wild and champagne air abounds. We are so looking forward to an Easter Autumn sunset to the sounds of the SNL Jazz Trio this coming Friday. The weekend is looking wettish, starting with thunderstorms predicted for the early hours of Saturday morning. So enjoy the mild weather and outdoors on Friday with an early dinner or cocktails on the terrace and music by three jazz musicians of note. They play across a range of genres; have performed with musical greats the world over; and are not to be missed!! Simon Annett Luke Townsend Nelson Malela Please remember it is Easter so booking is essential to avoid...

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It’s been a Cool, Cool Summer!

It’s been a Cool, Cool Summer!


Posted on Mar 9, 2016

It’s been a Cool, Cool Summer! Thanks to everyone…to our patrons, the holidaymakers and the locals; to our hard working team; and particularly to Coca Cola and the Overstrand Municipality for making the Summer Lounge such a roaring success! You can see just how much fun everyone had in these Instagram pics! Fun, fun, cocktails, sushi, bubbly, sunshine, friends and more fun! A really cool Summer! Sadly it is now over and the Summer Lounge is closed. The good news is…as it was such a success it we’re looking forward to doing it again next Summer. Yes, there is a nip in the air here in Hermanus, and the days are getting noticeably shorter. Autumn is on its way – an excellent time of year to explore the natural beauty of Hermanus as it isn’t too hot. Enjoy Fernkloof; the Cliff Path, Piet se Bos (just behind us); the lagoon and Grotto Beach; and join us for a hearty meal, revitalising cappuccino or a rewarding sundowner. Looking forward to seeing you while the days are still not too short....

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Another day in Paradise!

Another day in Paradise!


Posted on Feb 25, 2016

Another day in Paradise! Well it seems that we, and our patrons, have enjoyed a month filled with Love! We’ve been loving the balmy days on our favourite beach; the delicious specials Chef Jana has been creating; the laughter of happy children; and the ‘joie vivre‘ of customers enjoying cocktails in the Summer Lounge or a romantic dinner on the terrace. The response to our appeal for you to “share the love” was amazing. Thank you! So many people took time to stop by the Facebook pages and make contact with the organisations featured in the #LoveInAbundance Tweetup. And…as for your love of Jazz…you sure do love it…we’re all booked up for tomorrow night! If you didn’t book in time – please book now for next month to avoid disappointment. Lighting up the Overstrand The Lighthouse to Lighthouse ladies are an amazing group of women who raise funds for local charities each year by walking from Lighthouse to Lighthouse. Their goal this year is to collect R400 000 for the Clive Prins Drug intervention Programme in the Overstrand area. Join us on Sunday the 13th of March to welcome them at the end of their 3 day journey. Picture perfect paradise One of our patrons, talented photographer Jenny Powis, took these spectacular pictures at Grotto Beach before dinner at Dutchies. Take a look at her Facebook page to see more beautiful pics of the area. Wishing you many more days filled with love here in...

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Valentines Day Menu 2016

Valentines Day Menu 2016


Posted on Feb 13, 2016

Wrap your lips around this, this Valentines Day. And remember to book to avoid disappointment! Fig, Goat’s Cheese and Cranberry Love Salad Salmon and Kingklip Passion Bites ——– Trout with orgasmic Potatoes, Fennel and Feta salad OR Sexy Spiced Sirloin with Moroccan Couscous ——– White Chocolate Cherry Kisses Includes glass of bubbly R295 per person Image:...

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