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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, September 14, 1973 Good roads, hotels joy for motorists Herald- ROGER PAYNE JOHANNESBURG South larger than Ontario but smaller than Quebec, is an interesting countn to drive aiound in To add to the pieasuie the roadb are good and the hotel looms comfor- table and moderatelj priced Johannesburg is the point of B.C. plans an exhibit SPOKANE More good news from the exhibits department British Columbia is planning an exhibit at Expo 74 to fill the void created b> the Canadian national government s budget problems Gaiy Lauk provincial minister of industrial development said the B C cabinet will send a delegation to Spokane to work on B C ex- hibit possibilities Lauk retlected the enthusiastic at- titude prevalent in Western Canada for the World s Fair despite Ottawa s decision to withdraw entiv tor most visitors from North Amei ica and cars may be rented here for as little as R20 (about a week plus three South African cents per kilometer (about 7 cents Canadian a mile) In terms of Canadian funds, a medium- sue car would cost about a week plus 15 cents a mile Three routes out of Johannesburg popular with visitors taking to the road are the eastern Transvaal, the Durban region, and the tour south encompassing Cape Town and Port Elizabeth The eastern Transvaal is an easv drive from Johannesburg and the scenery embracing rolling hills, forests and waterfalls is magnificent One route between Graskop and the Blvde River Canyon offers views over the escarpment of the Transvaal Drakensberg down to the Lowveld tnousands of feet below The world famous Kruger National Park is in the Lowveld and can be reached either by way of Kowyn's Pass or the Suawala Caves and Nelspruit FAMED PRESERVES Kruger has the largest vanetv of African animals of the country s many reserves, including 17 species of Passport Photos Candid Weddings Picture Framing Photo Supplies A. 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Phone 328-0222 antelope from kudu and sable antelope to impala and tiny steenbok, giraffe elephant, lion cheetah, hippo and crocodile The distance from Johannesburg to Durban South Africa s big port on the Indian Ocean, is about 375 miles, slightly more than that between Toronto and Montreal Near Ladysmith the fairy-tale peaks of the Drakensberg become visible This range is really an escarp- ment at the edge of a high- lying plateau and is at its most spectacular on the Natal- Lesotho border, where it has an average height of close to feet for about 100 miles This is a good area in which to spend a few days The air is crisp and invigorating and there are interesting walks new plants to discover; birds to watch from eagles and vultures to tmv sunbirds horses for nding, streams to fish and challenging peaks to climb BEACHES: NIGHTLIFE Durban is South Africa s holiday playground and is noted for its beaches and nightlife From it you can head north towards the Zululand Game Reserves or down the Natal South Coast to the Transkei The Zululand Game Reserves are noted for their black and square lipped rhino antelope hippo warthogs and large variety of bird life The South Coast is more highlv developed but the Tianske' is an almost primitive stretch of coastline with long wide safe beaches The diive from Johannesbuig to Cape Town covers more than 900 miles, but a major break in the journev should be made at the diamond city The de Beers Diamond Mines hold conducted tours of their workings every day Close by the tamous Big Hole, the largest man-made excavation in the world million carats of diamonds were taken from it) is the Kimberlcy Open Mine Museum where some of the cit> 's very first buildings have been reconstructed to give a picture of lite in the days of the diamond rush Among them are a pawnbroker's shop a diamond buyer's of- fice a bawdy house and a saloon The luxury railway coach built in Chicago for the dn ectors of de Beers and used bv Cecil Rhodes is also there BEAUTIFUL CITY Cape Town at the foot of Table Mountain is one of the world s beautiful cities Things to see include the Cas- tle built in 1666 and the oldest building in the country the Cape architecture of the Koopmans de Wet House Groot Constantia the Houses of Parliament and the collec tions of priceless Cape silver antique