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Paardeplaats Nature Retreat – Magnificent & Mesmerising


Paardeplaats Nature Retreat   On Paardeplaats the pristine nature will mesmerize its visitors in many possible ways. Waking up each day to a magnificent sun-rise and the song of birds, one can enjoy unspoiled nature on foot,  hiking one of the five walking trails, on the farm. EcoLodge On arrival at this eco-lodge, with it’s […]

Rainbow’s End se Boetiek Wyne steel Lydenburg harte


Rainbow’s End se wynmaker, Anton Malan, al die pad van Helshoogte in Stellenbosch, om Lydenburgers aan sy boetiek-wyne bekend te stel. Bacchus sou nogal tuis gevoel het by Lydenburg Wyngilde se 16 Augustus-proe, by Café Crust. Nie net was daar ‘n rekordgetal wyn-entoesiaste nie (skuins duskant 40!), maar wynmaker Anton Malan het al die pad […]

Lydenburg Wine Guild blends themselves into the finals of the Blaauwklippen 2018 Blending Competition


One of the most beneficial ways to gain more knowledge on the subject of wine is to share the experience of tasting wines with like-minded friends. Most wine clubs try to meet at least once a month. Some clubs are perhaps a little more serious with their tastings than others but in the end, they […]

Seven Brain habits that will improve your personal and professional performance.


DOING BUSINESS THE BRAINY WAY The international business generation and referral organisation, BNI, believes in helping businesses and their owners to grow. At a recent workshop, brain-based development practitioner Manus du Toit from Brainy Acts in Nelspruit conducted an informal workshop for members of the Longtom Chapter at Paardeplaats Nature Retreat close to Lydenburg. Du […]

What are the differences between Moles & Mole-Rats ?


Mole Rats African mole-rat, or Hottentot mole-rat, is a burrowing rodent found in Southern Africa, in particular in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Mole Rat facts Mole-rats are stocky, short-tailed rodents with tiny eyes and near-invisible ears. Mole Rats hey have evolved five tiny like fingers forming what appears to be a hand […]

A Tradition of Outdoor Cooking & Entertainment


SAUCY CHEF COOKERY COURSES  Saucy Chef Cookery Courses are aimed at share a passion for food – not for food snobs or critics those who enjoy fellowship and, but for people who derive pleasure and fun from the process of planning, preparing and presenting food, and of course, enjoying the pleasures and ambience created around […]

Easter 2018 “Son Rise Service”


  With Easter only 3 weeks away, it is again time to plan for the Easter Sunday “Son Rise” service on April 1st on the top of the Jesus hill at Paardeplaats, 12km out of town en route to Sabie (route R37). The service will start at 06h00, come sunshine or mist. It will be […]

The Gurney Sugarbird is alive and well on Paardeplaats says Gauteng Bird Ringers


The Gurney’s Sugarbird is alive and well and living in Lydenburg’s surrounding hills. This was confirmed recently by members of Birdlife Northern Gauteng Bird Ringers Club who came to Paardeplaats Nature Retreat on an annual ringing weekend. In spite of rainy conditions, they caught no less than six Gurney Sugarbirds in their ringing nets – […]

Dainty Sugarbush covers the veld on the Land’s End hiking trail


Hiking on Paardeplaats Nature Retreat is a very popular hiking activity for the whole family. Lands’ End with its panoramic views and the easy trail has to be maintained during the rainy season. Brian made a beautiful discovery this week while cutting the Land’s End trail with a tractor. The dainty sugarbush was abundantly blooming […]

Early Christmas Accommodation Deal


Get your Christmas gift early this year by booking 4 x en suite rooms for a group of 10 people for a minimum of 3 nights or longer and qualify for a discounted accommodation rates of R234pp/night or R7000/10 pax/3 nights. Contact: Brian 082 416 1379 or Gerda 079 515 7799 Rate includes: All activities […]