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  1. Pretoria’s oasis of calm, the Transvaal Museum and packing up

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    Pretoria’s oasis of calm, the Transvaal Museum  and packing up

    Feb052010

    (February 4th) Burgers Park in Pretoria is one of the most beautiful spots I've seen in a while. It's right around the corner from City Hall and was a top spot for a morning stroll.

    The sun shone down on the park’s fountains sending mini-rainbows shooting out over the water where a family of wee ducks paddled happily along through floating flowers.

    There were plenty of people taking a respite from city life in the park, people crossing it on their way to work and a large custodial staff making the place shine. Plenty of benches to sit on in here, plus there’s a bandstand and a big glasshouse too.

    After the park, I headed over to the Transvaal Museum which is across the road from City Hall so very close to Burgers Park too. This museum is one of the top museums in the country and has a huge collection of natural history artefacts. Plus it’s lovely and cool inside. So, not only do you learn something but you can take a break from the heat too.

    Then I walked back to the hostel and tried to get my stuff to rights before basically heading out for the rest of the day. That hasn’t entirely worked as I got bored of trying to re-organise and wrote this blog instead. I can get stuff ready in the morning as I don’t have to leave the hostel for the airport until 8am. So that’s not so bad!

    Right, time to get ready to see some cheetahs!

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