Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
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We were up very early today to make our return to the Johannesburg area. We were picked up promptly at 6:00 am by Cape Town members Rob & Mariette Scott. They graciously transported us the 45 minute drive back to the airport. Along the way we saw a number of shanty-towns constructed of corrugated sheet metal - and many more with lesser materials. Mr. Scott explained that these villages have only sprung up in the past ten years since the new government took ...
... drops We were taken to visit in a local house. Made of rough tin with cardboard ceiling/roof, two tiny rooms with one bed for mum and two teenage boys. Paraffin cooking and lamp and one tiny electric light bulb. All very messy and sad. The garden outside with a meager plot with a few cabbages. All water needs to be carried in. We didn't walk far into this area but at the bottom of the slope we could see football being played on a ...
... to relax and enjoy the environment. Then we went to get some cellphones (around 20 dollars) and grabbed some lunch at one of fav's Spur and now we are official members (got our card). Feel like a local now. Then we took the Gautrain back to JoBurg and just ...
... a society does not exist in the static times of Apartheid but exists in a continuum that includes today and will include tomorrow. The museum did a great job toward the end to place the end of apartheid and the continuation and improvement of the Republic of South Africa (RSA) as an item of paramount importance, in a way that doesn't quite erase the memory of the past; but acknowledges that together it will never be allowed to happen again.
... main languages: English and Afrikaans, the latter being a type of old style Dutch mixed with new local African words. Being Dutch it sound amusing to me.
I may as well mention here that the Dutch people residing in Holland in the 60’s and 70’s would shy away from any association with the South African-Dutch heritage which laid claim to the well known word of ...