Leaving Louis Trichardt in early morning dawn, the sun only rose higher throughout the flight. I’m not so sure that crossing the wilderness in the midday sun is something I would want to do first had though as a lot of the terrain looked very sun scorched.
I do feel that by flying over this land that I would be missing out on seeing many of the wild animals below. I will have to watch some of “Planet Earth”, the TV show, or visit Edinburgh zoo to see some of these animals.
Whilst coming in to land I took the opportunity to take a lap over the city. It’s not as large as I had expected after seeing the scale of previous towns along the way. I expected Jo’burg to be much, much, larger. I was however surprised at how modern the city appears in many of the images I saw online. I still have a rather narrow mental view of Africa being very third world and not having these pockets of modern society. I really need to change that view.
Johannesburg Tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrUVmWJKxss
Staying Alive in Johannesburg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQaR2Haumxs
Louis Theroux, Law and disorder in Jo’Burgh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZJ1w9-Umcw