Kleinmond, in the heart of Kogelberg Biosphere, is a town with its own special magic. This is my *watercolour painting of the cheerful municipal workers. Some of them painted their faces white.They are employees of the Overstrand Local Municipality* (South Africa)
I dedicate this to my friend Pieta Pieterse
The name Overstrand is regarded as multilingual, broadly meaning the beach area of the Overberg. The name was derived from the historic regional name for the area beyond the Hottentots – Holland mountains from Cape Town.This mountain range was almost impassable in the early colonial days and it was a big effort to get “over the mountain”. Today this area is covered by the Overberg District Municipality. Of the four local municipalities in the area, Overstrand covers the largest stretch of the coastline, with famous seaside resorts such as Hermanus, Kleinmond and Gansbaai in the area.