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Winter Northern Kruger bliss

Unread postby Tobieo » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:50 pm

As we are now retirees we have more choices as when are where to travel to. We decided to spend some time camping in the northern part of Kruger during July. We were really looking forward to escaping Gauteng's winter and enjoying what Kruger has to offer.

You are invited to join us on this short but highly enjoyable trip through my camera lens.

We started with a a few days in Shingwedzi, followed by Punda Maria and then Letaba on the way home.

Shingwedzi is a beautiful camp with the staff taking proud in their jobs and keeping the camp and public areas very neat.

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They even rake the open areas every day

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We selected a shady spot and pitched our tent against the swimming pool fence. There were no spots against the fence available but our spot had shade most of the day.

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The normal camp inhabitants quickly introduced them to us

Firstly Akker with his brake assist

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follow by Blackie, his grandfather

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and Banana their feathered friend

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In the mean time the youngsters were fooling around

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The colourful inspector quickly made himself at home and inspected the kitchen area of our tent.

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Re: Winter Northern Kruger bliss

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:10 pm

Tobieo...Agree with you on the Camp. :thumbs_up: Very peaceful and neat. :clap:
The staff are very dedicated. :D

Tobieo: The colourful inspector quickly made himself at home and inspected the kitchen area of our tent.

I will say it over and over, this little "Gremlin" is one of my favourite Birds. :whistle:

:mrgreen: Your lovely photo's of Shingwedzi, makes me very :( for not being there. You must enjoy it. :thanx: for sharing.
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Re: Winter Northern Kruger bliss

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:13 pm

Tobieo, I am so lookin forward to this TR!
I love the first pic of the trees in the camp. it is so lovely to see how nice and clean it is.

And what a bunch of adorable camping friends! I especially love the pic of the flying squirrel!

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Re: Winter Northern Kruger bliss

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:12 am

What a lovely start. :D

Beautiful picture of the rusty green Mopani shade. :thumbs_up: I feel the need to pack up and pitch a tent in that perfect camp site.

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Re: Winter Northern Kruger bliss

Unread postby billyf » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:38 am

Wonderful time to be in Kruger, and especially Shingwedsi, my favourite camping spot !!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Love your friends, great pics as always :clap: :clap:
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Re: Winter Northern Kruger bliss

Unread postby Tobieo » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:55 am

Philip1 wrote:[color=#008000]
Tobieo: The colourful inspector quickly made himself at home and inspected the kitchen area of our tent.

I will say it over and over, this little "Gremlin" is one of my favourite Birds. :whistle:

I have them in my garden in Pretoria and they are so cute.
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Re: Winter Northern Kruger bliss

Unread postby Tobieo » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:57 am

Karin Mitton wrote:
And what a bunch of adorable camping friends! I especially love the pic of the flying squirrel!


Karin, they were so funny, we spent the middle of the day (between drives) sitting in the shade watching them
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Re: Winter Northern Kruger bliss

Unread postby Tobieo » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:59 am

Meandering Mouse wrote:What a lovely start. :D

Beautiful picture of the rusty green Mopani shade. :thumbs_up: I feel the need to pack up and pitch a tent in that perfect camp site.

:popcorn:

My tent and camping crates are ready, when are we going MM? :hmz:
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Re: Winter Northern Kruger bliss

Unread postby Tobieo » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:02 am

billyf wrote:Wonderful time to be in Kruger, and especially Shingwedsi, my favourite camping spot !!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Love your friends, great pics as always :clap: :clap:


Thanks billy, comments appreciated. I love sharing my images
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Re: Winter Northern Kruger bliss

Unread postby jjames04 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:31 am

Wonderful shots from around camp; can't wait to see this TR so count me on board.

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Re: Winter Northern Kruger bliss

Unread postby hilda » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:25 am

Awesome start to this trip report Tobieo! I also like the first picture with the trees. You can feel the tranquility of the place by just looking at that picture! Great shot of the little Squirrel jumping from the rock! Lots of friendly "camp friends"! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Winter Northern Kruger bliss

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:37 am

What a fantastic start :clap: ....*sigh* :mrgreen: ...of life in that wonderful camp. :thumbs_up:
Making me ever so homesick. :hmz:

Would love to tag along with you on your adventure. :dance:

More please :popcorn:
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Re: Winter Northern Kruger bliss

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:14 pm

Tobieo, just lovely scenes you have captured of the Shingwedzi camp. :clap:

The squirrels brought a smile to my face. :lol:

Your camp setup looks very practical and cozy. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Winter Northern Kruger bliss

Unread postby cheetahlady » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:20 am

Your camp setup looks perfect. Shingwedzi is really a great camp. Love the local residents.
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Re: Winter Northern Kruger bliss

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:05 am

Tobieo wrote:
Meandering Mouse wrote:What a lovely start. :D

Beautiful picture of the rusty green Mopani shade. :thumbs_up: I feel the need to pack up and pitch a tent in that perfect camp site.

:popcorn:

My tent and camping crates are ready, when are we going MM? :hmz:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I am keen to see more, just a gentle bump.

:popcorn:
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