Row, row, row your boat on Zoo Lake.

Some time last year we decided a trip to Zoo Lake was way overdue. We had a lovely time walking around the lake and observing the colourful array of people enjoying the park. We did not, however, have time to go rowing on the lake. A few weekends ago we did just that.

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For a mere R10 per adult you get to take one of the little wooden boats onto the water for an hour. Included in the price is your opportunity to pretend you actually know how to row, and to show off your skills. Once you get a hang of it, all that remains is to head in any particular direction, avoiding other equally "skilled" rowers, gaggles of geese, reed forests and the spray of the fountain.

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It was quite enjoyable.  I particularly enjoyed watching a boat carrying a whole family, including granny holding an iPad, and daughter holding a parasol. They were feeding the geese and was being followed around by half the lake's population.

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If you have nothing on your agenda this weekend, and have R10 to spare, head over to Zoo Lake. Cheapest entertainment in Jozi, surely.

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