Community leaders stayed clear of the fray and were seen discussing possible solutions to the violence with the police.
Earlier on Thursday tensions over land reached boiling point after residents from Zwelihle tried to prevent people from going to work. Police fired rubber bullets to disperse the protesters.
Frustrated residents in Zwelihle, Hermanus were preparing to march to the municipality on Wednesday after a fragile truce on the handover of land collapsed.
Land grabs may have hogged the headlines lately, but in reality, the landless and the state have been at war for years.
"It is back to normal."
The EFF has already taken responsibility for land grabs in Gauteng.
At least 25 people were arrested in the town on the southern Cape coast after scores of people marked out plots on vacant land.
The former Steinhoff CEO is building a holiday home in Kwaaiwater, the most expensive part of Hermanus.
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