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City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

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  • Day33

    Johannesburg und Pretoria

    November 3 in South Africa

    Morgens geht es auf den Neighbourgoods Market in Johannesburg. Unser Host hat uns am Abend zuvor gebrieft wie wir uns am besten in Johannesburg zu verhalten haben. Bereits beim Parken merken wir, dass Johannesburg anders ist als alle anderen Städte zuvor. Eine wirklich skurrile Ecke in der sich der Markt befindet. Direkt kommt ein Typ auf uns zu, der uns ganz freundlich erklären will, dass wir ein Parkticket brauchen um auf den Markt zu gehen und will uns zu einem Geldautomaten führen. Wir sind skeptisch und erkundigen uns bei Menschen am Markt, die uns bestätigen, dass das Parken umsonst ist. Die Stimmung verändert sich sofort auf dem Markt! Viele freundliche Menschen, bunte Stände, köstliches Essen und gute Stimmung. Wir frühstücken ausgiebig und machen uns danach auf den Weg zu einem weiteren kleinen Markt außerhalb von Johannesburg. Wir umrunden einen Stausee, merken wie geregelt der Verkehr in Deutschland ist und kommen in Pretoria an. Sightseeing: Union Building und Voortrekker Monument
    Abends sind wir zum Dinner eingeladen (die Einladung erreichte mich bereits vor 8 Jahren in Neuseeland). Herzlichkeit, gute und witzige Unterhaltungen, leckeres Essen und eine Stimmung als hätten wir uns erst gestern gesehen erwarten uns bei Tessa und Philip! Was für tolle Menschen:)
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  • Day1

    Homecoming

    March 20, 2017 in South Africa

    Without a doubt one of the best feelings ever to arrive at the airport with an entourage of family with banners and presents waiting for us.

    To put the icing on the cake we headed straight home to meet the rest of the family for a proper braai (BBQ).

    Truly blessed to be with all our loved ones.

    {Roedolf}

  • Day20

    Arrived in Pretoria

    July 13 in South Africa

    After an early start andlong drive from the farm on Wednesday we arrived to Charl's place in Pretoria around 4:30pm and quickly unpacked the car before heading to Aunty Suzette's daughters 30th birthday (no time for a shower or change of clothes mind you). Natasha and I were both tired after the long day so we did not stay long.

    Thursday we we finished unpacking stuff from the car and then Charl took us out to show us around Pretoria. We visited Hartbeestoop and went up the cable car to the top which showed great views over the Dam and surrounding suburbs. We then went to Jasmyn to the big markets and book shop which are in inside an old Dutch windmill. It was much like Fremantle markets but much cheaper.

    Today we are doing a big clean up for the weekend when we are hosting many friends and family for lunch for Natasha to see and catch up.
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  • Day22

    Party house

    July 15 in South Africa

    Wow, hosting 2 parties in someone else's house is hard work.

    Yesterday we had some of Natasha school friends for a braai (I thought it was lunch but we did not start cooking until after 4pm.....). It was great to meet Natasha's school friends may of which she had not seen in over 5 years. We ended up staying up very late sitting around the fire chatting.

    This morning Natasha was up early cooking for today's lunch with some more family. We had a wonderful afternoon meeting family eating and drinking.Read more

  • Day25

    Exploring Pretoria

    July 18 in South Africa

    This week Charl had to return to work meanwhile we were given the keys to Ariza's old car to go exploring.

    After sleeping in on Monday we went to a local gun accessory shop to find a holster for one of my guns. They did not have any in stock but had some on order arriving today. We then headed off to visit one of Natasha's old teachers which she was very close to, Ouma Tinnie. Natasha had a great catch up with her over coffee and many photo albums. By 4pm we were getting very hungry as we had not had lunch yet so we detoured to a large shopping center called Kolonnade where we had fish and chips for lunch before walking around all the shops. On the way home we drove past Natasha old house and where she used to work. Unfortunately it was dark now so it was hard to see everything.

    Tuesday we were up early as we had booked into a safari tour and close encounter with cub lions and a Cheetah. We also got to feed giraffes which was cool.
    After the safari we drove a short way to visit Natasha's step sister Nadia who had a stone factory and she showed us all around and explained the making process. Tuesday night we met with Nadia and her brother William for dinner at a great Italian restaurant near home.

