Fairmont Zimbali Lodge
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... at the
new stadium. I will be seeing the Keizer Chiefs, a club team based in Soweto
that has more fans nationwide than pretty much every other team combined. They
are playing an African Champions League match against a team from Mozambique,
and I’m really excited to see what the match day atmosphere will be like.
I leave for my rural visit in a week, and I’ll try to update
again right before I leave.
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 ...
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 ...
... were so many of these animals in the whole world!) One day we sat and watched a big bull elephant stand in a mud puddle to spray himself with mud and then proceed to methodically scratch every portion of his body on a nearby tree trunk. I only realized after it was done that it would have been great as a videotape!
I have to admit though that every time I saw a rhino I just wanted to tell it to run and hide. Did you know that already this year ...
... 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 ...