Travel Blogs from Pretoria, South Africa

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Snow in Africa and other adventures, Pretoria, South Africa travel blog

Snow in Africa and other adventures

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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... 28 hairpin turns to the top of the pass, which is about 10,000 feet above sea level. Lesotho is completely surrounded by South Africa but retains an independent culture, language and government. We visited one of the small, round huts inhabited by the ...

Cape Town to Johannesburg, Johanessburg, South Africa travel blog

Cape Town to Johannesburg

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... later slobbering all over myself. The new Mango 'Juice' magazine was quite entertaining:   Pieter Dirk Uys said: "My South Africa is not Australia, although when you go to Ozland you are staggered by the shrill kugel tones that bleat forth from ...

Back to South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa travel blog

Back to South Africa

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... border easily. We were in the Gauteng province in little time from the border. Gauteng is a sprawling megalopolis that includes Pretoria and Johannesburg and supposedly handles 60% of the continent's cash flows. The whole region/city is built on ...

G'day all from good ol' watch out for that ..., Jo'burg, South Africa travel blog

G'day all from good ol' watch out for that ...

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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G'day all from good ol' watch out for that bullett' Jo'Burg, No it is not that bad as they say, you will be happy to know that I hit the road and walked through the town looking like a tourist and got nothing but smiles... the africaan people here ...

Good morning from good old soithth arffrica ..., Uppington, South Africa travel blog

Good morning from good old soithth arffrica ...

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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... Capetown. I hear it has been freezing in Capetown 2 and 3 degrees, not looking forward to that after this weather in Central Africa. I do believe that Australia and Sth Africa are playing in the Tri Nations - so this little Aussie will be finding a ...

Cheetahs, cheetahs everywhere, Kapama Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Cheetahs, cheetahs everywhere

A travel blog entry by wkfoster

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One of the major focuses of the Cheetah Project, was surprisingly enough, cheetahs. The number of cheetahs varies, but there were roughly 70 or so at the project, with 7 of these being the rare King cheetah, of which there is thought to be only 30 in ...

Elusive leopards, Karongwe Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Elusive leopards

A travel blog entry by wkfoster

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The leopards have given some good sightings, as well as managing to be extremely elusive at times, and causing headaches as you try to find out where they've moved to this time - and trying to catch that glimpse of leopard when you know they are just ...

Project and reserve tours, Kapama Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Project and reserve tours

A travel blog entry by wkfoster

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... are so flexible and precise and are wonderful to watch in use. The elephants have certainly given me some wonderful sighting while I've been in Africa and although I didn't get to go on a safari ride, it's still a privilege to see them up close like ...

Back at the house, Karongwe Game Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Back at the house

A travel blog entry by wkfoster

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Not everything we did at Karongwe revolved around the animals, although for me they were a big part of the experience. There was of course the communal life of about a dozen people living in a house and all that brings with it, the laughs, shared ...

Not for the easily offended, Karongwe Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Not for the easily offended

A travel blog entry by wkfoster

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Just when you think you are getting into a routine, something comes along to completely throw that idea out of the window and to stuff up sleep patterns once more, after all who needs more than 4 hours sleep a day. For us it was the leopard matings. ...

The cheetahs do move, Karongwe Reserve, South Africa travel blog

The cheetahs do move

A travel blog entry by wkfoster

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In the last week the cheetahs have given us some great sightings, and it's a shame that some of the others aren't here to see that the cheetahs do actually move - as quite often when we come across them they are lying there resting (why use energy when ...

Tb or not TB?, Pretoria, South Africa travel blog

Tb or not TB?

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... partly controlled or not at all. According to Anita Michel at the Agricultural Research Council's Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute near Pretoria, South Africa, the lack of data on bovine TB relates to its perception as an animal disease. "With the ...

Action in the Hospital, Kapama Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Action in the Hospital

A travel blog entry by wkfoster

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The cheetah project had it's own veterinary hospital and we got to see some interesting stuff come through there in the last two weeks. Not much was in for the first two weeks, just two of the cheetahs with herpes and another cheetah that had been ...

Up close and personal, Karongwe Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Up close and personal

A travel blog entry by wkfoster

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... that doesn't happen very often since hippopotamus can be very dangerous creatures, said to be responsible for the most deaths by animals in Africa. But the one we got to visit wasn't exactly trying to harm us, the worst she did was throw you off her ...

