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Lutz, (Germany)
31st July, 2012

A beautiful Plaece of the World, this Western Cape from South Africa. Feeling pur, yeah Life !! Greetings from German.
Sheila Pitts
2nd June 2012
I hope you can satisfy my curiosity. I grew up in FH and recently paid a visit to family there. We were interested to know the origin of the bleached white stump on the grass embankment which would have been behind the bathing shed, now demolished, on Jagers Walk. We believe it to be whalebone, could this be the case?
Alfred Beilin
4th April, 2012
hi all the best to yous for 2012, alf
Richard Lowe
25th December, 2011
Will be coming home after many years away. Fish hook is still the greatest place on earth. Spent a very happy childhood at fish hook primary and fish hook junior high. Living in the uk hook will always be home

Jeannette Kent
25th October 2011

Hi, I used to go to Fish Hoek Beach as as child of about 11 (45 years ago) and we could listen to Christian Stories from a club called CCM, I think. They used to build a huge sand-castle on the beach and we would sit on it and then they would tell us biblical stories. If I remember correctly, they also had a banner which they put on top of the sand-castle to advertise the holiday club. I think that someone took pictures of these gatherings and the sandcastle and wondered if there was a local newspaper at the time which had published same? Could you please advise me where I might be able to get a copy of these newspapers? I have no problem looking through old editions to find the pictures, if necessary as I am keen to have the pictures. Many thanks for your help
Jeanette Kent Cell - 083 651 2838 H - 021 5583712

Brink Laubscher
12th October, 2011
We took over The Attic in Fish Hoek 2 months ago and I can testify that this town has the friendliest people I ever came accross. Brink Laubscher - Cape Town Coins
30th April, 2011
Great site. Congratulations. Lukas, Poland

Sharon Mikkelson
11th March, 2011

How far is Fish Hoek from Cape Town? I've been writing to a letter from there for 53 years and I want to meet her. We also want to sight see. Can you give me some help? We have a Viop phone 940-484-8441
Bruce Shepherd
25th February, 2011
I am trying to contact the Fish Hoek tourist office to speak to someone but could not find anything on the internet except this so I am making my comment here and would aprreciate a response. I have been here 4 days and every morning we have ALL BEEN WOKEN AT 6.00 AM by very loud blasts on a train hooter. Unless this is stopped we will certainly NOT BE COMING back to Fish Hoek. We are from the UK. Can you imagine going on holiday and being woken so early. And almost every train thereafter the same thing so it is impossibloe to go back to sleep. Our young children wake up and if you are a parent you know that is your worst nightmare. Tired irratble children spoil a long awaited holiday. The sirens are bad enough but I understand you have to have some sound - but not those ridiculously loud hooters. This will drive tourists away. Bruce Shepherd
David Paul
23rd February, 2011
I was a very young child when we stayed at the Bon Esperance with Raymond and Nevilles' family from 1947 - 1949. Are either of them still living around Fishoek? Regards, David Paul, son of Betty and Bill Paul
Dennis van Zyl
28th January 2011
attended fish hoek primary std 1 & 5 & fish hoek high 6 & part seven. round 1984 - 86. mates with glen hatt, sarah waters, bennie keyser, steven cruikshank, ashley cooper, sharon pinfield to remember a few - Phone 0834048833
Angela Frost
(nee Fielden)
28th December, 2010
FHPS & FHHS 1963 - 1976 - I was brought up in Fish Hoek and went to both FHPS (from 1963 to 1969) and FHHS (from 1970 to 1976). My parents still live in Fish Hoek. I now live just outside Oxford, in the UK, with my husband Philip. I am planning and organising a reunion for all pupils who matriculated between 1970 and 1979 - calling it the 70's decade reunion. It will be held just outside Oxford on the 27th of August 2011. For more details please see the facebook group called FHHS 70's Reunion. Cheers for now Angela Frost (nee Fielden)

