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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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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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 Post subject: Kruger Nostalgia
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From Safari Interactive Magazine.

http://africageographic.us2.list-manage ... c9122324fc


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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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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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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Lovely thank you

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Scops, a very warm welcome :gflower:

What wonderful pictures.

A real blast from the past.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Hi Scopsie,

Welcome to the forum sweetie. :k :gflower:

You see, it wasn't so hard to work out was it? Next will be a trip report or two when you are next visiting SA.

Hope you enjoy the Forum as much as I do.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Thank you Scops-owl for sharing these vintage Kruger photo's. They are great :D :thumbs_up:

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

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So great to see all those old memories!! Thank you so much for sharing!! :clap: :clap:

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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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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Scops-owl, welcome (and thanks to Chip!) and thanks for sharing those pics! Extremely special.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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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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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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This is the old Satara Reception in 1978 just before it was demolished.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Great memories Scops-owl!! :dance: :dance:

Thank you for sharing!!

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