The Gremlin is an online news and information website for the Eden District [Garden Route & Klein | Little Karoo].

It is updated with a selection of the latest International, National, Business and Sports News between 7 am and 8 am weekdays.  Local News covering George, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Sedgefield, Mossel Bay, Hessequa and Klein Karoo is published on receipt.

(The Gremlin Morning Editions have been suspended due to the lockdown.  There is just not enough local news to justify putting them out).

The Gremlin Morning Editions, distributed to a permission-based mailing list at around 8 am weekdays include:


I launched The Gremlin in October 2009 with fewer than 100 readers.  Today I have a loyal daily readership of 4 000+ and an occasional readership of 2 – 6 000.  Annual unique visitors now number over 400 000.

(This number has more than halved due to the lack of news).

The Gremlin is aimed at the small business owner, management and other decision-makers as well as recently retired individuals who are still economically active.  The site’s demographics reflects this as 65%+ of my readers are in the 35 to 60 age group in the LSM6 and upwards categories.  The gender split is roughly 60% male and 40% female.


The Gremlin is, primarily, aimed at creating a platform to give exposure to my web hosting clients.  However, there are various advertising opportunities to all Companies.


  1. To provide a reliable, consistent and up-to-date stream of news and information – free from cheap sensationalism and outside influence.
  2. To be a central hub for news and information by including as many RSS feeds and Newsletters as are relevant.
  3. To be an advertising platform for locally-owned and operated businesses as well as those whose products and services are relevant to businesses and individuals living in the Eden District.
  4. To actively engage with readers on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  5. To actively inform followers and promote local businesses on these three social media platforms.


The Gremlin offers a platform where Companies may publish their regular Newsletters as well as Press Releases and Opinion Pieces FREE of charge.

See my advertising rates here.


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Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
Jan 2020 28,307 75,334 374,110 914,933 31.00 GB
Feb 2020 32,413 81,270 374,735 894,747 29.98 GB
Mar 2020 17,172 67,928 380,410 913,027 32.04 GB
Apr 2020 16,386 57,907 391,533 833,839 26.90 GB
May 2020 15,311 53,282 239,691 609,223 19.72 GB
Jun 2020 15,601 53,961 233,935 586,666 19.18 GB
Jul 2020 16,373 54,493 294,072 635,380 22.37 GB
Aug 2020 17,393 56,785 252,231 592,740 20.22 GB
Sep 2020 17,585 56,696 332,887 895,196 32.75 GB
Oct 2020 16,298 58,180 378,657 806,554 25.44 GB
Nov 2020 17,128 58,081 379,928 772,149 25.14 GB
Dec 2020 17,719 59,856 440,791 819,025 21.30 GB
Total 227,686 733,773 4,072,980 9,273,479 306.04 GB

The Gremlin is hosted by South Cape Net, an internet marketing, advertising, and promotions company based in George.


Host your domain with South Cape Net for R1000/annum [this includes the annual registration fee] and get my complete internet advertising package].  Read more…

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