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Published: June 28th 2017
Nat towards the end of our 15+ hour flight from Sydney to Johannesberg.
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Finally after months of waiting, the day for our African Adventure had
arrived. We woke at 3.10am in Officer in preparation for our 6am
domestic flight from Melbourne to Sydney, and then on to Johannesberg.
were concerns about how smoothly our journey over would go, but these
were all put to rest. Everything went as plans, without incident or
The domestic leg to Sydney was over in little more than an
hour, and before we knew it, we had cleared customs and boarded our
Qantas Flight direct to Johannesberg. The flight was scheduled to take
13.5hours, but that became more like 15.5 after a delay and strong
headwind. Despite the flight being at only 70% capacity and us having a
free seat next to us, and no-one in front of us, the trip didn't exactly
To our relief, even with our unexpected late arrival, our
hotel transfer man was still awating us after we strolled through
customs. In half an hour, Peter, had us at the Rivonia River Lodge,
where we checked in, and crashed, exhausted.
Nat got her first taste
of 'Africa Time' when our dinner delivery order took some 100 minutes
(when they advised it would be
View from our Flight
45 max). We chowed down our slightly
cold, extra spicy Nandos, and hit the sack around 9am, with an early
start to our Sunway Safari Tour in the morning.
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