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 Post subject: SEVEN DAYS AND COUNTING
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:15 pm 
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Next Thursday 20 August my wife and I are off to KNP for 8 nights after having not spent a night there in many years. I have just read through a lot of posts and very perturbed to read of the crime, state of the camps and piocnic sites, lack of ATM facilities, bad driving, bad manners of staff and visutors and overall bad news about the park. HOWEVER, the good news is that I WILL NOT ALLOW this to spoil our holiday. I do believe that more people are more verbal about complaining than those that are complimenting. I believe we will have a fantastic time and will keep our eyes open for yellow ribbons. This is our schedule:
20 August Crocodile Bridge
21 and 22 August Skukuza
23 and 24 August Satara
25 and 26 August Pretorius Kop
27 August Crocodile Bridge.

Still trying to change Skukuza for Lower Sabie.

I will give feedback once I am back and hopefully be able to post good news and a few photos as well.

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 Post subject: Re: SEVEN DAYS AND COUNTING
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I like your attitude steamtrainfan :D
I am also a steam train fan and I am sorry to say I will just miss you in the park...hope you see lots and have a great experience :D
Looking forward to your trip report :D


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 Post subject: Re: SEVEN DAYS AND COUNTING
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I'll second that about your attitude! :thumbs_up:

Have a great time and many stunning sightings! :D

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 Post subject: Re: SEVEN DAYS AND COUNTING
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Wishing you a wonderful trip Steamtrainfan, lots of the the good sightings and none of the bad. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: SEVEN DAYS AND COUNTING
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Have a great trip Steamtrainfan :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: SEVEN DAYS AND COUNTING
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Steamtrain fan, enjoy the trip :thumbs_up:

I always enjoy my trips. My most criminal experience has been from monkeys and baboons. I do admit, the littering gets to me, but I try to pick it up when I can.

I am sorry that the perceptions passed on are so negative :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: SEVEN DAYS AND COUNTING
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:14 am 
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Hi Steamtrainfan,

I do share my sentiments that people tend to complain more easily than giving constructive and positive feedback. My wife and I, together with a couple of friends, were in Pretoriuskop and Skukuza from 12-19 July. It was absolutely marvelous!

The camps, restaurants and picnic spots (Nkulu, Tshokwane etc.) were very well maintained and the staff was very efficient and very friendly.

One thing that did bother me was the guides from some of the private concessions who felt they had right of way at sightings and also people opening the doors of their vehicles and sometimes even climbing out of their vehicles at sightings.

Apart from that, we had the most wonderful time.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!


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 Post subject: Re: SEVEN DAYS AND COUNTING
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It takes a lot to spoil a Kruger holiday - with a positive attitude you can go so much further so I'm sure you will have a great time and look forward to seeing your report. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: SEVEN DAYS AND COUNTING
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:46 am 
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Hi Steamtrain,

There are some things that's concerning me but I agree with you that
it will never!! spoil my holiday :thumbs_up:
And hopefully you have a great time in PK 8)
I'm looking for your YR :thumbs_up:

Ruud

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 Post subject: Re: SEVEN DAYS AND COUNTING
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Pls enjoy and have a gr8 time!

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 Post subject: Re: SEVEN DAYS AND COUNTING
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steamtrainfan wrote:
I do believe that more people are more verbal about complaining than those that are complimenting.


Very true! Maybe that´s the right place for me to say that I personally never felt unsafe in the park nor did I have any problems with the staff. Most of them are very friendly and helpful. I also can´t complain about the state of the camps (only hope the constructions at Olifants get finished one day..) :wink:

Have a great time :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: SEVEN DAYS AND COUNTING
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Just be alert, and you will most probably not have any 'trouble'.

Just one sentiment, :mrgreen: ENJOY!

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 Post subject: Re: SEVEN DAYS AND COUNTING
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I've been to the Kruger plenty off times and I can honestly say I never had a bad experience form the north to the south of the park from the east ot the west of the park. So enjoy and have fun.

A bad day in the kruger beats any good day anywhere else in the world.


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 Post subject: Re: SEVEN DAYS AND COUNTING
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Jaco I fully agree with you - I have never had a bad experience in all the years I have been in the Park. I sometimes wonder if I am visiting the same place when I read about the problems and complaints about the Park on this Forum. No amount of complaining and bad publicity will keep me away from KNP.


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 Post subject: Re: SEVEN DAYS AND COUNTING
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Unfortunately there is always change, sometimes good and alas sometimes bad, but there is still nothing to beat that feeling when you enter the park and take in the sounds and smells of the bush

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