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I am arriving in Johannesburg on 28 July, 0830 and departing on 31 July, early AM. I would like some suggestions on what to tours to take (eg Soweto) etc. I am not really interested in Kruger, since I will be going on to Botswana. Is a trip to Lesotho possible? Also e-mail addresses of tour operators who may help will be appreciated.


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    A trip to Lesotho in the middle of a three day trip to Joberg is a bit ambitious, unless that's the only thing you're going to do. You could make it to the lowlands and back in one day (a very long day), but even with an overnight stay somewhere a trip to the highlands (the real reason for most trips to Lesotho) would be a lot. With two nights you could do more. If you do go, stop by the Morija Museum and Archives in Morija (less than an hour by tarred road from Maseru). There are short (though steep) hikes into the hills behind the Museum where you can see dinosaur footprints. The curator - Steve Gill - is also on a tourism board and can give you local historical and practical information.

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    Dear Bruce,
    Lesotho is a bit ambitious. If you decide to do this, I would recommend you fly to Durban, pick up a car there and it's about an hour and a have to two hour drive from there to Himeville. Plan on spending the night in Himeville and doing Lesotho (Sani Pass) the following morning and hightailing it back to Durban that evening for a flight back to Johannesburg. If you seriously decide to do this then let me know and I'll give you the name of a
    good tour guide who can also reccommend a good place to stay in Himeville. therwise you might want to consider a short trip into the Drakenberg Mountains possibly around Pilgrims Rest area. This area is
    beautiful and a good place to just kick back and adjust to the time change. God's Window and Blyde River Canyon are worthwhile seeing. If you decide to do this let me know and I can recommend a good
    hotel in that area.
    Another option is a trip to Sun City. There is also a Cheetah Foundation Reserve just outside of Johannesburg that might be interesting. Where are you staying in Johannesburg? I know of a great Guest House that is wonderful and reasonable. They will also pick you up at the airport and take you back to the airport. The guest house is 7 minutes from the airport. It's called the Afton Guest House
    phone (27-11) 972-1986. I hadn't stayed at a guest house before and had some reservations about this type accommodation until I stayed here. I would even wait until the next morning to pick up a rental car which will save you a day's rental. Where are you going in Botswana and with who?
    Let me know if I can help farther.



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