South Africa: Day 2 -Airport, Voortrekker, Union, Sun City

My first day in Johannesburg begin soon as I arrive in the Tambo O.R. Airport, it was a decent airport with long immigration process and queue line. While queing I saw three people get into trouble and went to the office, my tour leader said that probably they are people from another African countries trying to get into South Africa illegaly, because South Africa is the most developed country in African continent. After we took our luggage and bring it to the bus, we went to our first tour around the beautiful city of Pretoria, Voortrekker Monument (a fortress made to watch the area), then we went to union building (the white house of South Africa).

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At noon we stop for lunch in a Chinese Restaurant called Jasmine Palace, located across a hospital in the city of Pretoria. We buy supplies like water, snacks, and others bough a charger converter. Next we are going to the Sun City! The best and largest entertainment center in the continent and perhaps in the world! We checked in our baggage, then we are free to tour around in the resort.

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I’m very excited touring around the Sun City, I got about four hours before I have to go to rendezvous point for dinner in another hotel in the resort. First I explored the left wing of the hotel, leading to a small path across the wood, and ended in Golf course. After I took some photos I continue my walk into a deeper forest and found myself in the back side of the hotel, the same location with the pool.

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The security is pretty strict in the Palace hotel, it is the the best hotel in the resort and other people (non-resident) are not allowed to go to the Palace, so you have to show your ID everytime they asked (you got the ID once you checked in). I walk further to a whirpool, to the valley of wave, and paid R100 ($10) to play the maze and bridge of time.
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I check for time and unconsciously I have spend 3 hours wandering! I have to take a bus back to the Palace and took a shower. So I did, and at night I went back to the place I went to the earlier evening for long exposure photography.

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Kevin Yulianto is a private trader and equity portfolio manager with over 4 years of experience. He was born in Jakarta at July 18th 1994, graduated with Bachelor of Medicine Degree from Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia in 2015 and is expected to receive Master of Management Degree from Binus Business School in 2017. Currently he is pursuing his professional certification in the CFA and FRM program, in which he passed level 1 for both program in 2016. Kevin is an avid traveler and photographer, with a record of 32 countries visited in 2016. He is a freelance contributor at Getty Image and is running two website in his spare time, journeyman.live and idxstockwatch.wordpress.com.
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