The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.
 Botswana

South Africa 2013

Swaziland & Mozambique  
  Cullinan Mine   Johannesburg   Kruger   Pretoria   Blue Train   Cape Town
63 miles South of Gaborone, South Africa 2013
63 miles South of Gaborone
73 miles SE of Gaborone, South Africa 2013
73 miles SE of Gaborone

Cullinan Mine

The Cullinan Mine, South Africa 2013
The Cullinan Mine
Mine tailings., Cullinan Mine, South Africa 2013
Mine tailings.
Settlement pool (heavily polluted)., Cullinan Mine, South Africa 2013
Settlement pool (heavily polluted).
Intrepid mining Scotsman, Cullinan Mine, South Africa 2013
Intrepid mining Scotsman
Our leader, the mining veteran Hennie (And three goofy Argentin, Cullinan Mine, South Africa 2013
Our leader, the mining veteran Hennie
(And three goofy Argentinians.)
Down at the 763 meter level., Cullinan Mine, South Africa 2013
Down at the 763 meter level.
"Share the Road", Cullinan Mine, South Africa 2013
"Share the Road"
All is explained. And it was seriously interesting, too., Cullinan Mine, South Africa 2013
All is explained.
And it was seriously interesting, too.
Kimberline conveyor belt, Cullinan Mine, South Africa 2013
Kimberline conveyor belt
Kimblerlite in conveyor, Cullinan Mine, South Africa 2013
Kimblerlite in conveyor
Stuck in the elevator, Cullinan Mine, South Africa 2013
Stuck in the elevator
Hennie is <i>not</i> pleased., Cullinan Mine, South Africa 2013
Hennie is not pleased.
Cullinan's own Big Hole And it's <i>big</i>!, Cullinan Mine, South Africa 2013
Cullinan's own Big Hole
And it's big!
Thomas Cullinan statue, Cullinan Mine, South Africa 2013
Thomas Cullinan statue

Johannesburg

Nelson Mandela statue Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton Mall., Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Nelson Mandela statue
Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton Mall.
Park Station From which I nervously toddled around downtown., Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Park Station
From which I nervously toddled around downtown.
Grand Johannesburg City Hall, South Africa 2013
Grand Johannesburg City Hall
City Hall Complex (2), Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
City Hall Complex (2)
Former Old Fort prison On what is now Consitution Hill, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Former Old Fort prison
On what is now Consitution Hill
Old Fort prison, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Old Fort prison
The Flame of Democracy On Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
The Flame of Democracy
On Constitution Hill
Consitutional Court complex On Consitution Hill, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Consitutional Court complex
On Consitution Hill
Constitutional Court interior, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Constitutional Court interior
Constitutional Court interior, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Constitutional Court interior
Evocative painting That dog is <i>not</i> our friend, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Evocative painting
That dog is not our friend
Tambo-Mandela law offices, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Tambo-Mandela law offices
Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Apartheid Museum
Entry Way, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Entry Way
Casspir Armoured car, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Casspir Armoured car
1994 Elections Poster: How to Vote, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
1994 Elections Poster: How to Vote
World Cup Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
World Cup Stadium
Hector Pieterson Memorial, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Hector Pieterson Memorial
Hector Pieterson Memorial (2), Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Hector Pieterson Memorial (2)
Janet Davis from Ekala, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Janet Davis from Ekala
Nelson Mandela's house in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Nelson Mandela's house in Soweto
Soweto shanties, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Soweto shanties
Freedom charter monument Freedom Square, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Freedom charter monument
Freedom Square, Soweto


And then from Johannesburg into Swaziland and Mozambique and then back into South Africa.

Kruger

Based at the Lukimbi Lodge
Farmland just outside Kruger, South Africa 2013
Farmland just outside Kruger
Introductory Lion Snapped on the way in., Kruger, South Africa 2013
Introductory Lion
Snapped on the way in.
The view from the back., Kruger, South Africa 2013
The view from the back.
Scenic Giraffe, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Scenic Giraffe
Two male lions, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Two male lions
Lion closeup, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Lion closeup
A crash of Rhinos, Kruger, South Africa 2013
A crash of Rhinos
Spotted Hyena, looking very guilty., Kruger, South Africa 2013
Spotted Hyena, looking very guilty.
Spotted Hyena, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Spotted Hyena
Spotted Hyena in the spotlight, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Spotted Hyena in the spotlight
African Wild Dog, Kruger, South Africa 2013
African Wild Dog
Frisking Wild Dogs, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Frisking Wild Dogs
Napping Wild Dog, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Napping Wild Dog
Watchful elephant, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Watchful elephant
Elephant: Resting trunk on tusk, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Elephant: Resting trunk on tusk
Closeup elephant, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Closeup elephant
Disinterested Leopard, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Disinterested Leopard
Leopard prey left in a tree, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Leopard prey left in a tree
Ranger Andrew on our bushwalk, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Ranger Andrew on our bushwalk
Industrious dung beetle, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Industrious dung beetle
Honey Badger !!, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Honey Badger !!
Hippos in Crocodile River, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Hippos in Crocodile River
Buffalo Herd, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Buffalo Herd
Scuffling Buffalo, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Scuffling Buffalo
Impala, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Impala
Kudu (?), Kruger, South Africa 2013
Kudu (?)
Warthog snoozing in a pipe., Kruger, South Africa 2013
Warthog snoozing in a pipe.
Wildebeest + Zebra, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Wildebeest + Zebra
Ostrich, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Ostrich
Lukimbi Bathroom view, Kruger, South Africa 2013
Lukimbi Bathroom view

