Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge
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Today I took a morning flight to Phalaborwa from OR Tambo Airport. I'm getting much better and more confident navigating around airports in Africa. The plane for the flight was a small twin engine plane and the flight only about 15 mins. I was met at the airport by Emelie and Sabina. We did a bit of shopping and running errands before heading to ...
... exported, that is a new axle and windscreen, were
actually fitted on the vehicle and we were only trying to get the VAT
back. In the end we had to have an interview with the senior Customs
manager to get it all sorted out. Two things that broke the mononity
were watching the Baboons stealing bags from people, even fighting
with them to get them. You can understand a bit ...
... use a tout! I was horrified , but it was already too late. But the outcome was that we were through both sides of the border in 30 mins!
The 8th July is Anne Balmer's 60th birthday which was actually the reason for our trip. We were supposed to have had a champagne evening n the trip!
Doggy has always wanted to go to Ben Lavin reserve near Louis Trichardt, and even though th weather was bitterly cold and ...
... ovens, the traditional rondeval has a thick cooling wall and dense thatch which provides cool in the baking summers. It can also be built without resorting to importing bricks, so if you need a granny flat, just start mixing the mud and straw and you have it! One project is doing just that, finishing off the rondevals with bathrooms, running water and electricity.
... bodies are now in the local war cemetery.
Our next stop was at the monument to the 'Battle of Viiegenpan'. Nearby is the actual battle site and we overlooked a small thickly treed and scrub filled valley where the ambush by the Boers on a largish British group took place.
Legendary Outback Expeditions (LOE) run trips thru remote Australia and southern Africa - for more details go to www.guidebooks.com.au and follow the link to ...