Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank
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After 24 long hours, I finally landed and cleared customs at Johannesburg's Tambo International Airport. This was my first visit to Africa, 'real' Africa (I have been to North Africa, but as you can imagine, that is very different). I was so excited, more than I have been about a trip in awhile. I have always wanted to visit South Africa, and while …
Well this is a travel day. Left botswana this morning, traveled through zimbobwe and then on to johannesburg south africa. We traveled by bus and plane.
After finally arriving at the Crowne Plaza hotel, we freshened up and headed out to the Moyo restaurant for an excellent final dinner together. Alot of laughs , comraderie and fun.
We did a tour of the area today. Everywhere there are beautiful jacaranda trees with purple flowers.
Apartheid Museum - fascinating, thoughtful, and heavy on the heart.
Soweto - short for south west township. 6700 hectares. Rich and poor currently living side by side. slums and nice areas.
Today was a travelday. We stopped at the Jane Goodall Chimp Rescue center for a very informative tour.
Then it was on to Johburg. (Johannesburg)
Johburg is a large city. The Crowne Plaza hotel is a large modern hotel. The extreme opposite to the rustic hotel in Kruger PArk.
We had a delicious supper at the hotel, with a talk …
This place has done a lot for me. It's highlighted my strengths and uncovered my weaknesses. I come home November 2 and I'm struck with a divided feeling of disappointment and satisfaction. I'm disappointed I didn't have the time I thought I would. I didn't readily embrace South Africa. I resented it for being two-faced. It has the historical culture for love and community through all struggles yet ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center