Thursday, January 11, 2018

Our Happy Place.....

A phrase we heard often over the past few weeks was ‘Wyndford is my happy place!’

This may take longer to read than usual – but we would like you to know some of our plans for the year…
First up is our take on Valentines Day
Between the 12th and 19th of February book for three nights and we will give you discount to the value of the number of years you have been married! (proof required!) – a complimentary bottle of Sparkling Wine to the longest…
(Lindy and George would get a wopping 39%!!)

There are also still a few places available on the Seniors Tour from the 4th – 9th February which includes the Katse Dam.

March 11th to the 16th sees another Fun Bowls week in the offing. Come and learn a new skill or polish up, as we have always said, at Wyndford there are no strangers only friends you haven’t met yet..!

Easter weekend .. only one room left but availability for the school holidays at the moment. Alternatively the long weekend of the 27th April – 1st May, minimum 4 night stay.

Come and spoil Moms and Grans (Great Grans..)  on the Mothers Day weekend of the 13th May! Wyndford is truly a rest from.. well everything!

Then – once again we are happy to say Peter Webb will be leading us from the 18th – 20th May, on the first of our Spiders, Butterflies, Bugs and photography weekends.  The most amazing transformations happen – Celvin is proof from previously calling for Angelique to actually offering to rescue someone from a woolie mammoth!!

June 17th, we celebrate Fathers! Book ahead to treat Dad’s and Oupas. Hiking and great food….

We had such a great time over Christmas that we are going to do it again!! (It might even be white!) 13th – 16th  July we are going to celebrate Christmas in July – but book early to avoid disappointment.  (We will wake up the reindeers specially…)

And then comes Spring and we celebrate life! A great time over September and October to plan a Family Reunion. Just think, no one person has to plan, cook, clean for everyone… time to relax and enjoy quality time where all ages are catered for. I wonder which family can round up the most… a challenge!!
Oh, and then there is also the 2nd of our Spider weekends on the 19th – 21st October if you missed the earlier one.

We are also considering an Elf Workshop weekend…. We could make Christmas Trees from wood, wreaths from the forest, Cookie decorations with the children… (more on that when I break the news to the rest of the team!!)

And while the kids beaver away for exams… there is a Seniors Tour from the 4th – 9th November, the Cherry festival the weekend of the 16 – 18th November and another amazing Fun Bowls week from the 18th – 23rd November
(for those who like to plan long in advance… the first senior tour next year will be from the 24th February to March 1st, 2019!)

Oh, I could have put exciting pictures in but that would have made it extra long… watch out for the newsletter……
Please share our news with family and friends and hopefully we can welcome you ‘home’ in 2018.

Tel 0582230274 reception@wyndford.co.za

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Fantastic Senior Special Tour with Wyndford...

Relax and enjoy an amazing scenic trip to the beautiful Eastern Free State and into Lesotho on a personal guided tour to the Katse Dam.  Many points of interest and beauty along the way.......

5 Night Senior Special!! Saving you 30%
Sunday 4th – Friday 9th February 2018 
Cost : R7510.00 per person sharing
R9190.00 per single person
3 Designated Collection points in Johannesburg•6am Collection at Engen Garage Cnr President Fouche & Witdoring Road •6:30 Elphin Lodge Modderfontein Road•7:00 Renaissance Village Comora Street and Bellairs Drive, Glenvista
Sunday 4TH February 2018
Pick-up between 6 – 7am then drive to Wyndford. Pit Stop at Villiers Engen Garage en-route 13h00 Lunch at Wyndford
Afternoon at leisure: play bowls, tennis, snooker, go for a guided walk or sit and read in the gardens
Tea in the Summerhouse at 16h00 -  19h00 Dinner at Wyndford
Monday 5th February 2018
07h00 Early morning tea brought to your rooms - 
08h00 Breakfast
 - 09h30 depart for Highland Essential Oils where we will learn how to use Essentials Oils in our home and the healing properties of these essentials oils. Thereafter we will go and enjoy a light lunch at The Cabin Farmstall near Clocolan where you can purchase Ember Down products, cherry products, various jams & many other novelty items
Return to Wyndford for afternoon tea.
19h00 Dinner at Wyndford
Tuesday 6th February 2018 (Day of leisure)
07h00 Early morning tea brought to rooms  - 08h00 Breakfast
Tea in the Summerhouse at 11h00
13h00 Lunch at Wyndford
Afternoon tea at 16h00  - 19h00 Dinner at Wyndford
Wednesday 7th February 2018
07h00 Early morning tea brought to rooms
07h30 Early Breakfast
08h00 Depart for Katse Dam in Lesotho (Passports Essential). Enjoy a professional guided tour stopping at points of interest & a guided tour through the dam wall. Packed lunches will be provided. Please bring own drinks
Travel back to Wyndford
19h00 Dinner at Wyndford
Thursday 8th February 2018 (Day of leisure)
07h00 Early morning tea brought to rooms -  08h00 Breakfast
Tea in the Summerhouse at 11h00
13h00 Lunch at Wyndford
Afternoon tea at 16h00  - 19h00 Dinner at Wyndford
Friday 9th February 2018
07h00 Early morning tea brought to rooms
 - 08h00 Breakfast
 - Depart Wyndford for Johannesburg at 09h00
 - Pit Stop at Villiers Engen Garage and safe return home at about 13h00 
Call us now on Tel 058-2230274 or email reception@wyndford.co.za to book your place on the bus!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

We have a new furry presence at the farm.  Meet Humphrey, a local lad about three months old who just joined the Wyndford team. It is good to have this little pitch black bundle of fun with a V8 engine after a sad year of losing so many special animals. 

It is also exciting to welcome back guests who have been joining us for Christmases past - much like family coming home. Catching up with news, seeing how the kids have grown and chatting about upgrades around the farm and in their rooms since last visit.   Fun to see friends greeting friends made at Wyndford, who enjoying meeting up again.
We have thrown Hannalien into the deep end at Wyndford! She has been with us just a short while and running the kitchen at this time of year is certainly trial by fire! Look out for her and give her a warm welcome… she, and our faithful team will be feeding you! 

Well, we thought that if we bought Molly a halo and some wings for Christmas it might make her … well, good…. Didn’t work!!! Obviously behaving just does not sit comfortably with her - Sprocket insists that she could have told me that, before we purchased the shiny headgear.  Ah well, off the wall she may be but we all love the girls!

Our reindeer greet you as you make your way down the drive where Rudolf gives you a warm welcome at reception.  We mentioned that they have new coats… and here they are in all their Christmas Glory!  
The Cake is ready, the menus planned, Santa has our co-ordinates and all that is left for us to say is once again we wish you…
Mary’s Joy
Joseph’s Wonder
Jesus’ Peace
The Wise Men’s Awe
The Shepherds Excitement
And Gabriel’s Hope
Until we get to see you …. stay well and travel safe if you are on the move over the festive period, we’ll chat again in 2018.
Tel 0582230274 reception@wyndford.co.za
PS: Molly’s letter …..“Dear Santa before I explain… how much do you know already?”