Sleek Backpackers and Hostel Lodge

477 Jan Smuts Avenue, Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 477 Jan Smuts Avenue, Randburg, is near Montecasino, Johannesburg Zoo, South African National Museum of Military History, and Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris.
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Travel to Johannesburg

A travel blog entry by bushmantours on Feb 19, 2014

After packing the vehicle and doing the food shopping, we left Hillcrest at about 10:15 am. Onto the N3 north bound for Johannesburg. Check out the route on google maps! We reached Montrose (not the Scottish one!) about 13kms short of the half way point Harrismith. We filled up with ...

Day t-1 - Prep and packing

A travel blog entry by wwhiffler on Jan 02, 2013

Ok, not entirely true. It is actually t-2 and t-1, but hey, this requires some attention and hell I'm way too excited....... This things gotta get started! Convinced it is the first time that I am packed, more then an hour prior to leaving the house. Packing is not a forte, and is usually left for the last minute. Not complex, just the basics and you ready to go.... The "forgotten" can be bought or done without. Mmmmm...... Ok not this time. A bike trip following ...

Culture shock in Jo'burg!

A travel blog entry by shaunandkaren on Mar 13, 2012

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... people, we should not visit Central Jo'burg alone, as yes it is too dangerous for whites.
As our short visit in Jo'burg came to an end, we reflect on our time here. We had an amazing time, a huge learning experience about the history and yes, a massive culture shock. Jo'burg is a city of classes and of course many misconceptions. Like all major cities, there are places that are safe, and there are places that are not. But if you ask us, Jo'burg is place that you should give a go!

"Soweto? What the f**k are you doing in Soweto?!"

A travel blog entry by afrikanskies on Feb 07, 2011

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... away from the stereotypical images of a ramshackle township to which most of the world is familiar. We boarded the Soweto highway and within minutes had pulled into Orlando, one of the township’s 87 districts. Soweto (SOuth WEstern TOwnship) was established in the early 1900’s; separating the black population of Johannesburg from the more ‘esteemed’ white residents in the north of the city. According to the 2001 government census, the population ...

The Hard Sell!!!

A travel blog entry by julesandel on Jun 25, 2010

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... his pricing to us by pointing out that the World Cup was on- a fact of which we were unsurprisingly acutely aware!
A small amount of driving, and a large amount of phone calls we found ourselves in the Villa Bane Lodge, with 3 beds and an en-suite all for 900 rand! Ideal!
After a police escort to the Waterfront (a collection of cafes/bars/restaurants overlooking a lovely lake) we celebrated our accommodation find with a 500gr steak and chips... well Andy ...