Richard Luyt
16th July, 2010


I have a new email address Just want to send greetings to my fellow classmates of 1981: Gillian Fraser, Tracey Bradley, Kevin Pearson, Cathy Joyce, Dickie Kotze, Melani Kotze, Gary Christian, Shane Damstra, Stephen Cruikshank, Sharon Pinfield, Elaine Erving and many more.
Janet Brown
9th June, 2010
Hi, my family came to Fishhoek in 1969 from Western Australia on a working holiday to S.A. and we tayd in my Grandmother's house which was in Recreation Rd very near to the High School. The Kirsten family lived next door (Linda and Diane, twins). Allan James lived almost opposite, a very sweet special person. Donald Rother (friend) Reven Arbrahamse (not sure spelt correctly) Heidi Furness, Colin Brown, Kenneth Mushet, just some I can remember. We spent many happy days at the beautiful beach and Jaggers Walk. When my sister Carol and I were little our families spent many happy times there, my cousin Lesley Richards lived there for a while.Currently living in Secret Harbour Western Australia.

Brenda Cooper
23rd April, 2010

worked a False Bay Hospital in the 70's. Still visit Fish Hoek when I visit S.A. Live in the uk now

David Paul
23rd April, 2010

>I left a message on the guestbook about Raymond and Neville Bateman - would you be able to forward this email to them? >My family stayed at the Bon Esperance when we were in South Africa between 1947 and about 1949. I have several photos from my late mother Betty's albums of the brothers and also their parents, if they are interested. To refresh their memories, my parents were Bill and Betty Paul (Dad Bill was in the Navy) and my late older brother was Gavin Paul.
Brenda Cooper
10th April, 2010
I worked at False Bay Hospital for 2 years 1972 1974 Now living in the U.K. for 34 years . Walked on the beach last Nov. All the memories came back miss the road house????
Brian Haynes
28th March, 2010
(Fish Hoek High School 1975)
Had a lovely time at Fish Hoek High School in 1975-6 with my brother Clive. Returned to England and have spent 31 years in Government Service. Now semi-retired. Love to hear from anyone that remembers me from that time. the ex-pat South African Community in London is now huge. Happily answer any questions if anyone is thinking of coming to London. Live with wife and family in London. Kind regards to all
Kate Law
23rd March, 2010
Hello, My name is Kate Law and I am a PhD student at Sheffield University in the UK. I'm presently in Cape Town for a few weeks to do some research at UCT. My thesis is about white Rhodesian/ Zimbabwean women c.1950-1980. I was wondering if there are any ex- Rhodesian/Zimbabwean white women who would agree to an interview? I can travel to suit you. Looking forward to hearing from you all Best Wishes Kate Law
Howard Allum
10th March, 2010
Re: Jager's Walk. Dear Sirs,I was brought up in South Africa and spent many happy holidays in Fish Hoek with my brother and parents. My Mum and Dad used to love sitting on Jager's Walk and swimming from the rocks. On a recent visit I noticed many small memorial plaques attached to the benches on Jager's Walk. I would very much like to do the same in memory of my parents and brother.Can you direct me to the right person to speak to about this possibility? Hi Howard, you should contact the beach manager, Harold Ross, by email at : Mr. Ross did say that Fish Hoek benches were liable to be vandalised. Some benchs have lost their plaques, but still "belong" to some-one. Good luck! ~Donald.
Peter Crawford
21st February, 2010
I went to the Primary school from 1955 to 1959 and thence to Rondebosch Prep and High School. From there married and moved to Pretoria. Moved back to Constantia in 1978 and bought a house in Fish Hoek in 2009. Its like moving to a new country. Only difference is everyone speaks English. Ive lost touch completely.
Karen Harrison
(nee Sadd)
12th February, 2010
Went to Fish Hoek High School from 1978 to 1981. Married Grant Harrison from Recreation Road and have two wonderful children, Darryn 24 and Cherise 20. Lived and worked in Fish Hoek for many years. Memories of Fish Hoek, damn windy!!! Been in the UK for many years and daily if I leave here the memory will be of grey sky, but at least safe.
Lastly, ' Hi Michelle Kasfikas (nee de Villiers and Charmain Miell (nee Rowe) if you read this. Love you xx
Jo Griffiths
19th January, 2010
Gail Larson
17th January, 2010
My family and I plan to visit this Christmas. My daughter lives in Sweden and we all live in Oregon and California. I enjoyed your informative website. Looking forward to our trip. thank you for the work you do on the website. Sincerely, Gail Larson
Sam Elswood
14th January, 2010
I stayed in Fish Hoek with my dad Brian Yarwood in 1997, we lost touch after that.I am searching for him, he has 2 grandsons I want him to meet.
Neil Parker
7th January, 2010

