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 Post subject: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:01 pm 
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Welcome one and all and I hope that you also enjoy this Trip Report with me as much as I enjoy writing it!

:think: :think: :think:

Ticking off yet another milestone on our virtual wishlist, this time to camp in Kruger National Park for a whole month, was really very “cool” as the younger generation would 'slang' this event that we enjoyed so much!

We did the final shopping at the Malelane Super Spar and entered the Park at the Malelane Gate at the beautiful Crocodile Bridge. Our first 5 night camp (of six camps) starting at Berg & Dal! Bliss!

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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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Hi Fotomaljohan I will be following you. I am planning to do the same trip in April, but cramp it into 7 days due to bad planning. :lol: :lol:

Great start and would love to see what you find on the road to Pafuri. :thumbs_up:

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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Fotomaljohan,

What a great start ..awesome 30 Days very 8) :thumbs_up:

On board... boots and all can't wait to see it all. :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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Going to enjoy your report - many thanks! We are due to spend 46 days in Kruger May-June, we are so blessed I know.

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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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Fotomaljohan, can't wait to see this adventure unfold, so envious.
When did this take place as I like to compare the greenery and scenery from other TRs at different times of the year.
Once again, all excited to follow along
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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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Ready to join you on this 30 day trip!!

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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Lovely start and I am right on board :thumbs_up:

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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Hi fotomaljohan
This looks like its going to be fun :thumbs_up: make a space for me to join in :thumbs_up:

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Fotomaljohan :thumbs_up: I'm ready for this adventure. :D

Like the starting pics. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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Hallo all my old friends (and new ones), so glad you joined and welcome on board! Thank you all for visiting and commenting here on my trip report:

son godin – April is a green time with hardly any rain and a good month to visit KNP. We have done a trip in May some two years ago and the weather was very good!

Trrp – trrrrrrrr – sit tight!

Hoyle – 46 days – Wow! We have been in KNP in May and it's good! Still green and not so warm!

Colcol - to answer your question about the time of our trip through Kruger National Park this time around, we started on the 22nd August 2013 at Berg & Dal
for the first night.

Lion queen –

Meandering Mouse –

isinkwe –

Philip1 –
.....All welcome on board!

We planned this trip so long ago in advance and I can hardly believe that it has come and gone so quickly!

But here we are (for now!) at B&Dal gate!

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When we approached B&D camp gate this Impala crossed right infront of us to welcome us!

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It was very hot (about 38°C), so setting up camp was a perspiring affair! But with the beautiful B&Dal swimming pool so close by, we thoughroughly enjoyed cooling off in it.

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The view of our camp from the roadside, with the “RATEL” (Honey Badger) bush trailer inside! Our home for the next ......more than a month!

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I've had everything custom made to my design for our camp, from the trailer and the 7m x 7.2m ground sheet to the 7m x 7m overhead tent. (The large lightweight ground sheet proofed to be a winner.)

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Our camp at night! (It can be easily closed completely for those very naughty Vervet monkeys – a must for KNP!)

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The kitchen area!

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The (Green ) Auob & (Dry) Nossob in December/January 2013

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Predators at Picnic Sites, Waterholes and Toilets in KTP!
KTP BOTS 10 days from 25/4


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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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Fotomaljohan, you certainly have a lovely big tent and seem to be very organized. Nice of that impala to come and welcome you at the gate :dance:

Looking forward to your TR got the :popcorn: ready

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That is awesome Image setup that you have there :D

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Hi Fotomaljohan
Great setup you got there and I have decided to hitch a ride with you for the trip if you don't mind.
I will have the coffee :lotsocoffee: ready for you as soon as you wake up every morning

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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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Fotomaljohan,

Great to see B & D through your eyes. :thumbs_up: ..We will be visiting this camp for the first time on our next visit. 8)

Great set up you have, rigged out for perfect comfort. :clap: :clap:

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I love your camping set up. It looks very organized and most comfortable.

I love the Berg n Dal swimming pool. A life saver on a hot sweltering day. 8)

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