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OAPD Awareness Week at Dutchies!

OAPD Awareness Week at Dutchies!


Posted on Jan 30, 2017

OAPD Awareness Week at Dutchies! “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much!”    Come and be apart of a special intiative that is solely aided to raise funds for Overstrand Association of People with Disabilities (OAPD). OAPD is a special organisation based in the Overstrand Region that cares for individuals with disabilities. In collaboration with ‘Lighthouse to Lighthouse’, Hermanuspietersfontien and Hein Wagner; Dutchies will be hosting a week of Awareness for OAPD and Camphill Hermanus School. We challenge you to get involved and help a very worthy cause in your community! We have planned a range of events, that will allow for many opportunities to get involved.  See OAPD Awareness Week Program For more information, visit our Facebook...

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“Gezelligheid kent geen tiyd”

“Gezelligheid kent geen tiyd”


Posted on Jan 12, 2017

There is a saying in Dutch that says “Gezelligheid kent geen tijd”, it could be described as the same in English when we say “Time flies when you’re having fun”. However, this Dutch saying has even deeper meaning, when we are Gezellig it’s making time for each  other, for connecting with people, for exchanging dreams and enjoying each other’s company. This all-encompassing word is often translated as ‘cozy’, but it describes an atmosphere which is pleasant, friendly, welcoming, fun, sociable, delightful, togetherness, belonging ….. it’s just, well, gezellig! Gezellig is our heartbeat at Dutchies, it is a place where you can enjoy your dinner and glass of wine in an atmosphere that appreciates the beauty and culture of gezelligheid! That is our philosophy, we encourage you to  purposely make some time with your family and friends and be...

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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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