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 Post subject: Re: Wearing shorts in Kruger NP
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:23 pm 
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JDW wrote:
Many thanks to you all for your advice and guidance.
Shorts it is.
Not sure that the general public are quite ready for JDW and SO showing their legs.
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Put on some of that instant Tan lotion JDW then your white legs won't blind the general public :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Wearing shorts in Kruger NP
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:lol: :lol:

JDW, in not showing the legs you mean white british mildbottles :wink:

I travel with the famous zip-off pants. long when its cold or agains mozzies.
And short when its warm. Takes a minute per zipper to make it long or short :thumbs_up:

And always have a windbreaker and something warm with me
Been in Kruger last year in october. A hot day changed in a rainy day
Temps dropped from 32 to 21 and very damp and felt real coldish.

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 Post subject: Re: Wearing shorts in Kruger NP
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I rarely and seldom wear longs in Kruger unless when it is cold which is rarely and seldom.

bert wrote:
in not showing the legs you mean white british mildbottles


:hmz: Bert do you mean British milk bottles - the ones that they deliver with a van in the mornings? I do not know such a word as mildbottles :?

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 Post subject: Re: Wearing shorts in Kruger NP
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One fashion item in the park my sons enjoyed was girls driving around in their bikini tops :whistle:



Hey , so do I :)

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 Post subject: Re: What type of clothes do you wear in Kruger
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What is it with all the sunblock warnings? Those that use all sorts of sunblock are a bunch of sissies. You are in Africa and Africa is not for sissies. So take the heat and the mozzies head on. Personally (I think because I am Chuck Norris' cousin), haven't take any mosquito bite prevention for the past 40 years.

Only joking :D My experience is because the air is so moist during the summer months, that sunstroke is not an issue. Look at the statistics. When last have you read about a person that have died because of sunstroke or a mosquito bite. I am not saying that the threat should be ignored, but to over emphasize it is also not correct.


Rooies, three things about your commentary come immediately to mind. Firstly, maybe your blood doesn't do it for mossies, but for most of us it is obligatory to do everything to avoid those nasties biting - any death from malaria is one death too many. Secondly, darker skin has more melanin content, such that harmful UVA and UVB rays are better absorbed and their dangerous effects lowered. However, even people with dark skin may get skin cancer if they're careless, so those with fair skins are at very high risk of skin cancer from such practices. Skin cancer can suck away a life as surely as other cancers can; we have a friend who has just had a second operation to remove a cancerous growth close to his brain, all because of decades of stubborn refusal to use sunscreens. The Sun's rays are harmful to unprotected skin, and it is essential to retain one's youth, vigour, and health by keeping the harmful rays at bay. Thirdly, some things DO need to be overemphasised because so many people do not listen and, if we can only get through to them, we may save another life. As to malaria deaths from mosquito bites, there are too many examples out there; Bruce Bryden's - the famous ranger's - death in 2009 is a notorious example, while some forumites have mentioned family members or friends they know about. Bottom line: overemphasis as to the dangers of excessive unprotected sun exposure and frivolous attitudes to malaria and its prevention are entirely justifiable.

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 Post subject: Re: What type of clothes do you wear in Kruger
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During the day I wear cotton long pants and a T-shirt and some sort of sunhat(either a peak cap or a straw wide brim hat) at night I wear the same but just add a light sweater and maybe some thin socks, of course this is in summer :shock: :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: What type of clothes do you wear in Kruger
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December is mostly shorts and t-shirts time in Kruger. Luggage to Kruger is considerably less during summer.

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Agree Grantmissy..
However - do take warm clothes with on your night drive.. I know.


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'plakkies' aka 'flip flops', shorts and t shirt :thumbs_up:

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T-shirt, pair of football shorts, socks, shoes, tracksuit bottoms, thick jumper and another thick jumper as our windows are always open. The higher the sunrises the less I wear :wink: the flip-flops come out along with the sunglasses. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: What type of clothes do you wear in Kruger
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Very 8) and suitable Kruger outfit t-bal :D :thumbs_up: .

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 Post subject: Re: What type of clothes do you wear in Kruger
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Most months of the year it is shorts and either short-sleeved or sleeve-less shirt. Early mornings will put on a fleece until it gets warmer. Usually sandals, but sometimes takkies. Very occasionally trousers (need them for evening/night drives in open SANParks vehicles). I usually stick to muted colours - khaki, beige, brown etc. - as they don't show the dirt from loading the bakkie, etc. Those colours are also better if going on a guided walk.

Kruger is not a place for high fashion - keep it simple, practical and comfortable.

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Hippotragus wrote:
Kruger is not a place for high fashion - keep it simple, practical and comfortable.


For fashion go to other parks.

In Kgalagadi (Nossob), I have seen a fraulein in a shocking pink gown that could almost be seen in 2R, complete with curlers in her platinum hair. Mind you she had arrived in style in a stretch Landy....

In Bontebok, similar, except that this tannie was local and could have got about 3 hippos in her blue gown. Commonality was curlers.

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 Post subject: Re: What type of clothes do you wear in Kruger
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Ha Ha BB! Sometimes they do sneak into KNP. I've seen the miniest skirts and highest stilettos ever at Skukuza - would have loved to see them run!

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 Post subject: Re: What type of clothes do you wear in Kruger
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This past couple of times I've been in Kruger it was my uniform and my Hitec boots, that can get quite hot in the summer months, but when not on duty, shorts and t-shirts and flip-flops.


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