Thaba Tsweni Lodge & Safaris
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... When we decided to continue one of the owners drove her car ahead of us along another dirt road to ensure we knew how to reach the main tarred road near the Long Tom gun, a much shorter way out. We drove through to Sabie where we found an old SAR (South African Railway) train that had been turned into a restaurant, Smokey Joeys. There again there was plenty of interesting railway memorabilia. It was a good lunch stop.
On our way again we reached the turn off to the ...
... around and found a substitute backpacker accommodation just a few minutes away.
We unloaded our stuff into a large cylindrical room above reception that was full of bunk beds, and hurried back to the car. The landscape was rapidly transforming and the earth to our east was cracking open. The canyon began to form and as we entered the park there were several pull offs with vantage points; the first few ...
... a joyful bunch of kids! We each brought in our suitcases with supplies that we had brought from home. We were going to just leave ours there, but as we were checking out the classrooms, the grade 4 teacher came to me and pleaded "I need a bag, can you please get me a bag?" So we went and grabbed our suitcase and gave it to her. She squealed with excitement as she opened it and found the tambourines and recorders and flash cards etc. the children in ...
... the week shopping, relaxing and just plain catching up and meeting people. The weekend was filled with parties, beers and biltong, which was a nice last hurrah, so to speak. On Sunday I had the chance to watch my first baseball game as roxanne's boyfriend Dylan pitches in a local team, a very boozy afternoon and evening, a lot of fun! My last few days were fairly relaxed as I just tried to make the most of my time with everyone. I did head to the apartheid museum to try ...
... over 3 million people, with suburbs of its own and a variety of income levels, although there are certainly plenty of people still living in shantytowns.
I don't have as many good photos of Soweto as I would have liked, but most of our tour was done by bus, and it's hard to get photos without "emergency exit" signs in the middle of the shot. We drove by the mammoth Chris Hani-Baragwanath hospital, one of ...