Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank
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We arrived in Johannesburg from Sydney, late in the day, after a 14 hour QANTAS flight.
It is the largest city in South Africa and the provincial capital of Gauteng.
Johannesburg was established in 1886, following the discovery of gold on a farm and it is now the world's largest city not situated on a river, lake or coastline.
... back to Brown Sugar to the bar area and watched the end of a movie then used the internet for awhile. We left for the airport at 4:30 and got there around 5:00. We found the line for South African Airways. Our baggage was 3 kg lighter than the maximum. It felt good to drop off three of the bags. Then it was time to figure out something for dinner. We ended up settling for a nice little fish and chips place. The 29 Rand ...
... train mostly to ourselves.
Another two changes of train later, we arrived in central Jo’burg at dusk – not a good time of day to arrive in a city with such a bad reputation. Given the time, we did not attempt to continue onto Soweto and so called a hostel that arranges free pickups and spent the evening pitching tents, eating dinner, watching football and wondering how such a short journey could end up taking ...
... home on a Saturday and returned home on a Saturday.
Total of km's on bikes = 5,345km's
Total km's in Sani = 170 km's
Total km's travelled = 5,515 km's
338.76 Litres of petrol (Mark's bike - BMW K1200 GT)
Total cost of petrol (Mark) = R2,778.27
No punctures on route or any problems with the 3 bikes.
Lessons learnt along the way:
* Sunday's in the Northern Cape - most of these little towns are closed ...
... ll med några flodguider som bott på campingen i 5 år (!) kan vi nu imitera en flodhäst genom att stoppa huvudet i en plasthink och skrika, samt locka till oss en fruit bat (fladdermus) med hjälp av plasten på ett cigarettpaket, essential survival skills!
Piet Retief - Namnet säger allt...
Johannesburg - Anton köpte optimistiskt mc-brallor i guld innan han satte sig och deklarerade, Karin fick nya tonade plastögon så hon slipper kisa när vi åker hoj.