Megan Swanson and Debbie Bennett arrived in Johannesburg after two very long flights. Debbie sat next to a local 4th grader who is keen on taking a zip line by Victoria falls, but his mother won’t allow it since it goes over crocodile infested waters. We will skip this as well.
Our hotel is in Benoni which is a very affluent suburb of Johannesburg. The houses are enormous, rivaling Beverly Hills. We were happy to hear that the area is racially integrated. We walked to the Korsman bird sanctuary which is surrounded on all sides with residential housing. Korsman is home to 110 different species of birds in a beautiful marsh habitat. Although small, this conservancy provides water and nesting areas for flamingos and other awe inspiring birds. It is being impacted by sewage run off and invasive species.