Protea Hotel Nelspruit
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From here we travelled into Kruger, via the so called Panoramic Route. Despite the patchwork of road signs the route certainly provided a series of amazing views and interesting experiences. The drive took us through the Blyth River Canyon with a number of places to stop and view the cliffs, waterfalls, hills and distant plains. We stopped off at …
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 ...
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