Southern Sun The Ridge
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Finally here in South Africa! We landed in Johannesburg but then had to take another drive for about 5 hours out to Kruger National Park. The weather was extremely hot and dry but overall we are more than happy to go on a safari. Our tour guide came a picked us up in this 4x4 truck with seats in the back. It looked very unsafe but who cares when you are going to see a bunch of very interesting wildlife. Our tour guide had the thickest African ...
... her daughter Nokwozi, and we were joined by another one of the queens, Lizzy Pumzile. I was told of this tribe by a colleague who takes her class to South Africa each year and our travel agent is keen to help them get established for tourists to visit. Being one of the smallest tribes and very rural, they do not have many economic opportunities despite having some of the most interesting cultural and artistic traditions.
breakfast - indian omelette, fresh juice, fruit cowaga grapes - exceptional place! The drive east out through is Hazyview is verrrrry foggy and then it's pine view all the way! amazing amount of timber plantations- apparently for the underground mines. "everything in this country is for the mines" Arrive at the eastern Kruger gate, boot checked twice, paperwork like the paper mill is going out of ...
... br> The second month was very much not so good. It was still a pleasant novelty spending time at home even though South African beaurocracy and customs almost made the sun set on our happy holiday. The 6th of June was the official day of delivery in Durban and three days later our babies were in Johannesburg. At this stage we were looking at having the bikes back before my brothers birthday on the 15th.
Optimism is always highest before ...
... our way out of Jo'burg's traffic, and to get onto the open roads. One of the things I notice is how heavy laden the air is with smoke. Some areas more so than others. Everywhere on the side of the road we notice veld that has been burned, and fires that are still on the go. I really don't understand the purpose of it, but am glad that I don't live there.
We steadily make our way through to Middelburg, and arrive at Wayne's ...