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Solar Hot Water Installed

Self-catering cottage with solar hot water

A popular joke doing the rounds at present is “What did South Africans use before candles? Electricity”. Whatever Eskom are up to with their load-shedding, one thing that you don’t need to worry about at Phillipskop is hot water. The self-catering cottages have all had their solar geysers fitted. As…

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First hike to Phillipskop cave

Hiking up to Phillipskop cave

This is a blog from our first trip to the cave. Click here to find out about Phillipskop Cave and heritage site now. Paths have been built and the walk only takes 30-40 minutes. We have been on our first expedition to our cave. We took a track as far…

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Arrival at Phillipskop

Main house at Phillipskop Mountain Reserve

We have finally arrived at Phillipskop. The views alone assure us that this will be a place that people will want to visit but as we start to explore the reserve, we can see the potential of what is to come. Although we have moved into the main house, the…

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Phillipskop Mountain Reserve opening soon…

Photograph of Phillipskop Mountain Reserve

We will soon be moving Stanford Mountain Reserve when we can begin the process of opening up the reserve and renovating the cottages. Please come back to keep up-to-date with developments and a proposed schedule for opening.

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Hairdresser walks 26,000 miles to work

Farmer who is serving the public on Saturdays Stanford, 7th Nov  (1945/6) On the footpath that runs from the Hartebees River on the Caledon side of the high Klein River Mountains range, over the mountain to Stanford, a distance of 12.5 miles, a record has been set that will be…

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