Valley Lodge & Spa
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... be waiting for us with a sign (as requested by Vikki) but as it turns out he was sat outside in a car. We ended up fannying around for a good couple of hours not wanting to spend money calling the hostel/ driver but all was resolved and our spirits picked up when we jumped in his brand new Audi A4 with complementary sweets and water. He was a nice guy and guided us through the town of joburg to our hostel in a area called rosebank. Turns out this ...
... was supposed to meet with us had a family emergency, so someone by the name of Chad facilitated the presentation/discussion. We were not exactly sure what Chad's title was, but clearly he was upper management.
With a long day of business visits behind us, we returned to the hotel to freshen up before heading over to the Mandela ...
... in the soil under the yucca with his two strong forearms, around the size of my baby finger. It was brown and spotted on the body with stripes on the tail and full on reptilian. On our final night on safari in South Africa we sat on our deck overlooking the Olifants River sipping our sun downer. We watched elephants and zebras drink up the cool waters. The sky was deep black blue with wisps of clouds and the horizon was lit up with the red orange of the setting ...
On Sunday, we again had a lovely meal where we're staying. The ladies are so generous. Then we drove to Regina Mundi Catholic Church for morning mass. It was really long, but very interesting. The homily consisted of the priest calling up three people from our group to help explain. It was funny! Afterwards, we were able to purchase t-shirts in support of an anti-abuse campaign that the young women of the church had started. We should ...
So, after four cities, three flights, and forty hours of travel time, we have made it back home! It was definitely a LONG 40 hours, but we survived (and thankfully so did our luggage).
My impressions of South Africa are now even better than the ones I left Canada with... it is a stunning country, full of contrasts (I still can't get over seeing massive shanty towns right next to sprawling estates) and the most amazing scenery. It's also been an eye opener... I ...