Your support means so much to us – but most importantly,
…….it means everything to the animals in our care.
The Kloof and Highway SPCA are focused on the prevention of cruelty to animals. Animals are vulnerable to the attitudes of man and depend on the compassion and concern of caring individuals who recognise them as sentient beings and who appreciate their responsibility to protect animals from pain, suffering and neglect.
The Kloof and Highway SPCA provide a comprehensive service to a large community and especially vast rural areas in order to fulfil our obligation in the protection of animals and to prevent cruelty, neglect and suffering.
It is through your support that we are able to reach out to thousands of animals every year through our outreach clinics and Inspectorate mandate to protect animals, prevent cruelty, educate and take action against those who neglect or abuse the animals in their care through the Animals Protection Action and other supporting statutes.
Our SPCA is growing from strength to strength and constantly improving and expanding our services. Our SPCA has extremely high standards and we are always thinking of ways we can do better and would welcome any advice or ideas you may have.
The SPCA movement constantly strives to guarantee animals their Five Freedoms which are:
Freedom from thirst, hunger and malnutrition
Freedom from discomfort
Freedom from pain, injury or disease
Freedom to express normal behavior
Freedom from fear and distress
The Village Green provides our Society with income we can count on to continue with our vital functions in animal welfare!
Your support is truly valued.
Our Village Green incorporates our beautiful gardens; children’s entertainment; Tea Garden; Nursery; eleven different charity shops and various other features. Fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for an exciting day out, our Village Green sees many families, schools, club groups and out of town visitors every day, with great food, bargain shopping and a wonderful relaxing atmosphere that brings visitors back, over and over again.
A very special feature in our Village Green is our Wishing Well that was built in loving memory of “Darryl, Mark & Wade.” These are the three beloved sons of Maureen & Brenda of Tots ‘n Teens and Loraine of Toys. They loved animals and will continue to bring in a legacy of love to our Society in years to come.
Children can enjoy hours of fun on our Jungle Gym. Surrounded by rolling lawns and large trees, which is the perfect playground. With a climbing wall; cargo net; monkey bars; slide; bridge; swings and playhouse, our Jungle Gym is sure to keep your toddlers busy while mum and dad enjoy refreshments in our Tea Garden.
On special days, and in particular our Open Saturdays, children are entertained with a Jumping Castle.
Aladdin’s Cave is all things that glitter and sparkle! Stocked with a beautiful range of jewellery including beads, rings, brooches, bracelets, bangles, necklaces, watches, earring’s and clocks, Aladdin’s Cave is most definitely a treasure trove with pieces old and new. This shop is situated in the pre-fabricated building next to Fine Feathers. Aladdin’s Cave is open on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8am to 12 noon and the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
A visit to the Attic boasts rows of bright and shiny treasures that everyone loves to collect. With a HUGE variety of “White Elephant” items marked at bargain prices, everyone benefits. The Attic is stocked with a large variety of items: electrical appliances; computer equipment; ornaments; cutlery; crockery; Tupperware; glassware; stationery; sports equipment; lampshades; baking utensils etc… The Attic is open every morning Monday to Saturday (except Sundays) from 8am to 12:30 and the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm. The Attic is stocked daily with many new items. Our visitors spend hours looking through our shelves, as you never know what you might find. The Attic will also stock all the items that cannot fit into the other specialist charity shops. Please share with your friends and family so they too can come shopping for hidden treasures.
The Bookroom may be a real “country style” bookshop, but it’s certainly enjoyed by our many customers – old and new. Every type of subject matter may be found here, from romance to religion; collectors’ to crime. Education, humour, history and children’s books are among the thousands donated by our generous community. There is also a large variety of magazines available including National Geographic for all those scholars needing to work on projects. Come in and browse and chat to our friendly and helpful volunteers. You never know what you’ll find. We often host a bargain tent with all books sold at only R7 each. The Bookroom is now open every morning (except Sundays) from 9am to 12noon and the last Sunday of every month from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
The Cabin is packed with railings of men’s clothing from jackets, t-shirts, suits, pants to shoes and swimwear. The Cabin also have a magnificent selection of curtains, cushions, linen, blankets, table cloths and crochet items. With many other interesting buys, including neck ties from 50c each, your shopping experience will be made that much better by our friendly volunteers and staff, who are at your service. The Cabin is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 12noon as well as the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
Fine Feathers is home to a stunning collection of ladies clothing including blouses; jackets; pants; shoes; dresses; cocktail and bridal wear. There is also a fine selection of accessories including handbags; scarves; hats; belts; gloves etc… Like any good ladies boutique, Fine Feathers has a fitting room for our shoppers to try on clothes before making a purchase. Fine Feathers is loved by so many locals who have become addicted to the wonderful range of good quality clothing available, often still attached with a price tag and never worn. Our volunteers take home donated clothes and repair, wash, iron and price them so that our visitors can purchase clean good quality items. Fine Feathers caters for both the young and older ladies. Fine Feathers is open on Mondays; Thursdays and Saturdays from 8am to 12 noon; the last Friday of the month from 8am to 12noon and the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
THE FURNITURE SHOP
We now have a Furniture Shop based in the old stables. At this time the shop is open on the last Saturday of the month however we hope to open more often in the near future. We receive donations of all kinds including beds, lounge suits, coffee tables, wall units, side tables, garden furniture, office furniture and much more. Some of the furniture we receive are antiques and beautiful pieces are often donated through deceased estates or when people are moving into smaller homes and cannot keep large amounts of furniture. Sometimes a little work and imagination is all that is needed to restore a beautiful piece. The Furniture Shop is open on the last Saturday of the month from 8am to 12noon.
