CHERTSEY

GAYE & TREVOR KIRK

Tel: 083 285 9070

Chersey is a farm garden, with a 180 degree view looking out over the Cedarville Flats and ‘borrows scenery’ from the surrounding Southern Drakensberg Mountains. Lush lawns are framed by colourful beds with roses, shrubs and masses of ground covers. The many trees, including the rare Ghost Maple, and water features, create a bird’s paradise. Immaculately maintained by Angelina, who is as creative and enthusiatic a gardener, as the owner herself. 

Special features include many trees, water features, window frame and box on empty wall and a Rare Ghost Maple Tree.

A tea garden hosted by Lucinda and delicious baked goodies from “The Cupcake Fairy” Elaine will no doubt delight those seeking refreshment or something sweet to indulge in.

Saturday: Bridget Harris, a pianist, will be playing background dance music. She is currently the co-ordinator at the Royal School of Music for KZN and the Eastern-Cape. Bridget is a piano teacher and coordinator of music tours for both international exams and local musicians.  Matatiele has recently featured as an exciting music destination for various projects and this weekend welcomes Bridget and her “6 Friends at the Piano” offering light classical and contemporary music; piano, cello, flute and song.

Sunday: Join us for the Sunday Church Service at 11am. Please bring a camping chair or blanket. Everyone welcome! Afterwards join the Chertsey team for Sunday lunch on the farm, under the trees. Booking essential. Contact Marilynne 0828563779.

Stop by  “Laci Lifestyles” gift shop & Pat’s wooden toys by Neil Kirk. There will be a jumping castle for the little visitors and an inflatable water slide for the bigger kids organised by KEHS.

Directions: From Swartberg: Gaye is a further 40kms on the P604 road to Matatiele. Cars will need to travel carefully as the P604 is rough in places.

From Cedarville: From Meadowbrook, travel a further 3kms along the P604 towards Swartberg before turning right into the Chertsey driveway.

CO-ORDINATES: 30° 17’ 32.223” S                 28° 59’ 59.478” E