Shumba Valley Lodge
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... attempts to restart and we found ourselves stuck yet again, this time not too far from the middle of nowhere. Tawanda and Nomad travel apparently decided enough was enough and a bus was chartered to pick us up and drive us to our next accommodation (Belvedere Estates - where Vivian and I had deposited 150 pounds orth of luggage on first arriving in Africa). The catch, it would take the bus about 2 hours to arrive at our destination, and we still had approximately ...
... Ice Melrose Arch described as urban, experiential and edgy. We are in a private, secure precinct that is full of shopping and restaurants and expensive cars. Thankfully that means we can walk to dinner. We enjoyed a free drink on the hotel in the outside lounge and then ate at JB's Corner. Neither of us were particularly hungry after the last several days and ended up asking for boxes to take home the leftovers. ...
... and there listed is a vat amount, which is 14% of what you spent and included is a list of items. Some stores do not give you a tax receipt so you can't use it. When you leave the country of South Africa if you have saved those receipts, with the vat amount and know what items go with that receipt you are given a percentage of what you spent. It is given as a credit card, but you can't use it ...
... slowly going down the path of the rest of sub-Saharan Africa: corruption is growing, infrastructure is decaying, and horribly violent crime is a growing part of everyday life. Everyone in South Africa, black and white, knows somewhat who’s been carjacked, and in my experience, everyone knows more than one person who was murdered by thieves. Carjackers and robbers are armed, and at the least resistance shoot to kill. The police will only come after the fact to make reports. ...
Here we are up in the air again, already on our way to Cape Town. We had a short but sweet and very enjoyable stay in Joburg – only wish it was longer! The rest of our time in the Pilanesberg was filled with several more self-drive game drives and hooray hooray a lion!!
Our second evening game drive unfortunately didn't yield any cat, but more elephants, giraffe and zebra galore. They are all such strange and magnificent animals, and we could honestly spend hours ...