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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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