Undercover - Newsletter #01/04/2015



Welcome back everyone, also a warm welcome to all the Performing Arts Guests.


Why is it that TIME really has a life of its own?

Not only a life, but a will of its own, a priority setting capability of its own and decision making power ability of its own! WHY?


I never have New Year’s resolutions but I have lists, lots of lists. To do lists, weekly priority lists, delegation lists to hand over, job card lists for myself and others and a few more.  These are to help me to get things done, many things, and the well-known URGENT as well as the IMPORTANT things…..

I’ve woken up to April 2015.  I have been blessed to be healthy and motivated and would hope that it is true for all of you as well.

 The problem with this, however is that I have realized that we are in the 4th month, a quarter of the year gone, with very few of my lists discarded of, completed or handled to my satisfaction.

The culprit you ask?  TIME, the Speed of TIME!  TIME has a personality and will of its own.  END OF STORY!!

Kind Regards




UnderCover - Newsletter #16/03/2015



A warm welcome to each and every one!

It’s so good to see more regular clients in our rooms, vehicles in our parking lot and friendly faces in our new dining room.


It means the economy is picking up 

and the new book year budgets are kicking in.


We had the opportunity to visit an old friend of ours’ Guesthouse in Bela Bela last week.


That visit opened our eyes again to the experience of travelling and sleeping in a strange bed.  It made us look at our facilities with a fresh eye.


It gave us the chance to re-visit old memories and it helped us to see that we are not alone on the planet and that our problems are not unique…..


I found so much inspiration and motivation seeing the success of old acquaintances … the following quote on Facebook felt as if it was written for me this week!


“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it in yourself”


May you find these people to surround yourself with.





Undercover - Newsletter #06/01/2015

Welcome back everyone; here is some food for thought:


I hope that in this year to come -

you make mistakes!


Because if you are making mistakes,

then you are making new things,


Trying new things, Learning,


Pushing yourself,

Changing yourself,

Changing your world.


You’re doing things, you have never done before and more importantly you are doing something.


---- Neil Gaiman

Undercover - Newsletter 02/02/2015


Welcome everyone, especially welcome back to all our return guests! We have officially survived another holiday season and are looking forward to a busy 2015.

At Ons Dorpshuis 9 we can show off two new rooms with the funkiest 'new look' decor as well as our brand new spacious dining room.

 We also acquired many new pieces of incredible metal sculptures and paintings from our in house, local artist Hannatjie Visser, to enhance our outside spaces.

The metal ‘car guards’ will   still be moving around as we are planning to use them in the gardens outside as landscape art in the near future.  As mentioned before in one of our previous newsletters, there is always something exciting in 'NEWNESS'!


We have discovered and explored Geocaching during 2014, have since discovered 54 caches and placed our very own box. On the exciting NEW list for us for 2015 are the following:

1: Our Housekeeping Supervisor Melissa has set a wedding date! (At last)

2: Our daughter Hanneke got engaged and has also set a wedding date!

3: We have discovered how expensive weddings are and have realized that we are probably in the wrong line of business. Maybe we should build a function venue…watch this space

4: Our son Konrad has passed his first year at University with flying colors and we have come to the conclusion that the empty nest is for real and for sure there to stay, he is not coming back home!

5. If Konrad is not coming back home, it is time for a new hobby!

Any suggestions?

6. New for me…I am going to find the time to take some time off, to meditate and rekindle those old thoughts and dreams. I will find that something new to start again and have fun with it.





PS: Find out more about GEOCAHING


Undercover - Newsletter #14/10/2014



Welcome back to our new as well as return guests.

Rustenburg with our glorious summer weather welcomes you back!

We have started with the renovations on Ons Dorpshuis 9 and trust that the disruption will

be minimal and the gain will be significant!



In our industry we sometimes feel that we cannot win.

  Talking to other service providers, we have realised that it happens to everyone once in a

while that it doesn’t matter what you do, someone will not be satisfied, where the next

person will be more than happy... 


That made me think about the following cartoon, that is so true and my sympathy with the

men around me, grew exponentially!

It never ends!



You are Important!

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