Many people ask me (and many, many others)- what's it like staying in Kruger
So I've decided to shed some light on the topic. So I would like to invite all my fellow Krugerians (I've just added a new word to the English language) to participate in this topic and tell everyone what makes us tick, what special moments you've had, what scary moments you've had, etc...
I stay in Skukuza, the HQ of the park.
We have 240 houses in the village, plus about 150 rooms in the living qauters. The village has one and two berdroom flats, plus three and four bedroom houses. There are three houses thats privelaged to have their own swimming pool.
We have a large swimming pool, a gym, tennis courts, squash courts, golf course, and marathon club.
My child goes to the same nursery school as my wife did many years back. There are about 60 kids in the nursery and creche.
The primary school has about 140 kids.
We have a staff shop, thats supposed to sell goods to us for cheaper- but thats another story.
The park is one of a few places in the world where you drive to your neighbour at night, which stays right next door!!
We have a few incidents every now and then that make us realise that we are blessed like any other person we know, like a leopard that visits you while you are braaing!!
As staff, we are confined to the village at night, but we are allowed to travel to the restcamp and Kruger gate. Any other road at night is forbidden. We are allowed to travel 65
km/hour and 50 at night.
Social life is quite harsh sometimes, because you miss dining out, going to movies etc...
We have a few special accomodation places when we have people over.
Long weekends and Christmas as well as easter is normally hectic, as we stay in a fairly well known holiday resort, so we get many visitors over during this period.
Shall I tell more?
What about funny and/or scary incidents?