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Fordoun… the red chested cuckoo – “piet-my-vrou”

The call of the red chested cuckoo (Piet-my-vrou) has been heard loud and proudly in the midlands this week.  The folk lore goes that this signals rain…. The red chested cuckoo is a vocal, medium sized bird that is difficult to spot in its preferred woody environments...

Fordoun … after the rains

Wow … the midlands is looking fantastic.  After the snow and rains of last week the sun is out (weak but out..), the days are crisp and clear and the air is pure and fresh.  The outdoors are putting their “best foot forward” and encouraging us to explore and...

Fordoun … raining awards!

LUX wedding venue of the year … At present the wedding industry is booming  (blooming ...) throughout the world, and in South Africa alone, is worth billions of Rands. The wedding industry encompasses venues and planners down to the caterers, flower growers and...

Fordoun farm …

Sometimes sheep lamb during the most adverse weather you can imagine. I find that freezing cold and wet weather brings on the lambs. The last cold snap did not disappoint with new lambs arriving on Fordoun. However with the cold snap over and summer weather on its...

Fordoun … Peaceful and happy …

A brief profile of ...Ntobeko (a member of the Fordoun Spa team) Peaceful and Happy is how Ntobeko describes the atmosphere at Fordoun Spa.... The head and neck house a large amount of nerve endings, and that is where Ntobeko works with her magic oils. She loves...

Fordoun …Andile

  A brief profile of ... Andile (a member of the Fordoun Spa team) Andile will give you the perfect massage ... at the perfect pressure. You are guaranteed to feel relaxed and ready to take on the world when she has worked her magic on you. For over a year she has...