It's a dead what?, Tshwane, South Africa travel blog

It's a dead what?

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... other Sunday throughout the winter free concerts are staged and today was a jazz quintet. Travelling is impossible without a vehicle in Pretoria, and I don't have one. My only option was to walk to the main arterial road and hail a minibus taxi. ...

How can she be 25?, Pretoria, South Africa travel blog

How can she be 25?

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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How can Sara be 25? If she is 25, then I must be.....old! How on earth can she be 25? Happy Birthday sister, wherever you ...

Time to explore, Pretoria, South Africa travel blog

Time to explore

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... , porridge, salad and fruit and went to pay. Looking at my basket compared to others, even the lettuce seemed extravagant. The South African money is beautiful - all the notes have picture of animals, and the coins have plants and birds. The coins in my ...

"we are going to head up table mountain ...

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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"We are going to head up Table Mountain tomorrow if the weather permits" one of the Swedish girls in the dorm said to her friend. Pricking my ears up I inquired what their plans were and how long it was expected to take - after reading and talking ...

Fraudulant police and other animals, Pretoria, South Africa travel blog

Fraudulant police and other animals

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... . CRIME. I have been a victim of a crime and I would like to report it" 'Oh. Ok. Don't worry. Over 70% of people in South Africa have been a victime of a crime, so you are not the only one. Please take a seat.' Surprisingly it only took just over one ...

I think he was probably dead, Pretoria, South Africa travel blog

I think he was probably dead

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... but to drive for the rest of the day. I spoke at the meeting, and I delivered the man to the airport. I drove back to Pretoria with my mouth full of tears, suppressed, only released once I was parked back at home. I walked to my bed, turned off the ...

Why I like living in Africa, Pretoria, South Africa travel blog

Why I like living in Africa

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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I had stepped outside to catch the sun. It was a cold day in Pretoria. Snow was falling in Bloemfontein and this was no joke. The sun had caught one corner of the courtyard and I had four minutes until I had to be back inside. Time to catch myself, my ...

Bastards, Pretoria, South Africa travel blog

Bastards

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... have the right to abuse other without care. In short, I hope that they enjoy the clothes and food and music and stereo, but I also hope that the medicine was for something more than a headache. Thank you South Africa for yet another wonderful ...

Earthquake!, Pretoria, Centurian, Johannesburg and back, South Africa travel blog

Earthquake!

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... newscaster. "At midnight, an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale was felt in Harare (Zimbabwe) Maputo (Mozambique) and Durban (South Africa). The epicentre was in Mozambique and no one was hurt." I glanced at Mark. 'What bloody earthquake? ...

Seeing things in daylight, Oppikoppi, South Africa travel blog

Seeing things in daylight

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... 't good enough. Make sense? Of course - NO! But to the two is all that matters. Ahh, who cares! Winding back to Pretoria, the drive was quicker, but I liked it. The way in was different - not the highway of blight via blackened Witbank. This ...

Back to UP, Pretoria, South Africa travel blog

Back to UP

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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The drive and the big 30 day, Pretoria, South Africa travel blog

The drive and the big 30 day

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In a blaze of glory!, Pretoria, South Africa travel blog

In a blaze of glory!

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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What a lovely pool. Outdoor. Not heated but beautifully warm. FREE. Really, I need no better excuse to take a stroll to the University pool on a Sunday morning. I need some exercise to keep my mind right, and it's so gorgeous. I was so sensible. I put ...

Lectures and learning, Kapama Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Lectures and learning

A travel blog entry by wkfoster

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... interesting and gave us some idea of considerations and issues that we wouldn't encounter back at home. Together the wildlife and people of Africa set up a whole new set of issues that you don't get elsewhere, and as always, nothing is as easy as it ...

HIV, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa travel blog

HIV

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... People, why are you being so foolish? Is this University educating idiots? But that is the harsh reality affecting and infecting South Africa. Does education work? Does education on safe sex make a difference? What is working? How do you get the ...

Thanks mum!, Pretoria, South Africa travel blog

Thanks mum!

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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There's something great about mums....they know when post is necessary. And what is more necessary than chocolate hearts? Oh yes, CHOCOLATE HEARTS. Considering I really couldn't give a damn about honouring a saintly Valentine - I was actually rather ...

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