Our trip started at the GRR international airport Tuesday August 21, 2018. We landed in Johannesburg South Africa in late afternoon. We were greeted by Zulu Nyala's representatives and were taken to the Country Manor where we attended a fine dinner and wine that was waiting for us. The Country Manor is very interesting and we are anticipating seeing it in the day light. It was a very long Tuesday and it's difficult to believe that Wednesday is over too!
Thursday August 23,2018 Soweto Shova all girl school
Left: We saw "sheds" people put up because they can not afford housing. There is no water or sanitation in these small, but numerous areas.
Below: We were greeted by many girls at the school. They sang to us and it was enough to bring tears to your eyes. Simply beautiful! Many hugs were exchanged. It is wonderful to see what our financial support can do in this area that desperately needs it. These local schools are supported by Christ Memorial Church, RCA, and Bethany Christian Services International.
Art work and artists fill the main street of this small Township of Soweto. This street has the home of Nelson Mandela and Desmond TuTu one block apart. Both received the Nobel Peace Award.
Visit to the Lion Safari Park
It was lunch time for the lions. They prefer to eat a leaner horse meat to beef that has more fat content.
What would a Safari Park be with out a personal encounter with the baby lions.
This baby on the left was 4 months old, second & 3rd one 5 months old and the one in back was 6 months old. Baby # two was getting a little edgy...and scared me...they are bristly and kinda rough. Not fuzzy and cute like they appear. Next stop, Zulu Nyala tomorrow by way of King Air Flight; which is one hour.
Leaving Zulu Nyala Country Manor to Heritage Lodge
Lives of the rich and famous...Chuckle chuckle...this is the picture of the FIRST plane we left in.
Ready for take off and everyone is very tired...after we were in the air for several minutes the co-pilot said we were going to circle back to the airport because of an emergency GPS malfunction in the control panel. The brand new silver jet below is what we boarded NEXT, after about a 45 minute delay.
We have arrived and yes the runway is dirt!