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The Hermanus Varsity Trust

HVT was initiated by the Hermanus community to provide a tertiary educational programme to meet the diverse needs of the Overstrand through a variety of academic partnerships.

We believe that education is a key to transformation.

Our curricula will be tailored to local industries and business requirements after dialogue and collaboration with key stakeholders. Qualified students will be employable locally with a vested interest in the local economy.

We will offer a programme of blended learning, combining both distance and contact educational opportunities. Students will receive support from our academic volunteer tutors.

Members from all sections of the community will be able to live and learn locally.

A Response to a Request

A request was made by Sparklekids and the young people of potential they work with, for quality tertiary education to be made available locally. When young people with varsity exemptions matriculate, they leave our region to study elsewhere and never return, they are lost to our region and local economy.

Access to Education

HVT firmly believes that Hermanus could be the education hub for the Overberg region, thereby transforming our region through education.

HVT wants to facilitate the creation of access to education for a diverese student demographic. Whether they be school leavers, adults interested in professional development in the evening, or post graduates specialising in research pertaining to our local industries.

A collaborative Approach

HVT is developing its programme in collaboration with various academic stakeholders. These partnerships afford Hermanus Varsity students a tailored academic offering supported by dedicated volunteer tutors sourced from our regions' academic wealth, and strong infrastructural support such as computers and wi-fi facilities.

Sponsors - Become a sponsor

  • Riverside Consulting

    Riverside Consulting quantity surveyors is a registered QS practice based in Cape Town and Hermanus, South Africa. Our team of expert quantity surveyors strive to improve the quality of our service through ongoing professional development and by staying abreast of the latest technology.


    Abagold cultivates Abalone, the world’s most desirable seafood, in close harmony with nature, at the southernmost tip of Africa. The pristine cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean provide the necessary nutrients and environment for the production of the highest quality Abalone. The Abalone species, Haliotis Midae, is revered around the world and is unique to our coastline. We export our live, canned and dried abalone all over the world and build lasting relationships with our customers and consumers.

  • Creation Wines

    Wines of Rare Elegance. In combining the rich gifts of nature and our unique terroir with the considerable skills of our dedicated team, Creation strives to reward the lover of fine wines.

  • Volmoed

    VOLMOED is a beautiful self-catering accommodation country retreat set in the Hemel-en Aarde Valley near Hermanus in the Western Cape, about 90 minutes drive from Cape Town.

  • White Shark Projects

    We’ll take you on an adrenalin-surging adventure experience in the heart of the world’s Great White Shark mecca that will leave you in awe of these gliding torpedoes of power. You will also come away knowing a lot more about sharks and what we do to aid their conservation. We encourage you to experience the magic of the Great White Shark and contribute to their conservation – shark dive with us. #‎WhiteSharkProjects

  • SA Forest Adventures

    Adventure Farm situated on the Hemel & Aarde road R320, Hemel & Aarde valley.

  • Sparkle Kids

    We at Sparklekids financially support young people with an 'Attitude of Gratitude' to get from a place of disadvantage to self support through Education in the shortest time possible..

  • MojoRizin

    MojoRizin is a Hermanus based private business offering web design, graphic design and professional photography services.

  • Office National

    At Office National,“We Mean Business”! If you are not familiar with us we will show you exactly what that means. It means that as an independently owned commercial and retail provider we give you stationery, office furniture, computer products, business technology and much more.

  • Whale Printing

    Contact Whale Printing for all your printing and signage requirements.