The Swansen Residence: "With Friends!" Top 5 Page for this destination Pretoria Hotel Tip by Bwana_Brown

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by Bwana_Brown

Our friends had both worked extremely hard since moving to South Africa, with Ken now running his own light trucking business and working long hours. Always handy with his hands, and a real Afrikaans bushman, Ken knows how to do things himself, as does his wife! We were amazed at their home and how they had made it into a little bit of paradise in their backyard! Still, this is the outskirts of Joburg so you have to be surrounded by a wire-topped fence, sliding electric gate, dogs and double-locked doors with burglar bars on the windows!

Unique Qualities: It was really great just to sit in either their living room or out by the pool as we sipped on our drinks and got caught up on 20 years worth of news. We also ended up spending our final night in South Africa here at the end of our 2-week rental car drive through the Drakensbergs, Kruger National Park and KwaZulu-Natal.

Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 5, 2004
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