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Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:56 pm 
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Fire guts Kruger Park office

A fire has gutted one of the administrative offices at the Kruger National Park, SABC news reported on Saturday.

The park's administrative offices at the Pretoriusskop camp were burnt down.

Kruger National Park spokesperson William Mabasa said that the incident may be linked to the ongoing strike between management and the Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA.

Mabasa said business has not been affected.

Police were investigating the cause of the fire


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I subscribe to an travel site which sends daily updates on all sorts of interesting articles.
Here is an article in todays update ...

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New info centre for KNP camp
A NEW information centre has been established by the Lowveld Honorary Rangers, at Pretoriuskop Camp in the Kruger National Park (KNP).
The centre was an old post office, which had been used as a gun base until the Lowveld Honorary Rangers converted it into a small museum.
It now contains sighting boards as well as historical items including old flags, belt buckles and rifles. The centre is manned by park staff during the week and by the honorary rangers at weekends.
The facility is disabled-friendly


Sure to visit it next time we are in that area.


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 Post subject: fire at pretoriuskop...some pics
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Returned yesterday from a 2 night stay in Pretoriuskop.
Two nights were not enough for this beautiful camp and its roads.
The burnt areas are shooting nicely and the animals are moving in, particularly on the H1-1 around Shitlave Dam and Napi Boulder.
Visibility is now very good, so all those avoiding this camp because of reports of long grass, visit now before it gets too long!

Here are some pics of the camp

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A couple of words on P'kop after my last visit.
The camp has its own atmosphere, which is special.

I would not stay there for an extended period. I find the huts too close together and I miss my privacy. That is ok for a short period. My need for privacy is my personal preference though and is not a reflection on the camp.

For me the scenery and drives close to the camps get top marks. I would suspend my expectations of fantastic animal sightings in summer, but no one can take away the beauty of the Circle drive, the Fayi loop and Shabeni.

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Hi Senyetse,

Not many people know this, the campsite in Pretorius is actually divided in 2 parts, take the one furthest from the gate..., we camped there, and its lovely (and abolution close by)

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Location: Back home in the caravan at Malelane camp, KNP
I am sitting at Pretoriuskop at the very bottom campsite under the sycamore fig tree right next to the fence - wonderful!
The trip here from Malalane gate yielded several elephants, and the usual impala and a giraffe or two - and then a leopard crossed the road in front of me just before the Skukuza road junction.
It was 1.15pm too!
It stayed around the side of the road weaving between the bushes and I tried to reverse to keep it in good view but the caravan decided to do its own thing and defeated me!!!!
Still it was a great sighting, and one other car arrived before it disappeared into the deep shade behind a tree. Then just 15km later I saw a sable about 50m into the bush.
After setting up camp I went out again and saw 2 lots of rhino - one with a young calf.
The ballet classes for impala lambs are going well and they are bouncing gracefully everywhere.
Biggest disappointment is not being able to do a walk tomorrow - no one else interested!


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Also seen two cheetah in the area, close to Skukuza. IMHO, the pool in the camp is the best pool in the park.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop camp
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I have always enjoyed P'kop. Some people do say that the grass is too high, but it does not bother me. I love the scenery, the birds, the many dams in close proximity.

These are some images from my January trip with my daughter.

The S3 in January
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Endearing Voortrekker road attraction.
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The camp in January
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It was rainy at times, but we found it rather pleasant. We were also spoilt with raptor sightings.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop camp
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We just love this camp. It's very peaceful and enough game around to keep you busy. I also loves the little loops around camp, and a trip to shitlhave dam late afternoon is 'n 'must'


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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Family Cottage location
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pamelajane wrote:
Hope I'm not being dof :doh: but I have booked a family cottage FF6DB and cannot find it on the Pretoriuskop map.Can anyone help me as I would like to know if we have a perimeter location - in May this year we were in a lovely cottage looking towards the fence with impala grazing around us and I'm hoping that we have the same one! :hmz:


Hi, we are just back from 5 weeks Kruger and we were also in a FF6BD. You have to look at 113 and 114 and yes, the impala's are still allaround the camp!
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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Family Cottage location
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pamelajane wrote:
Thanks Ruud - I can find FU4D but not FF6DB. Is 113 or114 the cottage I have booked?I wonder why Sanparks don't upgrade their maps as we had the same problem when we were booking at Nossob in the Kgalagadi.I'm so pleased that you replied as I have now had the pleasure of looking at your photos on your website - they are SUPERB! :clap:


Yes the FF6DB(it's the same as FU4D) are 113 and 114, it's a good place and You're right, it should be great when SANPARKS update their maps with the same accomodationtypes as you can book at the reservations-departement. And thanks for your compliments about our photos :thumbs_up:
Hopefully this year a new update from our last 5 weeks-stay in Kruger.

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:16 pm 
Everything beautiful in the little village we know so well!

This two days ago...love it in Summer! :thumbs_up:

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