This week I was lucky enough to visit Johannesburg for a couple of days. I went for work but it ended up being an awe-inspiring, weekend adventure.
I managed to stay in a hotel called Afrique Boutique with a fairly large discount because I've worked hard on a rewards program with Booking.com over the last few years. This hotel is amazing! I was even upgraded to an executive suite - free of charge - as the room with two single beds was not available.
This adventure is a little out of the way but still close to civilisation. Also the hotel has the most delicious food served at it's restaurant so I can highly recommend dinner here especially if you're vegetarian.
We had the most spectacular view from our room and the hotel serves breakfast included in the room fee. It's so quiet and right next door to a nature reserve. There are plenty of nature related activities nearby including a rhino and lion park and the elephant sanctuary isn't too far away.
My mom and I decided that if we were going all that way we'd spend our weekend there and visit The Cradle of Humankind which is just straight down the road. I can honestly say I regret not visiting this World Heritage Site before. It's absolutely worth everyone visiting! The layout of the building makes the content flow seamlessly to tell the story of humankind and even includes a little boat ride, which made me think of Disney. The educational content is flawless and I'm incredibly proud of our tourism and historical departments putting this together.
I managed to see the original display of the Homonaledi bones discovered and take close up pictures! It's truly a story I'll never forget!
I was also happy to see so many schools bringing their children to see it and interact with the content in the museum. I didn't visit the caves this time around but I'm glad to have spent the time learning more about the discoveries made.
We visited the museum's restaurant as well at the top of the building. It had large windows into the building and a beautiful patio with views immersing you in the natural surroundings. Again, the vegetarian option here is fantastic and it's reasonably priced. We even caught a glimpse of some of the scientists working on the project stopping for lunch.
After a fabulous day exploring early human history, my mom and I returned to the beautiful vista of the hotel pool. I can honestly say this weekend was a much-needed getaway before the true chaos of moving begins.
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Until next week!