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Re: New Camp

Unread postby Lesego » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:56 am

johanrebel wrote:My understanding is that the "new" camp will be the old TEBA camp, albeit refurbished an operated by SANParks.

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Johanrebel is right. There is no new camp planned for Crookes Corner. What we are busy with is the planned renovation and upgrade of the old TEBA facilities close to the Pafuri Border post that will become part of our Tourism accommodation inventory. Added to this we are also planning to provide for a Rustic camping site in the Pafuri area on a site to be determined by an EIA process.
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Re: New Camp

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:06 am

At least there is some light in that a rustic camp is planned .
Will the TEBA camp upgrade be an upmarket set up ?
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: New Camp

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:03 pm

Hey Les,

If you need somebody to be a guinea pig and stay there for a coupla weeks, I will volunteer. :whistle:
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Re: New Camp

Unread postby GlenD » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:29 pm

Music to my ears.
I submitted a proposal to SANParks a while back for the creation of rustic "low impact" camping sites for 6 persons max.
Lets hope we see more like this and less Malelane/Skukuza 'creations' (for lack of a better word).

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Re: Pafuri

Unread postby ndloti » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:32 pm

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The roadside less than 200m north of the Levuhvu bridge - the "tree looking" object is actually a gabion (wire net containing stones) which appeared to have been rolled up by the water flow which was more or less perpindicular to the road direction .
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Re: Pafuri

Unread postby johanrebel » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:57 pm

Tshikuyu Spring still flowing like a brook two months after the floods.

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Re: Pafuri

Unread postby johanrebel » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:02 pm

Banyini Pan, about as full as it gets:

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Re: Pafuri

Unread postby Foxy » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:16 pm

Thanks for the photos Johan

So sad to see beautiful Pafuri Camp reduced to rubble / debris.

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Re: Pafuri

Unread postby johanrebel » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:20 pm

Reedbuck Vlei (Ana Trees in the water, Fever Tree forest in the background):

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Re: Pafuri

Unread postby johanrebel » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:33 pm

Gwalala, at the other end of the Fever Tree forest (in background) sort of Crooks' Corner side.

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Re: Pafuri

Unread postby johanrebel » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:41 pm

Nyala Pan

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Re: Pafuri

Unread postby johanrebel » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:11 pm

Crooks' Corner, SANParks viewpoint sort of in the middle (rainy day. sorry!)

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Crooks' panorama (still rainy!)

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Limpopo Lion Crossing:

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More to follow.

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Re: Pafuri

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:19 am

Great photographs of a very special place in Kruger. Thank you Johan.
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Re: Pafuri

Unread postby johanrebel » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:34 am

Mataphela Spring

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All pic taken early March, by the way. With apologies for the cell phone camera quality.

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Re: Pafuri

Unread postby johanrebel » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:47 am

The floods have resulted in an eruption of flowering Thorn Apple (Datura stramonium. malpitte in Afrikaans). Not only along the rivers and floodplains as usual, but all over the place. Worse, I also saw Camphor Bush (Tarchonanthus camphoratus) here and there.

What once was the access road to Crooks' Corner (Makuleke side)
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OK, so they are pretty!
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