We hadn’t planned on coming back to ‘Jozi’, but when our plans to spend time in Botswana changed, we decided to come back here then head east to Lesotho. This time we’re staying in the ‘leafy northern suburbs’, rather than in trendy downtown. We booked a cottage on Airbnb and it’s been lovely. Our host lives in the main house on the same property, which you can see here. She originally owned the house next door and subdivided the block a few years ago. Her current property used to be the tennis court of her old house.
Seems like that’s a common thing to do around here – driving around we noticed a lot of house numbers with ‘a’ or ‘b’, next to the original house number. Security around here is pretty full-on. These must originally have been enormous blocks – the place we’re staying at is huge!
We haven’t really done much in Jozi this time, we’re really just using it as a rest stop – we went to Sandton City Shopping Centre yesterday to resupply and have lunch. They claim it’s the biggest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere and it’s full of up-market shops, mostly clothing stores. We did find a nice place to have lunch – Walnut Grove.
Now we’re heading east. Probably won’t have any internet access in Lesotho, but we’ll let you know what it’s like when we get back to South Africa.