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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    …

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…

Renovations at Chestnut Country Lodge

Renovations at Chestnut Country Lodge

Still have spectacular panoramic views – even though we are renovating… Good morning Chestnut followers… we have done quite a bit in the last few days and we are getting on so nicely… It is not to say that it is not a challenge to get everyone to get the lodge ready in the evenings…

Paradise Flycatcher

Paradise Flycatcher

Chestnut Country Lodge, Hazyview, Mpumalanga : Paradise Flycatcher All Photos taken at Chestnut Country Lodge, Hazyview, Mpumalanga Paradise flycatchers are intra-Africa migrants which are found throughout most of Sub-Saharan Africa, excluding the south-western section. They are well adapted to riverine and open forests, woodlands or savannah habitats, and are regularly found in cultivated gardens in…

ABIA Conference

ABIA Conference

ABIA Conference – Wednesday 24 April 2013 – Numbi Hotel, Hazyview Chestnut Country Lodge and several other establishments in the area had the opportunity to attend the ABIA conference yesterday at the Numbi Hotel in Hazyview. So I got to miss a whole afternoon of work…lol … leaving my boss to hold the reigns and…

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