Protea Hotel Midrand
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... up wandering around the bird park and Casino in her very fetching orange Yoga pants. She may have started a new fashion trend in Joburg! We sat down to watch the bird show expecting to see African birds doing their thing and the first bird that came out to perform was a Kookaburra! We did see some amazing African birds, the last one a hawk that can travel at over 200km/h. It wasn't totally compliant with what the trainers wanted and at one stage we thought it had flown ...
... in Australia, we turned our attention to travelling to Mystic Monkeys and Feathers. At the exit to the farm, there was a jenny of 10 giraffe (a large amount to be seen together) which was incredible as they were very close. On the way out however, we saw the reason that the animals were all forced together: we pass back through the fire area, seeing smoke blowing across our path and flames flaring at tyres. This fire was rapidly growing and consuming the dry fuel of the farm. As ...
The Hector Pieterson Museum
We visited the Hector Pieterson Museum which was very crowded. There is music coming from afar and we walk towards it. I move towards the front to see the performance of dancers kicking high with such emotion on their face. Its exciting and I smile at the older woman next to me who reminds me so much of my grandmother's sister Teddy that my heart starts pounding. After ...
One interesting place in Joburg is Constitution Hill. This houses the old prison (where Mandela was held for a time), with really quite shocking explanations of the conditions that persisted there even into the 1980s, and the new constitutional court. This is quite an impressive building which seems to have been carefully designed so that every aspect was symbolic in some way (reusing bricks from the prison to show that history has ...
I now feel as though I am really back in civilization, despite the fact South Africa is considered a developing country. The first thing I did on arrival was have a haircut and pedicure – so I no longer look quite so feral and 5 months of ingrained dirt is gone. It's been a lovely relaxing week – we’re staying in a gorgeous B&B. Most ...