Monateng Safari Lodge
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... Monument and the Union buildings.
The Voortrekker Monument was erected in the late 1930's to commemorate the journey that the Voortrekkers (Dutch meaning "those that pull ahead", i.e pioneers) took as they left Cape Colony in the 1830's to find more fertile farming land.
We walked the gardens of the Union Buildings, official seat of government. ...
... Lodge, which is close to Sun City and is in the Pilanesberg game reserve. It is a great place to stay and the price includes most of your food and a game drive for every night you stay.
The game drive late on Saturday evening was a fantastic experience - when I have visited this reserve before it has been hard to see more than one or two elephants. On this drive we came across a group of 20 elephants which included a mother and one month old baby ...
To avoid yesterday's debacle, I took the precaution of walking the route we would be taking to our bus in a few hours time.......much easier without bags or family. The mini-bus duly arrived and we started the final leg of our journey to Swaziland. An uneventful drive got us to the border in good time and were soon in Mbabane. First impressions: It's changed a bit in the 27 years, but not uniformly. The roads are better and there's been some building but ...
... again as I write – a far cry from the chilled prawns we get in Australia. It was lovely to see her and to have time to chat 1:1. We had such a good time and then went back to her place for more talking and photo viewing. Back to Lindas at about 10 30 – more chatting – she had been to the Zoo today to set up a treasure hunt for her class – would have been lovely to go but I am too pressed for time. Time for bed!! Enjoy your long weekend.
... and the manager, Allen who took us around and let us in the cages with them. Finally my vet degree is letting me do some cool **** haha! But what a way to end our trip to South Africa and Madagascar. We have been really fortunate with seeing, touching, swimming and even riding animals on this trip (but don’t worry none of them were ever harmed lol). Regrettably though once we got home we had to pack up the Micro machine and say good-bye to ...
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