Kruger Lion Park
Kruger gave me some of the best experiences I've ever had. We went on a game ride around the park first soaking up the herbivore wildlife such as Springboks, before moving into lion territory to see the amazing site of lion prides within 10 or 15 metres.
After the drive we had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the lion cubs in a seperate sanctuary.
It was here that I got to meet a giraffe face to face (literally) and experience my ulitimate high :o)
This very big restaurant has something different to offer. You will be able to have ostrich, biltong, tagine, and other food with (South) African influences.
Many dishes have an African description, but unfortunately it is only the name which is (South) African. Try to get a table on the terrace.
Church Square : The Buildings
Many interesting buildings are built around the square.
At the square, you will find information as to which buildings are which.(see photo)
The supreme court is of note, not just for its beauty, but also the fact that this is the court where Nelson Mandela (the Rivonia Trial) was sentenced.
The old Post Office, First National Bank, Law Chambers and others can be found here.
The entire complex is designed in the style of Tuscany. If you're not gambling and not even shopping, you can still enjoy the beautiful buildings. The ceiling is painted so as to resemble a dusk sky. It's very convincing and makes for such a nice mellow atmosphere.
Pretoria - Where we stayed at my daughters house
"Pretoria the city of jacarandas"
View of Pretoria from the Voortrekker Monument - Pretoria is a really nice quite city and has lots of history. Lots of old buildings, open spaces where you can take a walk or cycle.
If you like history then you could spend a whole day visiting the many Museums. Near by there is the Premier Game Reserve, also the Cullinan Diamond Reserve where the largest diamond in the world was found.
There is also a National Zoological Garden to visit too.
"The Voortrekker Monument"
This museum commemorates the Afrikaner pioneers who trekked from the Cape in the 1830's to escape British domination. It all begun in 1938 the centenary of the Battle of Blood River, it became a focus of Afrikaner unity. Every year on the 16th Dec, the day of the Battle of Blood River a beam of sunlight shines down in the cenotaph in the Hall of Heroes.
"The Union Building"
This building overlooks beautiful landscaped gardens and an amazing amphitheatre. The building itself is not open to the public due to security reasons.