City Lodge Sandton Katherine Street
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... alone. I was extremely relieved to see the Acacia Africa truck outside as we pulled up, as it confirmed I was in the right place on the right day! Tonight we have a tour briefing, after which I will savour my last night in a bed for 25 days! Tomorrow morning, the adventure truly begins, as we leave at 7am for a long day of driving to the Kruger National Park. I am very pleased ...
... next few days was not too long and we were safely in our room by 4pm. We were staying in a rather nice hotel in the Sandton suburb which is rapidly becoming the main business centre with a whole host of corporate offices and plush hotels. The evening was spent sorting out our washing and having a pleasant meal in the hotel.
On the Wednesday (Feb 26) we headed into the centre of Jo-burg via the Gautrain. The Gautrain line has only recently been completed and it ...
Since it was our last day in Joberg and didn't have a lot of time so we rode the "Red Hop On-Hop Off Tour Bus." There were 12 stops, but we only stopped at a few and the first was the Mining District/Downton District and Ghandi Square where the statue of Mahatma Ghandi stood, amongst the busy public transit center, shops and restaurants. I had forgotten that ...
... aahing at elephants, buffalo, rhino, wild dogs, hyena, lions, hippos, crocs and one day a fleeting, but very close, spot of a leopard. We also took a day to drive to Pilgrims' Rest - a gold mining town, and we went on a night safari which was one of the highlights - thanks to the proximity of a pride of lions which we watched for ages by the roadside.
Unfortunately, our time was marred by a theft on the last day - ...
... on a line to grab me and bring me back up (telling me the whole time he had a message for me from my father: that he was to make sure I was returned safely. I told him it was doubtful my father had given him such a message as my father had no idea I had just jumped off a bridge, let alone that his Birthday money had payed for it, thanks Dad!!!). After getting back up to the lower part of the bridge, I had to walk alone along the underside of the bridge to land. Unfortunately I ...
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