Tag Archives: South Africa

Kenya Airways Victoria Falls to Cape Town, Economy: Eek

This is the fifth in a series of posts documenting my January 2019 trip around the world, which took me to Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chiang Mai, and Hong Kong.  You can read my last post, which covered my time exploring Victoria Falls, here. Kenya Airways Flt. 792 Victoria Falls… Read more »

South African Business Class Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and Premium Lounge Johannesburg

This is the second in a series of posts documenting my January 2019 trip around the world, which took me to Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chiang Mai, and Hong Kong.  You can read my last post, covering my trip from New York to Johannesburg here. South African Airways Flt. 40,… Read more »

Off I Go: Hilton Garden Inn JFK Airport, Swiss Lounge JFK, and South African Airways A340 Business Class New York to Johannesburg

This is the first in a series of posts documenting my January 2019 trip around the world, which took me to Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chiang Mai, and Hong Kong.  You can read an overview of the trip here. South African Airways Flt. 204, New York-Kennedy to Johannesburg (JFK-JNB) Airbus… Read more »

Two and a Half Days in Johannesburg – Apartheid Museum, Neighbourgoods Market, Soweto Township Tour

This is part 17 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. I really had no idea what to expect of Johannesburg. Lots of folks had suggested it was skippable, or the kind of city you can breeze through in a day.  I… Read more »

Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Johannesburg-Rosebank – a lovely Pointbreaks stay

This is part 16 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. A few weeks before my trip, IHG Rewards Club issued its list of “Pointbreaks” properties for spring 2017. For those who aren’t familiar, properties on the list have a limited number… Read more »

Hotel Review: The Disappointing Protea Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton

This is part 15 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. I had initially planned to use my Protea Prokard one free night voucher to stay at the Protea Fire and Ice Melrose Arch and then use a Prokard Bogo voucher at… Read more »

Trip Report:  SA Express Walvis Bay to Johannesburg

SA Express Flt 1702  WVB to JNB Boeing 737-300, Economy Sched. Dep. 2:45pm   Sched. Arr.4:55pm Actual Dep. 3:00pm   Actual Arr. 5:18pm This is part 14 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. So this was a very strange flight. Swakopmund doesn’t have… Read more »

Air Namibia Cape Town to Windhoek:  Shenanigans, or the 2 Hour Flight That Became an All-Day Journey

This is part 10 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. Air Namibia Flt. 704  Cape Town to Windhoek (via Walvis Bay) Sched. Dep. 11:30am    Actual Dep. 1:09pm Sched. Arr.  1:20pm   Actual Arr. 4:30pm A319, Coach In the aftermath of Unitedgate, where… Read more »

Protea Hotels of Cape Town:  Protea Cape Castle, Protea Victoria Junction, and African Pride 15 on Orange

This is part 9 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. As explained in my intro post for this trip, my five nights in Cape Town were all spent at Protea-family properties – the South African chain that became a Marriott brand… Read more »

Exploring Cape Town: Part 3:  Table Mountain hike, Company’s Garden, Bo-Kaap

This is part 8 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. My last day in Cape Town was an ambitious one, but I was pretty successful.  In the morning, I did Table Mountain, and then in the afternoon I did a loop… Read more »