Was a very nice albeit short get away. Getting to the airport had me wondering how the quick check in will work having purchased our tickets and checked us in via the internet. With our boarding passes in hand I went straight to the fast drop in counter instead of standing in line with the crowd. Lo and behold as I put the suitcase on the scale Kulula’s computer system went on the blink. What should have taken five minutes took almost an hour. Oh well I guess glitches occur.
Table Mountain seen from thirty thousand feet
Two hours after departure we touched down at Lanseria Airport. The airport is small and still in character like the old airports I recall from my early days flying as a passenger some fifty years ago.
The green locust we flew in
The first thing that struck me upon arrival was that the Highveld was warmer than Cape Town and the air absolutely dry. One could almost feel the dry air sapping the Cape humidity out of one’s skin. Traveling to Pretoria the dry brownness of the country side contracted in a shocking manner with the greenness of the Cape Peninsula. Dust all over as far as the eye can see.
To be honest I have forgotten what that winter brownness looks like, yest it was only seven years ago we left to resettle in the Cape.
Something that basically also did not change was the Ben Schoeman section of the N1 between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Almost felt at home travelling in a car keeping to the speed limit while the maniacs, as in the past, raced by.
Got to our destination which was a bread and breakfast guest house situated in the suburb where we lived for fourteen years and I was keen on seeing the old haunting ground again. Was very little prepared for the shock that awaited us.
Have a great evening.