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November 4th 2007
Published: December 27th 2007EDIT THIS ENTRY

Fly from Heathrow on the 30th of October.

First stops Johannesburg, the main city, where we stay in the eastern suburds with Andrew's cousin and friends. Also go to Pretoria, the legislative capital of South Africa, for a birthday party at Heinrich's. See a performance of the Lion King at Montecasino.

This province is called Gauteng. It is unusually green for this time of year, the locals say. The weather is very pleasant during our stay - a daily very short thunderstorm keeps things cool - otherwise sunny with little humidity.


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Pretoria - Jacaranda lined street Pretoria - Jacaranda lined street
Pretoria - Jacaranda lined street

Legislative Capital of South Africa. Known as the Jacaranda City, for the trees which flower in purple in spring.
Side trip to sunny Brighton Side trip to sunny Brighton
Side trip to sunny Brighton

Make a side trip to have lunch in seaside Brighton on day of flight to Johannesburg
Cousin John's indigenous garden Cousin John's indigenous garden
Cousin John's indigenous garden

Stay with gourmet John in eastern suburbs of Joburg on our arrival.
Benoni Encounter Benoni Encounter
Benoni Encounter

Bridget greets Andrew
Flamingos at Bird SanctuaryFlamingos at Bird Sanctuary
Flamingos at Bird Sanctuary

Benoni - Eastern suburb of Jo'burg
Andrew posing at Wits or Witwatersrand University in JoAndrew posing at Wits or Witwatersrand University in Jo
Andrew posing at Wits or Witwatersrand University in Jo

Visit the Origins Centre, formerly the Rock Art Museum, here.
Andrew in Soweto after race entertainmentAndrew in Soweto after race entertainment
Andrew in Soweto after race entertainment

Ray and Andrew take part in the 10 km run as part of the Soweto Marathon Nov 4, 2007.


Tot: 0.229s; Tpl: 0.016s; cc: 14; qc: 59; dbt: 0.0848s; 59; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 2; ; mem: 6.5mb