History of Herolds Bay

Province: Western Cape
Garden route
Coordinates: 34°03′02″S 22°23′51″E
Area: 1.03 km2
Municipality­ – George

An NG congregation was established in George in 1812. The minister was Tobias Johannes Herold. He did pioneering work during his ministry. Herolds Bay commemorates his name. The vicar was a keen angler The beach resort of Herolds Bay was initially part of the farm Brakfontein, then property of Dirk Lamprecht and later of Frans Gericke. The area was first known as Sandstrand. In 1904 small plots of land were demarcated for tents and wagons. Building materials were delivered on sleds pulled by mules. The first holiday home in Herold’s Bay was built in 1895 for Matilda Howitson from Blanco. Before 1928, there was only one house on the west side of Sandstrand Street.  The first permanent resident however was a survivor of a shipwreck in 1920 who made his home in a beachside cave for eight years.

Watercolour by Alice Negus

Vintace picture Saartjie Klipkop

The postal code for Herolds Bay is 6615

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The closest main town is George 13.5 km

  • Police: 044 803 4400
  • Municipality; 044 801 9111
  • Traffic department:044 878 2400
  • Fire: George Brandweer and Nooddienste-044 801 6311
  • Water: 044 801 9266/ 62
  • Electricity:044 874 3917
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office; Pascaltdorp : 044 878 2520
  • Library:044 803 9340
  • Closest hospital; George Hospital-ER- 044 874 5122
  • Pharmacy;Pacaltsdorp Pharmacy-044 878 1707
  • SPCA: Garden Route – 044 693 0824
  • Tourism – 044 801 9103                                                                                                    [/vc_column_text]
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