Panoramic Tour from Nelspruit
Trip Start Oct 16, 2007
83Trip End May 09, 2008
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Old Vic's is a pretty nice place. Bella runs it and crazy Dave can help you book trips around the Nelspurit area. We decided to go on a one day Panoramic Drive with Dave the next day. No need to mention that we slept like dead and getting up at 5:30am the next morning was kind of hard. We met up with Dave and 3 English blokes in Hazyview, and started our first tour in Africa.
The Panoramic Drive took us to the Small Drakensberg Mountain range about 2 hours north of Nelspurit
Most impressive for Frank: The street sign 'Hippo Crossing' and a bunch of Baboons (a pretty common monkey in S.A.) crossign the street in front of the van.
Most impressive for Shari: The Potholes and the savory, stuffed pancakes at Harrie's for lunch.
The next day we had to take care of some regular day-to-day stuff (buying groceries, updating blog, getting $) and also to find plane tix from Nelspruit to Port Elizabeth. We asked Bella where in Nelspruit to take care of these things and she pretty much put a big "X" on the downtown area of the Nelspruit map and said this was a "No Go" area, and it was safer for us to go to a suburban mall called Riverside Mall. This mall was just like any mall in the US... surprisingly it didn't feel different at all. But no Starbucks or McDonalds though, compared to in Berlin.