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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:59 pm 
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Dear Joep.

Thank you for the old Satara photos! I bet you had to dig deep and far :clap: :clap:
I was about 4 or 5 years old when I first sat under that tree! Brings back so much memories.

Thank you for making my day!
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PS - Note the perimeter fence!


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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:25 pm 
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Dear Eagle Owl,

Your question on camps opening all year relates. This was rather progressive and started in the south and gradually crept northwards. Is essence there were various deciding factors, namely roads and also supply of electricity from main grid (Eskom). Anyway, last camps to open were Punda and Shingwedzi and that was in the summer of 1977.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:10 am 
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Joep. I love the "then" and "now" photos!

Here is one photo of my grandma in Skukuza. I'm not sure about the time period, but it must have been the late forties.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:39 pm 
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Dear Redlomo,

Many thanks for sharing your great pic with your grandma. It looks to me like the old huts in Pretoriuskop, which are still in use. They are often referred to as the Moerdijk circle (named after the architect) who designed them. It would make a nice "then and now". Would it be possible to send me an image of higher resolution to joep.stevens@sanparks.org to add to the archive we have in SANParks. If you agree, please send me all the details you can, including your grandma's names and also anything else, such as name of photographer and date taken (which I know you said you don't have) - perhaps an estimate?

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:58 pm 
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Dear All,

I am going to share some pics kindly donated by Craig Holmes taken by his father Cecil Holmes in the 1950's. These are some of the best quality pictures I have in the KNP archive and I will place them a few at a time. First one of the old Malelane Gate, which is where the current little Malelane Rest camp still is today.
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Next if of Craig as a little boy at the "stables" in Lower Sabie. These still exist and were the first accommodation units developed in the 1930's.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:27 am 
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Thanks Anne-Marie. Herewith the next two pics, taken at Gorge Camp on the Olifants River. This shows the ranger uniform in the fifties.

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Next is the view from Gorge Camp as many of the Olifants Wilderness Trails guests would recognise, showing the ranger with Craig Holmes.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:47 pm 
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Dear All,

Herewith a few more pics by Cecil Holmes.

This one showing the camp at Olifants Gorge. What is characteristic of this great contribution by Cecil is the stunning quality of the pics taken in the fifties.

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Next is one of elephant viewing with old car showing Barberton registration number.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:48 pm 
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Going through my old photos I came across this one of us exiting the old Punda Maria Gate, not as old as some of the wonderful ons ones on this thread, think mine was taken around 1981.
We had hired/borrowed a caravan, can't remember which pulled by our Ford Granada station wagon, a real gas guzzler!

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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What a lovely picture Elsa! Thanks for sharing. Interesting that this facility no longer exists and was replaced with a new one a few kilometres away.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:54 am 
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Thanks to Joep and other contributors for a really great thread. It brings back such vivid memories for me.

Joep, your pic of the acacia at Satara reminds me of an evening we were watching films put on by the Parks Board in the early 60's. The screen for the movie was the white wall of the reception/restaurant building and the projector was under the acacia tree. I was so tired that evening and fell asleep next to my wife during the show. The seats were green wooden benches with no backs or sides. I was on the end of a bench and my wife nudged me for some reason or other and I fell off the bench onto the ground. :redface: :redface: (I'm not sure why everyone around us thought it was so funny. I was so embarrased and felt a total idiot) :evil: :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:54 pm 
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Hi everyone

We are putting the final touches to the 2012 Kruger Memories Calendar and it should be available in the next few weeks.

Thank you to those Forum members who contributed photographs and a very big thank you to Joep Stevens for his assistance and patience.

If you are not one of last year's purchasers and would like more information, please email us on midrandhr@gmail.com.


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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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More on Kruger Memories Calendar 2012 here.

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 Post subject: Help with Old Kruger Park Picture
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:03 pm 
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Attached is an original 8 x 10 press photo I recently required. The back is stamped with a “Copyright - South African Railways” stamp, and a date 1965. It appeared in the travel section of an American newspaper on March 21, 1965, according to a stamp on the back. Someone had scribbled in pencil above the stamps, Letaba Rest Camp, K.N.P.

It is clear that SAR submitted this photo to promote tourism the park. However, while they submitted this in 1965, I am sure that this photo actually dates from the mid to late 50’s. (I base my date on the cars, the lack of infrastructure around the “gate”, and the fact that the speed sign is in mph.) Regardless, it is still a classic, for those of us who can still vaguely remember when the camps looked like this.....

I need help to confirm that: this is indeed the entrance to Letaba; someone who can possibly ID the cars; and someone who can put a year on when this pic was probably taken. Please forward to anybody you think may be of help.

Enjoy !

Francois

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Old Kruger Park Picture
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:42 pm 
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Welcome to the forums fdbotha!

Just love the notice about getting too close to ellies ... "otherwise the consequences may be disastrous".

Hope someone is able to help you out as we do have some members with good 'history' knowledge, and of course Joep Stevens from SANParks.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Old Kruger Park Picture
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You might also get some additional information from the following publication being advertised here:

http://www.gouejare.co.za
(ISBN: 987-0-620-47553-2)

Hope you find the information you are looking for!

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