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 Post subject: Bushman Trail: Creating memories on a superb Trail
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:53 pm 
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Please join me and hopefully I will give every one an in side look on the great experience walking in our beautiful Kruger National Park.

The South is Rhino country with superb scenery and views from all the koppies.

This is my 3rd trail after Olifants and Sweini and will give my final rating at the end of my TR.

I am not a person of many words, but hope all my images will make you part of my wonderful journey.

We arrived at Berg-gen-dal after a day of wonderful sightings (See my TR Flash report) and wondering who will join us on the trail.

While unpacking at the camp a Kombi arrived and started off loading 6 cases of beer and we thought if they also book on the Bushman it will be a long trail :hmz: . Luckily for us they booked on the Wolhuter tail.

We had a great group of people from all over the world:
- Tom and Tom from the States
- Oliver and Nathalie from France
- Rupert and his daughter from the UK
- Then us, Jan and Jan(jnr) from SA

The road trip to the camp......

We left the Main camp on our way to the Bushman camp and we were glad when we finally turned off from the main road away from all the traffic. :dance: :dance: :dance:

Our first sighting as expected was a Rhino with a calf.

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Our next sighting was a large herd of Buffalo's in golden light ...

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Large parts burned down as part of the Parks policy and easy to spot our next Rhino

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Arriving at camp we were welcomed by a herd of Bulls at the waterhole.

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What a start to our journey...

To be continued......get to know the beautiful camp...

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 Post subject: Re: Bushman Trail: Creating memories on a superb Trail
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Hi Jan - once again great photos and yes I am aboard to join you on this TR trail.
Looking forward to the next episode

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 Post subject: Re: Bushman Trail: Creating memories on a superb Trail
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Jan, firstly - that sunrise pic at the beginning is just stunning. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Seemed you had an interesting party joining. On my Bush Walk also had a party of 4 from overseas and loved it when the party talks 'foreign'. :lol: :lol: :lol:

The rhinos with calf as well as the buffalo and Elephants (3/5) just an amazing start to your trail. :dance: :dance: :dance:

That elephant pic with water flowing is a stunner. :thumbs_up:

I got my hike boots on, hence ready to walk..... :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Bushman Trail: Creating memories on a superb Trail
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Hello Jan.
I am looking forward to this TR , I hope to walk a trail next time in the park, but don't know much about them.
So with some expert guidance from you I hope to learn it all. :D
And of course the photo's of all are magnificent.


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 Post subject: Re: Bushman Trail: Creating memories on a superb Trail
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Seat booked and on board :dance: :dance:
Jan van Wyk wrote:
While unpacking at the camp a Kombi arrived and started off loading 6 cases of beer and we thought if they also book on the Bushman it will be a long trail :hmz: . Luckily for us they booked on the Wolhuter tail.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Magnificent!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: African sky - sunrise or sunset not sure :hmz:

What a start this has been ...superb!! :thumbs_up:

:popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Bushman Trail: Creating memories on a superb Trail
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Gorgeous rhino shots, Jan,

and that sunset - WoW :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I am totally :mrgreen: about such an adventure and would love to do one trail as well one day - Must be one of the best wildlife experiences ever :thumbs_up:

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:


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Jan, what a stunning start.

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Great start with a group from 4 countries :clap: :clap: .

Looking forward to the rest :popcorn: .

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Looking forward to this one :thumbs_up:I am sure there will be more great :cam:


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Great start with all the rhinos.


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 Post subject: Re: Bushman Trail: Creating memories on a superb Trail
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:mrgreen: Jan, "Creating memories on a superb Trail", who needs a car? :mrgreen:

Thank you for Sharing....just Awesome!!! :thanx:

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So thrilled for you Jan and happy that you have a good group of folks to share this special adventure with. :dance: :dance: Must have gotten quite confusing with Tom and Tom and Jan and Jan??
Very :mrgreen: at what I am sure was an awesome trip and hop you had many more wonderful encounters.

Love the ellies and rhinos and going to hang out here and wait for more of your TR! :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Bushman Trail: Creating memories on a superb Trail
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WOW! What an amazing start :dance: :dance: :dance:

Such a beautiful sunrise :thumbs_up: and great rhino shots :clap:

I have always wished I could do this trail but age is not on my side :( So I have donned my hiking boots to walk it with you via cyberspace :clap:

That part of the Kruger is just, for me, the epitome of the African bush (big sigh)

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 Post subject: Re: Bushman Trail: Creating memories on a superb Trail
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:34 pm 
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Thank you all for joining my TR and for all the kind comments and views :dance: :dance: ...appreciated :thumbs_up:

The first image was actually a sunset on our last sun downer drive and will upload more images later in the report. :thumbs_up:

colbol wrote:
Hello Jan.
I am looking forward to this TR , I hope to walk a trail next time in the park, but don't know much about them.
So with some expert guidance from you I hope to learn it all. :D
And of course the photo's of all are magnificent.


Colbol...glad you are on board and will try to give as much info as possible about the trail .. :thumbs_up:

LesleyWilson wrote:
So thrilled for you Jan and happy that you have a good group of folks to share this special adventure with. :dance: :dance: Must have gotten quite confusing with Tom and Tom and Jan and Jan??


Yip...Lesley for our guide it was funny always joking with "come on Tom Tom and Jan Jan " time to go ... think he will remember us for a long time :lol:


umtali1 wrote:
I have always wished I could do this trail but age is not on my side :( So I have donned my hiking boots to walk it with you via cyberspace :clap:

That part of the Kruger is just, for me, the epitome of the African bush


umtali1- sorry you can't experience a trail but will try my best to make you feel part of our wonderful experience :thumbs_up:

Agreed ...the views from the koppies is just superb...

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Great start with a group from 4 countries :clap: :clap: .


That's one of the reasons why the trail was so special :D

Time to explore the camp and our home for the next 3 nights :dance:

The camp is situated between large green trees with a waterhole nearby where we had many visits from Elephants..

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Our French friends explore the camp...

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There is enough space between the huts to enjoy your privacy (but my son did mention Tom Tom ask one morning they heard someone snoring :hmz: )

The Huts....space for two persons..

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The parliament with a beautiful view. The fence only meters away... the last morning(still dark) while sitting and enjoying the view ... a Lion starts roaring nearby...... :big_eyes: ...what an experience...and believe me reduce the time spend with minutes ........... :hmz:

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View from inside ...

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Rupert from the Uk inspect the parliament...

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At the end the fence was not Elephant proof ....

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The shower with warm water.........

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The Lapa where quality time was spend listening to the sounds of the bush......and getting to know each other better...

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and then after dinner, sitting around an fire listening and sharing stories ....what more do you need in life :)

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The waterhole and sunset behind the koppies......

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to be continued.......first morning walk :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Bushman Trail: Creating memories on a superb Trail
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I'm also following this trail - enjoy the ellie (specially the last one) and rhino pics. The camp pics bring back the treasured memories of the Olifants trail we did 25 years ago. Also got my pic of the view from the "parliament" at that camp :wink:

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