Travel Blogs from Somerset West
... and we hunkered down as best we could on the truck. We were able to see 7 or 8 different types of animals, which was pretty cool. We even got to see the pride of lions. I dropped a tissue out of the truck in front of the lions, but dared not get out and pick it up. Sorry Nature! The most interesting part was when we came up to the elephants, who were right at the roadside. The driver and guide were extremely hesitant to drive close. ...
We have had pretty bad luck with the weather so far in Africa. Around Johannesburg they have had their wettest March for 50 years meaning a lot of rained off braais and golf games. This makes South Africans pretty grumpy. All the rain also means a lot of the roads have collapsed into potholes so it's not easy to get away from the rain. Spectacular thunderstorms aside, we managed to fit in all our activities in the brief bursts of sunshine, all the while looking forward to ...
... screen and gives a smile and nod! Then there is security. Not usually my favorite part but can often create a bit of excitement. Sometimes they scan your full bag before going through, but most times it is just your carry-on. I still remember that fateful day in some South American airport when I made a guy sweat. Before arriving at the airport, I had collected so much stuff that there was a 10 minutes process of squishing, pushing, reorganizing and finally having my friend sit/stand ...
... taking care of her out of the kindness of her heart. She was receiving no disability and had been left by her husband 3 years ago when her symptoms started. Through the language barrier we found out that three years ago she had felt sick at work and was sent home. She went to bed and was not able to wake up. She was taken to the mental hospital and diagnosed with a nervous breakdown. Gradually her muscle control began to go and she went from walking with a cane, to ...
... at one point, even in our dilemma, to take photos of kite surfers. The view was absolutely amazing.
Soon we were a bit worried, because the gas gauge was going down and we had no idea how much longer it would be to the nearest station. We passed one or two beautiful little coastal towns with nary a supermarket or gas station in sight. The next city, I think it was called Ocean View, was filled with numerous people walking along the roadways, probably hundreds, as ...
Other places to stay in Somerset West
CNR Main Road (M9) & Broadway Boulevard (R44) Roads, Somerset West | 3 star hotelfrom $60
Lourensford Road, Somerset West | 4 star hotelfrom $76
01 Morgenster Avenue, Somerset West | 4 star hotelfrom $104
8 Waveren Avenue, Somerset West | Hotelfrom $63
Jigger ave, Somerset West | Hotelfrom $73