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Nelspruit

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  • Day1

    Jou ma se kos

    June 15, 2017 in South Africa

    Na nie te lang road trip kom ons in Nelspruit aan waar ons nog so paar ure sit en werk by ons gastehuis. Dis darem 'n voorreg om van enige plek af te kan werk.

    Oppad uit om iets te gaan eet, toe hoor ons vir ou Jonathan op Jacaranda Dros se Donderdag special adverteer en besluit sommer om by dros die kalamari special te gaan kry. Dros is immers jou ma se kos volgens hom, haha.

    Die kalamari was baie lekker en ons kom nie te laat terug by die gastehuis nie, so leke vroeg in die bed voor more oggend se 4am ry om as die hekke oop maak in die wildtuin te wees.

    {Roedolf}
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  • Day32

    Nelspruit

    October 30, 2016 in South Africa

    Ausgeschlafen und gut gestärkt mit einem ausgiebigen Frühstück im Flughafenhotel wollten wir unser Auto abholen. Leider waren wir nicht die Einzigen mit dieser Idee und so mussten wir 1 Stunde Schlange stehen bevor wir an der Reihe waren.
    Die Fahrt nach Nelspruit, ca. 300km ostwärts, war dann kein Problem. Die Landschaft gleicht mehr Europa als Afrika. Aber es gefällt uns sehr, vorallem weil es mehr Abwechslung bietet als Namibia.
    Das B&B, bei welchem wir heute Abend sind, ist eine richtige Oase in Nelspruit.
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  • Day14

    Panorama Route

    March 28, 2017 in South Africa

    Vi var inde i en god rytme med at komme tidligt op, og da vi havde en meget tidlig sengetid dagen før kunne vi ikke sove længere end til kl. 6. Vi var også lidt ivrige efter at komme ud af vores værelse, det lugtede rigtig grimt. Vi ville prøve at overnatte på et vandrehjem, fordi det er billigt og lidt en anden oplevelse end et hotel. Stedet lå inde i en skov, og vi havde fået et lille værelse i en tilbygning med bliktag og gamle stofsække som loft. Der lugtede meget fugtigt og støvet, men bortset fra det, var det et meget hyggeligt sted. Der var hunde og en bar og vores unge vært, der var fuld det meste af tiden mens vi var der, var meget gæstfri og imødekommende.
    Til dagen havde vi planlagt at køre en berømt strækning på ca. 100 km der hedder Panorama Route. Det er en smuk køretur med en masse afstikkere til udkigspunkter og vandfald mm. Første stop på turen var The Three Rondavels, der er et udkigspunkt til en stor og smuk frodig dal med bl.a. tre ikoniske enkeltstående runde bjerge. Derefter kørte vi til Bourkes Luck Potholes, der er en flod der møder dal i forskellige niveauer, således at der også dannes vandfald - et rigtig flot område. Vi kørte forbi et andet vandfald, Lisbon Waterfall, et par andre udkigspunkter - Wonder View og God's Window inden vi holdte en velfortjent frokostpause på Graskop's pandekagehus. Vi fik fyldt maverne, hævet penge, tanket bilen, booket næste hotel og fortsatte dagens tur. Vi kørte forbi endnu et vandfald, Mac Mac Falls, et flot vandhul, Mac Mac Pools og nogle fritstående bjergtinder, The Pinnacles.
    Ved alle stop var der boder der solgte afrikansk håndværk, så det blev til en giraf, en skål, et tæppe og et forklæde. Der var rigtig mange flotte ting, som ikke lige var til at stå for.
    Efter dagens køretur endte vi i Nelspruit, hvor vi havde booket et godt hotel udelukkende fordi der skulle være vaskemaskine, og vi var ved at løbe tør for rent tøj. Det er en service der generelt er meget svær at finde i Sydafrika. Desværre var det ikke en service på hotellet mere, så vi måtte skynde os at tjekke ind og komme ned på byens lokale vaskeri (som også er en sjældenhed her i landet) for at nå at vaske inden sengetid. Det viste sig, at vaskeriet tilbød at vaske tøjet for os meget billigt, så det valgte vi at tage imod og nyde aftenen på det lækre hotel i stedet for på et fyldt vaskeri. Tøjet skulle afhentes næste morgen inden vi kørte videre, så det var helt perfekt.
    Dagen får 4 stjerner ud af 5.
    Road trip: 270 km på dagen - 1.111 km i alt.
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  • Day17

