My memories of De Hollandsche Molen goes back many years. We usually visited De Hollandsche Molen with friends and family over the December Holidays. We would wake up early that morning pack the car for our day’s camping and hit the road. We made breakfast and lunch there and of course eat Watermelon and go buy ice cream at the shop. As kids we swam in the pools and walked upstream. We build little dams with river stones and eat our Watermelon while sitting in the river. As I grew up my husband and I still visited De Hollandsche Molen with friends and family. Now my boys are always asking us when are we going to De Hollandsche Molen again. My mom and I went camping with the boys one year. It was so much fun…. Here are some more information on this lovely holiday destination. I got this information from their website… “De Hollandsche Molen is a home away from home for all our visitors who spends their summer holidays here to relax and escape the busy city life. The rich history of De Hollandsche Molen started in the early 1900’s with the Diepering family from Holland. He created a resort which consisted of a swimming pool, camping ground and the renowned Mill. Later in the 1950’s some more permanent structures where built to accommodate the laborers of the Wemmershoek Dam. Lodging was provided for them and the Mill was used as a tea room for visitors to enjoy. The du Plooy family bought De Hollandsche Molen in 1988 and has been involved in resort’s transformation ever since. In 1991 De Hollandsche Molen was changed to a Share block company, which allowed the public to purchase shares in the form of housing and plots. In 1994 the infamous Mill was restored to its original glory and with the turn of millennium the function venue was introduced. Through hard work and dedication the resort has been shaped into an international recognized holiday destination which caters for the entire family…” In January 2013 we introduced De Hollandsche Molen to our friends and we had a lovely day. Hope to spend many more lovely visits to De Hollandsche Molen. Here are some photo’s of our visit….
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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/319 – Day visit to De Hollandsche Molen2
We went De Hollandsche Molen for the day a few weeks back. After breakfast my parents and I went for a walk to look at the new houses and like always I had to carry my camera with just in case… I took the photo of the sign on the one gate and when I got to the other gate of the home this not so scary little dog greeted us.
Project 365 Photo a day: 365/318 – Day visit to De Hollandsche Molen
Project 365 Photo a day: 365/282 – Little Girl
Project 365 Photo a day: 365/281 – Tropical Dogwood
Yesterday we went to De Hollandsche Molen a few kilometers from Paarl. My parents and I went for a walk and I came across this scrub. It caught my eye and this was the first time that I saw something like it. My friend had her iPad there and I started searching for this scrub. The white leave indicates where the flowers will be blooming.
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