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Travel Blogs from Braamfontein
... in mid-afternoon for iced tea and a snack of something savory (e.g., little meat pies or pizzas) and something sweet -- maybe pound cake with icing. The afternoon game drive follows and usually includes the famous "sundowners," a stop in the bush at sunset for soft drinks, beer, or a glass of wine, and more simple snacks. The drive brings you back to camp about 6:30, and there is dinner around seven, usually with soup as a first course, followed by meat in some ...
... cub enclosure but today was
feeling day so nobody was allowed in until after my shift ended since they can
become a little territorial with food but was good fun watching them and the
others getting fed especially Mara the baby giraffe who has 3 2 litre coke
bottles full of milk and it was gone in seconds.
Sat watching the baby cubs for hours while they played tug –
of – war with the left over rib bones, gross but cute.
Though I woke early I did not leave the comfort of the bed until much later. Wandering to a cafe around the corner of the hotel, I had a huge breakfast and completed a few jobs on the WiFi. Returning to my room I made another effort at drying some last damp items, packed my bag and just made it to reception for the 11am check-out. Climbing into a taxi, I headed off back to the Westford (a four minute drive at best) to ...
... is where we are now
waiting for flight number 48, on the 365th day of our trip.
It feels really strange to be going home....
It has been such an adventure, 21 countries, 110,000 Km 48 flights and we are coming home with 2 empty bags. We left all our worn out clothes in the camp in Kruger, so they will get new owners in Africa.
We're coming home! we're coming home! Wheelers coming home.....
Customs in Jo'burg was easy and quick. First, SMART country that requires NO FORMS to be filled out…they are saving trees!!! Just scan your passport, stamp, and you are in…..pushed on to next flight, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Arrived Capetown….happy to see our transfers waiting for us. Drove the ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking