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 Post subject: Entrance gates to Camps
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:42 pm 
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Some of the camp entrance gates such as the gate when entering Punda Maria is special as it reminds us of the historical value of the camp and it just match up perfectly to the atmosphere within the camp.
I am glad that they have cleverly incorporated the old Lower-Sabie entrance gate into the new Lower-Sabie public area layout and design as I think it is part of the Kruger heritage :thumbs_up:.
Does any of the camp entrance gates mean something special to you or make you feel especially welcome?

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 Post subject: Re: Entrance gates to Camps
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I always loved the Old Olifants entrance gate with the tusks on either side. :D

They have since had to be replaced with synthetic ones for obvious reasons but I heard from somewhere and I am not sure if its true or not but it was said that the elephants used to come and try and remove the real tusks as they do with the bones of dead ellies. :?

Satara camp used to have a lovely entrance with those old wooden gates but the new entrance is not as attractive.

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Lovely post, Grantmissy.

Never underestimate the power of the first

Image

moment of truth.

Sand river bush camp.

Thing is, as we enter a camp, there are many images that take over.

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 Post subject: Re: Entrance gates to Camps
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Elsa wrote:
Satara camp used to have a lovely entrance with those old wooden gates but the new entrance is not as attractive.


I agree Elsa, that old Satara wooden gates was a Kruger classic and part of Satara Camp :)

Meandering Mouse wrote:
Thing is, as we enter a camp, there are many images that take over.


MM I also think many of us have many good images that take over when we enter a camp and the entrance gates are sometimes part of those images :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Entrance gates to Camps
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This is not Kruger, but it is a very special place.

Entrance to Mapungubwe.

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 Post subject: Re: Entrance gates to Camps
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MM it is a very nice entrance indeed.
I also like the entrance gate to Pretoriuskop Camp.
I think it has some kind of “eerie” feeling to it but that is just my imagination :wink:.
I think the Pretoriuskop Camp entrance gate is very suitable for a Kruger Camp with such rich historical history.

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Grantmissy, it is interesting that you bring this up.

Pretoruis Kop, is indeed, possibly the oldest camp.
It is also the camp most associated with Harry Wolhuter. It has his "meeting tree", it has many reminisances of his, and the really early Kruger life.

Certainly the camp has atmosphere.

I was there over new year.

I will post pictures, but not tonight.

Before I left for Kruger, I read Harry Wolhuter's memoirs.
Riveting, spellbinding..
truly amazing.

anyone out there with a printing comany?

this is a book needing serious reprinting attention.

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