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Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:15 am

Sharifa, extreme left, Kruger Tablets in 1961

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My Parents and Brothers, Skukuza 1977

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Two postcards I have from the sixties

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My children and nieces, Skukuza 1989

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Me, at Nwanetsi Picnic Area in 1991

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My children at Albasini ruins in 1991

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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:51 pm

Fantastic :D

I love these old photographs.
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Unread postby Shidzidzii » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:35 pm

Love the photo's too and can place the location in the camp (Skukuza) in many of the instances as well.
And the cars of my childhood - Citroen ID19 , Zephyr 6 , Austin 1100 and Vauxhall Velox.
I wish I could remember the license plate codes - TBJ for the Citroen. I wonder where they were from?
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Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:26 pm

TBJ from Trichard (Not Louis Trichardt), Shidzidzii :wink:

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Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:41 am

What an amazing trip back in time these old photo’s are :clap: :clap: :clap: Those days were different in many ways I think and one of them is that there was no computer technology available and to communicate with family or friends must have taken ages by postcard or letter but I guess the ‘Tiekie Box” made it kind of possible :D . I guess a person had to go through some kind of “telephone exchange” in Skukuza perhaps :| and continually dropped money in the money box :lol: :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby ndloti » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:06 am

Skukuza had a manual phone exchange untill after july 1986.
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Unread postby okie » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:16 pm

Came across this whilst surfing the internet . An extract from : Memoirs of Jan de Veer . A description when they visited KNP in 1935 :

At Crocodile drift we went onto the Pont and came safely to the other side in the game reserve and drove to Skukuza where we booked two rondavels.
In that big camp fires were made on which we could cook food and there was always hot water.
There was also bathing facilities so that we could refresh ourselves.
In the rondavels were beds with mattresses and pillows, a table a few benches and a storm lantern which could be taken outside in the evenings.
The rest the campers had to bring themselves.
There was a shop where all sorts of things were available and the rent for the rondavels was not high.
We stayed there for a few days and drove around the area during the day and saw lots of game in their natural surroundings and grazing.
After that we went to other rest camps where we saw lions , giraffe and elephants.
Everywhere there were monkeys.
We also saw crocodiles and hippos in the rivers which we had to cross by Pont and the most beautiful coloured birds.
The nicest camp was Sabie.
This lay high on the bank of a river.
We had a nice rondavel there again.
We asked the black who made the fire if elephants ever came there.
He came later to tell us there were four elephants.
They walked about 300 paces from the camp down in the river below.
To see them clearly we had brought our binoculars and could easily ........
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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread postby Scops-owl » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:26 am

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Numbi Gate taken in 1970

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Malelane in the early 60's These units are no longer in use

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Malelane also in the 60's

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Crocodile Bridge in the early 60's

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Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:12 am

Thank you Scops-owl for sharing these vintage Kruger photo's. They are great :D :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Shidzidzii » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:52 am

Scops - thanks very much for those photos. Welcome and keep up this quality of posts please.
I could remember those Malelane "stable rooms" from about 55 years ago and this is the first photo I have seen of them. I was about 5 years old at the time and my parent's took us there a few times that I can specifically remember. Malelane being a gate camp was often the first nighter and I remember one trip that started at Malelane and ended at Punda Maria. One of the vehicles in the party had dry ice in the boot (like a giant coolbox) and that had the beers and meat on ice for at least a week. Many more recollections from that trip.

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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:25 pm

Very warm welcome Scops-owl :clap:
and thanks for those wonderful old photos full of nostalgia!
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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread postby H. erectus » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:02 pm

okie wrote:: Memoirs of Jan de Veer . A description when they visited KNP in 1935 :


Oryx, Scops owl and Shidzidzii,...and all,...

Looking at these posts and reading some, is this not exactly
why some of us here detest, vehemently detest any further
exploitation of this park???

This place is where time stands still!!!, in our life so to speak!!
and needs to be respected for that purpose of it's existence!!

Man has stripped and plundered this earth to the bone, leaving
little to remain for that. Then again we have umpteen archives
filled with documentaries and history and what ever,.......


But for the ambience, a sinister bug that creeps beneath the skin

forever enticing the heart!!!
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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread postby Scops-owl » Tue May 27, 2014 11:02 am

The old Lower Sabie reception, taken in 1981. The reception area was directly behind the old gates. The entrance was where the night drive vehicles park. The buildings are still there but don't seem to be used any more.

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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread postby Scops-owl » Tue May 27, 2014 11:10 am

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This is the old Satara Reception in 1978 just before it was demolished.

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