Just a quick note to tell you about the excellent service I always receive from Capones Pizza in Valyland. Incredibly efficient and friendly and the best pizza's in Fish Hoek!

Dillon Birnes
2nd January, 2010
Lived in the Fish Hoek area for twelve years and loved every moment of it!! I just wanted to say that there's also a 2nd Fish Hoek scout group in thats located next to Paul Greyling School. We do loads of fun activities ie: Fufi slide, climbing wall & paintball range at the Noordhoek fair. We go on two camps, the Breede river camp during the summer and a winter camp and both are LOADS of fun! thanks that's all from me!
Annelie & Jan Strandberg
30th December, 2009

My wife and I are from Sweden and have spent the last 4 years in wounderful Fish Hoek. We usually
arrive arround mid January and stay for 8 weeks. Last Year I took a picture at Fish Hoek Beach. I think is shows the friendly atmosfaer and at the same time the fantstic Beach at its best. I give You the a gift, maybe You can use it for PR.

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Ken & Fern Joubert
6th December, 2009
My parents were transferred by the S. A. Railways in about 1933 to Fish Hoek. they became very great friends (for life) with the EthEL NEFDT and her husband. We visited, the widow, EthEL at her home in Fish Hoek in 1978 and had lunch with her at a small local restaurant in the center of FISH HOEK. I expect that she is dead by now and may be buried in Fish Hoek. Her daughter JOY NEFDT was a well known horse rider in the Cape area winning trophys for her abilities. She evidently married into a very rich family - connected with the Cunard Steamship Lines in Cape town is there any way I could get a copy of the newspaper announcement of her funeral. Kenn Joubert Retired Psychologist and Author 1492 Fiddick Crescent, Nanaimo BC Canada V9X1P5
Geoff Baker
17th November, 2009
I lived in FH from '71-'76 and went to both the primary & high schools, left whilst in Sth 7 and moved back to UK... fond memories of a wonderful place ! currently living in Sydney.
Syd Neil
13th November, 2009
I was brought up in Fish Hoek and left SA in 1972 to live in the UK. In 2002 I bought a holiday home in Fish Hoek. We return there at least twice a year - I have travelled the world on business and for pleasure but have never come across a place which I love so much as Fish Hoek. It was and still is the best place on earth.
David Paul
7th November, 2009
Hi, I left a message on the guestbook about Raymond and Neville Bateman - would anyone be able to forward this to them? My family stayed at the Bon Esperance when we were in South Africa between 1947 and about 1949. I have several photos from my late mother Betty's albums of the brothers and also their parents, if they are interested. To refresh their memories, my parents were Bill and Betty Paul (Dad was in the Navy) and my late older brother was Gavin Paul. Best wishes,David Paul
Ken Felton
24th October, 2009
Just checking to see if anyone from STC Simonstown Dockyard are in the area - 1972 / 73.
Deborah Vella
20th September, 2009
I lived in Fishhoek for a year or so as a child where my brothers and I attended Fishhoek Primary School and before relocating to Rhodesia. I am hoping to re-visit next May 2010 and am tremendously looking forward to rekindling some of my precious childhood memories there. I still have relatives lving near to Fishhoek. I now live in Malta, a gem of an island just south of Sicily (Italy) but originally am from England. Can't wait for my visit to Fishhoek!
Diana van Dyk
17th September, 2009
