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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:52 pm 
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Dear All,

This is superb stuff and great that you are able and willing to share. To all that knew the Kruger of years gone bye, the memories are very special and will be treasured as long as we live. LeighVlasso those slides you were going to dump are superb both in quality and content! Yes, the pic marked Pretoriuskop is in fact Orpen and the pic marked Phalaborwa Gate is the old Punda Maria gate which no longer exists at that site but now at the outer gate. Steamtrainfan, those B&W are absolutely superb and each pic tells a story! Also VGStephens, great pics too. Chip most interesting your mention of Mr van der Veen. He was appointed in KNP as James Stevenson-Hamiltons personal assistant in the 30's and ended up as the first Head of Tourism of Kruger, a most remarkable guy and one of those of the old timers I would have like to have met! As the unofficial archivist of SANParksTourism (KNP esp), I have quite a collection of old pics from both SANParks archive (that I scanned on own account) as well as contributions from public. I humbly request permission to obtain copies of these old pics from forum members to add to collection. Please consider. Many thanks. JOEP

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Numbi Gate April 1946 from Ken & Joan Merefield Collection

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Timbavati Picnic Spot 1982 by Sarel Retif

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Satara where current D-circle is situated ealy 1980's by Sarel Retief

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Gorge Camp also known at Olifants Gorge or Olifants Poort Camp near the base camp of the current Olifants Wilderness Trail Base Camp. 1950's and photo by Cecil Holmes of himself and wife Tess.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Pontoon at Skukuza over Sabie River in the 1930's by Dr P Greyling

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Hi Joep, your pics really bring back good memories. :clap:

Take the photo of the little girl next to an ‘urn’ at the Timbavati picnic spot in 1982 (photo by Sarel Retief). Behind all those stones was where you parked your cars and you had to negotiate carefully down the stones to the picnic area. Now if you look at the Timbavati Picnic site in 1968 that LeighVlasso posted on 30 August 2010, past where the picnic area assistant is proudly standing with his kettle, you will see in the far distance is where the very basic toilets were situated (long drops and all). If you had an emergency, you also had a problem getting to the loo in time. :redface: :redface: :huh:

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Thanks, Chip, for your comments and yes, I clearly remember the old Timbavati with the faraway longdrop toilets. Yes, these pics bring back vivid memories! Enjoy, I will post some again soon! Joep

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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lee lewis wrote:
Absolutely stunning! I think it would be a good idea if the forumites who posted these pics give permission to have them printed as calendars (as a Fund Raiser). These calendars would be scooped up by serious Kruger fans, guaranteed. (Just like the 2011 Kruger Park Memories Calendars!)


We are already at work collecting photos for the 2012 calendar. Joep Stevens was one of the main suppliers of photos for the 2011 calendar and we will be visiting him again early next year. I see he has asked forumites for permission to add their photos to his personal collection too - so we can work through him to choose photos and get the necessary permission. The Wild Card website has also set up a special gallery and they are keeping contributors details so that we can also approach them for permission to use their photos (not all Wild Card holders visit this Forum).

Midrand region came into being in March this year and we did the 2011 calendar as our first fundraiser, having no idea how it was going to be received (but with a lot of encouragement from Joep!). We have sold almost 2000 of them and it is good to know that the funds raised will all return to the Kruger Park in some way.


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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Skukuza. Family 1960's - I was about 5 years old (many moons ago) :lol:

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The old restaurant

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Pls, I stand to be corrected

Satara? :?
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Lower Sabie? :?
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Punda Maria
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Some animals
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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Thanks Mel@anie for sharing those wonderful pics. The second last of your camp ones marked "Lower Sabie?" I would say is Pretoriuskop and at a quick glance the Punda Maria pic is a mirror image of the picture (slide or negative). Thanks again for sharing these wonderful pics and I enjoyed the animal ones too!

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Good memories , thanks M .

I think the photo of baboon on the roadsign was taken where the old Lower Sabie / Tshokwane road merged with the H1-2 ?

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Mel@nie,
I don't remember what the old restaurant at Skukuza looked like - but your photo looks a lot like the Letaba restaurant?

Thanks for sharing
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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Dear Bennievis,

You are quite correct - that is Letaba Restaurant and not Skukuza.

Many thanks.

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