Sunday, 19 August 2012

Out of Africa

We're here! Passing through customs at the airport was not a drama; have your documentation in good order and the system is a breeze.  Three cheers for Australian Customs!!

We happened to get a lovely lady named Pam at the Qantas check-in counter who gave us no grief whatsoever; first time at an Australian airport where we didn't have to get the supervisor involved becouse the counter staff thought we were criminals!

Pam quite liked us and had no issue with us hunting (though it really isn't her thing).  She even gave us passes to the express lane through Customs to make our trip that much more pleasant.  Thanks Pam - you're a champion!

We've just had our first night in South Africa at a tidy little place called the Avon Road Guest House, about 20 minutes drive from O.R.Tambo in Johannesburg. The English owners (celebrating 30 years in South Africa this month) made us a very nice curry last  and plied us with SavannaI love Savanna!

We'll hit the road shortly after a hot breakfast, heading for base camp in the lowveld south east of the township of Hoedspruit. I'm feeling very Safari today...

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