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 Post subject: Remember elephant biltong
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:29 am 
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My magical first trip to the kruger was thanks to my parents about 30 yers ago, i was 10 and i remember buying elephant biltong in a clear plastic bag, about 300mmx300mm in size with a large green sanparks emblem on the front of the bag. "Real quality biltong"
Anyone else remember these bags of biltong ?

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 Post subject: Re: Remember elephant biltong
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Bigbuf,

Oh how I remember the elephant biltong...... I was 12 when my family moved to Swaziland and I had my first trip to Kruger (Also just over 30 years ago). The highlight of the trip was always the elephant biltong. A couple packets for during the stay and afew more to take home.

Thanks for the memories!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Remember elephant biltong
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Elephant Biltong is the best!!
I still find myself searching for it each and every time I go just in case they decide to bring it back!!! It was a highlight for me!!!


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I remember elephant biltong. Very dry and stringy.....or was that something else.... :?

Really enjoyed elephant biltong but I haven't seen it in the park shops for years.

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 Post subject: Re: Remember elephant biltong
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Definitely remember elephant biltong!! Was probably one of the 1st things we bought upon entering the park. Really miss the elephant biltong.


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Yip, I remember those biltong as well, very tough but very enjoyable!! We used to buy bags and bags of it.

We will not see it in the shops unless SANParks fires up the ellie culling operations again! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Remember elephant biltong
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My word that brings back memories.

Those green caravans(if i recall correct) with the biltong just after the major culls.

i can also recall huge quantities of buff. biltong after the buffalo culls(must be 20 years ago)
dirt cheap but great tasting


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You've got the the old memory cogs turning!!! :P My brother & I would always rush into the first shop we stopped at to buy that ellie biltong!! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Remember elephant biltong
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I certainly remember the ellie biltong - but must say, I wasn't the greatest fan thereof. Probably a mental thing :shock:

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In 2000 which was post Elephant Culling days we bought Elephant Biltong on the tables outside the Skukuza shop...wonder where it came from...a problem animal :hmz: ..I only had a taste and remembered it being rather fatty...not that thats a bad thing!

And according to Bruce Bryden's book a Game Ranger Remembers...he said to him there was nothing better than a Hippo Steak. Also in the days of Hippo culling.
I would imagine Hippos to be quite tasty since they seem to spend a lot of time relaxing during the the day :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Remember elephant biltong
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Was it really ellie biltong??? What does that taste like, real biltong??? :hmz:

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Chantellet wrote:
Was it really ellie biltong??? What does that taste like, real biltong??? :hmz:


yES it really was but was years ago so i can't tell you what you could compare it to.


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nd according to Bruce Bryden's book a Game Ranger Remembers...he said to him there was nothing better than a Hippo Steak. Also in the days of Hippo culling.
I would imagine Hippos to be quite tasty since they seem to spend a lot of time relaxing during the the da


i've heard there are still cullings going on but its kept out of the spot light.

won't mention animals as we woudn't want to cause a uproar.


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Location: daar waar dit ook mooi kan wees!!!
Also remember the elephant biltong and the tins with buffalo and elephant meet. That was part of the good old days in Kruger!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Remember elephant biltong
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bigbuf wrote:
i remember buying elephant biltong in a clear plastic bag, about 300mmx300mm in size with a large green sanparks emblem on the front of the bag. "Real quality biltong" Anyone else remember these bags of biltong ?

You betcha :thumbs_up:

Best biltong I have ever tasted.

When I saw it I was horrified, but after discussions and finding out that surplus eles were culled because they were destroying the habitat for more endangered species like the ground hornbill, I decided to support it, and my family was glad we did.

We bought up a serious stock to take home as well.

Braised buff....yummy.

Bring them back please!

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