Protea Hotel Parktonian
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Airport Transportation
- Minbar in room
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
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... that Kruger was going to be pretty damn busy! Another thing that we realised is that everything we wanted to do in Joburg (Apartheid museum and Soweto cycling tour) was closed over Easter weekend! This is the problem of being a backpacker (of which there are only a few), you barely know what day or month it is, weekends mean nothing and knowing when special holidays are- Easter/Mother's Day etc are only made known actually on the day or if your sister kindly reminds you ...
... We drove up the short driveway and were greeted by a construction worker..."we are just wanting to get to the restaurant for high tea" we said. He relied "the entire hotel is closed until December for renovations". Yet again, the bad South African luck had kicked in. I would not have my delicious and cheap high tea today. Feeling annoyed and gutted Matt tried cheering me up by taking me to KFC for lunch (I had a ...
... ex-prison until I get picked up by the last bus that drops me back to Park Station. The hop on and off tour is worth doing if you only have a few days in Jo'burg and you don't have a car. The red bus is a worldwide company and one of the cheapest I've been on, I also love the local stories that they weave into the historical facts such as the story of the infamous Daisy de Melker who was the second woman to be hanged in South Africa. It's ...
... a much appreciated espresso machine. Our stone patio is positioned under a sprawling shade tree and a small swimming pool beckons a few paces from our door. After swilling a couple of glasses of wine, we wander around the corner to 7 th Avenue. We are in Melville; a racially diverse neighbourhood on the edge of the university district with a distinct bohemian buzz. The restaurant and bars spill into the street on this hot summer night. We take an outside table and soak in the scene. ...
... at first wasn’t big enough.
In the morning, Louis was up before we were to continue his generosity by cooking us an amazing fry-up for breakfast :) Proper bacon (unlike the stringy stuff from Oz), sausages, eggs and toast. Yum. Then we set off to avoid traffic to find there was none and arrived at our intended location an hour early! We stood chatting whilst we waited, watching the world go by and waiting ...