The coastal town of Hermanus hosted the 12th FynArts Festival from 7 to 17 June 2024. The programme ran over 10 days, including theatre and live music in every genre, to art exhibitions, talks, workshops and food and wine experiences. The festival is a celebration of creativity – visual, musical, literary, culinary, and performance.

The Marine Hotel is situated in the heart of Hermanus on the cliff path overlooking Walker Bay. The hotel is within easy walking distance to various Fynarts activities and exhibitions and offers accommodation options for festivalgoers.

Hermanus has no less than 21 art galleries. As part of the Fynarts Festival, The Marine is proud to host an exhibition of indoor sculptures of 13 artists. These include artists who also have larger sculptures on display on the cliffs around Gearing’s Point. During the Fynarts Festival, The Marine’s pool courtyard served as venue for a Bonsai exhibition.

Festivalgoers are welcome to visit The Sun Lounge at The Marine to enjoy the mesmerizing ocean views, along with coffee, drinks, light snacks or Afternoon Tea. The hotel’s Pavilion Restaurant is open for bookings for breakfast, lunch and dinner, inviting non-resident guests too to experience head chef Oelof Vorster’s dishes.

As part of the Fynarts Culinary Series of vegan and vegetarian dishes, Chef Oelof presented a food demonstration on Monday 10 June at 15:00 in the United Church Hall. He shared his cooking tips and trade secrets while preparing a Roasted Tomato Risotto.