Thursday, June 15, 2017

Latest news from the farm...


Let me introduce you to Stormer.... our new chap in the stables.  He is a Maluti look alike, just a whole lot younger! A gentle soul who loves to come up for a cuddle, or an apple. For those of you who prefer something with a little less height - the ducks are skating on thin ice (minus temperatures a couple of times the last few mornings) and the tortoises have taken the snug way out of winter and are hibernating in their specially sculptured holes in the hill (in fact so snug it took three trips up and down to locate them).  It always amazes me how they manage to find the best spot that gets the first and last sun of the day!
  
It has been a busy month with the farm hosting a wedding in the summerhouse gardens, some gardens being relaid and the making of fencing to tidy and secure the sheep and emu pens. Molly and Sprockett continue to flourish and enjoy walks, guests and in Moly's case chasing and barking at anything and everything... and if there is nothing - she makes do with her tail!
We have Seniors special after the June long weekend, where there is a 40% discount for a four night stay from the 19 - 23 June - join us before the school holidays for a relaxing break in our beautiful mountains enjoying winter walks, Snowdrops, Hellibores and cosy fires. 
There are still a few rooms available for the June long weekend and a reminder of the July holiday special of a 20% discount for a four night or longer stay.  Also coming soon - the Tennis weekend as well as Survival and Outdoor Adventure for kids - give us a call to find out more 0582230274 or email reception@wyndford.co.za
And then,  Congratulations go to Lindy Heath on being our monthly draw winner, we look forward to welcoming you to Wyndford for your two night stay for two.
Well, that’s all for now, we wish you warm and happy days and hope to see you soon. 
Tel 0582230274 reception@wyndford.co.za
  
      Couldn't resist a recent pictures of the moon rise over the Maluti's - no filters added  - beautiful colours just as it was!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Seniors special for June...


arriving Monday 19th departing Friday 23rd June 2017
Seniors Special - Less 40% for 4 nights! (yes really and we still feed you...)
... share now with friends, parents, grandparents.. great grandparents!
Call now on 0582230274 or email reception@wyndford.co.za

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Greetings from Wyndford...

There has been a delay in writing this letter… it’s called a ‘new’ computer – it unfortunately has the same ‘old’ user who isn’t quite on the same page!! Anyway – warm hellos from us all at Wyndford.
Sitting in the sun on a lazy afternoon, having just eaten another wonderful Wyndford meal of Creamed Cauliflower soup, Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce, Roast Ribeye of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding and Gravy, Roasted Potatoes and Garden fresh spinach and carrots, followed by the legendary Lemon Meringue Pie and Cream, tea or coffee….. are you drooling yet?!  But wait.. at four there is tea and coffee and homemade cookies and then for dinner this evening…. Well you get the picture! All meals are included in our rates. Breakfasts, morning tea and cake  - we don’t like anyone going home hungry. Farm fare, nothing pretentious but it means you don’t have to think about buying cooking and cleaning up! A holiday indeed…
And for this weekend only there is a special of 35% discount for a minimum two night stay. Give the girls in the office a call on 058-223-0274 now so as not to miss out.
We have had our first frosts of the winter and the woodpile is ready. This week sees the kitchen making our annual supply of marmalade after George and Lindy went orange hunting.  We use a special variety called Rex Union, which are not so easy to obtain.  We nearly ended up picking them ourselves after discovering the farm but all ends well and we came home with 30 pockets! Marmalade supply secured… now for the chopping and cooking!
There are still a few rooms available for the June long weekend and a reminder of the July holiday special of a 20% discount for a four night or longer stay.
Congratulations to  Alana Fourie on being our monthly draw winner, and we look forward to welcoming you Wyndford for your two night stay for two.
Well, that’s all for now, Molly, Sprocket, Ponty, Maluti, Zazu and well we all hope to see you soon.  Stay well and warm.

Tel 0582230274 reception@wyndford.co.za

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A family affair.....

A Family affair...
35% discount is up for grabs!!! and you don't have to be a senior to qualify!
Between Friday 26th May and  Tuesday 30th May 2017, minimum two night stay, round up the whole family for a weekend.
If you can't join us share with someone who could.....

Monday, April 24, 2017

A-May-zing special for Seniors....

A reminder to all seniors... a 50% discount is up for grabs!!! 
Arrive Monday 1st May depart Saturday 6th May 2017 for an A-May-zing special!!! 
If you can't join us share with someone who could.....
Call now on 0582230274 or email reception@wyndford.co.za

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spiders, Butterflies... photography...


COMING SOON... the SPIDERMAN.... 
(who took these amazing pictures) and who will help kids (and adults..) get close, explore and photograph Butterflies, Spiders, Scorpions (no having to worry what inquisitive boys will find under rocks) and more in a fun filled weekend. Plan ahead for the 19 - 21 May or 13 - 15 October 2017. Book now call 058 223 0274!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Hello April....

Autumn seems to be seeping in very slowly… very cool mornings lead into very warm days.  Walking the side walk yesterday with the pups was certainly puff stuff (well ok, for some of us…) with the sun beating down it felt more like high summer!
 
  It was with hugely heavy hearts that we bid goodbye to Dozer, a   very special member of the Wyndford family.  Walk was the first word he learnt and he was happiest out on the mountain with guests…especially the ones who let him lead… the walk tended to be longer than they thought. The next thing he learnt was to use his beautiful big chocolate eyes to full advantage, especially at tea time!  He surprised us always with being able to tell a new guest checking in and was quick to meet them at the car, but seemed to know if you were already resident. Absolutely patient with small people, who frequently sat with him for cuddles on the steps outside the dining room. Ah… so many wonderful memories. Thank you Dozy… RIP. 


On his last day, a short amble round the lodges was all he could make, suddenly Sprocket walked slowly right alongside him, ears to tail touching for a few minutes - it seemed like the baton was being passed on.
Meanwhile our new lambs, Alice, Sparky, new twins Duke and Dash are doing well, as are Ebony and Ivory (well – they are black and white like piano keys…) our latest piglets!
We have some fun times planned for all ages this year.  Visit our activities page on the website www.wyndford.co.za  for more information but a sneak heads-up….. tennis weekend, spider and butterflies, scout treats, bowls week as well as all the usual fun and relaxing at Wyndford. Alternatively, you could treat the Mom’s in your lives to a special break, delicious meals with no cooking, lots of relaxing, fresh air… peace and quiet!  Go on just do it! Call the girls in the office – 058-2230274!
A guest recently commented… ‘cannot fault Wyndford, excellent meals and beautiful surroundings – the best kept secret in the Eastern Free State!’  Experiencing this soon will be our monthly draw winner  Shelley King!
Keep a lookout on www.facebook.com/WyndfordHolidayFarm for any last minute specials and up to date news or visit our website where you can enter our monthly draw at www.wyndford.co.za
 Looking forward to seeing you soon, warm regards from the Wyndford Team.

PS.... to all those photographers among you, the Eastern Free State is a treasure trove at this time of year, with cosmos, Autumn trees, Mountains... sunbirds in wild dagga plants...... pack up your lenses and zoom this way!