If you are artistic by nature, have a love and appreciation of old paintings or frames or are just looking for something pretty to brighten up your home, Glenholme Gallery (pictures and frames) stocks all types of pictures, paintings, frames – old and new and there are some real bargains to be found. You will find our Gallery in the old “tea garden” next to Marilyns Tea House and the bird aviary. Glenholme Gallery is open on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings from 8am to 12 noon and the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
Memory Lane is an exciting place to come and browse. You never know what treasures you may find. We have fine china and porcelain, such as Royal Doulton, Meakin and Johnson Bros, old silver plate, a great collection of copper, brass, glassware and the odd unusual item to intrigue you. Open every morning, Monday to Saturday from 8am to 12noon and the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm. There is always an opportunity to pop in and see what’s new. Memory Lane at times may stock old antique furniture; cameras; sewing machines and in fact anything old. Called Memory Lane because there is always something you will remember from your own childhood. Please visit this shop as you will not be disappointed.
THE MUSIC SHOP
Thousands of old records can be found in our music shop which is a collectors’ haven. These records have been sorted into categories and popular artists. Vinyl’s are back in fashion so do not miss out. Our music shop is also stocked with CD’s; DVD’s; play station games; videos and tape cassettes. There is a wonderful selection of children’s popular and classical videos. We also have a selection of hardware, including old record players, hi-fi’s, VCR’s, CD players and speakers. On the odd occasion musical instruments are donated. Follow the sound of music and you will find our music shop next to Toys. Open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8am to 12noon and the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
THE TACK SHACK
The SPCA Tack Shack has a selection of holters; nosebands; bridle pieces; bits; blankets; brushing boots; books; G.P. saddles; toe stoppers; jodphurs; girths; martingales; breast plates; reins; riding hats and brushes. The Tack Shack is situated in a Wendy House opposite the Attic charity shop. Please ask the volunteers at the till point in the Attic for the key as the shop is kept locked. We would be most grateful if you donated your unwanted Tack to this shop. The keys for this shop can be collected from the Attic.
TOTS ‘N TEENS
For the creative and crafty, this little shop Tots ‘n Teens, although small, is full of knick-knacks and needful things. Sewing fanatics will find a huge variety of buttons, patterns and sewing accessories. Piles of material bundles line the counter and balls of wool fill baskets, with beads and needles and many other items filling the shelves. Tots ‘n Teens also sell children’s and babies’ clothing. Our friendly volunteers will gladly assist you with whatever items you may be looking for. Open on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8am to 12noon and the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
THE TOY SHOP
Our Toy Shop welcomes our visitors with bright, colorful crates of toys and piles of puzzles. Our toy shop boasts an exciting range of toys such as board games; puzzles; soft toys; dolls; trucks; educational toys and much much more! Smaller toys are packed in bags and these bargain mixes are sold for R30 (unless priced otherwise). Our toy shop receives generous donations from the local schools so you can be assured of a large variety as well as good quality toys for your children and pets! Open on Mondays; Thursdays; Fridays and Saturdays from 8am to 12noon and the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
DONATE YOUR UNWANTED GOODS
By receiving donations of all your unwanted items like kitchenware; electrical appliances; computers; clothing; books; toys; furniture and in fact anything that is in good enough condition to be sold, we are able to raise valuable funds for animal welfare activities by selling these items in our various charity shops. This is our major source of fundraising and your support means so much.
WE CAN COLLECT:
The Kloof and Highway SPCA can collect larger donations from Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 3:30pm and Fridays 8:30am to 12noon. Please contact Bev to make arrangements on 0317641212/3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SHONGWENI FARMERS MARKET BOOK TRAILER
The Kloof and Highway SPCA have a large amount of books on sale at bargain prices every Saturday at the Shongweni Farmers Market from 06:30 to 10:30.
