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Wine Times 6

Our latest instalment of wine making news is no different from previous  years, the baboons and birds once more made off with all the grapes. Well we did actually get one tiny, half-filled  bucket of Merlot this year but not … Continue reading

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A ‘baboon burial ‘on Witkrans

Mother Nature is full of surprises and living in our beautiful valley on the Agulhas Plain I am continually reminded just how privileged it is to co-habit this special place with so many other living creatures. Last week we had … Continue reading

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Wine Times part 4

Having successfully made our first wine in 2011 we thought the hard lessons had been learnt and that the 2012 Witkrans wines would be a doddle – well how wrong we were. The Uilkraals valley’s baboons and birds once again … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings from Witkrans Farm

We were blessed to have our first FULL season at Witkrans.  We had a two day break over Christmas otherwise the cottages have booked with back to back bookings in both cottages.  We have met all kinds of wonderful people … Continue reading

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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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