Johannesburg Journals

African Adventure 3rd Weekend

An October 2003 trip to Johannesburg by MSRITA

Quote: Saturday, 11 October, 2003. On Saturday our supervisor Sarel du Plessis offered to show my colleague from Canada and me around his hometown of Pretoria. Pretoria is about an hours drive north of Johannesburg and has a population of two million people.

Ocean Basket

Restaurant

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This resturant is a chain with locations in Pretoria, Johannesberg, and Cape Town. It has good seafood with generous portions and excellent presentation. The atmosphere is relaxed.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 24, 2003

Ocean Basket

Johannesburg, South Africa

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We started our sightseeing adventure by driving up to Fort KlapperKop Military Museum. This fort was built in 1897 to prevent repetition of incidents such as the Johannesburg riots and the Jameson Raid. They say “never a shot was fired in anger from this fort.” The fort stands high above the city. From this vista, you can see all of the city and the surrounding countryside.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 24, 2003

Fort KlapperKop Military Museum
Pretoria
Johannesburg, South Africa

Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

Attraction | "Lion and Rhino Park"

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The highlight of the day was going into the areas where the lions, wild dogs and cheetahs live. Each area is separated by fencing but the area is so vast that you only see the gates to enter the areas. Every Sunday at 1pm, the park rangers kill wild game and bring it into each area. You must stay in you car with the windows up, but it is fascinating to watch the animals suddenly appear from the bush to feed.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 27, 2003

Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve
Kromdraai Road
Johannesburg, South Africa 1739
+27 11 957 0109

Third weekend

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Story/Tip

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African Adventure Third weekend Saturday 11 October 2003 - On Saturday our supervisor Sarel du Plessis offered to show my colleague from Canada and me around his hometown of Pretoria. Pretoria is about an hours drive north of Johannesburg and has a population of two million people. The city of Pretoria is known as an Afrikaans stronghold. As we were coming into the city we saw a huge building looming on a hillside. This building is the University of South Africa and it has one of the largest correspondence enrollments in the world. As we drove along, I was amazed at all the beautiful rosebushes in bloom everywhere. There were rosebushes planted along the roadsides, hillsid...Read More