Pretoria

Rich SA farmland, East of Pretoria, South Africa 2013
Rich SA farmland, East of Pretoria
Rich SA farmland, East of Pretoria, South Africa 2013
Rich SA farmland, East of Pretoria
The Union Buildings Now the Presidential HQ, Pretoria, South Africa 2013
The Union Buildings
Now the Presidential HQ
Louis Botha statue In front of Union Buildings., Pretoria, South Africa 2013
Louis Botha statue
In front of Union Buildings.
Freedom Park //hapo museum A very afro-centric world view, Pretoria, South Africa 2013
Freedom Park //hapo museum
A very afro-centric world view
Tasteful memorial to all who died for South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa 2013
Tasteful memorial to all who died for South Africa
Memorial flame., Pretoria, South Africa 2013
Memorial flame.
Long walls of bricks, each with a name., Pretoria, South Africa 2013
Long walls of bricks, each with a name.
Paul Kruger's House, Pretoria, South Africa 2013
Paul Kruger's House
Paul Kruger statue in Church Square, Pretoria, South Africa 2013
Paul Kruger statue in Church Square
Palace of Justice, Pretoria, South Africa 2013
Palace of Justice
Old Government House, Pretoria, South Africa 2013
Old Government House
Melrose House Museum, Pretoria, South Africa 2013
Melrose House Museum
Striking modern tower, Pretoria, South Africa 2013
Striking modern tower

Voortrekker Monument

Voortrekker Wagons Circling the Monument, Pretoria, South Africa 2013
Voortrekker Wagons
Circling the Monument
Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, South Africa 2013
Voortrekker Monument
Voortrekker Hero, Pretoria, South Africa 2013
Voortrekker Hero
Pretoria from Voortrekker Monument, South Africa 2013
Pretoria from Voortrekker Monument
The view from above, to the Cenotaph, Pretoria, South Africa 2013
The view from above, to the Cenotaph
Voortrekker Cenotaph "We for Thee, South Africa", Pretoria, South Africa 2013
Voortrekker Cenotaph
"We for Thee, South Africa"

Blue Train

Heading towards the Blue Train, South Africa 2013
Heading towards the Blue Train
A full bathtub on a train!?, Blue Train, South Africa 2013
A full bathtub on a train!?
Scotsman on Blue Train, South Africa 2013
Scotsman on Blue Train
55 miles SW of Johannesburg, Blue Train, South Africa 2013
55 miles SW of Johannesburg
50 miles North of Kimberley, Blue Train, South Africa 2013
50 miles North of Kimberley
Blue Train rear view, South Africa 2013
Blue Train rear view
The Kimberley Mine, Blue Train, South Africa 2013
The Kimberley Mine
The Kimberley Mine, Blue Train, South Africa 2013
The Kimberley Mine
The Kimberley Big Hole, Blue Train, South Africa 2013
The Kimberley Big Hole
The Kimberley Big Hole, Blue Train, South Africa 2013
The Kimberley Big Hole
Big Hole Detail Note thehorizontal mine entry galleries., Blue Train, South Africa 2013
Big Hole Detail
Note thehorizontal mine entry galleries.
61 miles East of Cape Town, Blue Train, South Africa 2013
61 miles East of Cape Town
Vinyards, 55 miles East of Cape Town, Blue Train, South Africa 2013
Vinyards, 55 miles East of Cape Town
52 miles NE of Cape Town, Blue Train, South Africa 2013
52 miles NE of Cape Town
41 miles NE of Cape Town, Blue Train, South Africa 2013
41 miles NE of Cape Town
24 miles East of Cape Town, Blue Train, South Africa 2013
24 miles East of Cape Town
12 miles East of Cape Town, Blue Train, South Africa 2013
12 miles East of Cape Town
East of Cape Town, Blue Train, South Africa 2013
East of Cape Town
Goodbye Blue Train, South Africa 2013
Goodbye Blue Train

Cape Town

Cecil Rhodes statue, Old Company Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Cecil Rhodes statue, Old Company Gardens
Tuynhuys,  now Office of the Presidency of SA, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Tuynhuys, now Office of the Presidency of SA
Tuynhuys detail, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Tuynhuys detail
Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Parliament
Queen Victoria, outside parliament, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Queen Victoria, outside parliament
Parliament (2), Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Parliament (2)
Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Castle of Good Hope
Model of Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Model of Castle of Good Hope
Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Castle of Good Hope
Castle of Good Hope + Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Castle of Good Hope + Table Mountain
Very grand Old City Hall, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Very grand Old City Hall
Waterfront view, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Waterfront view
Table Mountain from waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Table Mountain from waterfront
Table Mountain, up close., Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Table Mountain, up close.
Up to Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Up to Table Mountain
Top of Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Top of Table Mountain
View from Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
View from Table Mountain
Table Mountain, with hints of the Table Cloth, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Table Mountain, with hints of the Table Cloth
Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Table Mountain

Cape of Good Hope

Cape of Good Hope, from above Cape Point, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Cape of Good Hope, from above Cape Point
Cape of Good Hope, from above Cape Point, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Cape of Good Hope, from above Cape Point
Cape Point, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Cape Point
Cape of Good Hope, at ground level, Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Cape of Good Hope, at ground level


And then back to Germany.

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