Hogsback Village Clean Up 2018 January 23, 24

Hogsback Village Clean Up

We will be doing another clean up on  this coming  Tuesday 23rd., and Wednesday 24th., January 2018.

This time we will concentrate on Nutwoods Drive, in particular the Summerton Property. We will hopefully have the entire team of AFC, Schenk Sawmills and Working For Fire again on board. We again appeal to all Landowners to either donate some funds, or assist us with their labour and machinery.

As you may be very much aware of, Nutwoods Drive is the only access to The Bluff. When it snows the young wattle saplings bend under the weight of the snow and access is almost impossible. If we should have a fire on Summerton which is a real danger to us all, there will be NO ACCESS to the entire Bluff area, meaning that all these beautiful properties and their occupants become trapped, and no assistance will be able to be given. As the Garden Club we most certainly would not like to frighten anybody, but please be aware that the fire season is upon us. After what appears to be a rather dry summer, we need to make sure that the properties owned by absentee landlords have at least decent firebreaks around them, so that they can be isolated and fires fought effectively.

We have been given permission by the property owner to clear the outer perimeters and whatever else we can manage on these two days. This will at the same time serve as a community effort to help finance a Community Hall for Bold Point. Residents of Bold Point will assist us in making Firewood after trees have been felled and this can be sold to any Hogsbackian for R 200, 00 per bakkie load, if you would like to collect it yourself. This will be wet wood and will have to be dried to be ready for winter. The proceeds of this will be donated to the Bold Point Community to bring them a bit closer to getting enough money to erect the Community Centre. Nadia will be on site on Saturday morning to collect money and assist in loading bakkies.

At this stage the Bold Point Community has donated R 50 000,00 themselves towards their new Centre, Schenk Sawmills R 25 000,00 and the short fall of R 40 000,00 has to be collected, this being one of the projects which will hopefully bring us a bit closer to accumulating the money needed. We appeal to all Hogsback Residents to either buy firewood, or donate some money towards this worthwhile project.

Please contact me privately if you would either like to donate or assist with labour and man power. We will all meet on Tuesday morning at 8:00 am at the corner of Main Road and Nutwoods Drive. Please be aware that you may be inconvenienced when driving this road, our apologies if you should have to wait for a few minutes.

Each time we have been cleaning the verges, I have been asked “What about Summerton” We can now really make a difference to the appearance of this property, so please be generous and assist wherever you can.

Warm Regards and our best wishes for 2018

Monika Hof Hogsback Garden Club
082 836 7414

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Nutwoods Park Festive Season

Nutwoods Park Festive Season

Open for dinner bookings on the following dates:

December Friday 22nd
Saturday 23rd
Wednesday 27th
Thursday 28th
Friday 29th.

As usual you bring your own wine.
Dinner is 7.00 for 7.30.

Nutwoods Park is not a restaurant but a fine dining destination where we cater especially for those who are booked. A beautiful four course set menu. Most guests are very happy to be surprised with what we serve but we need to know about vegetarians and allergies and do not eats. One needs to book 24 hours in advance in order for us to prepare and cater for you.


Sunday 31st December

Our eleventh Scottish tradition of HOGMANAY.

7.00 FOR 7.30


Smoked haddock Soup
Scottish breads

Homemade oat biscuits and toasts

Served on
(Creamed potato and Turnips)
Brussel sprouts and bacon



Please tell your guests about us.

Corner Nutwoods Drive and Orchid Lane | P.O.Box 2, Hogsback, 5721
Tel: 045 962 1043 | Cell: 071 611 4166
| e-mail: nutwoodspark@mweb.co.za
| website: www.nutwoodspark.co.za

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New Years Eve celebration at King’s Lodge Hotel

Welcome in the New Year with Alex Cavan at King’s Lodge Hotel

31st December 2017 19:00 til Late

Welcome in the New Year with Alex Cavan at King’s Lodge Hotel.
This young muso has been on the rise, opening for popular South African artists such as Khan Morbee (The Parlotones), Jeremy Loops, Matthew Mole and Shaun Jacobs.
In 2017, Alex was a contestant on The Voice SA, reaching the final 8 with Bobby Van Jaarsveld as a coach.

Come and experience his amazing voice. Not to be missed!
Join us for a memorable evening under the stars.

31st December 2017 @ Kings Lodge

Braaipack, various salads, dessert and entertainment R150 per person.  Available from 19h00. For catering, Please book early. First Come, First Served
OR for Entertainment only:
Cover charge only R50 from 20h00.

We look forward to seeing you there.
Warm regards,
Steve, Denise, Siya & Ntombi
045-962 1024

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Feeding lot for the Cape Parrots

Feeding lot for the Cape Parrots

Dear Hogsback community.

On behalf of the Cape Parrot Project, I would like to share a little about our planting initiative at the Bluff. This is in light of the poor condition of many of the trees, that I’m sure many of you are wondering about.

The Bluff site was selected as Cape Parrots frequently visit the Bluff during certain times of the year, and this municipal land was made available through Ian Weir, who has approached the municipality regarding maintaining the area.

The goal has been three fold: Keep on reading

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