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 Post subject: two weeks in may in paradise
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:42 am 
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Hi there all forumites this is my first time posting allthough I have been a regular guest for some time now. My wife and I and our 5 year old son will be visiting the park in May we will be travellling up from Durban on Saturday 10th and will spend our first night in Malalane then onto Letaba for 3 nights then up to Punda Maria for 3 nights back down to Shingwedzi for 3 nights then Satara 3 nights and our last night on 23rd back in Malalane before departing back to Durban. I will have the yellow ribbon on my bakkie and if any of you guys are in the park at this time look forward to meeting up. Our last visit was 10 years ago when I proposed to my wife over supper at the restaurant in Skukuza so the park holds special memories for us. I know some of you may think that is a lot of driving to do with a 5 year old in the car but we are regular visitors to Umfolozi Game Reserve and he just loves driving around and spotting the animals , also the camps we are staying in ( bar Malalane) are big enough for him to run around and let off steam and they all have swimming pools so we intend to spend quite a bit of time in the camps as well to please everyone.


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 Post subject: Re: two weeks in may in paradise
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:47 am 
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Westy, May is a very good month to go to Kruger, not too warm but also not cold - you will have a wonderful time.

Enjoy!
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 Post subject: Re: two weeks in may in paradise
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Welcome to the forum Westy.

What took you so long? to join & return to Kruger

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 Post subject: Re: two weeks in may in paradise
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Westy :D I wish you and your family a safe and good KNP trip in May with many :cam: :cam: :cam: opportunities :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: two weeks in may in paradise
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Hi Westy and welcome!
A 5 year old is going to love KNP.......we took one grandson, then almost 4, some years ago. He was in his element and, boy! what a good spotter.............. :) Enjoy your trip...............we may see you as we'll be wandering around the North at that time.

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 Post subject: Re: two weeks in may in paradise
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Welcome to the forums Westy :thumbs_up: .

Looking forward to your trip repot :dance: :dance: .

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 Post subject: Re: two weeks in may in paradise
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:55 pm 
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Hi Westy

Welcome to the forums.

Looking forward to your TR and some photos :thumbs_up:

We have not been to Kruger in May but I am sure others will say it is wonderful. In fact if you have room for a couple of stowaways we are quite happy to give it a go :wink: :wink:

Seriously, do have a lovely time and hope you are lucky with your sightings. With a 5 yr old on board those young eyes should see things well before you do!!

Take care,

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4/5 - Berg-en-Dal
6 - Skukuza
7/8 - Tamboti
9/10/11 - Shimuwini
12/13/14- Shingwedzi
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A warm welcome to the Forums Westy! :clap: :clap:

We have never been to Kruger during May, but I am sure you will enjoy every minute! I am also looking forward to your trip report and beautiful pictures of all your sightings on your return! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: two weeks in may in paradise
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Westy, a very warm welcome to you. :gflower:

May is one of my favorite months. Warm days and nights not too cold. The bush still holds some of the summer lushness. I am sure that you will have a marvelous time.

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 Post subject: Re: two weeks in may in paradise
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Westy, a very warm welcome to the Forum. :hello:

I also had a 5 year when we first visited Kruger in 2009, so am with you and must say - ever since - she loved it - just keep them active, swimming pool, museums etc....to let the energy out from time to time. :dance:

I guess you are excited to return to Kruger, well - hope you have a safe trip and enjoyable time. :thumbs_up:

Will pm you.... :D

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