The LONG drive to Boksburg

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Day 8 - The LONG drive back to Jo'burg/Boksburg

At least we got to sleep in this morning.  Sleeping until 7 AM, unheard of.  Now this is the life of leisure.  Walking into the living room we had to navigate around the luggage.  Now we have to drag it all up the hill and cram it all in the van again. 

We finally have everything pack and off we go to check out say our goodbyes and hit the road.  Being there for 7 days we felt like we were leaving friends.  Sure the staff should behave that way but they actually went for and beyond.  We did promise ourselves we would be back though.

When we started to leave Hazyview we saw a small shop selling t-shirts.  An urgent requirement for Amy's boyfriend but no luck unfortunately.  Back on R40 south towards Nelspruit.  We came in one way and we're headed out another.  Just to keep it interesting.

Nelspruit was like any other mid-sized city.  We tried to arrive after rush hour traffic and but we didn't make it.  Took us almost 30 minutes to get through in stop and go traffic.  Once we hit the N4 west we should have been good to go.  Traffic wasn't bad until the construction.  And there was that, lots of it.  The drivers did their best pulling to the shoulder but it wasn't always possible and every large, heavily loaded truck was waiting to get in front of us.  Oh well, more time to enjoy the scenery.

We finally got to the exit in Boksburg for our overnight stay and a guest house.  We had been emailing with Marion and David at Airport en Route, for a while and, again, seemed like old friends.  We finally located it after finding the GPS had it a couple of kilometers from where it actually is located.  That being resolved we drove into a small farm with very quaint accommodations.  The provided us with extra sleeping facilities for the seventh person also. 

I called Lee-Ann at Cabs car Hire,  to confirm the drop off the next day.  Wow, another voice behind the email.  Low and behold she asked if we minded that they send a driver to drive us to the Park Street train station instead.  Do we mind?  You absolutely have our blessing.  This was definitely above and beyond and appeared to be the norm for everyone we have been talking with concerning our trip.  They all went the extra mile, oops, kilometer or more.

We went to dinner at a wonderful Portuguese restaurant recommend by Marion and were introduced to Chicken Schnitzel that became the standard to which all other restaurants was compared.  While in the restaurant in Boksburg, 8 kilometers east of Johannesburg, 100's of kilometers from the nearest ocean, we witnessed a beach volleyball game.  And they were very serious about playing and watching.

Back to the guest house and crash for Lee-Ann's driver would be there at 7 AM.
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