Diamond Diggers Backpackers

36 Doris Street , Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa | Hostel
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Lions and giraffes and meerkats, oh my!

... so you have to be careful. When we're cleaning their enclosures, they want to jump on us just like they jump on each other, but the cool thing is that they've been trained to back off if you give them a firm "no."

There is also a resident family of friendly giraffes that loves to break the fence and come into our campground because they haven't yet chewed off all the leaves within ...

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa naomi7
Jo'burg!

... 10, so we headed over to McDonald's for some fine dining and splurged on a Mint Chocolate Milkshake (not that good by the way). Nearly froze on the walk back to the hotel, it was only 13 degrees outside! Made a quick pit stop for some water and candy, a guy there thought we were American because we called it candy not "sweets". Made it back to the hotel and quickly went to bed excited for our adventure. 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa evelyn.ng
Confronting the baboons, back to Pretoria

... her eggs, there was little evidence of the work the day before. Just some signs of digging and covering up and some small stones which must have been the last things she put on them. The eggs stay there until they hatch and the monitor has nothing more to do with them after laying and burying them. Had to pay the exorbitant park entry fee but we continued to see some amazing things including: rhino tracks, another type of hornbill ...

Pretoria, South Africa lroff
The Search for the Big Five

... and coast in along side to see nothing. Winding down the window I ask the guide of a large open top safari 4x4 what it was and he lets me know there were two Cheaters off in the distance but they've just gone. We sit there and wait a bit and Lou points out that everyone in the 4x4 is staring at us. I look around and realise she's right and not only are they staring but they all look pretty grumpy. Oh dear, we realise that I am probably the one to blame for the ...

Kruger Game Park, South Africa thewhelans

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This hostel, located on 36 Doris Street , Johannesburg, is near Carlton Centre, Museum Africa, Everard Read Gallery, and Kim Sacks Gallery.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsDiamond Diggers Backpackers Johannesburg

    Reviewed by annoiatissima

    sotto le aspettative

    Reviewed Sep 27, 2011
    by (6 reviews) , Italy Flag of Italy

    Nonostante Graham sia gentilissimo e disponibile, la struttura non e' cosi' interessante come descritto sulla guida. Il letto "matrimoniale" e' piccolo e le coperte sono dei fazzoletti. La cucina ha pochi piatti e tazze, nemmeno molto pulite. In genere sono sempre disponibili bustine di tea, nescafe', latte e zucchero per gli ospiti, ma qui non c'e' nulla.
    Nella descrizione si parla di vasca jacuzzi, sauna, bagno turco: la vasca idromassaggio non si e' vista e le altre strutture sono in disuso.
    Insomma... per una notte, ma non di piu'.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by millarmotortour

    Just outside of City center, helpful staff

    Reviewed Jan 24, 2011
    by (2 reviews) St. Albert , Canada Flag of Canada

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    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Diamond Diggers Backpackers Johannesburg

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