Friday, September 27, 2013

Back from Biking

And off down to the East Coast!

We've arrived back from an awesome biking trip down through the Eastern Cape, across the Little Karoo to Hartenbos near Mossel Bay. Then to the Southern Cape where we stayed over with good friends, Derek and Lesley. Next morning we rode down to Knysna where we stayed with other good friends, Pete and Mart. 
Eventually we made our way up to the Great Karoo, to a quaint little town called Prince Albert. We overnighted at a beautiful BnB; the next day we headed back to the Eastern Cape to stay at our regular Guest House, Somerset House. 
 Our stay at a beautiful Olde World hotel in the Boschberg area, Hartenbos

Tomorrow morning before dawn we're leaving home (in the car) for Durban. We'll collect Grant's mum at the old age home. We're taking her out for the evening and staying at a beautiful hotel called The Oyster Box in Umhlanga Rocks. The next morning after breakfast, we'll drop her off at the home again and head for Howick in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands. We'll pop in and see Grant's aunt Gill and her husband, Neville. 

On Sunday night we're staying at old school friends who have a beautiful BnB on the Mooi River about an hour's drive from Howick. Monday we're traveling back to Marquard where we'll spend the last week relaxing and preparing for our return trip to Tanzania next weekend.

Until I'm online again, I wish you all a wonderful weekend. 




  1. So what happens to Grant's bike when you switch to a car? I know you can't pick up Grant's mother on the motorcycle, but I've lost the continuity, somehow. Let me guess, you go back by car to wherever you left the bike, and go to Marquard on it?
    Well, anyway, it sounds like you're covering a lot of ground, seeing many friends and relatives, and you'll be back with the cats in a week.
    Glad you're having a good time.
    Luv, K

  2. No need to say "Have a good time" because you obviously are. Ambose is doing a good job at keeping us in touch.

  3. Jo, sounds like a wonderful trip. Visiting with your friends and your family. Enjoy your trip! Have a happy weekend!

  4. I'm not gonna' say have a fun time sister. I know you always do. What I will say is may God be with you wherever you go and bringing your light to where He wants you to be. Have a great weekend.

  5. So nice you got to see Pete and Mart. I really liked Prince Albert and that wonderful mountain pass but I stayed in Ceres. Hard to believe this holiday is going so fast.

  6. We must make a plan for you to stop in PE next time you pass through for coffee and a chat.

    I see you stayed at Eight Bells. I've stayed there a couple of times and know the owner well from tourism shows.


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