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 Post subject: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:40 pm 
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This will be the first time that we will be writing a Trip Report, this will be a trip report written by Vinkie and Apex Predator.


We are still planning the TR of our 2011 trip... :redface: But we will start with the July 2013 :mrgreen:


On the 4th of July we drove from the Netherlands to Frankfurt Airport in Germany.

First we had to pass the difficult customs, they wanted to check our big lens :rtm: :sniper: :roll:
They thought we could have hidden some explosives or drugs in the lens.....strange people those custom guys :shock: but just doing their job :twisted:

We arrived at the gate and while waiting for boarding to start we spotted our plane :dance:

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But after a pleasant flight we arrived at Oliver Tambo International Airport :P :P :P

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Fetched our rental car and drove to our friends in the Jo'burg area.
We spotted some local wildlife

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Did our shopping at the local supermarket and had a fantastic braai and enjoyed the rest of the evening with our wonderful friends.


The next morning we left early (at 5 am) to Paul Kruger Gate. There we arrived at 11 o'clock.


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Hi Vinkie and Apex Predator, looking forward to your TR. We find the security at Frankfurt always swab the big lenses, but as you say, just doing their job.

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Great start Vinkie - looking forward to hearing all about your time in the park :D :popcorn:


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Great start Vinkie. :thumbs_up:

8) Found a seat on the bus so am with you and Apex Predator for this one. :dance: :dance:

:popcorn: :popcorn:

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Ahhhhhh :D

the interest has been aroused.

Right on board.

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

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I am also onboard with lots of :popcorn:

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On board as well :popcorn: :popcorn: .

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About time Vinkie been waiting for this TR :tongue: I am defo on for this one :popcorn: :popcorn: :thumbs_up:

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Hi Vinkie,
I'm looking forward to your trip report and the great photos

:popcorn:

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cheetahlady wrote:
Hi Vinkie and Apex Predator, looking forward to your TR. We find the security at Frankfurt always swab the big lenses, but as you say, just doing their job.


Welcome on board cheetahlady, We hope you will enjoy the trip 8)

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Melrockson wrote:
Great start Vinkie - looking forward to hearing all about your time in the park :D :popcorn:


Hi Melrockson, welcome on board

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Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:
Great start Vinkie. :thumbs_up:

8) Found a seat on the bus so am with you and Apex Predator for this one. :dance: :dance:

:popcorn: :popcorn:


Trrp-trrrrrrrr, fasten your seatbelt it's going to be a long trip..... :lol:

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Meandering Mouse wrote:
Ahhhhhh :D

the interest has been aroused.

Right on board.

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


Meandering Mouse, nice to have you in the bus too....we have different Popcorn flavours on-board: caramel, salt, sweet. Pick your favourite :mrgreen:

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Nkulu wrote:
I am also on board with lots of :popcorn:


Nkulu, welcome on-board, hope you brought something to drink too.... :lol:

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Shushin wrote:
About time Vinkie been waiting for this TR :tongue: I am defo on for this one :popcorn: :popcorn: :thumbs_up:


Shushin glad to have you join this trip with us.

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