Clarens Craft Beer Festival

It’s that time of year again ….. Clarens Craft Beer Festival….. which has been fully booked for nearly a year in advance, including our accommodation at Woodlands Retreat.  However with all the heavy rains in Gauteng one guest cancelled because they were coming on bikes, but with a little Tweet and a Face Book post
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Clarens HOG Rally 2017

Varoom its time again February 10-12 2017, the HOGS are heading our way.  Woodlands Retreat is really chuffed to have guests with their magnificent HOGS arriving on Friday.  After the recent heavy rains the road to Woodlands Retreat is great compared to many others in Clarens. As you come up Villiers St we are on
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Highland Coffee Roastery Clarens & Tourism

Hey we just had an impromptu meeting with Chris @HighlandCoffeeRoastery over a wonderful hot cuppa of his great brew and a crispy croissant!!  Yay so great to connect, he shared a wealth of information with us regarding @ClarensTourism,  #MyTimeInClarens , promoting Woodlands Retreat Accommodation via Face Book and Twitter. We really appreciate his open encouraging
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National MTB Series Cycle Race (Ashburton Investments)

The NATIONAL MTB SERIES CYCLE RACE (ASHBURTON INVESTMENTS) is being held in CLARENS 8-9 April 2017 We at Woodlands Retreat Clarens, wish all riders and their families a fabulous weekend.  Last year the bikers came whizzing right past Woodlands Retreat’s front entrance making it was a memorable moment for us. The following information comes with courtesy of
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Howzit My Cherry!!

  Yay after a wild time leading up to Christmas, trying to get all new semi-circular patios built and finish our new 5 sleeper Cherry Cottage we can almost breathe freely again. Our Cherry Cottage went live last week at about 11am one morning and by 3pm in the afternoon we received our first instant
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Delicious Christmas Lunch

Merry Christmas Everyone!!! Roy I had a wonderful Christmas Lunch at The Millery Clarens,  Coffee-Cafe & Bar.  Originally our hearts sank when we could not find a venue that was either open or serving a close to traditional Christmas Lunch in Clarens.  Then we connected with a message on Face Book which saved our day.
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Caribbean Blue!!

Yay Caribbean Blue our third suite is up and running.  Blow me over with a feather when it was booked without any photographs having been loaded!! Caribbean Blue Suite is a crisp bright two sleeper overlooking our delightful garden, especially now that spring has sprung or rather burst into life …. everything is looking so
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Yummy Fried Eggs!

Check these pert orange super tasty eggs!!! When Mrs Bouquet first arrived at Woodlands Retreat it took her about two weeks to settle in and start laying her eggs.  Mr Google strutted around proudly, cockle doodle doing at every opportunity.  As a proud mate he would watch over her and examine each little precious gift,
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Happy Chooks!

The last time I wrote about our unexpected adoption of 4 chooks, we were all in a feathered flurry to build them a new home.  Well since them we have been having such fun with our new feathered friends. Meet Mr Google…….majestic, protective, a real gentleman, allowing the ladies to eat first. Mrs Bouquet when
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