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 Post subject: Re: Remember elephant biltong
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:46 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Remember elephant biltong
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Oh, I remember the biltong fondly! Personally preferred the buffalo biltong. It was the best!
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 Post subject: Re: Remember elephant biltong
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I remember being able to bu biltong on tables inside or outside shops where you had a nice sollection, now all you can buy is the pre-packaged stuff in the labelled brown packets.

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Don;t remember that elephant biltong spoken of here, but did have some elephant biltong a short while back. in the last two years I'd guess. In that brown packet mentioned earlier. I usually try biltong of a different animal every time I am in the Park, (usually there is Buffalo, Springbok, Kudu-the best, eland, gemsbok, Ostrich and beef. Never seen Zebra, Waterbuck, Wildebeest or Impala biltong) and once, looking for this, saw elephant biltong and after a short debate with conscience, and taste buds, opted to give it a try. Turned out the quickest packet of biltong to be consumed. Very tasty. A bit stringy as mentioned but very nice. Been looking for it since then but have not found it. But guess it is made available from time to time. I seem to recall that culled elephant meat is made available to communities living around Kruger.

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 Post subject: Re: Remember elephant biltong
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I remember the ellie biltong very well. I used to love it. yummy

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 Post subject: Re: Remember elephant biltong
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:34 pm 
The ellie biltong was delicious...quite different from others...lean and slightly sweet!

I don't think the ones sold every now and again are real!


Also...no culling of ellies happening, and no food for communities etc.

Buffalo meat was not allowed outside the Lowveld due to veterinary considerations...hence the canning!


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 Post subject: Re: Remember elephant biltong
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I most certainly remember it!!! It was the first thing my Father used to buy whenever we visited. I wish it would become available again...the biltong they're selling now cannot even remotely compare with Ellie biltong!!


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 Post subject: Re: Remember elephant biltong
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Yes, those were the best! I cant find anymore anywere! We love biltong, any sort, will definitly have a lookout again. :big_eyes:

I know were are talking about biltong, but we are also talking about childwood memories. Do you remember the Vlakvark pies, chips and gravy? :hmz:

THAT WAS GOOD! :dance: I wanted to stop at every restaurant at every camp we past, and made my mother buy me that! I actually looked more forward to the pie when we went to the Kruger then the sightings when I was a child! :redface:

These days you still get the pie, chips and gravy, but its not Vlakvark, and its the same pies you buy at the Garages in town, taste like cardboard! :cry:

The goog old days! :D


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you popped by bubble :( :evil: Though I am sure it was elephant biltong. It was different as mentioned earlier. U just jealous :lol: Not sure where I garnered that bit of info about the meat being given to communities, but would have been reliable and probably from a Sanparks employee.
And seeing you mentioned buffalo (interesting titbit that) I remember having a Buffalo steak many moons ago in Skukuza. Very nice. Don't suppose that will make you jealous-you live there and probably have buffalo steak once a week. Now I am jealous :x

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 Post subject: Re: Remember elephant biltong
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:27 pm 
No! You can't get buffalo at all! :lol:

And I live amidst SPARS and Woolies...not in the Park! :twisted:

For practical purposes, one would suppose lot of ellie and buff meat legally found its way to the neighbouring families/communities of ALL parks employees, but nothing official! :)

Would be lovely if it could be done officially once culling starts! :thumbs_up:


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I am almost sure that I have recently seen elephant biltong in the Kruger shops although I have never eaten elephant biltong so I bought what I know - beef. I have seen in the little Rondavel museum with the Pegasus petrol pump in Skukuza canned elephant meat in old tins on display though. So people must have eaten it in earlier years.

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