Roy's Lodge

PO Box 567, Pretoria, Gauteng, 1001, South Africa | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Pretoria

The first day in Africa

A travel blog entry by victorkubik

... them on this trip, but maybe sometime.

After some talking we settled in for rest at the Avalon Guest House where I stayed a year ago last January. I really wanted to bring Bev here because there is a peace here that I cannot explain. All is going well so far.

My thoughts are on the meaning of this Passover season and the hardships that so many are going through with illness and death. ...

Bush babies

A travel blog entry by africa1213


... just looking to walking out spending ALL my money. What happens is you are asked to look in a little shop, of course there is lovely African art, a bit of bargaining, .. A carving was R300, too much, I only have R200, ok another carving is R150, ok I will take that. Oh I don't have change to give you R50 back but you can take the other carving, don't want it and then feel bad .. As now they are thanking me for supporting them and how ...

South Arfrica!

A travel blog entry by kjohnson33

Usually guests would have arranged visits but when phones are not accessible visits are unannounced so it is a surprise. Guests have to be very honorable, polite, etiquette, and sharing. Refreshments are served during visits, and when refreshments are refused in certain households it is considered rude. Some households it is polite to have second helpings of food. Dinner guests are not expected to bring a gift. When guests leave home they are lead to gate, door, ...

The big tent competition

A travel blog entry by suemckee


The "surprise" in the tent never eventuated - yet another wind up from the boys. However, it was the morning of the big tent dismantling competition. Last time the two Aussies had won as a pair against all others who had done it alone. This time the competition had hotted up considerably with Johan determined not to be beaten. The contenders had to do a running start from about 200 metres away. The tents were not in a straight line this time, so ...

Our visit to Hogwarts

A travel blog entry by biogrrl


... apartheid there were 19 separate education departments in South Africa. They were delineated by race: white, black, Indian and coloured. Then they were subdivided by each of the 10 "homelands" set up by the government for each tribal group. Post apartheid all these 19 departments were combined into 1 national system. My professor Teboho Moja was appointed by Mandela to be a part of the transition process. One thing that occurred was a change in ...


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