Author Archives: perdita

Circles, spirals and themes!

Something happened on Friday that reminded me of similar events in my life.  I was struck again by the way life happens in circles.  Or is it spirals?  Going ever deeper? When I was a young mother with a career … Continue reading

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Nostalgia

So… we were away for a couple of weeks.  Our first proper break in eighteen months.  We had a lovely lady, Florrie Du Pisanie, taking care of things with the help of our wonderful  staff – Xolile and Siyanda.  A … Continue reading

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Romantic Notions – Living the Dream

Living here, deep in the fynbos, I realize people don’t know what it means to live off the grid. I was one who dreamed of helping the planet by living off the land! Such were my romantic notions that my … Continue reading

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Our little piece of Overberg paradise

Our little piece of Overberg paradise, Fynbos Retreat, is  fondly referred to as “Nature’s Breakaway” in our marketing material. That is truly what this place is about. A place to get away from it all to enjoy peace and tranquillity … Continue reading

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Easter at Fynbos Retreat

We had a really wonderful Easter weekend at Witvoets Kloof.  There were ten children altogether in the three units. So the place rang with the happy (and sometimes not so happy!) sounds of children being children… The volleyball net was … Continue reading

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First impressions -of dams and cupcakes and such things

Ever since I came to live (and work) here at Witvoets Kloof I have wanted to write about my first impressions of this lovely place. I often drove past the sign on the main road between Stanford and Gansbaai ( … Continue reading

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A beautiful morning in the Overberg

Our most recent visitors to Fynbos Retreat loved early morning swims in our beautiful dam and even heard the call of the Valleys resident Fish Eagle while in the water inflatable boxing ring. Dalton

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A great festive season at Fynbos Retreat

We had a fantastic 2012 Christmas holiday season at Fynbos Retreat with both houses fully booked for most of the holidays. Our guests loved the tranquility, peace and natural beauty of the valley and took advantage of swimming in the dam, hiking … Continue reading

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“Our weekend hideaway”

Read this blog post for an authentic and inspiring story that one of our recent guest posted on her blog.inflatable rainbow arch tents Enjoy the reading and see you soon at Fynbos Retreat!   Beilstein

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recent guest comment

Hi Lily Just to say thank you for a wonderful weekend at The Fynbos Retreat. Please pass on our thanks to Billy and Colleen for their friendly hospitality and care, they were absolutely amazing and a big asset to your … Continue reading

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