Travel Blogs from Sandton
... Pistorius trial while they are in the city, but fail miserably. Once everyone has arrived, we organise our first activity - a trip to Pilansberg, a game reserve about an hour and a half's drive away. I really like Pilansberg, it's quite small as game reserves go but this means you can drive round it quite easily in half a day and, more importantly, you can drive yourself, which I think makes it quite a different experience to being taken on a game drive by ...
After a surprisingly lovely flight with LAM (Mozambican airline) from Vilanculos which included one of the most delicious plane foods I have ever had including pecan pie for dessert I was back in Joburg for 1 last weekend with Liz and Paul. As soon as I got to there's I was told to get ready for my 1st night out out :)! We headed to Green Street had the most delicious prawns in peri peri and then went bar hopping to ...
... them with high-end luggage, but ours did hold together and were satisfactory. One traveler had the misfortune to have hers get caught in a South African Airways luggage conveyor belt, and by the time it emerged, there was a gaping hole in the top, the zipper was partially melted, and one of the straps was nearly cut through. Some duct tape provided a make-shift repair, and she limped through the rest of the tour. I am not aware of anyone else having problems ...
... the country. Previously, Home Affairs had run us a merry dance by not renewing our visitor's permits (and by extension, not letting us stay in Swaziland). We'd had to leave South Africa in a bit of a hurry - hence the Zambian adventure (we didn't go to enjoy ourselves). Anyway, we were allowed back in. Driving back to Swaziland ...
... rest of the population are forced to endure the type of administrative hell he is currently going through.
The flight was very civilised and comfortable by any measure and within an hour and a half we were descending into Johannesburg. From the air Joburg looks like a lovely normal urban sprawl. The yellowish-brown thatched roofs of Mozambique were replaced by red shingles of large houses with green lawns and pools arranged along a typical urban grid. The 8 ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service