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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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Six camps of five nights each ... phenomenal. Going to be quite a ride - I can feel the carriages trembling already. :wink:

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Wow what a stunning setup you have!!! Looks wonderful!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Love to see more of B&D and the area!

Cool camping space your have!

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What a great camp setup! Will definitely be on this trip!
We camped in 2012 and 2013 for a month each in Kruger.
Also doing one trip starting from B&D up to Punda Maria.


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 Post subject: Re: KNP - FROM BERG&DAL TO PAFURI IN 30 DAYS!
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Sounds wonderful Fotomaljohan! Count me in for this ride! :dance: :dance:

We are currently in KNP (Olifants Camp till Saturday morning, to be exact), and I can tell you, I have NEVER seen Kruger so green before! The rivers are flowing .... we were amazed about the Letaba river today! Olifants is also flowing strong as well! Everywhere is water! Every little dam is full! FANTASTIC! :dance: :dance:

Looking forward to read all about your trip! :D

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Hi Hilda - so great to hear that Kruger is green and lots of water - four more months for us - now back to the Trip Report...

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FMJ,

Great camp set-up. Makes me feel like joining you for something cold under that tent. Berg-en-Dal is on of my favourite and closest camp, but I always find it difficult to get a good spot.

How did you travel to KNP? There are so many road works now that I am wondering what will be the best route from Secunda. Not sure if you did the Standerton route, but would like to know more about Nelspruit as well.

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Fotomaljohan, or neighbour...just on the other side of the R300... :D also on board... :thumbs_up:

Great start to the TR and seems you really are organised. That tent looks really cosy and you must have had a great time in it. :D

Look forward to the next episode and thank you for sharing. :thumbs_up:

ps Saw a house in B'fell called Skukuza....must be Krugeraddicts...like me 8)

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Great start of your trip :thumbs_up:

I think I will follow this interesting trip 8)

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Thank you all for joining and following my Trip Report. (I will definitely have to hire a bigger bus, my Kombi Caravelle is simply just too small)

Carol g; isinkwe; PAPA SURF; Trrp-trrrrrrr; Meandering Mouse; one withnature; lion queen; Super Mongoose; Janeli; hilda (I am totally envious and wish I could see those rivers in flood and KNP so green! Also about your KTP iternary coming up soon); hoyle; Son godin (we travelled on the N1 to Jo'burg, stop over at Forever Gariep and Roodepoort, then N4 to Nelspruit. We did the Standerton route long ago, but the main highways are still much faster, despite the road works before and after Nelspruit.); Kaapsedraai (baie welkom buurman) & vinkie!
(I hope we can all meet one day!)

After setting up our camp , we took a stroll to the restaurant and started exploring the Berg & Dal main camp, so glad to be back in KNP again!

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We decided to take a walk down the rhino trail next to the dam, so we wondered about this warning at the start of the trail near the restaurant area!! (Bottom left of picture)

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We walked down this narrow pathway and came across a breeding herd of elephants.

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Then we stopped at this memorial for game ranger Swart that was killed by a leopard and wondered about the warning on the sign board at the beginning of the rhino trail, to use the trail at own risk and preferably not after dark.

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Some of the many beautiful chalets hidden amongst the trees that we stayed in on two previous occasions.

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Until Later!

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Fotomaljohan,

Wonderful to see the camp through your :cam: . :mrgreen: ..Roll on May so that we can also experience some of what you had. :dance:

How 8) to be so close to those Ellies...Stunning pics of them. :clap: :clap:

More please :popcorn:

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Great pics of the camp, Fotomaljohan. :dance:

Reminds me a few years ago coming up the stairs as one approached the restaurant, I fell but luckily camera was up in the air hence not damaged. :redface:

Great that you saw some ellies next to the fence. We stayed in one of the chalets late Dec'13 - really lovely accommodation :D

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WOW!!!....what a start and "set-up". :mrgreen:

Thank you for sharing. At least i have an idea now what B & D looks like and will be ready in May 2014. :clap: :clap:

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FMJ,

Great shots of Berg en dal camp and the elephants. One of my colleagues was on the game driving vehicle when Charles Swart got killed on 21 Aug 1998. The accident happened when they stopped on a bridge during a night drive and everyone got out to stretch there legs and for a smoke break. He was pull down by a leopard before anyone could do anything or even saw it coming. Really sad he died at such a young age at the start of his career. :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

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Love the Rhino Trail!! :clap: :clap: We usually stay in one of those chalets too.... :thumbs_up:

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