Archive for the ‘Outdoor Venues’ category

Sailing Club Regatta

August 13th, 2006

Bronkhorstbaai Dam
Near: Bronkhorstpruit, Gauteng, South Africa
GPS: -25.906526, 28.6955253
When: 2006-08-13
Who: Thinus, Tienie, Elbie, ThinusH and his family, Louis
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Sailing Club RegattaA friend I work with, also named Thinus, owns a Catamaran sail boat, a Hobie 16. We got invited first for a casual sail with him, his brother and Louis, another friend I work with. We also hired the club’s Hobie 16, which is almost identical to Thinus’. » Read more: Sailing Club Regatta

Botanical Gardens

July 16th, 2006

Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, Emmerentia
Near: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
GPS: -26.15205, 28.00333
When: 2006-07-16
Who: Thinus
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Botanical gardens normally house an interesting bird or two. I arrived here with binoculars, water bottle and over sized nougat bar. As I entered the gates I noticed this afro-haired Rasta guy with his large earphones dancing on his iPod all over the place. As this might seem ‘normal’ in most big cities, I just walked over to the big board with a map of the place so we could plan our day. » Read more: Botanical Gardens

Rooihuiskraal Farm

June 18th, 2006

Rooihuiskraal Memorial Farm
Near: Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
GPS: -25.885356, 28.146007
When: 2006-06-18

This is one of those typical magic places I discovered by randomly pointing the GPS to a green spot close by and just driving there. » Read more: Rooihuiskraal Farm

Johannesburg Zoo

May 13th, 2006

Johannesburg Zoo
Near: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
GPS: -26.165569, 28.037839
When: 2006-05-13
Who: Thinus, Werner, Elizna

Johannesburg Zoo We’ve been here before, but a zoo always has something or someplace that you haven’t discovered yet.

My friend Werner, my sister Elizna and me packed our cool bag with hotdog buns and vienna sausages and set off early morning to the old Zoo 70km away in the center of Johannesburg CBD. » Read more: Johannesburg Zoo