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 Post subject: 340 Days in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:42 am 
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Hi All, my decision has been made. Wanted to do it all my life, but could never afford it....now decided when i turn ......which is in 4 years time will go and visit the Kruger for 1 year...I will only need huts, can use the ablutions, as they are so clean, got a new car, so no problems there, question is do I spend one month per camp, or do I move around the Kruger like two weeks per camp :?: Where do I start and where do I finish :?: does anyone know if I can get special rates if I stay for this long :?:

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dude, a whole year? Have you looked if you can get a job in the park or do some volunteer work? If you're gonna be there a year better make yourself useful no?


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Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:59 pm 
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Yes, I had a look at volunteer work, but decided want to be on my own, do my own thing...just relax and see it all :!: Not sure how booking will work for a year, but starting now, still 4 years to work out a route....working on my SO, want to go sooner but have to save, and he has to fly a lot, to pay for trip like this for me, (dont get me wrong, I also work towards this dream)..As said all I need is hut, would have considered tent but not too sure if I'll manage, being F, also a bit scared of creepy crawleys, what would you do if you had one year to go there :?:

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My dream to do that - spend a year in Kruger (at the least!) I would just move around as I felt the urge to. As for needing something to do... I just know that the time will fly by and the year will soon be up.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:05 pm 
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Why not buy a really good tent with matching furniture
And if you keep the zippers closed at all times the creepy crawleys will stay out.
Heck, you might even start liking them after a year :wink:

If i were u i would try every camp in each season of the year.
And why not write a book.
1 year in Kruger by a F
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The creepy crawley battle by a F

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I would seriously look at getting a camper van for the trip then. This would allow you to camp (reduce costs) but then also sit at water holes and places of interest for many many hours in a day, with a high degree of comfort. You can make lunches, have a snooze, walk around inside etc.
I reckon that would give you the best value for money for your year. Also, its harder for the creepies to climb into a camper vs the tent if that concerns you.


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I would go for a VW bus or such, heavily edited, like a good kitchen (fridge!) on board, and a caravan you can just leave behind you when you don't change camp.
Large windows with build-in ballheads for the cameras, a little server (laptop?) for dumping the photos and probably something for electricity, like a generator or better yet, solar cells.

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Duco, you are describing my dream vehicle for the outdoors :mrgreen:

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Campervan or VW Bus sounds good, but if you cannot afford it, I would also buy a very good tent. You will always find a place for it and you will be much more independent, than with hut booking. If you like to stay in a hut for some time, you can go and ask if there is space. Beeing independent without time schedule would be the most important for me.

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If anyone manages to put this together can I come along. I snore a little, make an average braai, know most of the birds and usually have good luck. I could also contribute modestly to the costs.

It will be a fantastic end to my life because when I get back home my SO will kill me.

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Bush Baptist wrote:
It will be a fantastic end to my life because when I get back home my SO will kill me.

That's rather likely yes! :lol:

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You all giving me good ideas, I do have a tent and do go camping with my SO, have all the equipment needed but would not like to sleep in tent by myself...my SO just bought me a new dcab bakkie so the question of hiring a campervan is totaly out...I had look on website today and see most camps have 1 bedroom huts...so that still my first choice..only R120 pnight...if i cut down on beer intake and sit at dams instead of driving (using petrol) might be able to convice SO to stay longer...thought of starting at top (North) and slowly work my way down, spending most time (9mnths) in South as still my fav place..

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Sounds great to me

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Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:12 pm 
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In the old days we were never allowed to spend more than 5 days in any one camp - wonder if this rule still applies and how it would affect your plans!

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