We flew into Johannesburg from Sydney and were met by one of our tour guides at the airport and taken directly to the hotel which is in a fairly high class residential area. After freshening up, we were taken on an escorted day tour of Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Our tour guide provided a wealth of knowledge for the visits we made that day including Soweto and the Apartheid Museum.
Soweto was a bit of an eye opener in that there are, in some parts of Soweto, residences which would not be out of place in any "other part of town" but unfortunately there are still very poor areas which could only be described as slums.
The museum itself contains a vast collection of the history of apartheid focussing on Nelson Mandela and his work.
Back to the hotel where we found that the internal telephone was out of order but our room was clean and comfortable. Dinner that evening and breakfast the next morning was good without being exceptional.
This hotel was fine for our purposes but it would probably be better to find another hotel for a stay of two days or more.
All of the staff were helpful and friendly.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking