George lived in Mozambique up until 1984 when his father died and his family relocated to South Africa where his uncle was living. His family now lives in Bushbuckridge and he lives in Kanyamazane with his wife and three children.
While working on the sports fields of Penryn College, he helped his friend Hendri create garden beds for Kim at Torburnlea and ended up staying.
George’s roles at Torburnlea now include keeping the beautiful verandah spotless, gardening, managing the self serve refreshments, room amenities, oil lamps and his favourite job – looking after Lucy. He would also regularly take Lucy to the frail care in the residential estate to spend time with the residents, which will hopefully start up again after COVID. George believes that tourism is important for South Africa because it brings money into the country for housing, food and education. He feels that Torburnlea is special because of its beautiful gardens and that the rooms are always made up perfectly.
On his time off he enjoys playing football, going for early morning walks, watching cricket and gardening. He hopes to one day learn how to drive.