Monday, March 20, 2017

Latest news....

It’s just too soon…! Autumn… we’re not ready yet! But driving the roads in the Eastern Free State, the cosmos are showing themselves in pink and white splendor and the wild dagga plants in the garden are starting to pop orange blooms that the sunbirds just love. There are patches of yellow and orange leaves appearing on trees and creepers alike, with yesterday’s morning temperature at 6 degrees – (and you have to ask why I think mornings should begin at 10…).

Although, as far as the animals are concerned it would seem that Spring has sprung!  We have had an over abundance of bunnies born, two new lambs came bouncing along and for the first time in many years, we once again have ducks swimming in the pond… and not only visiting the pond.  They have explored the lounge, visited Belsteen Manor, frequented the pool area, encountered Molly and Sprockett – with only the loss of a few feathers – and today, after two trips round the gardens looking for them, they were still missing in action – next thing we know they will be joining the walks!

As the school holidays approach, a reminder to all of those who received special offers while visiting our stand at the Getaway show … free horse rides, a massage…. Use them before you lose them! Call the girls in the office now to make your booking. Also, our Spiderman is coming back in May… 19th – 21st when we explore and photograph butterflies, spiders, scorpions and bugs of all sorts! Kids (and adults) always have so much fun!
Taking Autumn walks shortly will be our monthly draw winner Neil Munro.  Congratulations, we look forward to welcoming you to Wyndford for your two night stay out of season.
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

 Greetings from us all at Wyndford
Ps.... the latest in recliners.......

Sunday, February 26, 2017

More March Madness..

In need of some peace and open spaces, great food and family fun......
join us for a last minute special for families on the weekend
arriving 10th departing 12th MARCH for an
AMAZING 35% DISCOUNT!
Call us now on 058 223 0274 ...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

February news and specials...

Well January has come and gone already!  We had some young at heart seniors join us for our special … with much hilarity in the dining room and the summerhouse… who said only kids were noisy…! We enjoyed having you - see below for our March Madness!
 Molly and Sprocket had their first birthday and celebrated with bones so big anyone walking past would think that we had lions on the property! They continue to delight and have mastered most of the walks, even the twin bridges.  Molly nearly did some bungee jumping off the second bridge but fortunately she did have strings attached!  I have decided, that next time all the animals need grooming (namely the husky and three border collies…) that I will opt for the tortoise grooming position and let someone else tackle the long hair! (Note to self: next dog for Wyndford should be a short haired short legged miniature pup!)
Nthabiseng, or Victoria as she would be known to many, retired after 25 years at Wyndford. She is legendary for her linen and towel carrying ability.  We also have three new staff members. David has had the steepest learning curve as he joined us as a horseman after being my Dad’s caregiver for the last 18 months! Lots of new skills to be learnt and… unfortunately he is also allergic to horsehair!  We welcomed Nicky who has joined us in the office, delighted to have another Exley on staff (for those of you who remember Cathy).
Yay... there is a long weekend coming! Don't miss out from 17 - 21st March - book soon to avoid disappointment.
Look out for March Madness... seniors 50% discount - arrive Sunday 12 depart Friday 17th March - and yes, you do have to be over 60!
Share with family and friends then give us a call now on 058-2230274 or email the girls in the office on reception@wyndford.co.za
Starting the year off well will be our monthly draw winner Glenda Alder.  Congratulations, we look forward to welcoming you to Wyndford for your two night stay out of season.
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

Greetings from us all at Wyndford and well.. I can never resist showing you our blooming good roses!



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Year Greetings...

Welcome to 2017!
Wyndford has been busy….full of laughter, chatter and quiet moments… Wonderful to hear children running up the driveway before breakfast, bounding with energy and exuberance!  Others may be a little more sedate as they amble up the tree lined lane for a late afternoon stroll before dinner.
We have seen Christmas come and go, with grateful thanks to Santa, who remembered our co-ordinates and delivered on time!  The kitchen did us proud with festive fare including starters of salmon with balsamic caviar and delightful mille feuille for dessert. A summer buffet up at the pool for lunch meant everyone chilled out and enjoyed the good weather.
A few heavy rainfalls up river, gave us the opportunity to go tubing down the Caledon… you would be forgiven for thinking you were floating in a chocolate milkshake…but being hosed down before heading for a swim is all part of the fun.  
The new year was ushered in with a snoek braai, fish pie, octopus viennas…shark watermelon, chocolate boats and jelly fish.. well, what else would pirates be eating?!! After cannon toss, human battleships and many other games we (remembering the extra second) heralded 2017 with our very own rendition of auld lang syne! George and Lindy will now be known as Sea Dog Edgar and Silver Lilly! 
A slow start to the year saw us all enjoying a continental breakfast picnic with smoothies for that extra pick me up.
Local musician, Salome, treated us to an afternoon of carols and will be joining us again this week for music in the gardens. Also something to look forward to is our back to school special with a difference….. as it only applies if you are over sixty! Stay from 15 -19 January 2017 and receive a 50% discount - yes really! Call us now and start packing.
Starting the year off well will be our monthly draw winner Sonja Meyer.  Congratulations, we look forward to welcoming you to Wyndford for your two night stay out of season.
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


From us all at Wyndford, we hope 2017 is a magical, healthy, safe and prosperous year!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Seniors Back to School.... Special!

Back to school offer with a difference! This one only applies if you are over 60... from the 15th - 19th January 2017 pack your bags for a unmissable 50% discount!! (Yes really..) so - share with all the old in numbers but young at heart people out there or give us a call now!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

December greetings...

As the tortoise mountain stands guard over Wyndford, the other two tortoises were seen scurrying (yes, really, tortoises can scurry) as they were caught out last week.  We have had so many ‘nearly’ thunderstorms which came to nothing, that Perry and Charlotte got so blasé that when the real rain arrived in force they were as startled as the rest of us!!
Our dining room chairs are all looking smart in their new clothes, although there is one lucky chair that has a sprinkling of gold fairy dust…. It would appear that my painting skills while doing the Christmas decorations were not up to scratch…oops!
The sandstone  mountains resounded with the sound of the bagpipes this last week as barefoot, John serenaded us with Scotland the brave, Amazing 9Grace and others… with vocal accompaniment by Molly and Sprocket!  The jumping castle is being checked out, the pool lounger cushions are also newly covered – all we need is you!  There is still place available until the 15th December with the added bonus of two nights Stargazing from the 12  - 14th with the Faltemeiers.
Well, as we prepare to celebrate Christmas and to usher in the New Year with a ‘heave an a ho me matey’.. may we take this opportunity of saying to you all – Thank you for spending time with us this year, travel safe if you are on the move, enjoy family time… and if you are working through the season – a smile always makes it better!
Our Christmas treat winner is Chanel Brinkworth.  Congratulations, we look forward to welcoming you to Wyndford for your two night stay out of season.
On a personal note… thank you to all who have written or phoned regarding the passing of my Dad and to all who took time and stopped for a chat in the garden to reminisce with him. 
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
On behalf of the Wyndford family we would wish you…Mary’s Joy, Joseph’s Wonder, Jesus’ Peace, The Wise Men’s Awe, The Shepherds Excitement and Gabriel’s Hope.