InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers
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... mostly had small digital cameras so distant shots were impossible. I asked the Chinese man if he could email me some of the photos. He agreed to do this and I was very grateful.
On arrival back to camp I wandered off to see the orphaned cubs and the baby giraffe. The giraffe was harmless but one of the cubs did have a snap at me. They might look cute but are ...
... of the camps in the middle of the night. So a small flashlight, or better yet, a small headlight to keep your hands free, can be useful.
There are a myriad of comments about cameras for this tour. I will make only a few. We had no one in our group with professional pretensions or equipment. A couple of people had DSLRs, but the majority of travelers on our tour were using pocket-sized cameras and getting nice pictures. For the past several years, I ...
... up another couple from the trip as our hotels are in the same neighbourhood. Was fancy white Mercedes. Big step up from the truck. Johannesburg, at least the parts I saw, seemed much nicer and shinier than I'd expected. Though all the houses have 8 foot walls with barbed wire surrounding them. Sad, in a way. My hotel, Melrose Place Guest Lodge, turns out to be perfect. It's in fancy ...
I never thought I would experience a night out in Jo'berg but we did on our last night of our Gap tour at a restaurant/ bar, "Cool Runnings"! The food was really cheap and good and Belch and I shared a massive 'share basket' with chicken wings, ribs, garlic bread etc. The music was first class: old school rock/ metal played by a band so we jumped around to all the old ...
... crossing here with a ferry that takes 1 truck per sailing. There are about 200 large trucks waiting on either side of the river. We were told that it takes about 1 week of waiting time for the trucks. What a disaster! The drivers just hang around and sleep waiting to get on the ferry. We are told that a bridge will soon be built. This is the main highway between Congo (with its copper mines) and Durban in South Africa, from where the Copper and other ...
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