Protea Hotel Nelspruit
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So, back in Nelspruit. Not the sort of place that really warrants a second visit, but I had a couple of things to sort out before leaving South Africa. The main aim was to try and get a visa for Mozambique before heading to the border.
That didn't work so well - at the consulate they told me the visa would take 'at least three or four days', which didn't sound the best plan. They assured me that I ...
... pitta. Absolutely delicious and washed down with a couple of beers all for less than £10. Back at Kloof House we chatted with Steve and another guest, where we discovered that the earliest rock on earth, 3.5 billion years old, had been found at Barberton. An application was in to make the town a World Heritage Site, but was facing strong opposition from the 5 local gold mines because it would mean they would have to stop digging! As we watched a ...
... all a bit amusing. Fortunately there was a British Airways flight available and so we said our fair-thee-wells to our good friends and enjoyed the extra leg room and complimentary meal (including a dairy milk choc to the gleeful reception of Nomie) on our journey north. It was such a blessing to spend some time with Steve and Yvonne and we miss them we do!They went back to stay with Ouma and enjoyed their last days in Cape Town in the 30 degree heat.
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What could have been a tourist-trap turned out to be the highlight of the day when we visited the Elephant Sanctuary near Hazyview. On the way up, we did finally get a few snapshots of the banana trees growing in fields near the road. After some afternoon tea, we were given a tour of the elephant barn and lecture on elephant anatomy and behaviors. Then we met "Caspar", a 26-year old bull elephant, and "Kitso", a 13-year ...
... perched on a branch above the road, the viewing after leaving the hide was mostly non-existant. Just before we got to the bridge across the Sabie River outside the camp, we encountered "Pumbaa" and other semi-friendly wart hogs. "Pumbaa" decided to pose so we got some good head shots of him and proof that he really does belong on the "Big 5 Ugliest" animals' list.
The Sunset Dam area was fairly quiet ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility