Valley Lodge & Spa
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... to the premier hotel and had the best night with warm showers and feeling relaxed ready to start african impact! Happy hippo is great, a quirky, cool little backpackers in Durban which is a great place for us to spend the last night of just us before we head back to the airport tomorrow to get picked up for our next program. VESA was amazing, George and I spent the night talking about how many amazing people we met there and how many great experiences ...
Today we had somewhat of a slow start. Fernando and I are definitely feeling the jet lag from the last few days if traveling. I crashed pretty hard and early on Day 1. I woke up in the middle if the night to Fernando hanging out in the bathroom drinking beer and eating snacks. Poor guy didn't want to wake me up so this is where I find him :p Actually it was kind of ...
... and children must, if possible, be prevented from coming
to the Rand (Leyds, 1964:291-92).”
In 1902, ZAR was annexed by the British Empire and the Peace of Vereeniging was signed. The South African War left the bulk of the Transvaal population homeless, poor and destitute and
paving the way for urbanization, cheap labour and the extensive control of
mining rights by foreigners.
During 1910, Lord Milner, governor of the Union government ...
Another guest staying in my room was a white South African also in his 50s. He spent about two hours relating much of his experiences from growing up in Apartheid in the 60s and 70s through liberation in the 1994 to the resulting violent years and up to the present. He led one of the first high school protests against apartheid in the early 70s and was rewarded with 3 months in jail without charges followed by 9 more months on trumped up charges. He kept a lower profile after that.
... but it also made me realize that I'm really not in "real" Africa right now.
After Maropeng we drove to the Sterkfontein Cave. They only have tours on the hour, so we had to wait 45 minutes for our tour to begin. The Sterkfontein Cave is where they found "Little Foot" and "Mrs. Ples" which are two of the most famous Australopithecus africanus. Mrs. Ples is completely excavated and when we were on top of the cave we saw ...