Botswana and South Africa Trip Sept. 2009

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We had an amazing holiday in Botswana and South Africa. landed in Joburg and took the connecting flight to Gaborone, Botswana to be with Sathy uncle and Latha aunty. Sathy uncle and Veena’s dad went to college in Calicut. They have a beautiful house complete with garden all around, swimming pool, snooker room and more…. Played a lot of Pool and darts.Â

We then drove to Madikwe game Park which is in South Africa just across the border (1 hour drive from Gaborone, Botswana). This was a great experience with two game drives one in the afternoon and the second one early morning. We saw 4 of the big 5 namely the Lions, Elephants, Rhinos & Buffalo besides other animals and birds. We missed the Leopards though! We drove off to Sun City (4+ hour drive from Madikwe) spent a day there before Sathy uncle and Latha aunty returned to Gaborone. We took a flight to Cape Town and had an amazing time for 3 days.

From Cape Town we drove down to Cape Point and Cape of good Hope to see the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. The scenic drive by the Wine Estates was truly memorable. We then took a flight back from Cape Town to Joburg and rushed to Centurion (45 minutes from Joburg airport) so we could dump our luggage and rush for the India Pakistan ICC Champions Trophy match only to find out that we had no tickets for the match. A trusted contact who was supposed to arrange the 4 tickets had some challenges and eventually we drove around the Super Sports Park stadium absorbing the excitement. Our hotel was stone throw away from the stadium and we watched India going down on the TV and every time there was a six or a wicket we could hear the loud roar outside!

We had a great trip and would love to go back.View Photos

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