Log Cabin & Settlers Village
Travel Blogs from Graskop
... despite thick vegetation, but sadly a Southern Boubou was camera shy. I also added a Black-headed Heron and White-throated Swallow to our bird list.
Dinner was an interesting affair at the Loco Pub, the old station from former glory days of the mining industry. They were on limited generator power as their electricity supply cables had been stolen. We dined by paraffin light. Not every tourist gets the REAL South Africa ...
The flights via Dubai were fine. Dubai airport was like a city in itself, absolutely enormous. We arrived in Johannesburg on time at lunchtime to hot and humid conditions. We soon loaded up the vehicle and headed out east of the city.
We left the main Johannesburg to Nelspruit road towards Lydenburg and onto Graskop. Unfortunately this tarmac road turned out to be in some disrepair with potholes the size of craters. The locals had added their own signage e.g. ...
... after that a quick look around some caves that were home to native tribes in the past and some amazing calcium formations. After we returned back to Johannesburg from the safari I was a little bummed being out there in the park and hanging out with such great people was just incredible! I feel as though I made some good friends and forged some memories people would be jealous off! With the return to civilisation came a lot of time spent with friends and I had a great ...
Leaving Jo'burg, we did not know what to expect of South Africa. We were out of the 'scary' big city as we headed into the countryside. And what did we find as we headed into the region of Mpumalanga, but crisp cascades and a classic canyon.
As we left the big city behind us, we met the rolling green hills of Mpumalanga. It was beautiful scenary and we were excited about spending time in this gorgeous area.
We stopped off at the old mining town of ...
... 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 ...
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking