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 Post subject: Re: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:33 am 
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Always return the salt and pepper that you borrow from the kind picnic visitor and do not (unintentionally) walk of with it. Once a very friendly lady had to tap me on my shoulder at the car and asked if I could return her salt and pepper before driving of.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

When at a boring sighting of sleeping lions, hoot to get some action.

Forget the usefulness of a rear view mirror and watch the panic of the person parked behind you as you reverse for a better view.

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 Post subject: Re: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
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I will try not to include the following in the Good Guide :tongue: :tongue::

1) Meander between the Rondawels enquiring loudly with the other guests where have they seen lions and whether they think they will still be there for me to go and have a look.

2) Entering a bird hide with a packet of simba chips and a can of coke uttering AAaaahhHH between sips of coke and each chip crrrrrunch ignoring the wild agitated stares from the other visitors in the bird hide.

3) Telling the staff at the reception in a piercing voice that they are incompetent at 15 minutes past 2 because fresh clean towels have not been delivered to my Rondawel yet - without first greeting them politely. (I have forgotten that I have just walked past the Scooter busy dropping of the fresh towels to be placed in the Rondawels).

Is there anything that you would like to see included in the Good Manners Guide for Kruger visitors?



Great thread, Grantmissy. :clap: :clap: :clap: A touch of humour, but based entirely on real events that I have seen in some version or another. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
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Meandering Mouse wrote:
When at a boring sighting of sleeping lions, hoot to get some action.


:doh: :lol: now that would cause quite a commotion MM.

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When camping - do ignore all the empty open stands and pitch your tent/caravan within a metre of another tent/caravan :evil: :evil:

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In some of the camps the chalets share parking space.

Do a reverse parallel parking, you did pass your drivers permit with flying colours!! so do show that to the world. There by making it impossible for the other persons to park in front of their chalet.

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Leave some coals for me :lol: The wood seems to be very "wet" in kruger :)

I'm not struggling to get the fire going .. I'm sending smoke signals to the lions where to go the following morning :)

PS: This is just a joke :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
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MM and what made matters worse on that day that I borrowed the salt and pepper from the kind lady at the picnic site is that when I passed her she held out her hand (obviously asking for the salt and pepper set to be returned to her) and I promptly shook her hand saying goodbye :| :redface:. But she was good and big hearted as she looked like this :D.

:lol: Wild@Heart :lol: a person could always ask thy Kruger neighbour to inform you when they have finished their braai and then a person can step over with the skottels (bowls/dishes with lids on) full of boerewors (sausages), steaks and chops and continue braaiing on their braai coals that is left :tongue: :D .

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:lol: Wild@Heart :lol: a person could always ask thy Kruger neighbour to inform you when they have finished their braai and then a person can step over with the skottels (bowls/dishes with lids on) full of boerewors (sausages), steaks and chops and continue braaiing on their braai coals that is left :tongue: :D .


LOL! I have to admit Grantmissy .. I did that once in Olifants. Brought wood from Jhb and when I started to braai it was beyond wet ... Only thing I managed to do with that fire was cause so much smoke that the owls were flying around with fog lights :) Luckily my friendly neighbour sponsored me some coals to get that baby burning :)

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When at that special sighting and your vehicle window is open and you feel a sudden urge to have a big sneeze please close the window as the AAtjiesHoeee!!!!!! scares the animals and they then usually run away.

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Wild@Heart wrote:
Grantmissy wrote:
:lol: Wild@Heart :lol: a person could always ask thy Kruger neighbour to inform you when they have finished their braai and then a person can step over with the skottels (bowls/dishes with lids on) full of boerewors (sausages), steaks and chops and continue braaiing on their braai coals that is left :tongue: :D .


LOL! I have to admit Grantmissy .. I did that once in Olifants. Brought wood from Jhb and when I started to braai it was beyond wet ... Only thing I managed to do with that fire was cause so much smoke that the owls were flying around with fog lights :) Luckily my friendly neighbour sponsored me some coals to get that baby burning :)


Me too TWICE on my last Kruger visit! It was the last time I took my dad there before he died. He was unable to help much, and was wheelchair bound, so I had my work cut out. When I was about to start the braai in Croc Bridge & Tamboti, I saw that my neighbours were just finishing, so in my normal shy & retiring manner I told them of my situation (that they could see for themselves), and asked if they minded if I used their ample coals. I braaied 3 meals worth in CB & 2 in Tam, made some one night friends, shared pictures, sightings & info.

Nothing wrong with that!

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Reminds me when we went to KTP, we went on a night drive and when we returned my SO discovered we had no fire lighters to light a fire for a braai, shop and restaurant was closed by that time :doh: We'll he is someone that won't ask anyone for anything, I decided to ignore him if I didn't want to go hungry and asked our neighbors for a few, he wasn't happy with me but we had our braai
Now he always takes plenty of firefighters with him after that little episode

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Carol and BB I always find the majority of Kruger visitors willing to help their fellow Kruger travelers when needed with a :D . I guess that is “Kruger good manners” People in the wide open spaces of the Kruger are generally more relaxed than the stressed people :| in the cities I have noticed

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So true GM! :thumbs_up:

Before going to KNP or any other park... familiarize yourself with the animals that can be found in the park. Once on a night drive in Kruger, a man kept on arguing with the ranger about a kudu and an eland being the same thing :? later on he also decided that a nyala was the female kudu :slap: and that a leopard is actually a tiger. :naughty: :naughty:

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Oh my goodness Jeanni!! :big_eyes:

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When your chalet has a bat or spider in it, run out to the neighbor, you've just met, calling him "oom" and ask him to come take out the bat/spider.

Oom will leave his Braaibroodjies to burn pitch black and go help you, while you stand outside the chalet, asking if all is well inside!

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