Garden Court Kimberley
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My friend Harm (who works too hard in my opinion and looks a bit like Moses with that beard) is in Kimberley, so I decided to go and visit him since he never visits me. We started in the courtyard of the Halfway House Hotel at around 2 pm ..... and stopped 11 hours later. The way I see it, we skipped at least 5 "get together s" in the last year so …
... up early and after breakfast, loaded up the car and resumed the trip north. After a discussion we decided to break our journey at Kimberley, the old mining town as Dad was interested to see the Big Hole. This was still a 400 km drive but we arrived after midday after passing long stretches of flat scrub like bush which reminded me a little of the Northern Territories in Australia. I did also spot my first group of Meerkats on the highway tarmac, look outs on ...
... It's good enough for the Blue Train. Two gentlemen of a certain persuasion enjoy each other's company in the bar car. Both are drinking hideously coloured cocktails. Both are wearing velvet style smoking jackets and bow ties. Look like meerkats off the Comparethemarket.com adverts.
Train trundles through the Karoo desert. No light pollution whatsoever. Inky black sky the like of which I've not seen since being in the Chilean Atacama desert.
Stars shine bright like a diamond.
... city attraction you have to visit. Situated in the Maboneng Precint, on the east side of Johannesburg (an area of formerly industrial properties now undergoing redevelopment), it is a hub for the cities artists and creative community, to mingle and enjoy everything from art exhibitions and live music, to an outdoor cinema and rooftop bar, with spectacular views over downtown Johannesburg. Every Sunday from 10am-3pm, ...
... the rules are at the time you want to buy a car as they seem to change all the time.
Finally we were able to fill up the car with all the stuff that belongs to it, which is a massive amount of stuff (Thank you Anna and Jeroen) and drive back to where we unofficially stay. The car isn't in our name but it is ours and we are ready to hit the road with it tomorrow. It looks great and we already feel the that we'll make a great trio. Let the journey begin !