Kruger Lane Retreat
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newspapers from the two wars. Walking on we passed the Royal Hotel,
the original hotel in the town, today it is still in use and owns
most of the houses as annex accomadation. The last museum house was a
Victorian house which again was furnished in the Victorian style. We
then went up to see the graveyard, the oldest dated from 1829, but
most were around 1900 and were mainly young Scottish and Welsh miners
who had ...
This morning was a very very early morning 04:15 alarm!! Too many fours and fives for my liking but that's what you have to do to be at Kruger National Park when the animals wake up, and to beat the crowds! Our guide was absolutely fantastic. He was the first in the gates which meant that the game wasn't scared off by previous travelers. And our bonus was that we DID get to see the big 5 - elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and Cape buffalo. Impala are abundant in the park ...
... from out of the bush and we even got a quick glance at him finally. It was super cool to hear his roars in the dark surroundings of the bush. I scared the hell out of Sarah several times by pretending I was a lion and roaring loudly at her. We had great fun!
We then headed to our party and dinner in the bush, and what a party it was! A proper African Braai (BBQ), full bar, full dinner banquet with white linen clothes, it was awesome! We carried ...
... Poverty is rampant and the inequities and inequalities between most blacks and whites obvious. This has been apparent on several occasions, like why my plane is over two hours late leaving Cape Town, heading to Joburg for my connection flight back to the US that I probably won’t make. I’ve been told there is a strike going on at the airport in Joburg and we also heard from the pilot that there was a power outage at the airport so the planes couldn’t ...
... to him via email. He was grateful and gave us his email and mailing address for his home in Belgium. He wrote this information on a page from his partner's sketch pad. Upon turning it over, I found a beautiful sketch of an airplane taking off from a rural area in the Congo which was where they had come from before visiting South Africa.
After our break, we reentered the vehicle and headed off again. We almost immediately came across a large bunch ...