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Aug 27, 2019 - Day 9. Thursday. 22/8/19. Pretoria to Beitbridge
Day 9. Thursday. 22/8/19. Pretoria to near Beitbridge After the arrival of a 1946 steam engine puffing into the station which we were able to climb into the cabin and observe the workings and the firebox, Rohan Vos, owner of Rovos, took us for a guided tour of his workshop at Pretoria where old carriages purchased from throughout South Africa and engines mostly diesel from Queensland were being stripped and refurbished. Some of the workers are from the streets and now have a trade and are provided with 3 meals a day. There are 23 different...Jump to full entry
Jun 28, 2005 - Mapungubwe Updated!
Jess and I went for a run through the reserve our first morning in Dongola resort. When we got up it was quite a site to see everyone sprawled out on the grass from the night before. We had a good laugh and took a few pictures and headed out for a run. We had a nice run and it was motivating knowing that at any moment we may run into a Rhino or a leopard. As we ran back to our camp site we saw leopard prints over our own footprints that we made only 15 minutes earlier...we looked around and picked up the pace a bit. After our run we went...Jump to full entry
Jun 10, 2005 - Blyde River Canyon and the road to Zimbabwe
Today we were able to sleep in until the ripe old hour of 7:00 before having breakfast and breaking down camp before the 90 minute drive to Graskop, near the Blyde River Canyon. The Blyde River Canyon is one of the largest in the world and some of the views we were able to take in were incredible, even though it was overcast much of the day. We took in three different viewpoints at three different locations/elevations and had luck at two of them. Unfortunately the supposed best viewpoint, called "God's Window", was very foggy and offered...Jump to full entry