a blast from the past…

Isn’t the internet marvellous. The fact that our names are ‘out there’  meant that we were contacted by one of our former Trans-Africa passengers (from 1978) who was looking for accommodation to attend a local wedding last summer.  We were delighted to host him and his wife in The Stable. We hadn’t seen him for 25 years so he was amazed by our evolution from budget Trans-operator to  5* Belle Grove, as well as the transformation of the site & outbuildings which he well remembered in its mucky truck-prep era! Here is what he wrote in the Visitor’s Book… (Click to enlarge)


To get a flavour of his 5 month trip read African Approaches: Roads to a Far-Off Place by Jo – available from Amazon (info on ‘The Book’ page of the website).