Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa
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... of foreboding (thats just for the English teachers)... no there wasn't any foreboding but there was a tremendous storm, with really loud thunder and lightening strikes. Standing in the rain, awaiting my lift, I found the clouds really interesting ( #cloudappreciation :P) and I was thrown back to the good old days at Old Bar. The power emergency was full in swing although, writing this on Friday, we still haven't had any power cuts. It seems that the Silber's power works best ...
Our bus arrived early at 5:50 and we had the bus to ourselves. A stop for breakfast and photos plus a few sleeps passed the 6 hours to Kruger well. We were greeted by Danielle from the bus with an orange juice with grenadine and a quick tour of the lodge. Lunch was then served and we had to be ready for a private game park tour at 3. During lunch we were greeted by ...
... tour Johannesburg where we spent the morning at the Apartheid Museum and the afternoon checking out a few sights and touring the Soweto Township.
The Apartheid Museum was very interesting and informative, there was just so much information it was hard to digest in a morning. You could easily have spent a full day or two there. There was also a Nelson Mandela exhibit that was pretty impressive. The respect that he garners from ...
Another guest staying in my room was a white South African also in his 50s. He spent about two hours relating much of his experiences from growing up in Apartheid in the 60s and 70s through liberation in the 1994 to the resulting violent years and up to the present. He led one of the first high school protests against apartheid in the early 70s and was rewarded with 3 months in jail without charges followed by 9 more months on trumped up charges. He kept a lower profile after that.
... use the church as a meeting place. And to finish the day off then to the Hector Peterson Museum. He was the 13 year old killed by police during a student protest during the uprising. The museum charts the events of the protests against the apartheid laws and the role that students from the Soweto schools took in the protest movement. And finally a chicken and mango curry for dinner cooked by our host at the Backpackers Ritz. Then to bed ready for a 4.45 start the next ...