Protea Hotel Upington
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Great time. Traveling rote 66 was so tiring and took for ever but want to do it again. I saw so many different thing along the way. Flamingo bay, there were so many flamingos and it felt like you good hardly walk anywhere. I love going to museums but this one wasn't that interesting. The hotel was nice. Wish I could go ...
I decided to spend the weekend in Upington. This is a town of extremes... I went to the airport Saturday and the temperature was 31 deg C and the humidity was 12%, which is really low.
It has the longest runway in Africa at 4.9km. OR Tambo Intl airport's longest runway is around 4.3km. The space shuttle can land here.
Upington boasts the longest date palm tree lane in SA at 1041 meters ...
I went into the only pub in town at 4pm to find out if they served dinner, because the hotel said they don't serve dinner.... weird!
I did this before the Spar closed as I was not interested in going to bed hungry. Burgers was the only item on the pub menu and it was not bad at all.
Halfway through dinner a farmer in his mid 30's walked in... complete with SA ...
... robbed the previous night at their accomodation - we then planned to head towards Calvinia via the SKA (Square Kilometer Arai) satellites but we were blocked by a security guard despite Maree's best attempt at negotiating our passage - plans then changed and we did a U-Turn and on the dirt road headed to Van Wyk's Vlei - no fuel there - the police gave us a siphon pipe to get fuel from ...
... months. There is a big house for visitors to stay in so we got unpacked and settled down outside for a drink before we headed off on a game drive. We packed a big coolbox with ice, brandy etc and set off drinks in hand; we were the only people in the 4500 hectares of park so drink driving doesn't have quite the same sort of stigma as it does in the UK. Even the main roads are always incredibly quiet and the highway code seems a lot more relaxed ...