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Memoirs of the Afrotourist: From Lagos to Jozi!

Being part of the hosted West African delegation for Tourism Indaba by South African Tourism was an interesting opportunity.

Like the South African Tourism saying goes ‘’Allow us to indulge you’’, we were really indulged to the best of Johannesburg just before we went on to Durban for the 2016 Tourism Indaba.

The transfer to Kloofricht Lodge from O.R. Tambo was smooth. Our tour guide from Legend Tours was highly professional as he gave us some quick facts on Johannesburg. This was when I learnt that ‘‘Johannesburg is home to 25,000 millionaires (in US dollars) that are below 40 years old!’’ Very impressive fact.

 At the Kloofricht Lodge, we were treated to a Spa Treatment to help take care of the jet lag and had the opportunity to also get a lot of rest.

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The next day was very interesting. We visited the Cradle of Humankind and toured the Sterkfontein Caves. If you want to tour the caves, I advise that you be physically fit. The Cradle of Humankind and the Caves are also very educative and I especially recommend it for kids. From here we went on to the Lion Park. At the Lion Park, we fed giraffes, patted cubs, had a game drive where we saw older lions and cheetahs. On this day as well, we visited the Lesedi Cultural Centre. Our young lady tour guide at the Lesedi Cultural Centre took us through the history of the Zulu Kingdom, Xhosa and Sotho etc. We also watched dance performances of the various tribes. Diner at Lesedi was exotic.

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We started the next day off with a Hot Air Balloon Adventure! For those who are not scared of heights, this is very interesting. The Hot Air Balloon adventure took us round a Chicken Farm and Wildlife Park. Here we saw the Rhinos (white), Zebras, and Wildebeest. We got certificates for defiling the laws of gravity. After our early morning Hot Air Balloon adventure, we went on a two hour drive to Sun City. At Sun City, we toured the Valley of the Waves and went on another drive experience where we majorly saw Elephants, Kudus, Zebras, and Baboons etc.

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After the interesting experience at Sun City where we spent a night. We proceeded to the airport the next day to catch a flight to Durban, to attend the Tourism Indaba 2016.

Please see previous post in our travelogue for more on the Tourism Indaba 2016 experience. Drop your comments in the box below, we would like to read from you!

Courtesy: South Africa Tourism.

Kelechi Ordu

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