Where has Afrika Borwa been all of my life?
I have met a few foreigners in my very short life and quite a few of them say the exact same thing “do you know how beautiful your country is?” and each time my response is ‘aawww thanks we like it too” but do i make any conscious efforts to see it? no… instead I have spent my life looking outwardly, wondering what the rest of the world has to offer, praying for a ” congratulations you have won a trip to…” stressing about how much a wanderlust anywhere but here would cost me, throughout all of that not once did it cross my mind to check out my own back yard, not once did I ask myself what tourists see in our land until I put myself in a tourists shoes.
One would think the Gauteng province has the least to offer when it comes to sights to see but it turns out that there’s nothing wrong with it, it’s me! i’m the problem I have been ignorant and lazy, besides the preferred hot spots … your Hartebeespoort Dam your Vaal Dam… actually Dam’s in general ( I mean what is this obsession we have with posing next to large bodies of water?) the greater Johannesburg area on its own has alot to offer…yes large bodies of water included…
Germiston Lake in the middle of winter for example… how pretty is this?
So much more to see, i’m very excited to explore this big but small country making memories here and there and capturing them to relive over and over again!
Moral of this story…Love the land you are in