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Travel Blogs from Midrand
... I was feeling sad that we were leaving these stunning creatures. But our guide was simply driving up the road to the path that lead right down to the river. The crew of elephants sauntered right past our truck one getting as close as ten feet away! The elephants slowly wandered up into the opposite banks and we fired up the engine to do further scouting. We passed many more large groups of impalas. The next animal we smelled before we saw it. Around a bend we ...
Yet another early start at 05:15…eventually we will get to lie in!
Friday had organised us a bacon Butty with egg…but it was Friday portions and I could hardly lift it. I am sure he does it so that anything left he has himself. Eventually if he opened enough bottles of wine the chance are that one won't be drunk.
We left at 07:00 and said goodbye for our very hospitable hosts. We had an excellent stay ...
... grab where you are attacked in your car when you are caught in city traffic. We drove past Nelson Mandela's home where he died and the very rich and exclusive houses in that suburb. We then went to the Apartheid Museum which is very impressive from the time you enter. Your entry ticket has on the back your classification as either white or non-white and you therefore enter the museum through a segregated entrance. We spent 2 ½ hours here because it was so jam packed with information. ...
... part of the British Commonwealth, instituted Land Alienation Acts which resulted in more rural blacks forced to leave for the mining hub in search of employment.
After the National Party took power in 1948, it instituted the Group Areas Act and forcibly moved black population groups out of inner Johannesburg areas, such as Sophiatown, to the newly
developed Soweto, a name derived from South West Townships. Today the city of
Soweto has more than 1 million inhabitants. ...
... I insisted I was fine to push it but he took it off me and headed for the escalators going down to the car park. "Surely you can't push it down there!?" "Sure you can" he said, as he smiled a smug smile. Then my bags fell off down the escalator and he had to jump over the trolley to get them back on before the bottom. That was fun. I tried to refrain from my own smug smile at the bottom but I don't think I succeeded. Whoops.
Other places to stay in Midrand
14th Street, Noordwyk Ext 20, Midrand | 4 star hotelfrom $72
Samrand, Sterling Street, Midrand | 3 star hotelfrom $71
31 Gallagher Avenue, Midrand | 3 star hotelfrom $65
Montrose Road, off Bekker Road, Midrand | Hotelfrom $63