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Alien attack

Alien clearance team

The phrase “alien clearance” might invoke images of the 1970s space invader game, but in South Africa it is a vital part of any conservation effort. As with many other parts of the world, South Africa has its fair share of plants, “aliens”, that have been introduced to the country…

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New road access

Peugeot 107 driving up the new road to Phillipskop

Being high up on the slopes of a mountain has many advantages but the one main problem is working out the best way to get there. Until now we have relied upon a dirt road. That too quickly for our liking turned into a bumpy road. Along with the steepness…

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Many hands make light work

Many hands with paint

On Saturday we had the privilege of a work party from Christ Church Hermanus come and help us paint one of our cottages. Our self-catering cottages are a good size, able to accommodate 6 to 8 people, but the disadvantage is that means a lot of wall area to cover.…

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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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