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Flowing Nomads Yoga Retreat

Last weekend saw Fynbos hosting a wonderful group of yoga practitioners. They were such a pleasure working inside and out, eating meals in De Perdestal, walking up the mountains Their energy was such a pleasure.     This is their review of us Flowing Nomads have scouted venues from the hills of Tuscany to the…

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Children from Big Issue

A short while ago we had the pleasure of hosting 12 children between the ages 9 and 18 who are children of Big Issue vendors. These children living in various townships had never been to a place like this and their joy and exploration was palpable. Under the skillful leadership of Nicky and Penny, the…

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Two University Workshops

University of Stellenbosh Student Leadership Workshop

Stellenbosch University Student Leadership Workshop 28 student leaders from the University of Stellenbosch came to Fynbos for a team building and leadership workshop. This is the second year they have been here, and as before they partied some and workshopped a lot and were a pleasure to have on the farm. On leaving they all…

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Mad Hatters Retreat

Every few months the Mad Hatters come to Fynbos for transcendence retreats. This time they brought their extraordinary didgeridoo’s which reverberated most wonderfully throughout the farm. There is no doubt they love being here and we love having them.  

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Boogie Woogie Swing camp at Fynbos

This weekend was fantastic The Boogie Woogie swing community came to Fynbos for the second time for their swing camp. As before it was full of music and laughter and good clean fun. Although people were mostly from the Western Cape I heard plenty of foreign accents; French, Russian, German American. Every day there were…

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HomeChoice Choir

HomeChoice Choi

This weekend 40 employees of HomeChoice came to Fynbos to practice as a choir prior to the Western Cape finals next weekend. Homechoice, a telesales organisation selling Homeware, has 1500 employers, 40 of which belong to this choir. The singing was extraordinary. What powerful voices. They nearly took the Chapel roof off.     In…

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SAPECS Workshop

We have just concluded a very interesting and valuable three day workshop with a group of 24 lovely people. Their description of the event was that it was part of SAPECS – South African Program for Ecosystem Change and Society. The review given us by the facilitator Haley Clements on behalf of the participants was very…

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Two valuable workshops at Fynbos

Two valuable workshop were held at Fynbos Estate in July.   UCT African Centre for Cities hosted their first MPhil Southern Urbanism thesis workshop to assist students to hone in on their research topics at Fynbos Estate. Find out more about the degree:     Biowatch hosted a writing workshop on one of a…

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Mamelani workshop at Fynbos

The lovely members of Mamelani projects met with a facilitator Sue Soal in what was described as a ‘transitional support process’ in light of some big changes happening inside the organisation. The group worked very hard, but also swam, braaied, walked, played games, and left saying they wished they didn’t live in the city.  …

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