Riverside Sun Resort
Travel Blogs from Vanderbijlpark
I have been slack in writing each day. So much has been happening, but I have been reluctant to sit down and describe it. Perhaps the exhaustion of travelling back from Kenya was part of it. We went on a gorgeous hike in the Drakensburg on our second day there, climbing up a steep hill with stunning views to the surrounding mountains, before descending into a rainforest with little waterfalls and ...
We have now been in SA for 2 days, and already the time has been filled with seeing family, eating, swimming in the pool, walking in the rain, watching lightning play in the evening, and going boating on the river. E has loved seeing so many new things each day, and having people around constantly, especially his Daddy! He has barely slept during the days, ...
... nice US suburb and are valued at around $50,000 USD. Once you finish driving through that part of town, you are overlooking the shacks and extremely impoverished part of town. As part of our tour, we got to walk through a part of the very poor village and hear from a woman who lives in one of the shacks about the area. When I upload pictures you can get a full appreciation for it. The shacks are very tiny, can house as many as four people, and there is no electricity. ...
... lived on the same block.
We rode around Soweto, and it was pretty congested. We'd be sitting on our bikes at some intersections for a few minutes before being able to cross. But it was interesting to see. There was one section where we saw some small homes with small sheds attached to the back of the house. The people built those sheds to rent to people for about $35/month. Honestly, to me they didn't look worth that ...
... on the "Struggle" tour which takes you past the places that are iconic symbols of the struggles of the South African people.
One of the most famous examples of this is Soweto's Vilakazi Street which is the only street in the world which has the homes of two Nobel Peace Prize winners. Here sits Nelson Mandela's former home, which is now a museum, and Desmond Tutu's house. Seeing the area now and thinking about how it must have been when they ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking