I suppose that this entry is more about Hotels than the actual areas, but anyway here goes
I had reason to travel down to Richards Bay for some business at RBCT – Richards Bay Coal Terminal – I was down there with an Electrical Engineer who designs electrical equipment for our company, and RBCT uses some of that equipment, I won’t go into detail as to what the equipment is as that is not really the point of this particular entry.
We flew down from OR Tambo Airport in Jo’burg on a rather chilly winter morning to Richards Bay, pretty much a short hop, we left at 06h10 and arrived in Richards Bay at 07h20. We did what we had to do at RBCT after the usual hassle of gaining entry, medical certificate requirements and induction, a real pain let me tell you, after all that we had no induction because they were going through a legal compliance exercise and no-one ever checked our medical status, so we merrily wandered around this massive site without any of their own procedures being followed, hopefully no health & safety nutters from RBCT will ever read this entry!
After work we booked into our Hotel – Protea Richards Bay Waterfront – OK I’ve not really stayed in many hotels I admit, but this was the best hotel that I’ve ever stayed in, very modern and swish, not to mention Fast free Wi-Fi!
On day two we spent a little more time at RBCT and then drove to Durban, on the way we stopped off at Ballito which is an upmarket little village about 50km outside of Durban.
We have another appointment at Engen Oil Refinery on Thursday, for the Durban leg we stayed at another Protea Hotel – I think that there may be a pattern here! – Protea Hotel Edward Durban – On this occasion I got an upgrade to a rather magnificent room I must say.
And here’s a video to go with it as well
A very popular theme at the moment is Save the Rhino, here’s a sand sculpture from North Beach in Durban,
Weather’s not to bad either for Winter!
Just before we left King Shaka Airport in Durban, we had a chance for a light snack – the infamous Dagwood.