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 Post subject: DinkyBird's Golden Oldies - memories created over time. KNP.
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SO and myself have been visiting Kruger National Park now for over 21 years. Like many of you, we have accumulated many, many photos, and many hours of video.

We love taking out the videos and having a look at them on a rainy Saturday afternoon - or if couch bound as a result of feeling poorly. Its good medicine :lol:

What happens to all these thousands of photos one takes, especially nowadays with us all using digital. How often do you go back and look carefully through your pics taken all those years ago? How often do you dig out your old photo albums :D

I would like to invite you all to share some of your 'down memory lane' pics and memories here in this topic with me. Lets keep the posts short and the pictures of only our 'pearls'. Add the date of the visit and share a little about the memory the pic evokes.

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April 2004:

I LOVE to camp on the fence at Satara ... nothing beats sitting right there, with a mere wire fence between you and the sunset. This visit was before the camping sites were 'demarcated' and the taps, bins and lights built. You can see the l o n g lead to the electric box.
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Satara0404 by dinkybird, on Flickr

Again, the fence - this time at Lebata ... I LOVE this site. We have never seen Letaba camping area so green since.
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One of many photos of this scene that we took over all the years; the Letaba River, from outside the restaurant.
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Another scene I have many photos of - near Letaba. A very favourite place in Kruger of mine.
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FavPlaceEngelhardDam by dinkybird, on Flickr

Sunset Dam ... I wonder how many photos have been taken at this dam over all the years. We certainly have plenty!! This one I really like. Not sure if it is technically correct, but I go back time and time again in the hope that the storks will again line up like this for me to snap :lol:
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Sunset over Sunset Dam ... one of many pics ... its like a addiction to try capture the sunset when at Lower Sabie.
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August 2004:

There is always the customary pic of the gate we enter through - here is Croc Bridge, still the 'old' bridge:
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Skukuza camping ... always fun! Loved our little site we had this particular year.
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One of many photos taken of the Sabie River from the high water bridge - it will be interesting to see how things have changed over the years.
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A 'pride and joy' photo taken a long time ago:
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Never again has the Sabie River been quite so golden as it was in this photo taken from the bridge outside Lower Sabie.
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When leaving the park on this particular trip, we excited via Croc Bridge on a misty morning ... it was lovely.
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N'wanetsi Picnic Spot Kruger Park Washing Dishes June 2001
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Olifants Camp 2001
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Memories started many moons ago continue today!

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This is a great memory for me, My little girl :D :D

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and they grow up so fast, and she still likes Krugerparking with the Dad :D :D

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The year my twins wrote matric. On a bush walk from the Sand River bush camp in 2003.

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At Stara they used to have a few of these there long since gone. taken in about 1980

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Taken at mooiplaas . about 1983
Those are all grown up and the middle one is forumite Ballechin who will be 40 this year

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You all know where that is .
taken in 1983 The small one is now well over the old 6 foot and has 4 children

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Taken a little later as the boy was 14 at the time and in a drakie tracksuit

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My Golden Oldie Memories

My family in Kruger around 1956 - Father took photo:-
Great grandparents, Grandparents, Mother, Aunt, Brother and Me
Note the Kruger clothes :lol: :roll:
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Note the cool vehicle models on the roads…but at least there where Lions. :whistle:
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We had an old Austin 1950 something, see bonnet nose emblem. :tongue:
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The road were also corrugated in those days :twisted:
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Lion kill 1985, there were also roadblocks to be seen, vehicles are also looking more modern. :dance:
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Skukuza 1985 the baby Warthogs got hold of the towels and played tug-a-war with them. :naughty:
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how fast things change
The "old" huts at Satara in 2004.
With our washing
The family.
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I was born in Phalaborwa and moved to Germiston when I was only three. After I matriculated in 1988, we moved to the Eastern Cape and 2001 to Louis Trichardt. My Kruger experiences started in 2003 and since then I have become a addict, and I am hooked for life.

One memory that I have of the early seventies of KNP is that my mother lost her wedding ring when it fell into a river whilst standing on a bridge looking down, somewhere in the park.

I am a child of the bush and KNP will always be considered as my home!

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This photo only goes back to 2007, but carries such memories for me of a wonderful long weekend at Biyamiti with Dave, my mum and late Dad.

This was taken at what we have always known as Grano Kop, before we left the park on our way home.

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