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Addo: A bit of trivia

Unread postby Rooies » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:34 am

Something I have just read in my 1969 AA road atlas.

Entrance fees were payable to the (one and only) ranger.
No roads inside the park.
There were observation posts all along the fence.
The best time was early morning or late afternoon when the elephants came out of the bushes to receive their daily rations of oranges and other goodies to eat. It was advisable to phone the Port Elizabeth Publicity Association first to find out when the ellies are going to be fed, because feeding times varied according to season.
Besides the elephants, there were also hundreds of buffaloes, antilope, a few bush pigs.....and hippos.
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Re: A bit of trivia about Addo

Unread postby DuQues » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:36 am

8) Times change...

How about posting a scan of it? (Or easier, a photo. ;) )
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Re: A bit of trivia about Addo

Unread postby Rooies » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:22 pm

DuQues wrote:8) Times change...

How about posting a scan of it? (Or easier, a photo. ;) )


Unfortunately no photos, only script.
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Re: A bit of trivia about Addo

Unread postby Micetta » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:28 pm

Amazing! Something has improved 8)

Rooies, I think that DuQues meant a photo of the script :wink:

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Re: A bit of trivia about Addo

Unread postby moggiedog » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:28 pm

that brings back dark and distant memories.
I will try and find my pix of Addo from those days............
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Re: A bit of trivia about Addo

Unread postby Rooies » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:34 pm

Micetta wrote:Amazing! Something has improved 8)

Rooies, I think that DuQues meant a photo of the script :wink:


It is Afrikaans, so it will only be appreciated by a few.
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Re: A bit of trivia about Addo

Unread postby Micetta » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:26 pm

Anyway you have given us a good idea about how it was not even 50 years ago :thumbs_up:

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Re: A bit of trivia about Addo

Unread postby Hugh » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:23 pm

I have just looked up a very old book on Our National parks writte in 1940.. and there is quite a tory about ADDO in it . Unfortunately It is difficult to photostat as I cannot open the pages properly . Its in both English and Afrikaans .. Its a little long too and all is interesting so I wouldn't want to leave any text out.
I also found a little booklet where it state Life fellowship of the national Parks cost 50 Pounds!!! I wonder if that still is valid
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Re: A bit of trivia about Addo

Unread postby jenismithies » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:48 pm

I remember going to the park in the early 70's as a little girl and watching the elephants totally pig out on oranges at the main camp. Hapoor's head was in the restaurant and apart from that, if you drove through the park, pretty much nothing happening. Somehow that memory stays ingrained - how the ellies loved those oranges!!! I realise why they can't have them anymore, but it was a very special time in my life and obviously in theirs too.
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