Blogs from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa - page 9


Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg November 5th 2012

After a very enjoyable week with family in the Midlands, you know, late nights, bottles of wine, lunches and of course the first of what I suspect will be many turkey Christmas dinners we were delivered to Heathrow for our first flight. Check in was very smooth, our bags were all within weight restrictions (how come all my scales say the bags are about half a kilo lighter than the airport says, I am very suspicious, good job I made mine lighter than the allowed weight). The camping fridge was even put through easily. They did check my handbag for illegal drugs, not sure why but I guess I must have a suspicious look about me, my handbag is only the same as any other ladies whith everything except the kitchen sink. The flight was a ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg November 4th 2012

Having a nice trip to this facinating naturereserve, was a treat. Arriving at the destiation we went for a stroll through the reptile park, and some smaller animal cages, where you could gp and pet some wild animals like baby whit lion and tigers. Then went for a pik nik in the park under the trees and when it was our turn went for a hour and a half game drive, where one could see white lions, wild dogs, cheeta's, rhinos, zeebra, wilde beest and springbok. something I would have wanted to include was the wondercave which are between 5-10 million yeras old, it is seperate from the nature reserve, but would have made our visit extraordinary. there are also acommodation available, visit their website for details on their chalets at ... read more
Game Drive
Pik Nik

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg November 3rd 2012

Been a busy week and no Wifi access so bit of a gap in our blogging. We finally escaped from the good ship Radiance of the Seas to a warm, sunny Freemantle but with quite a few flies so not too keen on that. Scarborough Beach was our base for 3 nights - right on the beach where we could watch the surfers, kitesurfers and body boarders. Our first tour guides, Stuart and Katherine (Ann's niece and husband) took us to Houghtons Winery for our first stop for winetasting and a picnic which was nearly a non-event as a thunderstorm rolled in with cats and dogs rain. But our good luck with the weather continued and the storm passed over, the sun came out so the picnic basket was unpacked and the wine uncorked. Next stop ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg October 21st 2012

The journey south was relatively uneventful, thanks to inflight entertainment, Sudoku, and lots of water. I sat next to a friendly South African woman and we chatted during the 15 hour flight from Atlanta to Johannesburg. - One of the longest flights on Earth, I always say- I tracked the flight on board our Boeing 777 and watched as the plane veered south and east, across the Atlantic Ocean, over the equator, and above the coast of Nambia before touching down at Oliver Tambo Int. Airport in Jo’burg (26 ° South latitude and 29 ° East longitude). Sorry, I can’t help but include all these geographic references … After making my way to a local hotel, I settled in for a much needed bed and sleep. Today, I’m driving to my final destination, Thohoyandou, in ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg October 17th 2012

SOWETO Widely known township in south africa if not the is home to the people,artist and artisans, to tarvens and shebeens,music hall and community centres. The township holds a lot of history in south africa and is home to most of the well known people and freedom figthers in south africa. The township has about four million residents and is symbolof oppression,hope and survival. it is a troubled,spirited ,exhilarating landscapeof activity and regeneration. the child of incarceration. the mother of a new breedof liberity the shame nad pride of africa. The people at this township are very friendly and welcoming. Township tours can be arranged for tourists dat are interested in experincing the township life. soweto is the place to be lots attractions to be seen such as the nelson mandela family house, hecter pieterson ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg October 17th 2012

Durban is a beautiful place where people usually flock to during the festive season.There are alot of beaches in Durban which are beautifully decorated with alot of activities. Also there are alot of restaurants along the beach front making it convenient after a long fun filled day. Deep Sea fishing is one of the many exciting activities that Durban has to offer. There are many different types of resorts there with the most popular being UShaka Marine World.This is a beautiful place which has many activities for children such as Dolphin shows , swimming with the sharks and also tubing. Adults can have a relaxing day while children go out and have an exciting fun filled day. There is also a place called Sun Coast Casino which contains a hotel and casino , mostly for adults ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg October 17th 2012

Cape Town is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year. Pay no mind to the wind for nothing will "bring you up" like the warm and holiday spirit of residents and holiday makers within the tropical city. During the day there are many exciting places to visit, among all of them, Table Mountain being one of 7 wonders of the world is a must see. With a tremendous and beautiful trail the mountain will challenge you but at the same time reward you with it's stunning scenery. However, if one is feeling lazy but still wants to awe in its majesty, there is always cable cars rotating to and fro from foot to mountain top. You could also visit Robben Island where the cell of political activist/freedom fighter/ hero Nelson Mandela was detained ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg October 17th 2012

gold reef city is one of the most adventurous theme park in south african where one can go and relief stress, with different kinds of rides like the tower of terror and anagonda. it has a museum wqhere one can learn history of political activists and casino.... read more
gold reef city

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg October 17th 2012

Johannesburg a.k.a Jozi, is responsible for delivering one of the best enteratainment and historical features in South Africa. Enriched with culture, heritage and history, the city offers a variety of interesting and entertaining aspects, when combined, creates an extremely fun and flavoured holiday. Apartheid Museum is one of the main historical venues one could visit, here you will be able to see what South Africans living in the Apartheid era went through and how they lived. Educating and tapping into the intrigue of how the struggle of Apartheid was introduced and overcome. Complimenting the Aparthied Museum is Gold Reef City Casino,Theme Park and Theartre, which is all situated opposite the museum. Gold Reef City boasts a rich variety of boredom-curing activities. It is almost hard to choose which to enjoy first. The casino provides for the ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Auckland Park October 17th 2012

wow i never new that we are from apes!!! this theory of evolution i never believed it before but since i visited maropeng i started to see how scientiests make their hypothesis based on facts not believes or myths. just visit and you will have understanding of how every thing that exist today arose from those that existed in the past.... read more

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