“We would like you to know that not only will your donation directly benefit the animals in our area but – through a sharing agreement between all SPCAs nationwide – a portion will be used in other, less fortunate areas to benefit animals over a wider area. We feel sure you will approve of this outreach initiative and wish to thank you most sincerely for supporting our SPCA and the movement generally.”
The Kloof & 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 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.
We have a team of dedicated and committed volunteers who manage our Charity Shops. Donated goods are sorted, cleaned, repaired, washed and ironed. Many happy smiling faces will greet you when you come to visit us. The Village Green is our major source of fundraising, and it is through the loyal services offered by our volunteers, that we are able to continue with our work in animal welfare.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! – If you have a morning during the week or on a Saturday to spare…please consider volunteering at our SPCA in the charity shops. Contact Barbara Masterton to discuss.
Staff oversee the sorting of donated goods and their distribution to the eight different charity shops. If you have a donation to make, follow the signs to the donation lockers, where staff will assist you.
We invite donations of all sorts for our shops including cutlery; crockery; ornaments; glassware; electrical appliances; household items; computer equipment; books; toys; linen; clothing; music items; antiques; collectables; material; sewing accessories; jewelry; furniture; tools; garden furniture; garden pots; plants and garden accessories etc…..
Our Tea Garden is open every day, except Sundays, from 8am to 3pm. Our shabby chic tables and chairs including a lounge area have added to the ambience and comfort of the tea garden area and the large Lipton umbrellas provide much needed shade.
Our menu offers value for money meals including our fantastic breakfast selection namely, the Great Dane; Jack Russell and Min Pin breakfasts. We also offer a variety of toasted sandwiches; salads and confectionery. Also available are chips and sweets for the children and those with a sweet tooth. A variety of hot and cold drinks make for an all round great meal. In close proximity to the Jungle Gym, moms and dads can relax while their children are entertained.
Located near to the busy charity shops, visitors can work up an appetite shopping for bargains or dad can wait and enjoy a cup of coffee while mum finds those important treasures and plants for the garden.
Our Nursery is buzzing with great specials, beautiful plants and garden decor, and so if you are looking to spruce up your garden, you must pay us a visit. With a selection of plants from seedlings; herbs; indigenous plants; ground cover; trees; fresh flowers; sun plants; shade plants; compost; garden ornaments; pebbles and much much more....a visit to our nursery will be greatly enjoyed by those who have the green finger virus!
Our nursery has two shops “Rosemary & Thyme” converted from old stables, which stock a large variety of gardening books; pots; seeds; hanging baskets; assorted tools; tie-d range; fungicides; fertilizer and many other garden accessories
Our nursery accepts credit cards and you will be assisted by our friendly nursery staff and volunteers to load your plants into your trolley.
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 from electrical appliances; computer equipment; ornaments; glassware; cutlery; crockery; tupperware; stationery and much, much more....
The Attic is open every morning, from 08:00 to 12:00, except Sundays and is stocked daily with many new items. In the background, donated goods are repaired, checked if in working order; cleaned and sorted. Our visitors spend hours looking through the shelves, as you never know what you might find. Many interesting items have been donated from false teeth to grenades and mortars....these are obviously disposed of in the correct fashion.
The Attic is the central point of distribution, where all donated goods are sorted and sent through to the other relevant shops to be sold.
Our 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.
Every book and magazine is checked , sorted into categories and marked at the appropriate discount price. Unsuitable books are sold for pulping. Collectors’ books are researched on the internet and marked accordingly. Come in, browse and chat to our 20 dedicated volunteers on Monday; Wednesday; Thursday; Friday and Saturday mornings.
There is also a large variety of magazines available including National Geographic for those scholars needing to work on projects.
You never know what you’ll find!!
Antiques & Collectables
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 except Sundays, 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 that may need that special person to refurbish and restore. Called Memory Lane because there is always something you will remember from your own childhood. Come and see for yourself!
Fine Feathers is home to a stunning collection of ladies clothing including blouses; jackets; pants; shoes; suits; cocktail and bridal wear. A fine selection of jewellery and accessories including bags; scarves; hats and belts are also available. 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 mark them so that our visitors can purchase clean good quality items.
Our Toy Shop welcomes our visitors with bright, colorful crates of toys and piles of puzzles, as the first shop on our Bargain Charity Shop Lane. Our toy shop boasts an exciting range of toys from board games; puzzles; soft toys; dolls; trucks ; educational toys; and much, much more. As our local schools support the Kloof & Highway SPCA and collect donations of toys from their students, there is always an interesting variety available and something different on offer every day. Toys are taken home and washed. Dolls without limbs and heads are mended and dressed. From October to December, our Toy Shop sells Christmas decorations all lovingly packed into baskets. Smaller toys are packed in bags and the bundle is sold for an absolute bargain. A fantastic place to shop for toys for our children and pets alike. Come visit this little treasure and spoil the children in your life.
TOTS ‘N TEENS
For the creative and crafty; this little shop, although small; is full of nick nacks and needfull things. Sewing fanatics will find a huge variety of buttons; patterns and sewing accesories. Piles of material bundles line the counter and balls of wool fill a basket, with beads and needles and many other items filling the shelves.
Tots ‘n Teens also sell children and babies clothing and as we are well supported by our local schools and in particular pre-schools, we always have new and exciting children’s clothing available in good condition.
If you are artistic in nature, have a love and appreciation for old paintings or frames or are just looking for something pretty to brighten up your home our Art Gallery stocks all types of pictures; paintings; frames, old and new.
Initially part of Attic, the Art Gallery has grown in popularity and with the large number of donations being brought into our Society, the Gallery has now become a shop of it’s own with hundreds of items to choose from.
Glenholme Gallery is now open Mondays; Fridays and Saturdays
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. Our music shop is also stocked with CD’s; DVD’s; Play station games; Videos and tape cassettes. There is a wonderful selection of childrens popular and classic videos.
In the back of the shop you will find all our hardware including old record players; hi-fi’s; VCR’s; CD Players and speakers. On the odd occasion musical instruments such as guitars; drums; violins; recorders and even piano’s are donated, but you have to be quick to get your hands on these. Follow the sounds of music and you will find our Music Shop, next to Toys.
Recently extended to accomodate extra shelving and to create more space, the Cabin houses rows and rows of mens clothing from jackets; t-shirts; jerseys; suits; pants to shoes and swimwear.
Cabin also have a magnificent selection of curtains; cushions; linen; blankets; table cloths and crochet items.
With many other interesting buys, including neck ties at 50c each, your shopping experience will be made that much better by our lovely ladies who manage cabin.
Discover a treasure trove of old and new pieces of jewellery. With some magnificent items to take your breath away, our jewellery shop provides for all tastes. Aladdon’s Cave also stocks clocks and jewelry boxes.
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