Johannesburg/Sandton February 8th 2011 We arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 8th of Feb. after a 16 hr. flight from Atlanta!
Fred's sister Jane picked us up from the airport. It has been 26 yrs. since they've seen each other.
Jane drove us around the suburbs of Johannesburg where Fred used to live. We didn't drive into downtown Joburg because it is unsafe and has deteriorated.
It was very interesting seeing the different p ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
Fred and I are from southern Utah, USA.
We are taking this trip to South Africa in February 2011.
We will be visiting the areas of Kruger Nat'l Park, Pilanesberg and Fred's family for the first 2 weeks. The last 2 weeks, we will visit the coastal areas of St. Lucia and Wetlands north of Durban, then on to Port Elizabeth and follow the Garden Route to Cape Town.... full info