Mercure Johannesburg Midrand
Travel Blogs from Johannesburg
... as Sue and her had used while Reg and I were getting our South African pilots license, but to her disappointment, we were met by a replacement driver who was hard of hearing and not very interested in answering our questions as we drove along. We drove down Johannesburg's freeways in silence for almost an hour before turning off into a suburb with noticeably less affluence. After stopping to ask directions, our driver, within the crowded street of church-goers just ...
... viewed the Voortrekker Monument, a shrine to the Afrikaner people who ventured into the interior from Cape Town.
The next day we headed to the Drakensburg Mountains where I was able to do some hiking. It reminded me a lot of the Alps, until I saw baboons, monkeys, and zebras moving about! After two relaxing days we packed up and headed to our final destination, Durban.
That's all for now, I'll update in a few days with my experiences so far in Durban!
... money exchange places...so a fair bit of time was spent wandering around and having a look...there was a Boost Juice and we found out about this line of body products called 'Aussie' but they are all made in Surrey...weird!
We also experienced our first gun shop...you just need to be 21 to buy a gun, no wait period, no nothing. There was even a pretty ...
... time, and use it mostly for trip planning. Finally, and probably the lamest excuse, we found a couple really addictive books in the hostel book exchanges, which have sucked up our free time, which we would have used to write about our travels. Which books? The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (and the next two books) and Hunger Games -- both totally worth reading even after seeing the movies, by the way. So now ...
... Okavango Delta (three days each) in Botswana. Beginning with Chobe as a very dry more dessert like setting and then Okavango with the delta and more green and water to see. Animal viewing changed with each site and especially the numbers of each type of animal. Then came the most remote Lafupu Camp in Zambia on the Kafue River. Our last camp was the Macalolo Plains Camp in Zimbabwe and here we were able to put together what we had learned along the way from all ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking