Spring has sprung (give or take a bit of snow here and there) and it is time to get ready to come and join us for a splendiferously colourful time in Hogsback. Come and stroll through our amazing open gardens and join us for the #spring #hogsbackcelebrations weekend from the 12-14th October.
Wanneer sneeu koors ons tref hier in Hogsback, kan ons nie onsself help nie-ons moet net dans, dans ,dans!! En hier by die Lighthouse Ranch kry jy die lekkerste van lekker ou and nuwe boere musiek vibes diekant van die Groot Vis Rivier!! As julle my nie glo nie, dan moet julle met ons speakers kom kennis maak! Dis super groot en kan tot die bobbejane bo-op die Hogs a ligte rilling gee!
Natuurlik sal ons heerlike nuwe spyskaart seker maak dat jou maag vol is en jou energie vlakke hoog bly!! Julle is welkom om te kom langarm sokkie, al eet julle nie hier nie! Ons binnehuise kaggel sal die sneeu koue buite stoot sodat die hitte in die voete die hitte in die hart kan komplimenteer!
Ons musiek lys (soos ons kos) is legendaries. Dit is spesial gekies deur warmbloedige jong knaters wat al tevore die vloer aan die brand gedans het. So kom sokkie saam op die maat van egte regte boere musiek!!
We were fortunate enough to have had a pre -glimpse of good snowfall here in Hogsback last week with more snow predicted for this coming weekend. So it seems like we are in for a good snow season and are hoping that our special snow request #letitsnow will become a reality for our #winter #hogsbackcelebrations at the end of the month (27-29 July 2018). Here is some video footage of what it was like when it started to snow.
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It is happening again this year, during the #winter #hogsbackcelebrations festivities. We are hoping to welcome many more thick skinned polar bears to come and swim a length through our sub zero snow-pool, and win the coveted #ChillDip T-shirt, only bestowed upon the REALLY BRAVE!
The #ChillDip at Kings Lodge has been going since 2012 and has become a firm favourite with quite a few families coming from afar to participate in this sub zero event. One family (the Hack family) has done the chill dip every year since the beginning and are always the first one’s to sign up. They have made it an annual tradition. There are various people who have done 2 or 3 #chilldips so far and even a few local Hogsbackians have been known to join in under (in)voluntary duress!!
The outside temperature differs from year to year and so does the pool temperature according to the experienced chill-dippers. We have not done temperature readings of the water previously, but we know that it is extremely COLD!!
SAB and Distell have been sponsors from the start making it possible to have t-shirts printed and for the participants to receive prizes (a nip of old brown sherry and a dumpie of Ice and Ice cold Castle Lite), just what you need after swimming through an icy #snowpool!!
The excitement on the day, and the award ceremony afterwards, is worth while making this event a MUST-DO over the weekend of the #winter #hogsbackcelebrations!!!
This event is starting at 12h15 on Saturday the 28th, so if you are not a chill-dipper, please come and support the brave-hearts!! There is a R60 entrance fee for the participants. So, book your space immediately by emailing Monique (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make sure that your place in the #snowpool is secured!!! Booking is essential. For more info contact Monique on 083-330 6948
This year our Winter Celebration is themed- "Let it Snow" and we are planning a BIG SNOW BALL of a party all over the village, with crafters, activities, gala dinners and lots more. We will also introduce our first annual Hogsback Snow Scavenger Hunt with BIG prizes to be won! Plus there are also our 7th annual Chill dip for the brave-hearts and polar bears.