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 Post subject: Shrub: Potato Bush
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:32 am 
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Hi everyone!
Every time that I'm near KNP, I smell a scent. I think it's a type of tree. Especially in Skukuza. Does someone perhaps know what tree it is, or if it is anything else?
It's not a very "attractive" smell, but I love it, because it reminds me of all the times I've visited KNP.
Since I was 5 years old, I've remembered that smell.


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Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:37 pm 
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Are you not perhaps talking about the Potato Bush? :lol: Don't laugh - some people don't like the "smell", but it smells like potatoes boiling, just stronger. Very noticeable in winter. My favourite bushveld smell.


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It could also be the Sausage Tree ...really distinctive Bushveld smell

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I agree with Woodlin with regards to the patato bush. The other familiar smell is that of the thatch roofs.

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Is it not the wild sage bush?


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Wild sage is extremely sweet smelling, not really like rubbing your joints together (depends on if they're perfuemd though).

I suppose the smell of rubbing your joints together will also depend on how often you bath :roll: :D

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Freda wrote:
Hi Bok and welcome :D
Is this a year round smell or do you usually visit during certain months of the year?


It's a year round smell... I smell it the strongest when I'm in the parking of the reception at Skukuza. In front of the 3 heads.


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 Post subject: Re: Smell in KNP
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Jip I would also go for patato bush. It's one of the most distinctive smells in Kruger

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Bok wrote:
It's a year round smell... I smell it the strongest when I'm in the parking of the reception at Skukuza. In front of the 3 heads.


When we entered Skukuza and drove past the reception on Sunday I could clearly smell the Potato bush.

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 Post subject: Shrub: Potato Bush
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:29 am 
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Okay, so it's the Potato Bush?

Yipppeeee, I know we are talking about the same smell! :thumbs_up:

Is it a tree or what?

I told you the smell is the strongest at Skukuza's reception!

Thanks everyone!!!!!! :lol:


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