Log Cabin & Settlers Village
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... 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. ...
... and honey badgers! I also would have like to see meerkats and springbok but there are none in the particular park we were in. The nights were spent around the campfire, drinking wine, eating good food and Learning about South Africa and its wildlife from our Afrikaans tour guide Andrew! Who was outstanding! The last day and journey back home we had a stop at a huge canyon (apparently 3rd deepest in the world) and some surrounding mountains, not a bad way to start ...
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 ...
... to work in the gold mines. In the early 20th century they began to build "townships" to house the African workers outside the main part of the city. During Apartheid, black workers who still remained inside the city were forcibly evacuated to places like Soweto, where they had to travel long distances to get to their jobs. I had always pictured Soweto as a small town of tin-roofed shanties, and was amazed to see it is now a thriving ...