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  • WORSHIP SERVICE & SERMONA SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION aboard the Silver Whisper on MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 The people speak the words in bold. Holy God, maker of the skies above, Lowly Christ, born among us, Spirit of life, wind over the flowing Posted by HopeEakins in Around the World Again | Apr 18, 2019
  • WORSHIP and SERMON[center]WORSHIP Aboard the Silver Whisper Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019 [/center] [center]The Liturgy of the Palms[/center] Officiant Blessed is the King who comes in the name of Posted by HopeEakins in Around the World Again | Apr 17, 2019
  • DURBAN, South AfricaSitting on the shuttle bus going into Durban, Bill spied a taxi, hired it, and thus began a serendipitous day’s adventure. Clive’s Taxi took us first to the Durban Botanical Garden just as a golf cart tour was departing Posted by HopeEakins in Around the World Again | Apr 17, 2019
  • RICHARDS BAY, South AfricaWe are in Zululand, surrounded by game reserves and cultural villages. Most everyone on the ship went on short safari adventures today. We are saving our oohs and ahs for the game we hope to see on a Posted by HopeEakins in Around the World Again | Apr 12, 2019
  • Mtubatuba 11th March 11th March Mtubatuba Last early morning drive at Tembe. After torrential rain most of the night we set off on a misty morning with the sun trying to break through. Beautiful. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/895731/IMG_9397.JPG caption=M Posted by bushmantours in South Africa March 2019 | Mar 29, 2019
  • Tembe 10th March 10th March Tembe Elephant Park Early morning drive. Cloudy and humid. Made our way to the sand forest. A large elephant directly in front of us walking along the track then into the bush. More leopard tracks in the sand; we followed Posted by bushmantours in South Africa March 2019 | Mar 29, 2019
  • Plugging On..===Shorwill Team scatters..=== After spending an extraordinary sixteen days together, our group split up to go in various directions around the globe. Don & Carolyn flew home to Brisbane, Margo went via Zanzibar then home, the Fantastic Five headed to Posted by TravellingLight in Travelling Light | Mar 28, 2019
  • Day 117, Johannesburg....Up with the rain on this local holiday and set off with Adolf for our morning tour of Soweta. We drove 20 minutes south and viewed mining communes, high and middle class living areas, before walking through the lower Posted by shaneo15 in Africa | Mar 23, 2019
  • Day 116, JohannesburgVery lazy morning with breakfast, TV, and newspapers occupying us until about 1.00 pm, when we decided to set off on a walk to Burma district. We wandered past rough black homes followed by nice, fortified middle class areas Posted by shaneo15 in Africa | Mar 23, 2019
  • Day 115, Pretoria - JohannesburgIt was a lazy morning at Anton's. After a big breakfast and some kitchen chores, I did some emailing and packing up. Anton shouted pizza for lunch before driving down a motorway lined with administrative offices to Johannesburg. Posted by shaneo15 in Africa | Mar 23, 2019
  • Day 114, Hazyview - PretoriaAnother early morning treat of Super 12 - but a disappointing Canterbury performance. We left for Pretoria discussing New Zealand rugby problems and drove initially along good motorways up to the high veld. More fast food was devoured Posted by shaneo15 in Africa | Mar 23, 2019
  • Tembe 9th March 9th March Tembe Elephant Park Up at 5.20 for first “light” breakfast – tea / coffee, toast, cereals and fruit. The early morning game drive at Tembe leaves at 6 o’clock and, if you’re not at the game vehicle, the drive Posted by bushmantours in South Africa March 2019 | Mar 22, 2019
  • Day 113, Kruger National Park - near HazyviewAnother very early start and disappointing morning drive - views were impaired by long grass and dense shrub. After our breakfast stop we saw some regular game - zebra, giraffe, loads of impala. We drove north to more Posted by shaneo15 in Africa | Mar 21, 2019
  • Day 112, Near Hazyview - Kruger National Park (Skukuza)A good kip before driving into the southern end of famous park at 5.30 am. Initial reaction was disappointing as we encountered dense grass and shrub lands. It was a long day in the heat perusing the terrain, Posted by shaneo15 in Africa | Mar 21, 2019
  • Day 111, Ladysmith - near HazyviewAnother long day sitting in the car! We left our luxury accommodation and headed north through Dundee for a small detour to view the historic site of 1838 Battle of Blood River - interesting replica of Boer's "laager" of Posted by shaneo15 in Africa | Mar 21, 2019
  • Day 110, Winterton - Ladysmith An early rise, cereal and exit for the 30 kilometre south-west drive to the Drakensburg Range. We set off on our hike up the cloud covered mountains at 9.30 am. It was a reasonable climb almost 700 metres up Posted by shaneo15 in Africa | Mar 21, 2019
  • Tembe 8th March 8th March Tembe Elephant Park Left camp at 7.20, already 25 degrees and sunny. We are travelling to Tembe Elephant Park today and will drive through iMfolozi to the northern Memorial Gate. This gives us a last game drive this morning before Posted by bushmantours in South Africa March 2019 | Mar 20, 2019
  • Mar. 14 – CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA Our final day in Cape Town, time for Ruth to get a haircut on land and one last time to wander around the Waterfront [img=https://phot Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 10 | Mar 17, 2019
  • Cruisin' in Cape Town without K-MacBefore Karen and I came to Rwanda, we sat down for dinner in Chicago when we were on our Fulbright Pre-Departure Orientation. We came up with a list of African countries that were highest on our list. South Africa was Posted by karenanddennis in Roaming Rwanda | Mar 16, 2019
  • Mar. 13 – CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA Today is the start of the 4th and final segment of the 2019 World Cruise. We joined friends for a day Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 10 | Mar 15, 2019
  • Day 109, Durban - WintertonAfter catching some CNN news we headed out to leave the lovely beaches and humidity of Durban and travelled north-east along excellent motorways. We made good time, driving through Pietermaritzburg and onto black township of Colenso. Our efforts Posted by shaneo15 in Africa | Mar 14, 2019
  • Day 108, DurbanAfter a late rise and cereal we drove to the mighty King's Park to have a peek, and make some purchases at their large shop of merchandise. Unfortunately, the park wasn't open. Drove to waterfront area and ate Posted by shaneo15 in Africa | Mar 14, 2019
  • Day 107, Cintsa East - DurbanRose early to watch a Super 12 Otago victory in a Cintsa West bar and included a full cooked breakfast. Set off again in overcast, drizzly conditions. Soon entered the Transkei region displaying third world civilisation amongst first Posted by shaneo15 in Africa | Mar 14, 2019
  • Mpila Camp 7th March7th March Mpila Camp, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve Out at 7 o’clock 24 degrees Headed towards Sontuli. Paul stayed behind as not feeling too well and felt he needed more sleep. Warthogs then impala and a giraffe encounter and two zebras on the Posted by bushmantours in South Africa March 2019 | Mar 14, 2019
  • Mar. 12 – CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA Our stay in Cape Town extends over 3 nights and 4 days! What a treat, since there is so much to do in and around this great city! Tuesday evening the setting sun turned the “tablecloth” on Table T Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 10 | Mar 14, 2019
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