Travel Blogs from Johannesburg, South Africa

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back to south Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

back to south Africa

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

Back to south Africa. It is the end of our adventure across 3 countries of southern Africa , Zambia, Namibia and Botswana. It has been a great experience and probably not the sort of trip you could do on your own, so the only way is to join one of these ...

Johannesburg 2.0, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Johannesburg 2.0

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... to take me to Durban and then I would potentially try to get my visa from there and enter Mozambique from the south. I stayed an extra night in Johannesburg and then would set off for Durban the following morning on an 8 hour bus ride.  The hostel ...

Joe Burg, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Joe Burg

A travel blog entry by huyclef

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... perilous tales of European trade ships braving the journey around the Cape in often futile attempts at fortunes in the Orients. This was the extent I knew of South Africa. In a few hours, I discovered one of the most unexpected gems of my entire ...

the big game, what the trip was all about, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

the big game, what the trip was all about

A travel blog entry by adisyl

and so to the final weekend in Joburg, with the 3rd test at Ellis Park in the British Lions series disappointingly the coach makes 10 changes and effectively fields a B team, as the series is already won, which means we get thumped 28-6, pity as this is ...

The adventures begin ......., Jo'burg To Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa travel blog

The adventures begin .......

A travel blog entry by emmaw

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... 't rain here at this time of year, but now I know different!  We drove all the way from Jo'burg across South Africa and reached our final destination - the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park exactly 12 hours after leaving the house! Our game spotting has ...

New City, new car and ready for the off!, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

New City, new car and ready for the off!

A travel blog entry by josh_hannah

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Greetings all from sunny South Africa, Sorry it has taken us so long to write our first entry but life has been a little hectic and, up until now, there has been very little to report. We flew into Jo'burg and spent the first few days in a great little ...

Zurueck in der Zivilisation, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Zurueck in der Zivilisation

A travel blog entry by brisko

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... ich ganz alleine zu Fuss gelaufen. Ich wurde nicht ueberfallen, nicht angeschossen und es gab auch keinerlei Entfuehrungsversuche. Johannesburg ist schon ein ziemlich heisses Pflaster was Kriminalitaet anbelangt, aber man muss das ganze sachlich sehen, ...

Segunda conexão no caminho para Maurício, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Segunda conexão no caminho para Maurício

A travel blog entry by foradecasa

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por Robson A conexão em Joanesburgo era a última antes do primeiro destino oficial do Projeto 20º12'. O serviço da SAA (South African Airways) é bom, principalmente para quem gosta de uma bebidas para relaxar...  No mesmo tempo em que diversas ...

Grunerie's Ses, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Grunerie's Ses

A travel blog entry by gout

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... -team te ondersteunen met eigen toeters en geheel gestoken in traditionele 'Grunerie Groet Oranje'-kledij. En dat allemaal voor de South-Africa 2010 WorldCup . 'Grunerie Groet Oranje' bestaat uit: die lange die sorgzame die bottels vuller die olie man die ...

TLC here we come! , Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

TLC here we come!

A travel blog entry by michellem143

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Website: http://www.mistyriver.co.za/ Theresa and I arrived to Joburg airport a little earlier than Jacob did yesterday.  Jacob came in from the US and we had just returned from Vic Falls so the timing was perfect We packed up our rental car which ...

What an incredible time its been, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

What an incredible time its been

A travel blog entry by gshamieh

... activities and day trips were the trip to Kruger park, a visit to an orphanage, and then the one night home stay in a rural part of South Africa. Kruger park is this national game reserve in SA. It is about the same size, if not bigger, as England. Yes, a ...

Back to the big city!, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Back to the big city!

A travel blog entry by leahwestbrooks

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... !   I learned over the weekend that the local network here, SABC, has signed a contract with the NBA to broadcast games in South Africa… This is huge!! Not only will NBA games be shown in SA but SABC is the network also used in Zimbabwe so ...

Cotlands: Bringing hope to life, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Cotlands: Bringing hope to life

A travel blog entry by mattersdorff

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... statement is: 'Together we bring hope to life.' The thing is, after spending some quality time with this amazing organisation in South Africa, I think they do so much more than simply bring 'hope to life'. They give life... they are life... a ...

South Africa, we're here!, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

South Africa, we're here!

A travel blog entry by nicolejohnson

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... New York, a 5-hour layover, and a 14-hour plane flight to Johannesburg the APU study abroad group finally made it to our destination, South Africa. After loading the many, many bags onto the bus we made our way to get some lunch at a mall nearby. We ate ...

Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Johannesburg

A travel blog entry by nickandmilly

Jo'burg ...

