Travel Blogs from Johannesburg, South Africa

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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 ...

Arrival on Day 1 - jet lag!, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Arrival on Day 1 - jet lag!

A travel blog entry by ngenikis

Johannesburg Airport was shiny and new (except where construction was still in progress).  All would have been well except that I hadn't actually booked us into the Airport Hotel, but to one which required a shuttle trip.  Waiting for that was ...

A long flight that was worth it, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

A long flight that was worth it

A travel blog entry by kennellyturkey

... night went well, the food was good (but not entirely what we had hoped - although, admittedly it might have been built up a bit in our minds) and the next day we were ready to experience South Africa. First stop, Blythe Canyon then to our game ...

The adventure is waiting along the road, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

The adventure is waiting along the road

A travel blog entry by siegfried_h.

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... ! But nothing can't stop me now. The journey starts. If this is the only delay I will consider myself lucky. South Africa is a beautiful country. Johannesburg is a colorful city, full of trees. As a matter of fact, it's the biggest man made forest in the ...

Jo'burg, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Jo'burg

A travel blog entry by weixiao

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... place but still there is nothing to do in the area apart from walk around extremely snobbish and expensive shopping malls. Johannesburg's speciality is its security systems. People seem scared even to leave their cars. They just stay in their barbed wire ...

Crafts Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Crafts Fair

A travel blog entry by tayloretc

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Went to the Rosebank Flea Market this morning, which is held on Sundays on one level of the parking ramp of the Rosebank Mall, and swung through the African Crafts Market adjacent to the mall afterward. The flea market is part real flea market ...

After flight delays, finally land in Joburg, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

After flight delays, finally land in Joburg

A travel blog entry by oliverkr

As I landed in the Joburg airport, I met a man and his daughter that were also going to Cape Town. I decided to tag along with them because I had no idea how I was going to find my way around through customs etc. They led me through immigration and then ...

Best wishes from south Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Best wishes from south Africa

A travel blog entry by lifeasanomad

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Was gifted this beautiful Ethiopian cross with kenyan amber beads as a parting gift when I left south Africa. Was told it was a symbol of everlasting life and was wished good luck in my life and protection from harm. It's amazing that all over the world, ...

Halfway across the world, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Halfway across the world

A travel blog entry by reneshn

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So I learnt two things today en route to South Africa. I turn into a five year old when I come across famous people. So I was going through security at Sydney airport, heard a familiar voice, turned around and what do you know, the All Blacks were just ...

No lions or tigers or bears..., Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

No lions or tigers or bears...

A travel blog entry by jolawrence1

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So when most people visit Johannesburg it is as a stop off on their way to the famous Kruger reserve for a safari with the big five. I've been lucky enough to do that in the past and it was truly amazing, camping out alongside rivers of hippos and ...

Last few days in South Africa.., Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Last few days in South Africa..

A travel blog entry by rtwexplorer

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... for Goa, India for 2 well earned weeks on the beach. We've really come to love Africa over the past 5 weeks, especially South Africa. The people are lovely, the scenery is stunning, everything's so diverse, we'll be sad to leave but will definitely be ...

Finally an update!!, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Finally an update!!

A travel blog entry by gshamieh

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... for the next day as we will be going on a Community Human Rights Workshop in one of the most impoverished areas in all of South Africa. During this period I will NOT have communication, whether it be by blog, phone, facebook, or email. Ill have plenty to ...

flug ueber unbekanntes land in haessliche stadt, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

flug ueber unbekanntes land in haessliche stadt

A travel blog entry by pfaelzerbub

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Ankunft in Johannesburg Flug mit Emirates, sehr angenehm. Ueber 500 Channels Bordunterhaltung zur Auswahl (Spiele, Film, TV, Musik, Bordkamera, SMS! etc.) Nix fuer entscheidungsschwache. Der Blick nach unten enthuellte eindeutig andersartige ...

Joburg, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Joburg

A travel blog entry by court0

... city is not real safe, as I was constantly reminded. Touring the city was fascinating, particularly the visit into Soweto. Johannesburg is a spawling metropolis - the tour guide was rather disgruntled with the changes and didn't provide a pretty picture. ...

Beef me up, skattie, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Beef me up, skattie

A travel blog entry by laura_mathijs

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... grote vertraging opgelopen doordat haar scheppers het te druk hadden met leuke dingen doen. Een update in notendop: momenteel in Johannesburg om morgen te vertrekken voor een Safari in het Krugerpark, hiervoor al dolfijnen gekeken in Hermanus, gehiked in ...

out of Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

out of Africa

A travel blog entry by tristan_g

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... surfboards in storage and gone full circle through southern Africa - Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, and back to South Africa. A challenging and rewarding journey, rich in culture. After 4 amazing months through 9 countries in Africa, ...

A time to forget, a reason to remember, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

A time to forget, a reason to remember

A travel blog entry by mikeandtrace

... the immense sense of loss, sadness and emptiness we are experiencing. This chapter of our lives is over now, we have to move on......mentally, emotionally and physically. We will be leaving South Africa as soon as possible and heading for ...

So tired, but here, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

So tired, but here

A travel blog entry by annaelise

Hey everyone! Just a quick note! I have arrived in Johannesburg after a very interesting flight with a group of South African friends I made full of Cape Town Tips. I am at my hotel in my room and so tired. I can't wait to take a hot shower and get a ...

Juzna Afrika, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

Juzna Afrika

A travel blog entry by mozi

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No a som tu. Priamo na opacnom konci sveta v Johannesburgu, Juhoafrickej republike. Ked som sedel v lietadle a sledoval ako nad Juznou Afrikou vychadza slnko hovoril som si: "Wow, Mozi. Ja ti normalne zavidim, ze mas moznost lietat si takto po svete. ...

physics conference in Jozi, Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

physics conference in Jozi

A travel blog entry by gtrob

... Being that I left my maps and directions in the berg so, I was pretty much driving into the most populous, and dangerous, city in South Africa, blind.  I only had a tiny little map I found in the guidebook, which was meant to give you a vague idea of ...

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