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Interesting KNP mathematical facts

Unread postby gjorgi » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:25 pm

So I had some spare time on my hands today which can only lead to thinking about KNP and naturally to calculating, let's face it, useless but interesting things related to the park.
According to my calculations there are 2508 km of road (accessible to the public) to travel in knp of which 843 are paved.
North of Olifants (which is approximately in the middle of Kruger) you have 1011 km of road while south of Olifants you 1497 km of road.
Makes sense as the south is more densely populated than the north.
If we assume that we can always see 100m to the left and 100m to the right on all the roads we still only see 2.57% of the park.
Makes you think ne!!!
So, has anyone else got more interesting KNP maths that they are willing to share? :-)

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Re: Interesting KNP mathematical facts

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:10 pm

Cool topic!!!
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:08 pm

22 visits to Kruger. Lions on 22 trips. 100% hit rate.

No challenge......
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Unread postby johanrebel » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:59 pm

K-4S wrote:Very interesting!! i would love to be able to drive that space between Punda Maria and phalaborwa gate. Its so open with no roads. Would be amazing!!
I can tell you that it certainly looks amazing from then air.

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Re: Interesting KNP mathematical facts

Unread postby gjorgi » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:39 pm

Next little interesting fact!! :D

If you took the train way back when from Crocodile Bridge to Skukuza......how far would you travel by rail? :hmz:

Approximately 67.9km

Wouldn't that be a trip!!!
Oh, and just for interest sake the old railway line crossed the S25 a few metres before the turn-off to hippo pools. Next time you're there, see if you can spot it :wink:

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Re: Interesting KNP mathematical facts

Unread postby Grantmissy » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:13 pm

Thanks Gjorgi, I agree it must have been a good trip by steam train back in those early years :) :thumbs_up:.

Just something interesting, not mathematical, but just rough counting of opinions - on a recent question regarding which time of year forum members prefer going to Kruger most mentioned May and November.
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Unread postby ndloti » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:18 pm

I have not been on the H5 Randspruit (or is it the S26 Bume) road for a number of years , one could actually see where the railway line was - the road runs parallel with it for a short distance .
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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Re: Interesting KNP mathematical facts

Unread postby gjorgi » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:57 pm

O.k. Reviving this topic again! Sanparks mentioned in a recent article that their income is about R800milj per annum. I thought it would be interesting so calculate what the income derived from accommodation in Kruger comes down to. Working on the 2012/2013 tarrifs and an occupation rate of 50% (would probably be more) throughout the year I can conclude that Kruger only brings in R250milj per annum (minimium) from accommodation. I reallu thought it would be more, even with 100% occupancy throughout the year it's only R500milj. I can imagine that the flood damage over the last few years hasn't helped the financial situation much.

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Re: Interesting KNP mathematical facts

Unread postby gjorgi » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:15 pm

Oh, and if anyone was wondering. Here is the list of "best performing" to "worst performing" camps regarding to income generated from accommodation if each one had the same occupancy percentage per year.

1. Skukuza (not surprisingly)
2. Satara
3. Mopanie
4. Berg-en-Dal
5. Letaba
6. Olifants
7. Lower Sabie
8. Pretoriuskop
9. Shingwedzi
10. Punda Maria
11. Talamati
12. Crocodile Bridge
13. Biyamiti
14. Tamboti
15. Shimuwini
16. Sirheni
17. Orpen
18. Bateleur
19. Malelane
20. Balule

I do however think that the some of the "worst performing" camps would have a higher occupancy ratewhich might alter the results.....then again they don't have any other means of income so in terms of income generated would probably remain where they are in the income generating pecking order :)

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Re: Interesting KNP mathematical facts

Unread postby RobertT » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:33 pm

Did you work on base rate or maximum for the accommodation?

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Re: Interesting KNP mathematical facts

Unread postby gjorgi » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:08 pm

More intersting would be in order of average Rands per day per unit.


Couldn't agree with you more BB but alas, I haven't had time to refine the info I gathered.....maybe in time? Who knows :hmz:


Hi RobertT
All calculations were done using the base rate for each unit/campsite for instance a campsite (CK6P) in Skukuza were taken as R200 per night and not R448 should the maximum of 6 people occupy it.

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Re: Interesting KNP mathematical facts

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:18 pm

Another interesting one gjorgi, would be no ofbeds in a camp vs no occupied per night.

"Beds' for camping camps could be assumed.
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