Nelspruit Bonsai Kai Annual Dig

August 6, 2018


 Nelspruit Bonsai Kai Nelspruit 1200 e-mail: 


 Committee: Tola Smit (Chairman), Wim Broderick (Vice-Chairman), Kobus Trichardt (Secretary), Denise Williams (Treasurer), Denise Muller, Olivia Broderick, Natasha Duvenhage, JJ Pretorius 


Dear Bonsai Associates, 


ANNUAL DIG: 31 Aug 18 – 2 Sep 18 


We would like to invite you to attend Nelspruit’s annual dig which will take place in Schoemanskloof approx. 70 km from Nelspruit. Plenty of figs, white stinkwood, lavender, wild pear and other species available. 

The game farm has a big lawn around the house and camping in your own tent or caravan will be the accommodation for the weekend. The ablutions in the farm house can be used. 


We can accommodate approx. 10 “diggers” and your family is welcome to attend the weekend. Places will be made available to the visitors on a first come first serve basis. 


The planning is to meet at the farm on Friday Afternoon 31 Aug 18 at approx. 16h00 to give time to pitch your tent before dark. Each person must bring something to braai and drink for both the Friday and Saturday evenings; a salad/pap & sheba will be available on both evenings. There is limited fridge space available for drinks and food. Please also bring the plates, eating utensils & glasses. 


On Saturday morning we will supply coffee/tea from 07h00, just bring your mug/cup along! We will get together at 08h00 to go through the planning etc. and the digging will start after that. 


Helpers to help dig will be available at R150.00 per helper for the day. 


A bakkie or 4x4 vehicle is advisable since some of the roads are difficult to transverse. There will however be vehicles available to take people without same to the areas where the digging will take place. 


The planning is to get together again at approx. 15h00 to discuss the day’s finds and get in to the mood for the evening braai which is planned for approx. 18h00. 


Sunday morning at 08h00 coffee/tea will again be available before everybody can head home at the own time. 

You can contact me on 083 680 7574 or if you are interested indicating if you want a helper for the dig on Saturday. 


There is no cost involved for the dig except if a helper is required. 


We are looking forward to welcoming you in the “Slowveld” of Mpumalanga! 


Tola Smit 


On behalf of the Committee 

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