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Wine Times part 3 – makings of a great Merlot!

It’s been a while since we lasted posted on our wine making antics. A quick recap on where we were at last November. According to our well read ‘Guide to Wine making’, malolactic fermentation (which is the second fermentation which … Continue reading

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Free range organic eggs

As we enter Spring and the days start warming up, Witkrans chickens are back in full production.  Matthew is struggling with the work load of homework, projects, tests, sport commitments, social playdates and the daily stress of running his chicken business.  … Continue reading

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Witkrans Indigenous plant Nursery

The Witkrans indigenous plant nursery stocks a wide variety of indigenous trees and fynbos plants at the very best prices in the Cape.   We specialise in growing beautiful, hardy Cape plants, grown outside in full sun and under natural conditions.  … Continue reading

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Witkrans Cottages open for bookings!

Witkrans Farm has recently added another cottage on the farm which will be open from beginning of October for bookings.  Personally I would prefer to move into this cottage myself!  The two front bedrooms look up the beautiful Flower Valley.  There are … Continue reading

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Experience the Marine Life whilst staying at Witkrans

Did you know that when staying at Witkrans Self Catering Cottages, we give you the opportunity to experience our amazing marine life with the best operators in Gansbaai at a discounted price? You can go shark cage diving with Marine Dynamics.  They provide you with a combination of … Continue reading

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When Bodhi Khaya gives you lemons, make…..

One of the most peaceful places with the loveliest of people is Bodhi Khaya, our next door neighbor.  Witkrans supplies Matthew’s organic eggs to them and on delivery we often get to enjoy a delicious hot chocolate and chat with David.  On … Continue reading

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Erica Irregularis on the hills of Witkrans

The hills around Witkrans are currently filled with the beautiful Erica Irregularis.   Watch this video by Sean to learn more about this special Erica, that in nature only grows in this very small area……. Sean talks on this video last … Continue reading

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It’s a ‘retired’ chickens life

Here on Witkrans that idea has always been that as Matthew’s chicken got old they would get eaten.  However this has never worked that well and after a lesson in plucking etc both Matthew and father could not get near … Continue reading

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Witkrans enjoys a morning at the Grootbos Spaza

Witkrans enjoyed a morning with Simasa who runs the Grootbos Foundations Spaza.  Zimasa has been assisted by funding, which was provided by EFG Engineers to assist Zimasa in setting up her own business and money collected by Christine Reichardt, who volunteered at the Foundation.At least … Continue reading

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A misty morning in Uilkraalvallei

Here is a view of our beautiful Uilkraalvallei.  Witkrans is still sitting under the mist at the bottom of this picture. Nothing quite like these beautiful winter mornings.

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