stinkwood and vellowwood furniture, and paintings of the Cape in the earlv The scenic drives around the Cape Peninsula and the view from the top of Table Mountain are also on the "must" list After Cape Town, the Western Province waits to be explored, especially Paarl, where you can sample the wine at the huge K W V Cellars historic Stellenbosch with its oak-lined streets and Cape Dutch architecture, Franschhoek the Huguenot village nestling in a corner of the mountains and the huge wine estates with their whitewashed, gabled ancestral homes Then off through Swellen- dam towards the Garden Route between Mossel Bay and the Storms River mouth Here are rolling wheat fields, mountains lakes, rivers and ancient natural forests Also considered part of the route is Oudtshoorn, 45 miles north of Mossel Bay known for its os- trich farms and impressive Cango Caves On the coast are small, unspoilt beaches and some well-known resorts such as the Wilderness, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay Farther along is Port Elizabeth with its Tropical House and Oceananum. and the Addo Elephant Park about 40 miles north of the town From Port Elizabeth, the shortest route back to Johannesburg (about 700 miles) is through the Karoo via Cradock and Colesberg, near which is the gigantic new Hendnk Vervvoerd Dam Engineered and built in Japan. Sold and serviced by Plymouth and Dodge dealers across Canada. '73 Plymouth Cricket and Dodge Colt Cricket and Colt give you two big things to consider, who builds them and who you buy them from Both are built in Japan So you know you're getting an economy car from the people who really know economy cars And you buy them from Plymouth and Dodge dealers So wherever you go in Canada, there's qualified service assistance nearby In short, you get the best of both worlds Japanese small car and Chrysler service availability And there's more Standard equipment for both Plymouth Cricket and Dodge Colt include such luxury and comfort features as an adjustable steering column, high-back bucket seats (backs recline in all models except the coupe) a wood-grained instrument panel, and a flow-thru ventila- tion system Choose from four different models, plus a new G f available in Colt only Plymouth Cricket and Dodge Colt The imported car features and quality you from the dealers you know Tra vel f CHRYSLER CANADA LTD Plymouth Cricket and Dodge Colt come in coupes, hardtops, sedans and station wagons. Among the sights of South Africa Africa offers visitors a variety of scenery from ttop) in the Drakensberg to (bottom) on the beach at Durban Top entertainment for visitors Jack Benny at Expo '74 SPOKANE Latest addi- tion to the Expo '74 summer of entertainment is a 39 year-old fiddle player from Waukegan, Illinois, who got his professional start on the vaudeville circuit and World Way I Navy fund raising Jack Benny will play a week-long engagement in the Washington State Pavilion Opera House, July 29 to August 4 Benny, one of the world's favorite comedians, left vaudeville and the Navy long before his first 39th birthday to become a star of radio, film theatre and television He ended a record 24-year string of weekly broadcasts in 1965 when he lett his television series and took to the road once again reserving his television time to guest appearances and occasional Jack Benny specials The fiddle9 The one-time child prodigy parlayed his violin into a trademark that he presumablv will bring with him Royal Hotel at Bergen to open in 1977 MONTREAL Scandina- vian Airlines and Norwegian shipowner Hilmar Reksten have signed a co-operation agreement for a new 000 SAS Royal Hotel at Bergen Norway, to be com- pleted by 1977 Mr Reksten recently attracted American attention as a bidder for the Zapata Cor- poration at Houston, Texas The new Bergen house will be rated first class and will have 500 beds and full congress facilities Mr heksten will finance the building, which will be manag- ed and operated by SAS Catering, a subsidiary of SAS SAS owns or operates a number of other hotels in Copenhagen Oslo, Tromso, Bodo Stavanger and Narsar- ssuaq Greenland, and has an interest in the Sheraton Stockholm, and the new Hotel Scandinavia in Copenhagen TIMES CHANGE SVDNKY Ausluli.i (API Common f'.iuse the ol the nnneis union nbsci vcd in ,i i cut issue A g( net ilmn ,igo most men who finished