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 Post subject: Re: Hello Everyone!
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:22 pm 
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Welcome Irishgal.. just one word of warning this forum is very addictive to which there is no cure :D
The roads in South Africa are generally good and the double freeways very easy to drive. Much easier i might add than some of your irish ones ..Been there done that and forgot to kiss the Blarney stone.
Are you driving from Port Elizabeth to Kruger ?? If so i suggest a super route in along the N2 through KZN ( pop in to a few interesting parks there ) and then drive through Swaziland and enter the KZN at crocodile bridge . Roads are good and very safe .Plenty of good places to stay along the way
I have cousins from Canada in the country at the moment and they have remarked on how safe they feel and they were sure after various news reports that they would be Hijacked at every corner and attatcked if they put their feet out their rooms at night. Just always be careful as you would in your own country . and have a great time.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello Everyone!
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Thank you everyone for the warm welcome :) Its such a friendly forum

Hugh wrote:
Welcome Irishgal.. just one word of warning this forum is very addictive to which there is no cure :D
Are you driving from Port Elizabeth to Kruger ??


Hugh, due to time contraints I'm planning on flying from PE to Jo'burg and then on to Nelspruit and hire a car from there and drive to Orpen Gate, does that sound like a good plan?


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Welcome to the forum Irishgal...........enjoy every moment here....... :dance: :dance:

Please write a Trip Report after your 6 days in Kruger, so we can share in the fun.

Have a look here on what others have shared after their trips to Kruger

Read here for some good advice and other questions people have on Kruger trips

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Going in through Opren Gate will ensure great game viewing!!! :dance:

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:gflower: :gflower: Welcome Irishgal :gflower: :gflower: Good to have you here :D

Sounds like an awesome trip you have planned. :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

Loads of advice and assistance around here as you have already seen by the replies received. It's a great place - thing is, as lion queen has already mentioned... we all want to join you on your Kruger trip :) so you have to keep us updated - remember the note pad :think:

Orpen gate is a great place to start your visit to Kruger :thumbs_up: Beautiful entrance, camp and staff :thumbs_up:

You and your son will be fine - have a wonderful time and don't hesitate to ask any questions and mostly, enjoy!!

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I am sure you already feel welcome to this forum Irishgal, but a warm welcome from me too! :D

I think South Africa is just as safe as any other country in the world! You will experience that for yourself anyway. :thumbs_up:

Please enjoy your trip, and share your wonderful sightings with all of us! Looking forward to your trip report with pictures of all your stunning sightings! :dance: :dance:

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Welcome to the BEST forum EVER Irishgal :dance:
Hope you both enjoy every moment in SA
Be aware of all going on around you
and be sure to keep your valuables with you, no stopping on the side of the roads when travelling outside Kruger!
and you should be just fine where ever you go :thumbs_up:


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Irishgal :D a warm, warm welcome to you. :gflower:

I have found that the Irish tend to develop a very deep understanding of South Africa. I am sure that you are going to love it. :thumbs_up:

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I've just registered with the forums
I'm Crested Val's son
Looking forward to being at the park at the end of this year.
Has been a long time coming home
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welcome to the forum Crested Chick :D
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A warm ..Image ..to the Forum Crested Chick. :thumbs_up:

I'm sure Crested Val has warned you.... it is addictive. :D

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Welcome to the forums, Crested Chick !
Any chick of your Mom, can just be a lovely addition to our forum family :D

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A BIG welcome Crested Chick,hope you enjoy every minute of the forums :gflower:

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Welcome to the Forums Crested Chick! Hope to "see" you here often! :dance: :dance:

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A very warm welcome Crested chick :D I hope that we see a lot more of you. :thumbs_up:

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