This was also a chance to see a bit of Pretoria and our driver was kind enough to drive past the Union Buildings which were beautiful and historic. In the distance, we were also able to see the Voortrekker Monument. Sitting in the Hatfield district of Pretoria was a reminder of sitting in any Canadian city in the summer with the cafes, restaurants, and hipsters and business people walking by.
|Union Buildings, Pretoria|
|Nelson Mandela statue in Nelson Mandela Square |
(and some random guy's head)
After the business portion of our trip, Sis Ghana and I took advantage of our extra time to take the Gautrain to Sandton City mall and Nelson Mandela Square. You realize how that Joburg is another big city and I’m still frightened by the criminal reputation that precedes it. I was quite happy to get my feet solidly back in the Eastern Cape!