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... plants. There is definitely not enough room in our rucksacks for them! We then took the more scenic coast road to Durban. On the way in we passed the impressive Moses Mabhida Stadium, which was built for the 2010 World Cup. We took a drive along the seafront road, but a large black cloud hung over the city. Having ticked Durban off our list of places to see, we headed northwest on the N3 and slowly climbed up into the Drakensberg region in pretty much driving rain and ...
... also turned out to be hard as rock so any more holes being dug then the bare essential ones was out of the question. So tires needed to stay above ground. First lesson learnt - no matter how much you think you're prepared, your probably not, and it's ok, the job will still get done if you work hard.
Somehow in the blur of what was the next few hours, the playground was built, the playgrounds was painted, as was the murals, tires and building. The grounds were cleaned, ...
... we're were with didn't want to do it because she had done it once before and it wasn't the rush she had expected it to be, I hadn't though of a helicopter ride as a rush tbh. It actually went faster than I thought it was and it was really good fun so I'm glad I did it, well worth the money. And so much easier than walking. For a few rand extra we could have stopped on one of the peaks for champagne, but we decided against that haha.
... others, but in the words of Sarah, our were 'capable of catching fairies' as we had decided ours were luxurious penthouse accommodation with mountain views. Apart from one, which was a honey moon suite as we found a flower. They come complete with bed and breakfast (peanut butter balls containing oats!). Knackering work in the sun but we did have a nice view of the mountains, which now are snow peaked. Gorgeous!
... not a favourite here. It has a lot of spiritual significance, mainly to do with remembering the past but looking towards the future. So therefore the Zulu people source them after the death of someone, and if they die in a car accident they pay for a seat for it in a taxi and take it along with them.
Later on we all made rope out of a Pompon tree (which we mistakenly called pom pom tree, so named for its little white flowers, not visible atm though) ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking