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Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Magaliesberg January 21st 2019

Our amazing time in South Africa was coming to an end - at least on this trip. After one last amazing day in the Pilanesberg National Park, in the evening we drove down south again and close to Rustenburg in the Magaliesberg we stayed for one last night at an amazing place. We wanted to spoil us a bit for our last night on the trip and had booked in a amazing countryside guesthouse called Berit's Country Home & Chapel. It is close to the Olifants Nek in a farmers region. In this area of the Magaliesberg there are many, many nice lodges perfect for big events and festivities. This includes weddings. That is why Berit's Country home indeed has an own chapel. And it is beautiful in a stunning location. The owner who welcomed us ... read more
Berit's Country Home & Chapel - what a nice place to stay
ready for the cave in Sterkfontein
car wash

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Magaliesberg January 17th 2019

The time with our spiritual master, Paramahamsa Vishwananda, was slowly coming to an end. But there was still one highlight to come. We went with him on safari. By car together with our friends we drove up north of Johannesberg into the Magaliesberg range, a beautiful mountain region famous among the city people during weekends. It was a weekday, so traffic was easy and after about 1 hour away from Emmarentia we arrived at the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre. We payed our entrance and waited for Paramahamsa Vishwananda and the rest of the group to arrive for the safari. Meanwhile we were treated with tea and coffee as much as we liked and enjoyed the tranquil bush atmosphere. It was good to be outside the city again. After a while the group arrived, but no ... read more
Paramahamsa Vishwananda leaving
Magaliesberg south area near Rustenburg
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Reserve

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Magaliesberg June 17th 2011

The last couple of days have been just fantastic. We spent Wednesday at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens with my Granny and Oupa, these gardens are all indigenous plants and trees and have an incredible waterfall at the far end with a nest of Black Eagles that have made it their home. We were fortunate enough to just sneak a peak of one of the eagle's perched in its nest. We had a great day out and a fantastic lunch. This is one of my Grandparent's favourite places. What was more remarkable than anything else though, is that we managed to get my Granny in a wheelchair! We still don't quite know how it happened but we got her in one, which meant that she could come with us right through the garden. It also meant ... read more
Walter Sisulu Gardens
Waterfall
Aaron and Kelly at the top of the waterfall

Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Magaliesberg June 14th 2011

Today we had the most fantastic day with my uncle Chappie. He took us to the Cradle of Man Kind, which is where they have found some the earliest evidence of early man kind. We started out at the origin centre in Johannesburg, then headed to Marupeng which is large museum/interactive centre where they discribe the development of man kind. From here we went to the Sterkfotein caves which was just incredible... so vast! Unbelievable to think that the rocks we were standing on were well over 2 million years old! Aaron luckily also got to see his first lions in a semi wild enviroment we saw them from the road at a breeding centre. Which was pretty cool... read more
Marupeng
View from Marupeng
Sterkfontein Caves




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