Protea Hotel Upington
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- Swimming pool
- 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 ...
... hat (not as flamboyant as the american version and more practical). I bought his second beer because I think the farmers are heroes and deserve better treatment from society and especially the government. Imagine they all immigrate.... how long will it be before the only thing on the shop shelves would be chemicals.
As it turns out, he grew up on a farm in ...
... 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 ...
... to just wound an animal. We saw all but one of the different species of antelope - steenbok, oryx, kudu, springbok, eland, blue wildebeest, impala and gemsbok. We also saw zebra!! The animals were so beautiful and it was fantastic. The park has 6 giraffes and I refused to leave until we found them! Just as we were about to head back to the house we went over a hill and saw them just ahead of us. The giraffes are not hunted so they weren't as ...