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Lisa’s Travel Diary

Monday, 13 May 2013

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Map******Educational to South Africa******

Lucky me, I've just returned from a Fam Trip (educational work trip) to Johannesburg, South Africa. My workfriend Kit and I were lucky two chosen to go on a trip where flights and hotels were arranged for us, and we got to arrange the rest of the itinerary.

We flew overnight on Thursday night and arrived Friday morning and headed straight to the hotel. We checked into our rooms and had a showaround of the stunning 5 Star Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton - right in the heart of Mandela Square. We also visited a copule of their sister hotels across the square.

We then headed to Bedfordview to meet up with a couple of my clients who worked in Johannesburg. We had a lovely lunch with them before heading back to our hotel to get ready for dinner at the stunning Saxon Hotel. Good food, wine and company!.

On Saturday we had a day to ourselves and we booked a trip to the Pilansberg Game Reserve. It was outstanding and the quality of the animals was as good as we saw in Kenya a few years back. Within an hour of being in the reserve we saw a young Lion and a Lioness along with Elephants, Giraffes, Water Buck, Spring Boks, Warthogs, Zebras, Crocodiles etc. All this within 2 hours drive of Johannesburg. We had lunch at Bakubung Lodge which was lovely.

That evening we headed to the Maslow Hotel in Sandton for a showaround and another lovely meal and wine.

On Sunday we had brunch with the Radisson hotel after a showaround and the rest of the day was spent wandering around Mandela Square before heading back to the airport for another overnight flight and straight into work on Monday morning.

All worth it of course!.

Lots of Love