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Jo’Burg – Soweto & Apartheid museum

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So here we are in Jo’Burg. A friend from Spain has joined so I will have company until I fly out to Australia.

We have arrived in Airport Backpackers, a place 2km near the airport that actually proved to be a really good idea. There we meet Poul, a tour guide and a safari operator. The next day we are trying the Backpackers Ritz but there is no many things to do around as I guess it is dangerous enough for us to go out of the hostel. So we have to fly out of Jo’burg. We try the one day tour in Soweto and Apartheid museum. Very interesting indeed. Soweto for its history and its role in the apartheid – abolishment process and the museum for its many details and historical accuracies.

The most interesting though was yet to come. A five day safari in Kruger park has been a real experience. Personally I am not a big fan of safaris (meaning “travels” in suahili) but Noemi insists and she is right at the end. It is great to see all these big animals from close. I hope the photos will come out good, though I have to select a very few out of the very many… Oh well same story as always with the digital medium…

After Kruger, we try Graskop and Sabie. There we stay in Billy Bongo’s Backpackers. Garth is a good host and helps us find our way back to Jo’Burg. Also there we hike some 12km and we have the chance to see four great waterfalls (amongst other wonders of nature the previous day).

We are now in South Africa, more posts to come and I hope I find time to post those photos too! Regards, Mat.


Written by csm2mk

December 9, 2008 at 7:13 AM

Posted in Africa

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  1. Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika


    December 10, 2008 at 9:34 PM

  2. Which means…. ???


    December 16, 2008 at 7:51 AM

  3. Diego

    December 17, 2008 at 6:30 PM

  4. A OK ya veo 😉 Gracias campeon!!!


    December 24, 2008 at 6:09 PM

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