VOLUNTEER AT OUR SPCA
With 11 charity shops – the Kloof and Highway SPCA have a long way to go before every shop is managed by enough volunteers and so we appeal to our community to consider volunteering in one of our charity shops and help us reach our goal where every shop is open every day. The decision to volunteer at our SPCA will change your life, you will not only make many friends but you will be joining our family where every day is different and the reward you get for helping animals and being part of the team is priceless. If you are interested, please contact our Village Green Manager at 0317641212 /3 or email@example.com. There is an amazing comradery between the volunteers who have made lifelong friends and have shared many laughs and tears through the years. We would love for you to become a part of our team.
MARILYN’S TEA GARDEN
Marilyn's Tea Garden is fast becoming one of the most popular venues in the Upper Highway area to gather and visit with family and friends. In recent months we have seen immense improvements, changes and refurbishments in and around the magnificent old farmhouse and gardens, all of which have added more appeal to the already stunning environment.
The grand old house, with its wrap around veranda, is one of the original farmhouses ever built in Kloof. The veranda, with drop down blinds for protection from the wind and rain, now offers comfortable seating for approximately 40 people, with views of the garden and nursery. Inside the house is an intimate and cosy 12 seater restaurant for those looking for a little more privacy and this venue can also double up as a small conference room for corporate meetings comfortably seating 10 delegates. For families and friends, wishing to sit in the gardens and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air there is now ample seating to sit and eat and while away the day.
Our tea garden restaurant offers a menu with choices for breakfast and lunch, as well as an array of delectable, home baked cakes to satisfy any sweet tooth. Hot and cold beverages are also on sale and freshly made popcorn is now available for the children. Every Saturday, last Sunday of the month and public holidays a sumptuous breakfast buffet is on offer in the garden, so do come, eat, relax and enjoy the ambiance and the live music presented by Belinda Dolphin and friends.
For those wishing to catch up on some work while relaxing over a fresh scone and cappuccino, we have free Wi Fi available for you to connect to the internet. An ideal opportunity to mix business with pleasure!
FREE RANGE POLICY
In keeping with our SPCA's policy of zero tolerance for cruelty to animals all meat products and eggs used in our menu items have been carefully sourced from various free range farms in and around Kwa Zulu Natal. Free range eggs are available for sale at the tea garden daily.
FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE CHILDREN
The safe, beautiful gardens offer plenty of space for children to run and play while moms and dads relax and enjoy the facilities. The soft play area for toddlers under the age of four years, has been relocated to the shady spot under the trees, close to all the other children amenities. This area is fenced off for the safety of the toddlers and has tables close by for the mom's to sit and relax, while also being able to keep an eye on the bigger children. With 5 jungle gyms, swings and slides available every day, we also have a jumping castle available on a Monday, Thursday, Saturday and every last Sunday of the month and Public Holidays. A true paradise for children and parents alike!
Since its relocation from the Village Green to the beautiful spot next to Marilyn’s Tea Garden, the nursery has gone from strength to strength. Run by our very dedicated and helpful staff members who are assisted on weekends by a small group of volunteers who are willing and able to offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise when it comes to where, when and what to plant. We thank these volunteers for their dedicated and long years of service to our SPCA and value their unwavering support.
Seedlings, shrubs, trees, compost, potting soil and a range of indoor and outdoor plants are available for sale, as well a range of concrete garden pots, fountains and ornaments. Please do pop in, have a cup of coffee or a meal on the veranda overlooking the nursery and then take time to browse through the tranquil surrounds. We have something for everyone!
A very special feature in our Village Green is our Wishing Well that was built in loving memory of “Darryl, Mark and Wade.” These are the three beloved sons of Maureen and Brenda of Tots ‘n Teens and Loraine of Toys. They loved animals and will continue to bring in a legacy of love to our Society in years to come.
The Kloof and Highway SPCA regularly host events in the Village Green. Some of these events are our annual Mutt Mile Dog Walk, Cars on the Green, Carols by Candlelight, Christmas Fair and our weekly market days which are on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8am to 12noon as well as the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm. All events are advertised in the local media as well as on our Facebook page.
GOLDEN PAW SOCIETY – monthly community tea
The Kloof and Highway SPCA extends an open invitation to all our supporters and members of our community who care about the welfare of animals and who would like to become more actively involved with our Society to join the Golden Paw Society. The aim of the Golden Paw Society is to welcome our supporters in as part of the SPCA family and keep you informed about the work undertaken by the Kloof and Highway SPCA in terms of Inpectorate activities, animal health care, care of animals in our shelter, outreach clinics and education to promote the humane treatment of all animals. We host a morning tea every month, on the last Thursday of the month, where community members will be addressed by a guest speaker on topics of general interest and our guests will also be addressed by key SPCA staff members who will discuss our latest news, activities and events. All our charity shops are open for those who wish to go shopping before or after the tea. At the end of the morning there is a guided tour of the SPCA. There is no charge, however donations are welcome. Tea and scones/biscuits are served on arrival. For more information or to have your name added to the Golden Paw Society invitation list, please email Tersia Taskes on firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0317641212/3
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