Town Lodge Roodepoort
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... some cool rollers and berms which you could hit at high speed. The only bad part was the river running through the park which was filthy and stank. However it was awesome to be back on the bike but after 3 months travelling and no biking, I was shattered. Louise caught up on blog duties and helped entertain their newborn baby who was only born a week earlier. Later that afternoon Jen and Monty, our friends from back home, arrived. They are nearing the end of their year trip ...
... supported by white residents who believed:
“The town [Johannesburg] was created by the white man, belongs to him and
to him alone. Natives are needed for unskilled work, but any in excess of the
number so needed are redundant and must be prevented or removed by the
authorities. They can be given no vote in the administration or in any
elections. The Natives are not capable of supporting white civilisation, and
... around but pretty much like Gold Reef City. Then the search started for a Spar, well Kimberley and Spar do not seem to be one. We eventually found a Super Spar but it was anything but what we are used to in Jhb. So we bought what we could and back to the guest house. The boys then went in search of a bottle store as. Keith was desperate for wine and we still needed to find some cold meats. Well we found a ...
This afternoon Paul and I went to the botanical gardens for a quick visit. There wasn't anything interesting to see at the hide, so we walked around the garden. I spotted a tortoise and we watched it as it walked towards us and then through the grass. On our way out of the gardens we stopped in at the hide in case some birds had appeared. We sat here for a little while and watched a male Southern Yellow Masked Weaver hang from its nest and make some adjustments with its beak.
... The food was good and were looked after very well in flight. We landed at Doha at 22h45 local time (1 hour ahead of SA time).
After a long bus trip we arrived at the terminal. We had some time to orientate ourselves before we booked into the Oryx Lounge for some rest and relaxation. The boys had some food and drinks before settling in for some rest.