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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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The photo of the ellie at Letaba brings back wonderful memories. I know exactly where that photo was taken. I remember those palm trees very well.
Did we really think the flimsy fence will protect us from a charging ellie. :huh:

Most of you (not you young ones :whistle: ) will remember the entrance to Letaba Camp when it was still a dirt road - the dip before the gate, the resident ellie used to hang around there chasing after VW Beetles, possibly the same one on the photo..

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Thanks for all the postings Forumites! A great thread and brings back the memories. I remember the old beds and matresses; the enamel wash basin and jug and the enamel chamber pot :whistle: Don't forget the loooong drops :lol: Something to share - my great grandfather was the ranger at Punda Maria in the 1920's. When the first grandchild was born, my grandparents sent a telegram to inform him of his grandson's birth and the telegram was delivered by a messenger on horse back. Obviously a safe journey as the telegram reached its destination. To my knowledge we don't have any photo's :wall: My other grandfather was part of the team that built the railroad line in Kruger and when I visit Skukuza and see the old railroad bridge, it brings back memories as well :D


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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Orpen day visitors area 1985 with the camp managers house , obscured is the gate guard hut where the not often used gravel road from Klaserie through the southern side of Timbavati private reserve entered the park .
The road was bad , there were a number of gates with check points , so the road was seldom used and Orpen was a sleepy gem ....

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Orpen 1985 - the last hut to the right was more or less the far end of the camp , in the days before electricity was laid on . What bliss ....

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Notice the wood fire at the day visitors section ?

That disappeared soon after 1985 , in fact when I was there for 10 days in August 1985 the road builders with their bulldozers could be heard approaching ...

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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I distinctly remember a three-bedded chalet in Pretoriuskop going for R29 per night. :shock: Does my memory fail me, or was that indeed the prices around then?

Anyone remember?

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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First a leeelte photo
Hugh took this with a baby brownie taking films 127 in 1948 its really small 7cmsx 4cms. The photo was taken along the Sabie river on the opposite side to the tarred road. Highlight of a little boys trip and his prize photo.

Then the second picture is from a little booklet about 1968 era of the tariffs Rather amusing

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Cant read the above so I will type it
What it costs
Entrance fees
Adults .....................................R1
Children(aged 1to 16) ... 25c
Cars.........................................R1 plus 50c a day
Caravans .................................50c plus 50 c an day
Sleeping vans............................R1 plus R1 a day
Luggage trailers..........................25c
Minimum entrance fee...............R3

Restuarant meals

Breakfast .....50c
Lunch....60c
Dinner ......70c

Accommodation
Balule ( nonwhites only) adult 95c child 75c
Crocodile Bridge ,Malelane,Punda milia,,R1adult and 80c for a child
Orpen R1.30 aand
Letaba,olifants, Pretoriuskop,lowerSabie and Skukuza R1.30 for an Adult and 85c for a child
Petrol
Premium petrol costs 37 c to 39 c a GALLON
regular 33and a half to 35 c

Camping 20c per night per person

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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The salaries of Game Rangers in the mid 60s were starting R150.00 per month and upon retiring in the early 1990s the salary was R4400.00 per month.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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I recall our August 1967 visit to Kruger Park:

Travelling from Vereeniging to Skukuza where we spent two nights in two rondawels, then to Olifants for a further two nights, dinner at the Olifants restaurant where we were fascinated by the enlargements of Dick Wolfe's elephants and Clem Haagner's I think nine Lion cubs which adorned the entrance foyer. and one evening at the Graskop Hotel and back home, cost less than R85.00.

The bill was made up as follows:

R 3.60 - 35 mm slide film
R 20.01 - 34 - Fuel for 1073 miles - 1717 km.
R 3.70 - Entrance fee Numbi Gate.
R 0.25 - Map at Numbi Gate.map.
R 2.00 - 20 glasses of Golden Flo at the restaurant verandah @R0.10 per glass.
R 11.70 - Accommodation SKUKUZA.
R 11.70 - Accomodation OLIFANTS.
R 1.30 - Kupferberger Auslese - Restaurant.
R 7.20 - Dinner Olifants Restaurant .
R 2.90 - Memories of a Game Ranger Skukuza shop.
R .75 - Brass dinner bell for mom.
R 18.00 - Graskop Hotel

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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I found these prices in a 1949 booklet.
(R2 =1pound for the young mites!!!
20 shillings to a pound 12 pennies to a shilling)
They mention how many beds in the various camps
I think of forum interest there are the following
Gorge 23 beds
Malopene 15 beds
Rabeleis 20 beds

Admission to KNP
10/- and 2/6 for children 16 and under
Minimum 1 pound

Accommodation
huts are 5/- and 3/-
innerspring mattress 6/-
camping 2/- and 1/- for cjhildren
Nwanetsi the whole camp sleeping 8 is 4 pounds

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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GML, that is mind-boggling. :huh: What is interesting is that the fuel costs and four-night accommodation costs are about the same: these days, accommodation is much more, despite a rising fuel price. Also, dinner then was relatively expensive. (Or, fuel and accommodation were relatively low.)
From these, I gather that it has been the accommodation costs that have risen beyond all recognition - although, compared to many other destinations in Southern Africa, Kruger is still reasonable these days. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Just a bit more about the costs.

We visited the Wankie National Park in the then Rhodesia during April 1971.

The costs were R $4.50 for a two bedroomed lodge in Main Camp and also R $4.50 for a three bedroomed house in the Sinamatella Camp.

Afterwards we went to the Victoria Falls where we stayed over in the Victoria Falls Hotel - cost R $7.50 per person B/B.

The exchange rate was R.97 = R$1.00.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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What a fantastic find. Some more old photos of Kruger. Unfortunately I had not marked or labelled these photos at all but they were in an album with other photos from 1966 so I shall assume these are from +-1966. Please correct me if I am wrong as I would like to know.

This sign was very famous and I think the most photographed. Now if my memory serves me correctly it was on the Skukuza/Lower Sabie Road. But, if you look at the road in the back ground it is sand. Was this road a sand road in 1966?
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scan0105 (Medium) by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

This look like it could be Skukuza Camp.
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This is Skukuza for sure as one can see the very famous clock tower.

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scan0103 (Medium) by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

Also, if memory serves me correctly, this was period of a major drought and we can remember seeing dead impala all over the show. I think after this we never visited the Kruger again until we moved to Nelspruit in 1980.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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The old entrance, and my personal favourite camp entrance at the time, but also with sand road.
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Not sure what camp this was.
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scan0107 (Medium) by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

I was very proud of this photo at the time as it had a lion and an impala.
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scan0102 (Medium) by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

Thats all for now. Maybe I can scratch up some more.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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I do love the old photos

Here are few not so old but the children are now all in their 30's
We did have some great family holidays

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This was Satara about 1983 they had a few mobile homes tucked away to one side
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