FHHS Matric 1982. Lovely to visit Fish Hoek again even in cyberspace! I would love to hear from anyone who knows me. I've been living in the UK for the past 20 years. Spent many many happy summers days as a child on Fish Hoek Beach. My brother, David, used to be the manager of the Spur in Fish Hoek.
David Paul
6th Sept, 2009
We stayed at the Bon Esperance when I was about 1 year old (in 1948 - 1949). It was owned by the Batemans and I believe their sons were Raymond and Neville. We came back to the UK in 1948 but my mum (Betty Paul) kept in touch with Netta for years. Some day I must go back - I can't remember it but the rest of the family said it was wonderful! David Paul
John Brown
26th July, 2009
Hi. I am trying to trace my cousin who I believe is still living in Fish Hoek. Her name is Mrs Carol Benecke. Last address known was 46 First Crescent, Fish Hoek. If anyone knows her or could put me in contact with her please email me at: Many thanks. John Brown. England, UK I would love to hear from her again!!!
12th July, 2009
I love Fish hoek. And your homepage is great!!! - (vielen dank Cathy - Webmaster)
Hello from Germany
7th June, 2009
Hi fish hoek! I live in germany and I LOVE Fish Hoek!!! I´ll come back soon! Greetings from Germany! AND your website is brilliant. (thanks - Webmaster)
Anne Broadstock
11th May, 2009
Hope to have many more wonderful holidays in Fish Hoek . Made great friends there.
Chris McMillan
26th March, 2009
I lived in Fish Hoek as a child around 1950/52. the names I can remember are "Harmony" and "Lisboa". Does anyone know of either of these names as maybe house or street names. Many thanks in advance, Chris McMillan
Richard Luyt
(Class of 1981)
27th March, 2009
Just want to send greetings to my fellow classmates of 1981: Gillian Fraser, Tracey Bradley, Kevin Pearson, Cathy Joyce, Dickie Kotze, Melani Kotze, Gary Christian, Shane Damstra, Stephen Cruikshank, Sharon Pinfield, Elaine Erving and many more I've been in Namibia for a good 25 yrs and love it. I've been married for 17 yrs to my wonderful wife Jackie and together we have two wonderful children mandy 14yrs and Jamie 12yrs FHHS was great and still till today have great memories of the teachers and my friends....hope to hear from someone soon.
Liza van Zyl
(Coetzer/ Matric 2000)
17th March, 2009
Howzit, been living in U.K for ages now but man 'o man Fish Hoek is still home to us! Miss all you guys loads! Regards, Lisa Grant and James
Nikki Houghton
6th June, 2008
use to live in fish hoek - now live in uk so nice to see the ole town
Cathleen Hughes
13th May, 2008
Fish Hoek Primary was the best school I have ever been to. I really do miss it.
Julia Curtis
8th May, 2008
I work as a carer in UK but holiday when I can in Fish Hoek, how lucky you all are to live in this wonderful paradise, no place like it
Chris Johnson
18th April, 2008
Hi great site, went to FHSH matric 1988 and now living in Leicester and hoping to be back for a visit this year.
Jgor Sertori
10th March, 2008
Hallo, please, I need as e-mail addresse from a camping in fish hoel or near to it. We were there for 10 years. it was stunning beautiful. thank you for some information.Best and friendly regards from far Switzerland . Jgor
Mike Pollard
8th December, 2007
I Just spent a fabulous two and a half weeks staying with friends in Highway Road. What a view - what a town- what a beach. Love it! !Nov/Dec 2007
24th October, 2007
I absolutely love everything about Fish Hoek. Has often visited my cousin who stays there. I think the beach and Catwalk is the greatest ever

