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... for a commercial ride to Cape Town.
We met Gerri Grant at Kwandwe, one of the travel agents at Cruise Professionals. She was on a mini-vacation and wanted to see the Reserve before joining the cruise in Cape Town. We had an absolutely great time with her along, probably better than had we been by ourselves. We have been working with Cruise Professionals since about 2011. Our agent, Loretta Darcy, along with the founder of ...
... and even have a satellite dish. But few will have running water or electricity and if it rains, the whole area, entire homes, risk flooding. I feel slightly uncomfortable as we drive through, voyeuristic, the closest I have ever been to absolute poverty, out of our comfortable glossy bubble and into the reality of rural South Africa.
... promises that the delay was only going to be about half an hour, then +-15 minutes, then +-7 minutes, then back to +-30minutes. When we eventually took off the view down on Dubai was surreal with the high rise buildings piercing the low level fog.
On arrival at OR Tambo we had quite a wait for our baggage so poor Brad was left waiting for Kathryn. Eventually it was all over and we took our leave of Kathryn and ...
... and is now a tourist
attraction. We spent about an hour doing the tour, which was very interesting.
We then treated ourselves to tea that was fit for a queen, with silver teapot
and cutlery. That evening, we did a Ghost and Torture Tour, which was great.
Basically it’s a tour of the underground vaults in the oldest part of the
city. In the 1700’s, it was against the
rules to be homeless and to sleep on the streets, so ...
... possible during consumption, because they need to intake so much energy every day? On the way round the reserve we also found the elephants again, very angry youngsters today. We drove up past the ones fighting so we could see the rest of the herd and suddenly they all started getting really close, and the two young bulls fighting starting using the car as a buffer and were pushing against it. We stayed for a ...