Riverbend Country House
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... of the bush together. Luckily, we didn’t have much use for it anyway. Naturally, there were a few "disagreements" but all-in-all we had an absolutely amazing trip and it’s something I will always look back on with fond memories!
We started with a few days in Johannesburg staying with my Dad’s cousin, Ian (who my dad hadn’t seen for over 40 years), his wife, Diedre, and his 2 children Alexandra and ...
... which is a black township that was ground central for much of the anti-apartheid movement. We met Percy, who gave us a tour of his neighborhood and home. He made a point of showing us that he had electricity and a flush toilet in an outbuilding. He wants us to send a picture of the three of us together to add to his photo album he keeps of visitors.
We ended the ...
... and sleep deprived as we were we had to "embrace the day".
My dad was very pleased to see us, and after unpacking, breakfast and a quick chat we were off to town to see about postponing my court case, changing the blown out spare and shopping for the dinner we were putting on that evening.
In preparation for our trip to Cape Town Janet drove to Modimolle, which was interesting, lmao. We had a few discussions about the ...
Beautiful sunshine greeted us as we all met up in Johannesburg before the long drive to Kruger.
We stayed in a 4 bedroom country house in Sabie Sands, which is a complex actually IN the safari park, and saw zebra, buck and giraffes among others in 'our' garden. Apparently a leopard had been spotted outside one of the units earlier in the week.
Obviously most of our time was spent in the car (12 hours some days) ...
On the 2nd night we were feeling quite brave so tried to venture into the heart of the ghetto on foot to go for dinner. Halfway there Simon freaked out and abruptly informed me
that if I got raped, he wouldn't be able to cope with life anymore. So on that optimistic note we trudged back.
Off to Pietermaritzburg tomorrow. Can't wait for the 11 hour bus journey which starts at ...