The Dennehof Diaries

Welcome to “Dennehof Diaries”, the official goings-on channel of our little luxury guesthouse tucked away in the charismatic Karoo. We hope you enjoy reading our scribblings as much as we enjoy tapping them out.

Winter Words 2024

Winter Words 2024

Today is definitely the perfect day to be tapping out winter words - the Swartberg Mountains have just experienced a light dusting of snow, the wind is blustering, and the temperatures have plummeted. Yes please to some finger keyboard aerobics fireside. Having said...

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Autumn Oracles 2023

Autumn Oracles 2023

It seems incredulous that our last newsletter centered all around the inferno of a Karoo summer as we now find ourselves bundled up in warmies, keyboard-tapping away at speed to get some warmth flowing through numbed typing digits, amazed at the change that can happen...

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Winter Words 2022

Winter Words 2022

Dennehof Diaries: Winter Words 2022 After experiencing almost two wonderful winters in the Karoo, we can attest to the fact that it is a truly magical season. Sceptics may think these are calculated advertising words to get guests to visit us in the dullest,...

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Autumn Oracles 2022

Autumn Oracles 2022

The Dennehof Diaries: Autumn Oracles As the seasons shift and we feel winter's fingers gently tightening her grip on the evening air, the realisation dawns that we have almost come full circle. 1 May 2022 marks one year since our guesthouse lives began, and what a...

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Summer Scrawlings 2021

Summer Scrawlings 2021

If asked to sum up our first Karoo Summer in one word 'abundance' immediately springs (or should that read ‘summers’?) to mind.Abundant sun, abundant warmth, abundant fruit, abundant rain … ‘whoa, stop the summer bus’, I hear you exclaim, ‘wrong part of the country...

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