Jun 27

Hebron Estate

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Finally the cooler weather has arrived and we could head for the hills for a weekend away. We were certainly rewarded for our patience and had the most fantastic weekend at Hebron Estate.

We booked the little cottage which is off to the side, away from the other dwellings and really enjoyed the peace and solitude. Hebron Estate is a Buchu farm and you are free to walk anywhere on the farm. There is so much variety and we were lucky enough to see some buck on our one walk and the beagle nose found lots of scents to investigate.

The walk up to the dam is lovely. Tall proteas grow on the one side and the different colours in the vegetation were amazing. Mountains in the distance, the promise of rain in the air and a great dog as company. Perfect.

Hebron Estate is definitely trying to edge it’s way into my Top 3! In addition to all the farm has to offer, other pluses are it’s proximity to Cape Town, the road is good all the way and the price was really reasonable.

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Mar 02

Paws on the Promenade Dog Walk Fundraiser

Paws are taking to the Sea Point Promenade

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You and your pooch are invited to the second annual Paws on the Promenade – a dog walk fundraiser in support of the Mdzananda Animal Clinic, Khayelitsha.

On Sunday the 19th of March at 9:00am, join in the fun as pets and owners strut their stuff along the beautiful scenic route of the Sea Point promenade. Starting at the Mouille Point light house, the route will extend to the Sea Point swimming pool and back – a total of five kilometers. Shorter turnaround points for old, tired and injured pets (or humans) will also be available.

“In 2016 we hosted our first Paws on the Promenade which raised R12 000. Around 100 dogs and 150 owners joined us,” says Marcelle du Plessis, Fundraising and Communications Manager and event organizer. “We are very excited to host our second Paws on the Promenade and hope that many more pets and humans will be able to join us this year.”

Everyone is invited; humans without four legged friends are very welcome too. Raffle prizes, products for sale and even some pups up for adoption will be at this event.

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To register for the event costs R35 per person and R35 per dog. You can pre-register by emailing info@mdzananda.co.za or by visiting Vondi’s Hopistic Pet Food, 59 Regent Road, Sea Point. On day registration will start at 8:00am.

“We would like to thank Vondi’s Holistic pet food for joining us in making this event possible, ER24 for sponsoring a medic for the event and Vetpoint for sponsoring a veterinarian at the event,” says Marcelle du Plessis.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.doggynews.co.za/events/paws-on-the-promenade-dog-walk-fundraiser/

Jan 23

Bergen Dam

This is one of the best pet friendly places we have had the good fortune of visiting. Situated just outside Bredasdorp it’s a pleasant drive from Cape Town and absolute doggy heaven.

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The cottage is surrounded by green fields and the view of the dam from the stoep is comforting, amazing and peaceful. Especially if you are lying in the hammock after a good walk. A little stream flows through the forest behind the cottage and once across it there’s a nice hike up to the top of the SoutMuis mountains that overlook the area. There are lots of friendly cows about so your dogs need to be familiar with livestock.

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Part of the welcome includes fresh farm milk in the fridge, rusks and a complimentary bottle of wine. What stood out for me though was that there are so many lamps and each lamp had a box of matches with it so you never had to search. There is also plenty of wood provided to fire up the donkey for shower time. I was amazed at how long the water stayed hot.

A lot of love and care went into making this cottage comfortable and homely. We really enjoyed our time at Bergen Dam and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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