As of today, we left safari at Kruger Nation Park to Johannesburg. We stayed for three nights and four days. We were able to have extra hour of sleep then we had our breakfast at Wimpy restaurant. Most of us got omelets with bacon and tomatoes. Others had the South African breakfast bowl that includes bacon, fried onions and hash brown. The food was delicious. After breakfast, we had our last ride in the Safari jeep before we switched to another van for our road trip to Johannesburg. During our road trip, we were able to visit six different places.
Our first stop was the Three Rondavels, it has three mountains shaped like cylinders with a cone on the top of the mountain. The history behind the Three Rondavels is the chief had many wives and he decided to "honor" his three most troublesome wives by naming 3 rondavels after them. Also "rondavels" was the name for an African tribal home. The view at Three Rondavels was phenomenal because the sky was clear without any clouds. Also, it had green canyons and it was fascinating how nature work in a variety ways. The Three Rondavels was one of my favorite places in South Africa.
Our second stop was Bourke's Luck Pothole, it had a variety of potholes with water. It was created by erosion. Bourke's Luck Pothole was named after a man Tom Bourke, who predicted this place would have gold but it didn't not have any gold. This place showed how water can be so powerful because it swirled so fast like whirlpool.
Our third stop was Berlin Fall, it is a waterfall and look simple because it only have one waterfall. Second waterfall was called Lisbon Fall and it had three waterfalls and it was our sixth stop. It was interesting because the waterfall seems so powerful while the creeks seem so calm before it reached to those waterfalls.
Our fourth and fifth stop seem similar but God's Window had fabulous views than Wonder View which our tour guide Arun told us it had good view but God's Window have more thing to explore from sky to below of ground from my eye perspective.
Finally, we have arrived Johannesburg and stayed at a hostel called Brown Sugar. Brown Sugar hostel was once owned by drug lord but turned to hostel after the original owner was busted. This hostel is mansion and the room space look like bird cage. Our tour guide Arun bought us South Africa pizza and we had two different kind of pizza. One had chicken, onion and pepper topping. While, another had mushroom, chicken, onions and barbeque sauce. Both pizza satisfied our appetites.
As we got ready to go bed, the hostel had electricity blackout. Luckily we had our flashlight ready. It was good experience for us without electricity for couple hours. As our day came to end, we are looking forward to leave for Cape Town.
~ Precious Schwartz
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Crystal Schwartz: Wow, sounds like an adventure, with the beautiful scenery, the history AND the blackout! The meals sound good too and all the places you got to visit makes for a very productive day! Stay safe, everyone.
Wanda Kelley: Great! I'm very excited for you. Enjoy!!
Traci: Wow, busy day for you all with 6 different places to visit. Saw the video, beautiful views! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy Cape Town :)
Claire Bugen: Precious, I think they should honor the troublesome husbands to be fair!
Marcus: Awesome that you all were able to visit different places and learned about how nature took its course and the history of each destination.