Gold Reef City Theme Park Hotel
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- Free parking
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So...here we are, back in civilization, with luxury, glitter, and high-speed internet at our disposal, yet, oddly enough, something feels different. I couldn't put my finger on it until we stood waiting to be seated in the dining room, where it became ironically apparent that complacency has infected this establishment's service and attention to …
... here. Apparently, he loves to travel in Africa, because we heard that he was recently on safari in Tanzania, as well.
We unpack our bags and get (partially) organized, and relax for an hour before lunch. Since we are the only ones in camp all week, we have a lot of flexibility, which is great, and we are ...
Highlights included the suburb of Houghton (great city view off Munro Drive and a stop at the home where Nelson Mandela lived until his death in December 2013), the Hector Pieterson Memorial (site where 13 yr old Hector was shot on June 16, 1976 - the start of the Soweto Uprising and the protests against apartheid) and then onto Mandela's home ...
... for the last 4 plus years) we went to Lory Park Zoo which is a rehabilitation zoo for big cats. Amazingly it is a very small zoo and we were blessed to be the only ones there so we had front seat at all the enclosures seeing everything from owls, iguana, monkeys and of course all the big cats. I was also surprised to see our little Aussie kookaburra in one enclosure :). The bigs cats were amazing, they were all up walking around and maybe due to being rehabilitated ...
I arrived in Joburg at just after 6AM, organized to stay at a guest house nearby and was picked up by Stevie, the owner of the Blue Mango. Stevie and his wife Daisy have owned the Blue Mango since Feb this year. They are great and I highly recommend the Blue Mango Lodge for anyone looking for a friendly, comfortable place to stay near the airport in Johannesburg! Daisy is from Uganda and she and Stevie have a beautiful little girl named ...