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 Post subject: Re: Wilderness Trail Tales
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Your ability to capture a memory in words expertly enough to forward your experiences and images to our minds is superb, Ndloti, and I am thoroughly enthralled with your descriptions and memoirs!! Loving every minute spent on this thread, and eagerly awaiting more, and more, and more ...
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 Post subject: Re: Wilderness Trail Tales
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BTW, why was the Gorge camp closed to the general public, after being in use successfully for many years?

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 Post subject: Re: Wilderness Trail Tales
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own , I imagine it was due to accessibility , the distance from a main camp (support & administration) and the time to travel there , as well as the road surface - it is rough going , particularly after rainfall .

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What a great idea ndloti :thumbs_up: In this way the trails might find some new proselyte, even if a lot of things have changed in 25 years :wink: :clap: :clap:


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I am thoroughly enjoying this. :D Ndloti you sure have a memory like an elephant! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Wilderness Trail Tales
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What a great trip down memory lane! :clap: :clap:

Bring us more Ndloti, this is really special! :thumbs_up:


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ndloti wrote:
own , I imagine it was due to accessibility , the distance from a main camp (support & administration) and the time to travel there , as well as the road surface - it is rough going , particularly after rainfall .


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But now it's part of the trail camp, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Wilderness Trail Tales
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own , I do not know the exact location where Gorge was situated , though a trails ranger did once point out some poles which were lying on the ground which he said were remnants of a building . These were at different location to the trails camp , a few km east of it , which is at the point where the road leading from Bangu windmill arrives at the Olifants river .

I will make enquiries with Mike English , ex trails and section ranger , or perhaps Joep Stevens can assist .

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Just spoken to Mike English , he tells me that Gorge camp was in fact on high ground at the point where the road from Bangu windmill meets up with the Olifants river .

He will confirm the grid reference off one of his old maps and I will post such .

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Here is an old map showing Gorge , the trails camp is roughly one quarter distance between Gorge and Olifants tourist camp .

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 Post subject: Re: Wilderness Trail Tales
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This is beautifully written! Keep it coming :)

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Beautiful memories, photos priceless!! More please.

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 Post subject: Re: Wilderness Trail Tales
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Thanks for the interesting information on Gorge, Ndloti. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: Looking at old map, I often wondered where that camp was situated and why it no longer is accessible. Thanks, you have adequately cleared that up in my mind. :D

With the Gorge camp at the Bangu-Olifants intersection, it must have been "Gorgeous" indeed - lovely scenery around there!

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 Post subject: Re: Wilderness Trail Tales
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Once again, Thank you for
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 Post subject: Re: Wilderness Trail Tales
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I hope Ndloti realizes that one's memory fails as time goes by. I therefore suggest that he posts much more soon, before time takes its toll.

The coordinate of the old Gorge Camp is 25:39:56 S and 31:49:24 E.

It was situated on the southern bank of the Olifants about 9 km east of the Olifants Rest Camp, I had the privilege of going there August 1967.

Now Ndloti please - before your memory runs out. :)

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I agree with gmlsmit! Hurry and put it down before it disappears! And the more detailed the better.

Thanks for this ndloti, it is well-written, captivating. :thumbs_up:

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Thanks also, Gmlsmit, for the accurate info. :thumbs_up:

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