Thursday, November 25, 2010

First Sight Of South Africa, It's Dark

Burchell's Zebra, Kruger National ParkImage by Kleinz1 via Flickr
Well the two of us have arrived safely in Johannesburg, but we've had a falling out with the luggage, and the cases have decided to stay behind in Holland, hopefully to join us in a couple of days time.

It isn't a disaster, but it is of course a major inconvenience, the cases have all our clothes, as well as all the leads and chargers for the phones and cameras so I can't download any pictures yet.  Plus our expensive mosquito repellent is in the cases, all out toiletries, and the supplies of tea/coffee/sugar/washing up liquid for use in the Kruger camp, and all those other useful items you pack to bring on holiday.

KLM have said we can have have an allowance of 100euro a day each towards clothes and essentials, so we're currently making a list of what we need to buy at the airport tomorrow morning before catching our flight to Nelspruit.  We'll be in the Kruger Park tomorrow afternoon, and, fingers crossed, KLM will deliver the luggage to us on Saturday.  At least they seem to know where the cases are and they are not lost in the system.

My little friend Natalie has told me in no uncertain terms that I am not allowed to eat Zebra whilst I'm over here, but if it appears on the menu somewhere I'm going to give it a go, after all, the French eat horses dn't they ?

It has been a very long day travelling today, so we've just had a quick drink in the hotel bar, Castle Lager is crap by the way, bedtime now, off to see the animals in the morning.
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  1. Squirt8:09 am

    Poor you. Hope the luggage catches up.
    Godling II agrees with Nats and says DON'T eat zebra!
    We'll be

  2. Hmmmm. Zebra steak.

    What would you serve it with?

  3. The Lurker10:22 am

    Glad you got there ok! Have a great time!

  4. R.I.P>4:49 pm

    Aww!You're missing all this lovely snow we've got back here in God's Own'.