We have heard from more than one source that informal car guards are charging R50 for their services. Please note that there are currently no formal parking attendants in the Hermanus CBD. The municipality is considering covering the signage boards indicating parking payments until the new tender is implemented.
This situation will be addressed at a meeting on Wednesday 27 November to finalise the specifications for the Parking Management System. The municipality will keep the public posted regarding the process, but it is foreseen that the formal system will be implemented after 16 December 2019.
Presently informal guards are taking advantage of the situation, with reports from more than one source that these guards are requesting R50. Please inform guests that tipping car guards for watching their vehicles is at their own discretion and no fixed amount is in place until the tender is finalised.
As a matter of interest, a Business Tech Survey done this year found that 43% of 4 911 respondents tipped around R5.