Kloof, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent
Agent Cellphone: 0844131071
Agent Office Number: 0617166951
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A series of ponds flow in the natural meandering stream some of which form the focus of the authentic Japanese Garden, which delights visitors with its original stone bridges, statues and lanterns imported from Japan.
New owners bought the property in January 2002 and re-named it after the tall towering Wild Poplar trees called "Macaranga Capensis" & after a tribe from Inyanga where the wife grew up. They created a luxury Lodge in order to try and sustain the cost of the gardens. The lodge, which is wheel-chair friendly both indoors and throughout the garden is housed in a Charitable Trust, This Not-for-Gain Trust acts as custodian of the Garden for the benefit of you, the community with the shortfall funded by the Flack Family.
Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of this unique property. The lodge embraces the family market . A play area has been introduced & an enchanted garden nestles in the forest. There is also a labyrinth for some real soul searching. The swimming pool is open to all.
Guided tours are available on request with a horticulturalist and the cost of this is dependent on the number of people. For a small charge guests can book to be taken around the garden in a golf cart by a member of staff.
The garden work-force required to maintain the property in a pristine condition numbers approximately 23. The owners are also very involved in the garden. One of the most interesting features on view is the large collection of Shona stone carvings which art form The Flacks are passionate about.
There are two Cycad areas – one promoting exotic species and the other a show-case for Cycads from the African continent, There is also a formal Italian garden which displays statues from Italy including a carved 2 meter high carrara marble copy of Michelangelo's 'DAVID'. There are several other pieces from Italy on show in the gardens.
We invite you to enjoy the gardens, to respect them and to feed off the healing and respite they offer. You are welcome to experience them with a picnic available from The Deli. Enjoy a meal or a refreshment on the deck before or after your garden visit. All of this has been designed for your maximum enjoyment so come.... and FEED YOUR SOUL.