Newsletter 2 – To all our Verlorenkloof Owners, Friends and Guests   

Newsletter 2 – To all our Verlorenkloof Owners, Friends and Guests   

I can hardly believe that the second term has already passed.  So many things have happened during this term.

Our babies are all crawling, and some are well on their way to start walking.  As they reach their milestones, the crèche keeps adapting inside to accommodate their safety and play area.  You cannot believe how smart these little ones are. These toddlers can count to 10 in Sepedi and to 5 in English. They know their age-appropriate colours and shapes.  They love singing and dancing.  Teaching takes place in their home language and I speak English to them so that they can also learn another language.    Some of the 3–4-year-olds have started greeting me in English when they arrive at school.  You just want to hug them for being so teachable and smart.  In the meantime, I’m also learning to speak Sepedi.  I’m getting there but definitely not as fast as these little people.

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Rugby Coaching Clinic at Verlorenkloof

Rugby Coaching Clinic at Verlorenkloof

Rugby Coaching Clinic @ Verlorenkloof

During the weekend of 9-11 June 2023, we hosted another successful rugby coaching clinic involving the local farm children on the Verlorenkloof Farm. This is the 5th year I’ve facilitated this project, with the participation and the enjoyment increasing exponentially each year, with both boys and girls of all ages participating. These coaching clinics happen at various stages throughout the year, and it’s been quite a remarkable journey from its early stages of the clinic, where most of the children had never seen a rugby ball before, let alone learnt any of the rules.

My aim at the start of the project was never to coach or identify the next Siya Kolisi, but rather to illustrate the life skills to the children that rugby instils so well. Life skills such as teamwork, inclusivity, discipline and the value of physical exercise are just some of the skills and life lessons which I had hoped the children would take away from the rugby sessions which will be of value to their future endeavors.

The sessions usually start off with a few passing drills, where after we engage in a game of “touch rugby”. During half time the children are then treated to oranges or watermelon as a refreshment. Due to the growing participation at our last rugby clinic, I decided to include some coaching reinforcements in the form of my friends Peter Gerber, Charl Pretorius, Cara Kotze and Josephine du Plessis. The additions of the girls to the coaching team were a huge hit among the girls in the village, as it was the catalyst for the inauguration of the local Verlorenkloof hair salon (see image below).

Hopefully these rugby coaching clinics will continue to be beneficial to the kids and all those involved in the years to come – Geor Schulze, Croft 23

Hlokomela Creche

Hlokomela Creche

Newsletter 1 – To all our Verlorenkloof Owners, Friends and Guests                                                             

As you may already know, Verlorenkloof helped their staff to establish a crèche a few years ago. Our Hlokomela Crèche became a place where parents can send their little babies and toddlers in the knowledge that they will be safe and well cared for, while they themselves tend to the needs of Verlorenkloof Estate. For the last few years, the crèche found a home in the Old Farmhouse.  This year however, the new management couple, Cobus and Magriet Engelbrecht moved into the farmhouse and the crèche had to find a new home.

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Syndicates Available

Syndicates Available

The prices on the list below include VAT and transfer costs and reasonable offers on any of the weeks will be considered.

VERLORENKLOOF SYNDICATES AVAILABILITY ON RESALE

Weeks are allocated annually on a preference and allocation system unique to Verlorenkloof.

LEVIES are invoiced and payable annually by 31 March OR in advance of occupation

LEVIES 2024 (VAT included)
10 bed crofts with pool R 11 100 / week / annum
10 bed crofts R 10 250 / week / annum
6 bed crofts R 9200 / week / annum

Enquiries: info@verlorenkloof.co.za
Office cell – 082 048 0777

Syndicates Available

Wednesday arrival

The prices on the list below include VAT and transfer costs and reasonable offers on any of the weeks will be considered.

C weeks – these weeks are contractually COUPLED to certain weeks (mostly school holidays) every year
F weeks – these weeks FLOAT in between the COUPLED weeks to form the calendar each year.

LEVIES are invoiced and payable annually by 31 March OR in advance of occupation

Enquiries: info@verlorenkloof.co.za
Office cell – 082 048 0777

Syndicates Available

10 Bed Friday Arrival

The prices on the list below include VAT and transfer costs and reasonable offers on any of the weeks will be considered.

C weeks – these weeks are contractually COUPLED to certain weeks (mostly school holidays) every year
F weeks – these weeks FLOAT in between the COUPLED weeks to form the calendar each year.

LEVIES are invoiced and payable annually by 31 March OR in advance of occupation

Enquiries: info@verlorenkloof.co.za
Office cell – 082 048 0777