Thursday, September 13th
It was an early start to our day as we left Johannesburg to board our motor coach for a tour of the area.
Below is a picture of the FNB Stadium, also known as “Soccer City”. The 2010 Fifa World Cup was held here. This stadium is a calabash shape and seats 95,000!
We saw Nelson Mandela’s home and Desmond Tutu’s home which are found in the town of Soweto which is a township in Gauteng. We saw quite a variety of homes as we drove through this area.
There would be trash just dumped everywhere and people looking through it!
We visited the Orlando Children’s Home. They house 60 residents. We toured the facility and had a chance to interact with some of the orphans that were younger than school age. The older children were in school. They try to find parents to adopt and foster the children so they can take in another child in need of a care giver.
Our next stop, Hazyview where we will spend tonight and tomorrow night. It was a LONG ride on the bus to arrive there. It gets dark a little after 6 so we couldn’t see too much of the surrounding area. Tomorrow we explore Kruger National Park!