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 Post subject: Hello and Thank You for These Forums!
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:27 am 
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I am new to the forums—been lurking about a month after seeing a post on Facebook that redirected here.

I just want to thank you all for such an amazing, comprehensive gold mine of information about all things KNP (and SANParks). I am planning a huge trip 20 April to early June and plan to spend a few weeks camping in the KNP for the first time. I have been to Sabi Sand game lodges the past three years but am dying to camp and be in the bush "au natural".

Anyway, I am just blown away by the depth of the information here on these forums and I am truly grateful to have discovered it!

With much gratitude,

Rae from Vail, Colorado (ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, USA)


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 Post subject: Re: Hello and Thank You for These Forums!
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:32 am 
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Nemophilist...Wecome to THE FORUM. :D You said it all. :clap:

Hope you will enjoy your trip. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Hello and Thank You for These Forums!
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:45 am 
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Nemophilist, :hello: and welcome to the best forum :thumbs_up: :dance:

You are most welcome to ask any questions or advice and we are most willing to share our experiences. 8)

You must be excited about your up and coming trip and noticed quite a few other forumites will also be visiting April, so do not forget to put a Yello Ribbin on your car's driver-side window so others mites can recognise you and you them when in the park. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Hello and Thank You for These Forums!
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Warm welcome to the forums, Nemophilist !
Wishing you a wonderful camping trip and hope that you will be sharing your experiences with us in a Travel Tale :D

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welcome and enjoy the upcoming trip

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 Post subject: Re: Hello and Thank You for These Forums!
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A very warm welcome to you Nemophilist :gflower: I do wish you a wonderful time camping. I hope you can glean all the information that you might need.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello and Thank You for These Forums!
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Welcome to the forums Nemophillst, I hope you spend many hours of enjoyment here :gflower:

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Welcome Nemophillst, the best/most addictive forum, your question/query will never go unanswered :D

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Welcome Nemophilist!

This forum is a wealth of information as you have found. I use it more than any other site to plan trips and get ideas, for me and others.

Hope to see you around and active here, and have a fantastic trip. :)

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Welcome Nemophilist! as you have already found out - this forum comes with a Health Warning - beware, it is addictive :)

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Hello Nemophilist
I imagine you have a lot planned for your trip and wish you safe travels. I know that with you coming from the US you won't be able to bring all the necessary gear needed to camp comfortably :hmz: and I would like to extend a South African warm welcome and offer to assist if there is anything you need that I might have that you can't bring with (wow that is a mouth full) I would be happy to oblige. We live very close (5 minutes away) to the OR Tambo airport and it would not be a hassle to meet up with you there and pass on the gear.

Happy to help!

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 Post subject: Re: Hello and Thank You for These Forums!
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:12 am 
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Wow! Thank you everyone—I feel the love! I feel the love! :dance: :D

Lesley, that is an amazingly generous offer. I am actually planning to bring my tent and hopefully sleep pad and also stay in bungalows and huts as necessary, but I might consider taking you up on your offer on a few things. I am finalizing my plans and bookings this week based on availability and while it looks like I'll be renting an SUV out of JNB and returning there, there's a chance I may return it down in Richard's Bay.

Thanks again everyone. I'm really excited.


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Nemophilist wishing you a good Kruger trip :thumbs_up: :cam:

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Welcome to the Forums Nemophilist! Wishing you a most wonderful trip with fabulous sightings in Kruger! :dance: :dance:

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