Fairmont Zimbali Lodge
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Today we left the hotel and had a quick tour of Durban and then visited the Indian market which cost a few rand! Great market for traditional Zulu wares and Indian spices. Now I need more cash.
On the bus and a drive out of Durban north to meet our boat for the river cruise. This was a long drive but necessary to get us into the area ...
... with no storm water drains it had nowhere to go and within minutes we were trying to drive our way though 1/2 metre high water (which for our little car was too high) a couple of times we would hit a drop in the road that resulted in waves of water rushing into the car through the window. The kids had tears, I had anxiety and when Glenn decided to pull over (he never does) I knew this was bad. I'll never forget, hail and wind going through the car, the kids crying, ...
The day started early with much excitement, a nice change to the rather stressful last while. We got the final things packed and headed to the airport where we enjoyed a R20 breakfast with my mom and Pet. Waving goodbye brought tears to my eyes - the sadness of saying goodbye (even if only for a few months), the excitement of the journey ahead and the relief of having successfully pried our hands off our ...
... Although, it was already a very different to the West Africa we left behind us.
Back then a night of persistent harrying by mosquitoes in the sweltering lofty airport departure hall of Duala airport and the confiscation of our motor bike taxi man's vehicle by the military had added to our confusion. This time the only confusion we felt was our own making.
I could see the bush through the windows of our pristine hire car. It was very clean and very ...
... whether we were going to the Matopos- the national park nearby (which on looking into, looks great) So whilst Bukawayo and the people we chatted to for the small amount of time we were there can't show us everything, Zimbabwe is somewhere that shouldn't just be dismissed. But to see it in greater detail, a car is needed at least for some of it.
Our coach back to pretoria was great- a luxurious experience compared to our previous one, with ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services