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Photos: Road Trip back to Cape Town to Fly to the UK

Wednesday, 3 Aug 2022 | Photo Gallery

It was all to soon that we had to be heading back to Cape Town for our flight to the UK. We decided to make a bit of a road trip of it stopping off in a few places along the way. SAN Parks were having a 40% off sale on their accommodation so we decided ... Read more >
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Photos: Back in Bathurst for the first time since the pandemic.

Sunday, 31 Jul 2022 | Photo Gallery

After not being able to visit South Africa for 2 years due to the pandemic we were so happy to be heading back to Bathurst but also a bit apprehensive about the state of the old cottage at Morley house after being shut up for 24 months. The cottage was ... Read more >
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Photos: Stopping in Betty's Bay and Hermanus on the Way to Bathurst

Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 | Photo Gallery

After not being able to visit South Africa for 2 years due to the pandemic we were looking forward to our trip back to Bathurst to see friends and to check on Morley House. We landed in Cape Town to a huge deluge and quickly made our way to Hermanus via ... Read more >
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Cape Town for the Cricket with The Barmy Army

Monday, 13 Jan 2020 | Views [121]

After spending a fantastic Christmas and new year at Morley House in Bathurst catching up with friends, it was time to head to Cape Town to watch the new year test at Newlands between South Africa and England. I have always wanted to watch a test match ... Read more >


Photos: Cape Town for the Cricket

Sunday, 12 Jan 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Looking Back on Running a Guest House in South Africa

Saturday, 22 Sep 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Looking Back on Running a Guest House in South Africa

Saturday, 22 Sep 2018 | Views [116]

Well it has been a while since I last posted on our ‘ Travel Tales’ blog, in fact not since we opened Morley House Guest House in Bathurst, South Africa. I guess that kind of took over our lives for a while and put a slight halt on our travels.... Read more >


Photos: Kruger National Park

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Getting Morley House Ready to Open

Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | Views [503]

October saw Steve's mum and dad once again head to Bathurst and once again it was not a holiday. Mind you they did have a few days holiday in Cape Town before heading to Morley House. We roped them into doing the final preparations for opening the ... Read more >


Road trip back to Bathurst

Saturday, 26 Sep 2015 | Views [502]

After finally getting Emma's visa sorted we could head back to South Africa and we brought Emma's mum Joan along for her first visit to SA. We made a road trip of it back dowm from Jo'burg first stopping off at Merrick Safari near Kimberley. The main ... Read more >


Snow in Africa

Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | Views [497]

No snow in Africa Mr Geldof? Well we had a fantastic road trip from Bathurst up to Jo'Burg in order to catch our flight back to the UK to sort out Emma's SA visa. We headed towards the Drakensburg mountains and stopped off in Underberg to amire the stunning ... Read more >


Photos: Snow in Africa

Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Morley House: Red Tape Update

Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | Views [970]

Hi everyone,   Great news!  I have been granted a business permit to start our guest house in South Africa. We can head down to South Africa next week and carry on with the preparations to start the business. There is still ... Read more >


Photos: Morley House Gets a New Roof

Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Morley House Gets a New Roof

Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | Views [666]

A momentous ocassion at Morley House as after 2 weeks of work ( and 8 months trying to get it started) the new thatch roof is finished. I think it looks great, check out the pictures in the gallery to see if you think so too. I hope Emma will ... Read more >


Morley House Renovations Update: Work on the Roof Finally Begins

Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | Views [619]

A lot of people have been asking how things are going with work on Morley House and if we are getting closer to our dream of running a guest house & tea rooms. A few even seem to think that I've been doing nothing but sit around watching football ... Read more >


Photos: Morley House Renovations Update

Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | Photo Gallery


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A Week at Morely House and Back to Uganda for Red Tape Nightmares

Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | Views [681]

So what did we get up to during the second week of our holiday?  As I told you at the end of the last chapter Sunday was a wash out and it literally did not stop raining all day.  Luckily the DSTV was still connected so we could watch back ... Read more >


Photos: Along the Garden Route from Cape Town to Bathurst

Saturday, 4 Apr 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Along the Garden Route from Cape Town to Bathurst

Saturday, 4 Apr 2015 | Views [670]

We didn’t rush off the next morning as we were only going to Hermanus to meet up with Jason and Jeannie.  That said we were on the road by 9am giving us loads of time to take in a longer scenic route.  We began by hugging ... Read more >


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