Wednesday/ arrival on the A380 ‘Johannesburg’

Our Lufthansa Airbus A380 from Frankfurt to Johannesburg was also namedthe ‘Johannesburg’.  It’s a big bird, and on take-off it feels too slow and sluggish to lift off from the runway, but then it actually does.  I sat upstairs on the wing.   That was a 10 hr flight, and then a ‘hop’ of 2 hours from Johannesburg to Cape Town on South African airways got me to my final destination.   Cape Town was at a sweltering 36°C (97°F) today, but the day temperatures are projected to go down somewhat for the rest of the week.

The Lufthansa A380 ‘Johannesburg’ after our arrival in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning.
Front view of the A380 at the gate at Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.
Here is the view from our approach into Cape Town International Airport. That is the iconic Table Mountain straight ahead with Lion’s Head to its right, and Table Bay in front of it (the Atlantic Ocean).



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