Jacquie Brice (Hall)
17th October, 2007

I went to Fish Hoek Primary & High School and have to say it was the happiest time of my life.I left South Africa in 1992 and have not been back but I plan to retire back in Fish Hoek in 2009. thanks for a fab web site and HI to old friends.
John Blackwell
8th October, 2007
I look forward to my next visit; but, in the mean time keep on eye on the beach via the web cam
13rd September, 2007
Fish Hoek... I can't wait to see you! 4 Months and counting down :)
Graham Russell
13th Augsut,2007
Hi, I really enjoyed your site-keep it going.I was born in Fish Hoek in 1951 on cnr 9th ave and Recreation road.I went to school there and matriculated in 1969.I have lived there for 50 years as I was transferred around the country before returning after 5 years.I have since retired and moved to Hogsback in the Eastern Cape.I really believe that no child could have been brought up in a better place than Fish Hoek in the Fifty's and Sixty's. I miss my children,grandchildren,family and friends.Please get in touch with me at my e-mail or phone to rekindle old memories.If anyone plans to visit Hogsback please give me a call.
Russel Ellwood
13th August, 2007-
Hi I was born in fishhoek in 1959 and went to the primary and high schools I matriculated in 1977 and still live in this beautifull valley , great to see some familiar names from the past in the guest book.
Anne Tyler
1st August, 2007
It was great to discover your web site. I grew up in Fish Hoek and went to Fish Hoek Primary School. My family and I moved to the UK in 1958 and I now live in London. I returned in February for the time. I loved it so much I am hoping to move there permanently. Kind regards Anne
Captain Nemo
117th June, 2007
Found your site in google, and it has a lot of usefull information. thanx
Denise Johnston
15th June,2007
I Visited Fish Hoek in 2005 for 30th Fish Hoek High School reunion - now live in Melbourne, Australia but always hope to return for longer spells. Anybody from Fish Hoek living or travelling to Melbourne is welcome to contact me on my e-mail :

Jim Downie
13th June, 2007

We had the joy of living in Fish Hoek a few years back [1993-95] your site brought back many very happy memories -
4th June, 2007
congrats on a great web site, and wish you all success with the new Computer business
Fiona Harris
20th May, 2007
Hi folks. We're planning to retire in Fishoek in 2009, so are always interested in news of information re Fishoek. We have family there already... Best wishes Fiona Harris Johannesburg

Phillip Cronje
19th April, 2007

Ex Fish Hoek boy. Matriculated at Fish Hoek High in 1979.Now living in Nelspruit and running the new chimpanzee sanctuary
Alan Ware
4th April, 2007
Great internet Cafe, used it extensively whilst on holiday in Cape Town, Keep up the great work. Nice site you have set up, will continue to support a fine business in Fish Hoek when I return and of course recommend you to all my friends whom will be holidaying in Cape Town. I Grew up in Fish Hoek and went to Fish Hoek Primary then Simonstown High, I miss the fanastic weather and scenery. I am now living in the UK and holiday to SA about every 2 years. Anybody that knows me drop me a mail.. (thanks Alan - much appreciated - FHIC team)
A Friend
3rd April, 2007
the site looks great ! thanks for all your help ( past, present and future !)
Ken Felton
15th, March 2007
Returned to SA last year for the first time in 28 years as my son was born in False Bay hospital and it was time we returned for a visit. Met up again with a few old friends and visited some old places I used to frequent like Francoise and the Cricket Club. A great 2 weeks. Will be backin 2008 and again in 2010 for the soccer world cup.

