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African Grass Owl at Chestnut Country Lodge

African Grass Owl at Chestnut Country Lodge

Some time in this job we get to work long hours! Last night locking up with the wind making noise and hearing the owls chatting I walked home with eyes wide open. What I did not expect to see is this very large OWL – and after much research this morning found it to be…

Chestnut Country Lodge Awarded 2014 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

Chestnut Country Lodge Awarded 2014 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

Chestnut Country Lodge                                                                                           TRIPADVISOR PR Christine Hall & Guinevere Jandrell 013 737 8195    …

Chestnut Country Lodge – The finish line is approaching

  Hello to all you Chestnut followers!  We are almost done and looking forward to the finished line.   The braai area is almost complete. We are just finishing the last of the tiling and then a cote of paint… This was promised to our guest Steve Kahn & Geoff Williams and there party by…

Sunday Lunch at Casterbridge Centre, White River – Gumtrees

Sunday Lunch at Casterbridge Centre, White River - Gumtrees

Working at Chestnut Country Lodge in a lodge one sometimes forgets that there are other restaurants out there…. Our food is so good we love to eat at home… But sometimes we need to explore so we can tell our guests what else is out there!! My friend Heather called me on Sunday morning to…

Sean Turner & Joanne Grants wedding at Chestnut Country Lodge – Saturday 8 June 2013

Sean Turner & Joanne Grants wedding at Chestnut Country Lodge – Saturday 8 June 2013

On Saturday the 8 June 2013 we celebrated the marriage of Sean & Jo-Ann, close friends from Australia of my boss Chrissie – Owner of Chestnut Country Lodge.   They had arranged the wedding through us as Jo-Ann’s parents, brother and lots of her friends are here in South Africa and could not all attend…

We have almost got our panoramic scenery back!!

We have almost got our panoramic scenery back!!

We have been working so hard the last couple of weeks and finally we have almost finished our renovations. It has been hard and the mess wow … but all in all it has not been bad! The worst bit of the building was trying to get the pool here on time!! Fibre Glass pools…

Chestnut Country Lodge: We have almost got our panoramic scenery back!!

Chestnut Country Lodge: We have almost got our panoramic scenery back!!

  We have been working so hard the last couple of weeks and finally we have almost finished our renovations.     It has been hard and the mess wow … but all in all it has not been bad!   The worst bit of the building was trying to get the pool here on…

Chestnut Country Lodge: Burning the midnight oil…

Chestnut Country Lodge:  Burning the midnight oil…

We have been working so hard to get the bottom deck up and running! Everyone one has been given a job no matter how small or how injured… Yes boss I am talking about you!! You just keep on sweeping…lol Christine decided that the renovations were not stressful enough without her breaking her arm and…

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