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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:48 am 
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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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scan0106 (Medium) by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr


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.

More photos later.

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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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scan0104 (Medium) by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

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
I will send more later

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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More pics from that era though things haven't changed too much apart from the size of the children !!
I am sure you all know this place
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Here is another one.. guess the picnic spot .. ? Taken about 30 years ago . the little one is now dad to 4 kids !!! once someone was young slim trim and no grey hairs !!

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Hugh, such nice pics ... Thank you. I remember a trip to Satara in July 1980 where we stayed in those mobile homes. They were on the east side of the camp (and the back door opened up to a view of the old rubbish dump).
That last pic could only be Nkuhlu.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Guessed correctly That picnic spot hasn't changed too much In those days it still had that old boiler thingy that warmed the water .and if you wanted to braai a nice big spadefull of coals was brought to you !!

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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And the heat from the morning fire was most welcome on nippy winter mornings. I wish to correct myself re the old Satara mobile homes, they were on the west side of the camp (I forgot the sun set in the west back then :wink: )

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Bennievis wrote:
@stf - I agree... what a beautiful little Alfa!

@ Livingstone,
Lovely photo of Mlondozi, last time I was there was in July 2010, it was chock'n block full of water.
(wonder how far that ellie on your photo is by now)



When we saw Mlondozi in September 1970 , there was only a small puddle of water , and a lonely ellie having a mud-bath . But the best was the hundreds of animals - impalas , zebras , wildebeest - coming down to drink , slowly approaching , approaching , then suddenly scattering and running away , before turning around , approaching again . Certainly a sight to see , and I will always remember :D
Nowadays , it contains a lot of water , and animals do not gather like that anymore - a pity :huh:

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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And another one from 1968 - the Kruger Tablets!


They just don't know how to paint cars these days, Bat: Kruger Tablets never looked more colourful! :lol: :clap:

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Hi Bat

I think it is Orpen Dam Lookout

I love the Giulietta. I had a 1600 GT junior. Endless problems but loved it too.

Heres one of Mlondozi lookout in 1965

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I've never seen it that dry. :( I wonder if that tusker is still alive? :hmz:

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:clap: :clap: My applause goes out to the person that started this topic :clap: :clap:
WOW! This is the first topic that Iv'e sat thru and read all 23 pages of it, somewhere between looking at all these amazing photographs you found, I found silent tears running down my cheeks :cry: remembering my late grandparents,
I remember between them and my mother they practically raised us in the Kruger.
we went on holiday their 6 times a year, most times my gran wouldv'e come and fetched us from school and told the school there was some emergency and whisked us off away to the Kruger for at least a week, her Padkos was the best, sarmies, boiled eggs and meatballs,
My grandfather always had biltong and sparkles with him lol,
my grandfathers fav camp was skukuza and my gran was lower Sabie so every time we went they always had to stay in both those camps,
I remember the one day we were driving on the tar road between lower Sabie and skukuza going to skukuza, my grandfather drove over the bridge just before skukuza and then wanted to drive further, my mom drove after him to find out what he was up to and she asked him where hes going, he told us, Lusaka I'm going to Lusaka, my mom asked him what the ruddy hell he intends on doing in Lusaka when he shouts at my mom and says " I never said I'm going to Lusaka I said im going to Skukuza"
He revved the engine and turned around lol
still today we have no idea what was going on his head that day but it was hysterical at the time to watch him go off like Donald duck throwing a temper tantrum :lol: :lol: :dance:

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Calling all Kruger Park “oldies”

The Midrand Region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers produced a 2011 calendar of “Kruger Park Memories” and it proved to be a highly successful fundraising project. We are now hard at work on the 2012 calendar but would like to include you, the loyal Kruger Park visitors….

Each month features an old picture and a bit of history about it. For the 2012 calendar we would like YOU to submit your personal memories and we will choose the 12 best photos and descriptions.

Please scan and email your photos to midrandregion@gmail.com . They need not be high resolution at this stage – when we have chosen the best photos we will contact the relevant parties and request originals or high res. attachments.

Please supply your name, address and phone number as well as the story behind each photo. Closing date is the end of May 2011. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit, but please note SANParks may request that the photos be added to their archives.

Happy memories!
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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Hi Forumites,
My eyes are burning, read the whole thread, excellent!
I must say looking at some of the old photos... I think our mother all shopped at OK.
I recognise the clothes!
Please.. just a minute silence for our parents taking 5 children to Kruger.


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