    Nelspruit

    June 23, 2010 in South Africa

    http://www.travelark.org/travel-blog-entry/tofor85/2/1277352674

    Today was crunch time for the Australian team.
    After gathering a mere one point from their first two fixtures, the Australian team needed nothing less than a win, and a whole heap of good fortune from the Ghana Vs Germany game, in order to progress.
    It was again a terrible start to the day, thanks to the Fanatics Tour group. We were informed, the night before our flight, to be up and ready to leave just after 7. After doing this, getting ready to go and heading to the door in the morning, they then informed us we now didnt have to leave til 9.45.
    Being a last-group-game, half of the organisation for this day was done through FIFA.
    Fanatics were given a lesson on how to organise bus transport, and it was way more efficient

    We eventually arrived in Nelspruit around 1.30pm.
    I gotta say, iv been to alot of airports, domestic and international around the world, but this one was certainly among the simplest. The airport itself was little more than a thatched roof hut...
    From there, we were whisked off to a bar known as 'The Stables' to hang out and watch the England Vs Slovenia match...
    I thought it may be a themed bar, but no, this place was ACTUALLY a stable... lol or at least had been very recently.
    It wasnt too long before England were through and we were off to the stadium for the Australia match!
    The situation was simple... win.. (by as much as possible), and hope either Germany thrashed Ghana.. or Ghana beats Germany by any margin.
    The travel with the fanatics was painful as always, before and after the match... obnoxious chants, being loud for the sake of being loud... it wasnt fun. The majority of it is fueled by Aussies being desperate attention seekers, desperate to impress one another, and part of it, drinking as much as possible at all times, just for the sake of it

    The stadium itself was quite cool. Its actually the smallest stadium to be used at the world cup with a capacity of 40,000. There are 18 Metal giraffes forming the exterior of the stadium, as giant pillars, with glowing (kinda creepy) red eyes.
    Inside, you are close to the pitch, which was in immaculate condition.
    The first half saw us well outplayed by the Serbs. Especially in the centre of the park. It remained goalless throughout, though we really should have trailed at the break, given the chances.
    The second half saw Australia rise to the challenge, and score two fantastic goals, right under our noses where we were sitting. The first, a remarkable leaping header from Timmy Cahill, and the second an even more incredible long range strike from Brett Holman. 2 up, and a chance at progression.
    The hope didnt last too long - news of Germany narrowly leading Ghana by 1-0, and soon thereafter Schwartzer gifting the Serbians a goal from a fumble

    Our hopes for progression were over, but not Serbias. They poured forward, knowing a goal would put them through.
    It was an intense final 15 minutes.. Serbia pushing everything forward and leaving massive gaps at the back for Australia to exploit. Somehow, niether team managed to score, especially Serbia, who had a last minute effort hashed somehow over the bar from point blank range.
    So then, Australias world cup ends. It was a valiant, albeit unsuccessful conclusion to their campaign.
    Its frustrating that the damage was done in an abysmal first game, and that we could also have progressed should Wilshire have tucked away his chance against Ghana.
    It goes to show that to guarantee yourself qualification in such a tournament, you must play 3 good games. We only managed 2.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Nelspruit, Mbombela, ኔልስፕሩዊት, نيلسبرويت, Nelspreyt, Нелспройт, نلسپرویت, נלספרייט, नेल्सप्रूइत, NLP, ネルスプロイト, 넬스프루이트, Нелспруит, म्बोम्बेला, نیلسپرویت, Мбомбела, เนลสไปรต์, Нельспрюйт, Naspoti, 内尔斯普雷特

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