Willie Myles 7th,January 2007

Returned to SA last year for the first time in 28 years as my son was born in False Bay hospital and it was time we returned for a visit. Met up again with a few old friends and visited some old places I used to frequent like Francoise and the Cricket Club. A great 2 weeks. Will be backin 2008 and again in 2010 for the soccer world cup.
Liz Mason
6th, October 2006
Good Day, We have just visited your website. Nicely done, and very user friendly. We are in the Eastern Cape in the country in the town of Martindale, which is between Port Alfred and Grahamstown. Kind Regards, Liz Mason. www.the
Robert Woods
1st, September 2006
I was posted to Capetown Radio (ZSC/ZSJ) in the 50s. I was only about 18 at that time and the station at the time was not far from the Kommetje Hotel. We used to have a station mini bus for transport to Fish Hoek and Simonstown and the train to Capetown. What a long time ago that now seems but is still fresh in my memory... the cape is a wonderful place and a superb climate. When I first came on one of the Union Castle Ships Elvis had not even made his first record !!! Anyone who can concur with those far off days is welcome to email me. I live in Somerset in the UK which is a billion miles away from my memories!!! Robert Woods Former Royal Navy Radio Op.
Sean Myles
28th August, 2006
Returned to fishhoek last year with my father after 28 years away,home sweet home,went to the vic times,sports bar and the cricket club.... same faces...just a bit older!! Mr Furness & Mr Garry still donating to the drinking funds.... Fishoek, best place in the world.
23rd August, 2006
I was born in Fish Hoek in 1979 and am now in Lincolnshire, UK. this site is brilliant. It reminds me why I tell people that Fish Hoek is the BEST place in the world!! If you have never been to Fish Hoek, you have not lived!
Jase Davies
12th July,2006
hi is this the dg i know from old gy rules ok keep up keeping up
jase (woodcraft folk gy )
Gary Pyott
1st, September 2006
Hi, I was born in Fish Hoek in 1951 and returned during April this year to try t find wher i was born. (Nursing Home). Unfortunately I could find no local informatuion from the 1950's. is there a website I can visit that shows the history of fish Hoek
Regards - Gary Pyott (Cairo, Egypt.)
Familie Fuchs SCHENKON
14th May, 2006
Hi, the site looks great. I worked as a hairdresser for Arthur Schellingers in Fish Hoek about 20 years ago.
Looking very much forward coming down in October 06.
Tom Fuchs Switzerland
9th February,2006
Hi, just popped in here through a random link. Hi, firstly I'd like to say your site is great and very impressive. Enjoyed the reading..
3rd February,2006
Your site is cool Smile) I'll certainly visit it once again!!! .
Kai J Schlesinger
2nd February,2006
thank you for your friendly service during the three weeks I stayed in Fish Hoek. Here in Germany we have -5 C and a little bit of snow. Well, I hope, hat I´ll soon be back in Fish Hook. yours Kai .
22nd January, 2006
hi there, its great to see a fishhoek website, making me very homesick for francois and the red herring, i am a matriculant from 1981, wanting to get in contact with old school friends etc,, i am usually back home once every 2 yrs or so,wishing i could move back permanently,,my maiden name was blacknell, and my sisters helen and nichola both married local boys and still live there, altho nick passed away a year ago from cancer, would love to hear from her friends also,, anyone out there give my love to the beach,,,
Michelle Leche
19th January, 2006
Went to Fish hoek primary school in 1977. My Uncle still lives in SA I think? Jim Beaumont. Greetings from leicestershire UK
Marc de Villiers
18th Janury, 2006
Hi there, great site. originally from Fish Hoek now staying in the N Cape. Born in Fish Hoek grew up there. To all friends that are still there enjoy the most beautifull place in SA. See you all in April at the Matrics of 84,85 & 86 reunion. Marc
11th January, 2006
Excellent site, very helpfull, thank you for sharing, keep up the fine effort and excellent job.
Trevor Martin
11th January,2006

I Hi I was looking for sites that had info on where i was born 55 yrs ago.Here I am!!!I intend to visit in the near future.My mother had friends in Fish Hoek names Neville and Raymond Bateman would be 67&70.I wonder if they are still in Fish Hoek.Great Site I feel at HOME.T Martin.(formally ADDINGTON)

~ Hi Trevor,
I have just spoken to Neville Bateman. He remembers you and has sent you an email at the address you provided.
Best wishes, Donald (

Alan Phillips
10th January, 2006
Hi there. I have been away from Noordhoek and Fish Hoek for over 3 years... I do miss it and the duties that I performed as the local city councillor for Noordhoek, Sun Valley and Capri and of course... Site 5. I now live in New Zealand and in many ways life is pretty similar to the Cape. However I still miss it. Cheers Alan Phillips.
7th January, 2006
Very nice site I will recommend it to all my friends. Enjoyed your site!!! thanks for your work.
F E Carey
7th January, 2006
I appreciate the fact that you put all of this up here for everyone. Very informative site. Congratulations and is cool site!
7th January, 2006
Great site guys, please developing in future! this portal is very informative and great!! Good luck!
N Valeku
6th January, 2006
I am pleased to discover your site. this is an absolutely brilliant resource - keep up the great work!!

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