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

Advertisement

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Soweto October 16th 2012

I've always wanted to do something extreme for my birthday to get my adrenalin pumping like crazy and with just R360 I got that. My friends and I headed out to the Orlando Towers in Soweto for the power swing and OH MY GOSH, standing 100m above the ground looking over Soweto and the Orlando Dam was scary. With the thought of that power swing I was about to do I didnt hear a word of the safety procedures being told to me by the swing technician. There was no way I was going to turn back and lose a R100 bet with my friends. I did it and one day I'll go for more.... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Roodepoort October 15th 2012

Walter Sisulu Nationa Botanical Gardens, there are actually no words to describe. There is so much serenity there. Go with a partner or go by yourself, Picnic basket, or just a hike up the waterfall. Learn about trees, and plants, and look up at their mysterious black eagle.... read more
Walter Sisulu National Botanical grdens
Walter Sisulu National Botanical grdens
Walter Sisulu National Botanical grdens

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg October 12th 2012

Days 4-5 Yesterdaywe toured Soweto and the Apartheid Museum with our driver/guide, Anthony. Soweto has many faces from the grinding poverty of the shanty towns to government assisted new housing and apartments for those who can escape these terrible living conditions and lovely privately owned small homes and condos. We stopped at a new bungee jump facility created between two de-commissioned cooling towers, Soccer City where opening and closing ceremonies for the 2010 World Cup were held.Then to the site of the June 76 Student March and Nelson Mandela Home. After lunch in that area,off to the Apartheid Museum for the afternoon.....all venues so well done...conveyed the sad events through amazing design and architecture....a sobering afternoon but well worth it. Drove home through an awesome torrential thunderstorm with lightning flashing and cars driving on the freeway ... read more
Soccer City

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Soweto October 10th 2012

During school holidays my friends and I would have a girls day out and Gold Reef City is our favourite spot where we just feel like kids again, let go and have fun. Our most favourite rides have to be the Anaconda, Jozi Express, Tower of Terror, Golden Loop and Dream Boat. An hour before the Theme Park closes we go dine at Wimpy and after we go freshen up and continue our night at News Cafe in Gold Reef City Casino.... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg October 10th 2012

Days 1-3 Wow! We are finally here! All flights left on time and after 20 hrs of flying with a short 2 hr stop in Amsterdam, we are here! KLM worked very well with great service, food and drink...best of all...no bumps for both flights and we are caught up on movies and tv shows. We were met at the airport by our driver for Safari Lodge about 15 mins from the airport. The lodge is locally owned, ranch style with lots of animals running around...very nice. Today was a chill day with napping, reading and organizing. Weather a bit overcast and coolish...very nice. Tomorrow Soweto/Apartheid tour...now off to dinner. Nice to be back in spring again! xxoo d&j... read more
Pool @ lodge

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Honeydew October 2nd 2012

The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, a 47 000 hectare area in the Gauteng Province, is one of the 851 sites in the world that are deemed to have such cultural and/or natural significance that they qualify to be accepted as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. The Cradle of Humankind is one attraction that has the history of human evolution and the famous skull of Mrs. Pes and Karabo the Skull that has all the answers of human evolution. The Cradle Humankind receives national and international recognition and the country is required to ensure that effective and active measures are taken for the protection, conservation and presentation of the site.... read more

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg September 26th 2012

october 22 2011 from pretoria we travelled to johannesburg to experience the most amazing place,"sab brewery" in nwetown ……wow… wow! It was the most amazing experience ever going with my class mates, having fun and not thinking about tomorrow, The most amazing thing about sab brewery is the centre.IT takes you on a journey of the process of beer brewing, from the planting, harvesting and curing of barley, hops and malt to the final product’s delivery at your favorite bar or pub. It also lets you in to the earliest secrets of the craft and its ancient origins in Babylonia, Mesopotamia. we were taken on a greenhouse tour to see how barley and hops are grown and tended, as well as a full-scale brewery tour. This takes about 90 minutes, and ... read more
class mates
the whole class

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg September 25th 2012

HI, IT'S ME. STILL TRAVELLING AND THIS TIME I'VE COME TO JOHANNESBURG, THE CITY WITH THE FAST LIVE AND WHERE ONE IS NEVER BORED. WHATEVER YOU LIKE OR IN THE MOOD THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT AND MORE. FROM SHOPPING, ENTERTAINMENT, ADVENTURE, HISTORY AND CULTURE, IT'S ALL HERE. DON'T BELIEVE ME THEN SEE FOR YOURSELF I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND ALL OF YOU VISIT JOBURG. YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPPOINTED! I WENT SHOPPING AND ENJOYED THE NIGHTLIFE THAT JOBURG OFFERS BUT IF THAT'S NOT YOUR FANCY THERE'S PLENTY TO BE DONE THAT WILL KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED. ENJOY AND SAFE TRAVELS.... read more

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

In 2010, I was selected to play Hockey and Waterpolo for the Zimbabwe U19 team. The tournaments were held back to back in Johannesburg, South Africa. Sport has been a big part of my life since i can remember. In the Hockey, Zimbabwe place 2nd over all. First was South Africa, then us(Zimbabwe), then Namibia and last was Botswana. What a tight competition it was, although very enjoyable. Zimbabwe placed First in the waterpolo competition, beating South Africa only by a few goals. A very tight match the final was. Team bonding throughout these two tours must have been my highlight. I really enjoy being a team orientated person. I had a blast on both tours :)... read more
Demi and I messing around before our first hockey match
Looking smart in our Zimbabwe tracksuits
Waterpolo hoodies

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg » Soweto September 2nd 2012

Spent two nights in Soweto, which is a township (or often referred to as a ghetto) just outside jo-berg. According to the taxi driver it has a population of about 4 million. (So twice the size of wales then!) Heard and read loads of nightmare stories about it before coming (rape, murder, robbing etc) but it was awesome and the people were amazingly friendly. Everyone lives in tin shacks but they all have satellite tv and cars. For some reason they still make the golf mark 1 here and anybody who's anybody drives it. We did a township bicycle tour with a guide and went to meet some of the local people. Simon put some zulu costume on and looked like a complete tool. The kids are so cute and wanted to high five us all ... read more




Tot: 0.412s; Tpl: 0.009s; cc: 7; qc: 95; dbt: 0.295s; 1; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 2; ; mem: 6.5mb