We had a great week at Morley House with our first guests checking into the cottage and the rondavel.
One of the guests, a lovely lady called Lois fancied a trip to Addo Elephant National Park but didn’t fancy doing the driving as she wanted to concentrate on the wildlife watching. So we said no problem we would take her in our Jeep.
We set off around 7.30 and were entering Addo at the southern gate at Colchester an hour and a half later. We spent a couple of hours driving slowly around the dirt roads of the southern section spotting game such as zebras, warthogs, hartebeest, eland, buffalo, ostrich and the majestic kudu. We spotted only 1 lone elephant so headed to the northern section of the park.
We stopped for a coffee and scones at Jack’s picnic site before heading to Hapoor’s Dam in search of pachyderms. On the way we spotted a jackal at another small watering hole which was a great sighting and a tortoise wandering along the road. Unfortunately, the elephants were hiding and we only managed to spot a few more that day but we did see one close up and personal. You never know what you are going to get with wildlife, as only 2 weeks before we saw over 200 ellies at the dam and a lioness with 3 cubs.
We had a picnic at the main camp before setting off on the two hour trip back to Bathurst via Grahamstown. All in all a great day trip from Bathurst which is well worth doing if you are staying at Morley House.
Steve and Emma are the owners of Morley House and we will keep you up to date with happenings at MH via this blog page.
Physical Address: Morley House 1521 Kowie Road, Bathurst, Eastern Cape 6166
Postal Address: PO Box 147 Bathurst, Eastern Cape 6166
Tel: +27(0)783536181 / +27(0)466250019
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