24 April, 2012

Discovering Delta Park.

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you will no doubt know that I am a Jozi girl through and through. I love this city. And I kinda think I have got it figured out...this does not mean I have scoured every corner of her...this city is gigantic...and even after living here for nearly twenty six years, there are so many places I still need to explore. But even so, I kinda know most places...

But every now and then she still surprises me...

Last Saturday, myself and a friend from work, packed our cameras, put on our walking shoes {thank goodness..} and made our to Delta Park. It's situated just north-west of the city...and while I had always heard good things about the park...I was expecting just that...a beautiful park. Needless to say I was blown away. Here are some pics of our journey through the park...
This public park is huge...104 hectares to be exact. It is in immaculate condition...filled with people jogging, mountain biking, dog walking and even some gym classes were taking place. Me and Anika spent the morning nodding and greeting every single person that we passed...and two gentleman on their bikes stopped us to say it was their first time there too...and they were just as impressed as us. So good to see so many people out and about...

What I loved most about the place, was the various areas. From the perfectly manured lawns, the wild grasslands, to the fairy like woodlands.
A lot of people think Joburg is just a concrete jungle, surrounded by dusty old mine dumps, when in fact it's the complete opposite. It's a city of complete contrasts...you've just gotta get out there and discover them...
Dankie Anika...can't wait for our next stop...




7 comments:

Ordinarylife said...

What a stunning area. I get so cross when people say they hate South Africa. They must just not get out very much. We have such stunning places. PE is the same, love it, but you need to get out your house.

I am one of those people that has very preconcieved ideas of Jo'burg though, and would never have thought it had such stunning parks and areas as you show.

Fiona said...

I've very much a Jozi girl too! Delta Park is one of my favourite parks in Jhb :)

Your photo's are stunning!

cat said...

Oh wow, that is stunning. And that play space looks terrific

Lea White said...

That is a stunning park! Very peaceful looking.

kbd said...

Great pics, as always Hayley. It looks fantastic! I think my brother's house may be fairly close - I'll tell him about it. Although they are completely spoiled and have a bird sanctuary on their street...

Jenty said...

Stunning images!! I take it you didn't find the graffiti spots... they're also magnificent.
Love that park, I really do

Lovely Light said...

Beautiful pics!