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 Post subject: Re: Diagnosed a Kruger Addict
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:37 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Diagnosed a Kruger Addict
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Welcome to all my new travel buddies. It's nice to have you on board.


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 Post subject: Re: Diagnosed a Kruger Addict
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You can't keep us addicts waiting like this !! :naughty: :naughty:

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 Post subject: Re: Diagnosed a Kruger Addict
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I need my FIX......

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 Post subject: Re: Diagnosed a Kruger Addict
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Oh my days. The clock is going backwards. I so can't wait to be within the KNP soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Diagnosed a Kruger Addict
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Your title is exactly how I would describe myself. :D :D

I will definitely be on this trip!!!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Diagnosed a Kruger Addict
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:thumbs_up: Been a kruger addict is great. I try to cure my addict by going once a year to the kruger. And my trip is coming upon Saturday. Yeah. I all was have fun :tongue:


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 Post subject: Re: Diagnosed a Kruger Addict
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SurfCindy, Lovely start to your TR. :D

It was great meeting you and I guess Riaan31 at Lower Sabie a few days ago and hoped you had some great moments to share. Look forward to your TR. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Diagnosed a Kruger Addict
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Can I also jump on board PLEASE?
Your poem made me come out in goose bumps SurfCindy. It so describes how we want to be in the African bush.
I'm hanging out to read your TR. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Diagnosed a Kruger Addict
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SurfCindy, love the start to your TR.

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 Post subject: Re: Diagnosed a Kruger Addict
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DAY 1

After being in the air for over 12 hours, we finally touched down in Johannesburg after 10 pm. The plan was to get a good nights sleep so we could get an early start, but at 2 am we were still awake and bouncing off the walls with excitement. We needed our Kruger fix ASAP and so we gave into the battle of trying to sleep, packed the car, got on the road at 3:30 am and headed for Kruger.

We continued with tradition and stopped at Wimpy for breakfast. It's the small things you miss when you are away for so long and Wimpy is definitely in my "Top 10 things I miss the most about SA". After a delicious breakfast we pulled into the parking lot of The Grove, Spar. This is one of my favourite parts of the trip as I get to ooohhh and aaaahhh whilst marvelling at all those familiar products. We filled the trolley and headed for the tills. I was shocked at how expensive groceries have become but didn't dwell on it too much as I had my beloved boerewors, gem squash, yogi sip and simba chips amongst other good things.

We entered the park at Malelane gate

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Bets were placed on 1st sighting in Kruger. The rules exempted impalas, so giraffe, zebra and wildebeest made the list. It was fantastic to see the green lush scenery, smell the bush, hear those animal sounds and feel the baking sun. There is no place in the world that beats Kruger.

Our first animals to make an appearance, were indeed the giraffes, such graceful and elegant creatures.

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So that left zebras and wildebeest. Who was going to claim 2nd place. We saw fairly large herds of impalas with their nurseries of little ones, they are so cute.

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As we headed up to Pretoriuskop we saw zebras.

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That made it 2 of the 3 ticked off the list, no wildebeest to be seen so I guess I came in last place and the first round of ice-creams were on me.

A lonely bull elephant was head deep in the bush, feeding. Our first of the BIG 5.

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We saw 2 baboons cleaning each other. One had a massive gash on the side of it's head. I wonder what happened :hmz:

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Quelea having a bath and drink in the dirt road.

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Just before we entered camp, I managed to take my first photos of a brown headed parrot.

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We checked into Pretoriuskop where it would be home sweet home for the next 2 nights.


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 Post subject: Re: Diagnosed a Kruger Addict
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SurfCindy - Not sure why but none of your photo's are showing in your TR.
Maybe Hilda can work out why. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Diagnosed a Kruger Addict
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impyim wrote:
SurfCindy - Not sure why but none of your photo's are showing in your TR.
Maybe Hilda can work out why. :thumbs_up:


Thanks Impyim. In my jet lag state, I didn't load them correctly but all fixed now. Enjoy reading and looking.


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 Post subject: Re: Diagnosed a Kruger Addict
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Lovely start to the TR, I'm also on board :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Diagnosed a Kruger Addict
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nice start of the TR :thumbs_up:

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