Pandas, Princesses and a Firetrap, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Pandas, Princesses and a Firetrap

A travel blog entry by elopfamily

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... many South African speed traps...all things we would need for our upcoming camping and game drives in South Africa's famous National Parks. So we left Johannesburg in high spirits but it wasn't three hours later that our bubble burst. Apparently I ...

A few minutes in South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

A few minutes in South Africa

A travel blog entry by daveistrad

Only spent a few hours here.  There were some stores in the airport that sold traditional south african dried meats, called biltongs.  I bought ostrich; it is not good.  Also, noticed all the cabs are mercedes.   That's ...

Into Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Into Africa

A travel blog entry by delaite-kuo

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... in the tourist industry. In addition to the Apartheid Museum, which we also visited this week, Constitution Hill, the site of South Africa's highest court, emphasizes the idea that Jo'burg is a unique historical destination. Built on the site of an ...

A heavy heart day, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

A heavy heart day

A travel blog entry by linda-wright

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... trees with purple flowers. Our stops: Apartheid Museum - fascinating, thoughtful, and heavy on the heart. Soweto - short for south west township.  6700 hectares.  Rich and poor currently living side by side. slums and nice areas. hector ...

Facts about South Africa by Owain Rose, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Facts about South Africa by Owain Rose

A travel blog entry by traceywilson

... product.  It's the world's 32nd-largest country by land area, and 28th-largest by population.  South Africa completely surrounds the country of Lesotho and almost completely surrounds Swaziland. By area, the country is one-eighth ...

A weekend in Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

A weekend in Johannesburg

A travel blog entry by lifeasanomad

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... imagine, that is very different). I was so excited, more than I have been about a trip in awhile. I have always wanted to visit South Africa, and while I would have preferred to do so on a three week holiday, I landed here on a last minute, very packed ...

South Africa Football World Cup Accommodation, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

South Africa Football World Cup Accommodation

A travel blog entry by claudesteyn

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... , specialty shops, curios, cell phones, and access cards will be provided. Take advantage of the special opportunities provided by the Africa Ubuntu and make your visit to the World Cup contest in 2010. If you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity ...

Hostel Hostage in Joburg!, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Hostel Hostage in Joburg!

A travel blog entry by strawberryk

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... 1/2 hours there but i probably could have spent a couple more, i didn't get to read everything.  Up until 1994, South Africa was segregated, whites only had rights and the blacks and everyone else were very oppressed. The museum goes into detail ...

Chilling Out in Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Chilling Out in Africa

A travel blog entry by theresapitts

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I now feel as though I am really back in civilization, despite the fact South Africa is considered a developing country. The first thing I did on arrival was have a haircut and pedicure – so I no longer look quite so feral and 5 months of ...

Just a quick reminder............., Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Just a quick reminder.............

A travel blog entry by drichardson

... a lot about South African history.  Went to Nelson Mandella's house/museum and the Apartheid museum and toured Soweto (South Western Township).  All very interesting and shocking and wind-blowing.  The country is still trying to balance ...

Aaaaw - we're heading home, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Aaaaw - we're heading home

A travel blog entry by linda-wright

Well this is a travel day.  Left botswana this morning, traveled through zimbobwe and then on to johannesburg south africa.  We traveled by bus and plane. After finally arriving at the Crowne Plaza hotel, we freshened up and headed out to the ...

And we are off !!, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

And we are off !!

A travel blog entry by schaffertrio

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Much excitement the day had finally come.  After waiting in line for over an hour to check in, we found that Air Mauritius had some sort of problem with their aircraft so all their passengers were put on our flight, the result was that we left an ...

The city of crime and wealth, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

The city of crime and wealth

A travel blog entry by mike_bright

So landed in Johannesburg or Jo' Burg as it is known now and right away was a little shocked.  I had heard South Africa was modern but wasn't quite ready for the airport.  You had Lacoste, Gucci, McDonalds, etc.. I was a little taken back... So ...

Getting stuck in, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Getting stuck in

A travel blog entry by charliek85

... calf is colouring nicely as a result. The tour was informative and certainly gave me an insight in to the political struggle of South Africa, although I felt less moved by the end, unlike my experience of a slum tour in Mumbai back in February, which ...

Jo'berg, Johanesberg, South Africa travel blog

Jo'berg

A travel blog entry by richsarasloper

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... a young banjo player, but instead there was a jacuzzi. The place was full of Afrikaans and for the first time in South Africa we felt uncomfortable, but after a few Amstel's the atmosphere softened and we were welcomed into the family. Headed for the ...

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