    Today Natasha took one of the dogs to the vet as she had a wound on her back leg that was infected. While I was sleeping and doing some washing.
    When they returned we went to get lunch at a near by tea garden before heading to pick up my new holster.
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  • Day31

    Drawing to a close

    July 24 in South Africa

    Wow the month has gone so fast and has been so full. After a wonderful time at Dikololo over the weekend.
    On the way back to Pretoria we stopped in to see Nadia at her factory. Then stopped home to unload the car before going to meet Charl at his work.
    Charl took us to Menlyn Shopping Centre to see if we could find a replacement sweater for Natasha as the dogs decided to eat one of hers. Unfortunately we had no luck finding one 😢
    For dinner Ouma Rina invited us over for soup so Natasha and I headed there after the shopping whilst Charl come home.

    Today we took Luna back to the vet for a checkup of the wound on her foot. Vet said it is healing well but needs more time. Natasha also went for a hair cut while I finished off packing my bags and doing the washing.

    In the evening we took a drive to a butcher shop called Kings Meat Deli that have game meats, as well as normal meats, where I got some steaks and fillets of Eland, Kudu, Ostrich and blesbok which we cooked over a coal braai. The different meats tasted great!
    Some of the other meats were cut into huge portions. You can get small, medium, large, Xlarge or MAN SIZE! Check out the 1.1kg T-bone below for only $13.20. The meat prices here were very good.
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  • Day5

    angekommen in RSA

    August 26, 2017 in South Africa

    Bin verdächtig pünktlich angekommen; sehr komfortabel geflogen;4er Reihe zu zweit; die Bilder sind von Heiner Haus auf der Farm die für die nächste Woche mein zuHause ist; Das Safari Zelt unter dem Hochsitz ist meine Bleibe; sehr komfortabel; letztes Bild Abendstimmung bei Lagerfeuer der Mond hängt hier ganz schön in den Seilen. Sind beschäftigt mit den Tripvorbereitungen. Ende nächster Woche gehts nach Süden Richtung Durban um das Motorrad abzuholen. Auf dem Weg wollen wir noch mit Mountainbikes den Sanipass meistern Immerhin 3000 Höhenmeter. Für 2 alte Knochen eine echte Herausforderung . Die nächsten Bilder von dort. Ciao bis dann GütziRead more

  • Day13

    Pretoria West

    July 29, 2011 in South Africa

    Und wie es sich gehört, fährt auch der Pride of Africa ganz besonders stilvoll in seinen Heimatbahnhof ein: Gezogen von einer echten alten Dampflokomotive!
    Kurz vor Pretoria wechseln wir die Lok.
    Und wer hat als einziger das Vergnügen auf der alten Dampflok mitzufahren (natürlich unter den neidischen Blicken all der anderen bahnverrückten Mitreisenden)?
    Richtig: der Ritter!
    Die Dampflok ist übrigens ein deutsches Fabrikat von 1953.

    Die größte Herausforderung besteht übrigens darin, auf dem Führerstand nicht im Weg zu stehen... :-)

    Ansonsten hat er die einmalige Gelegenheit beim Rangieren am Pride of Africa vorbeizufahren, den Lokführern bei der Arbeit zuzugucken, und unseren Zug mal von ganz vorne zu bewundern. Ungefähr eine Stunde dauert das Vergnügen, von einer echten Dampflok gezogen zu werden. Dann erreichen wir den Rovos-Rail-eigenen Bahnhof in Pretoria, Capital Park Station.
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  • Day13

    Pretoria Central

    July 29, 2011 in South Africa

    Mit dem Bus gehts dann erst mal rein nach Pretoria: Eine Runde um den zentralen Platz und dann hinauf zum Regierungssitz.

    Eins sticht einem aber sofort ins Auge, hier in der Hauptstadt Südafrikas: Ein Mensch mit weißer Hautfarbe fällt hier ziemlich auf.
    Insgesamt sehen wir höchstens eine Handvoll weiße Menschen auf den Straßen.

  • Day13

    Pretoria Union Buildings

    July 29, 2011 in South Africa

    Im Regierungsviertel sehen wir uns die Hauptstadt Südafrikas von oben an. Wie immer voller Enthusiasmus mit dabei, Nicolas, der südafrikanische Historiker, der den Pride of Africa als Reiseleiter begleitet.

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