Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg
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Travel Blogs from Sandton
... bakery and finally for a manicure before cooking a fab lamb roast for dinner...felt like I was home away from home! I have just come back from a spa exfoliation and body massage at the Hyatt Hotel (thank you Liz!!) and am now off for dinner at 'South Africa's best steakhouse' with Joe (brother), Liz and their partners...yummyyyy!! Definitely living the luxury life for a traveller...I could get used to this ...
... were persistently outweighed by his good humor, successful management of logistics, clear instructions, and wide knowledge of African natural history.
OAT does a generally good job of organizing this tour and providing seamless logistics. However, there are some details worth mentioning.
If you make your own flight arrangements to reach Johannesburg airport, as we did, you will not be met at the airport by OAT ...
Rest of the holiday was equally lovely with many more tasty meals and great wine! I tried ostrich for the first time which I loved and was nothing like what I expected; considering it's basically a giant bird the meat was very similar to red meat rather than chicken. We explored more of Cape Town and went to the district 6 museum which was all about how black and coloured people were forced to leave their homes in a certain area of Cape Town (but it happened in lots of other places too) ...
... their work over the years. Bullet shot holes were still visible on the outside wall.
Hector Pieterson was a thirteen year old boy and was named as the first victim of the 26 June 1976 shootings. He was part of the student protest that, although supposed to be peaceful, turned out violent and the police began to shoot. We visited the museum in Soweto which is dedicated to his story.
Last stop, the Apartheid museum. To enter, we were given a 'white' ...
... there it did start to look quite rough, and I wouldn't have wanted to drive through it at night. At least we had finally gotten a grasp of the city.
Tomorrow morning, early around 7 am, we'll go and start the car-papers-process, and then pick up our Limpopo Toro. After tomorrow if all goes well we are heading to Pilanesberg national parc for about 5 days until the car papers are ready to be picked up. It will be nice to go to a laid back national parc and get used to the car.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center