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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:48 pm 
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just got latest map of kruger...apparently released last thursday best map yet...includes maps of the camps as well as the limpopo national park for those with GPS also includes co-ords of the camps...published by jacana ISBN 1-77009-193-9

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Bush Baptist wrote:
My oldest foldout map cost R1.50. Beat that. I have 6 current ones to choose from for my June trip.
I see there are quite a few other crazies out there.


Thought I would share this with you. I have a 1940 map that was drawn by the then National Parks Board. In those days there was no Phalaborwa or Orpen Gate but there was a Malopene and Rabalais Gate (in the same spot that you find the hut at Rabalais today) for late arrivals.

It's very interesting to read it because in those days, according to this map, there was tent accommodation and petrol at Pafuri and Balule was named Gorge. It shows Tshokwane,but no other picnic spots.


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My fav map has finally fallen apart... will just staple it back together again :D Somehow, none of the others are quite the same as this one.

Who remembers those you had to unfold.... one big map!

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Who remembers those you had to unfold.... one big map!

I do, I do, mine have lots of sellotape on :redface: :lol:


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Brummie, time to update :wink:

I have many Kruger maps.
I like all the Kruger maps, even though I might not always follow them :redface:

I find that the most recent ones give quick information and for a tourist who might only visit the Park on a one off with no information books, they are fantastic.

I also like to look at them when I am homesick.

I also find them very helpful with the forum.
I am bad with names, so when a question is asked, I look for my numerous maps to find out, "what the hell is going on?"

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I also have a pile of maps dating back through the years, cannot resist buying another one every year, much to SO's :huh: and most of them in various stages of deterioration, covers fallen off, battered and notes scribbled on, especially the pages of the southern part of the park. :shock:

My newest one is a Prime origins one, has a snarling Leopard on the cover. (most likely to what drew me to it) :wink:
It is a very good book, has lots of extras in it, bird and animal info, camp layouts etc but unfortunately the writing on the actual maps themselves is very small and unless you have good eyesight, not very user friendly for that aspect.

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I buy a map every time that they bring out a new one and I take all my maps with when I go to Kruger.

December month we got lost at Red Rocks because the new map did not have all the roads on them. According to the new map, the 1st left will join another road going back North, but we discovered way later that it wasnt the case at all! :shock: After really feeling lost and stupid as navigator I took out the old map and saw that the first left were actually a circle road that lead back to the road going South!!! :evil:

We were late at the gate because of this. :redface:


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One of our maps of Kruger is used as a background for a photo collage. The other is in our bookcase as a nice souvenir :lol:

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Southern and Central Kruger are almost mapped in my brain (forum helps to remember roads...) Nothern section is still to be mapped......

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Even if I know most the Kruger roads by heart I still buy a new map from time to time.

Last time when I was in Kruger I had a map with me where I had marked in a lot of special sightings.

But one day a car flagged me down. A black family of five was waiting and the father asked me whether I have seen an elephant in the near. I told him I saw none but a few kilometres ahead at Renosterkoppies dam would be always something interesting to see and I asked them whether they know where this is. They didn’t and I asked them to show me their map, but they didn't have any. I showed them the way on my map and gave it to them as a present. They were very happy and told me they have never been in Kruger before. . . . .
The whole story of this day you can find here:
www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t ... &&start=75

I still feel a little bit sorry because this was a special map with some memories, but on the other hand . . . . .

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That was a very kind thing you did Ludwig, I do hope that they appreciated it.

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Ludwig wrote:
I still feel a little bit sorry because this was a special map with some memories, but on the other hand . . . . .

That was a very kind gsture indeed Ludwig and for that I am going to send you a special pic of the Olifants River that we took in Feb.
I know it is going to make you feel much better. :D

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. . . I do hope that they appreciated it.

Thank you Jazil,
yes I think they have.
I still remember like they have aglowed in happiness. An impression I will never forget.

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. . . and for that I am going to send you a special pic of the Olifants River that we took in Feb.
I know it is going to make you feel much better. :D

Thank you Elsa,
and a picture of "my Olifants" in February!!! :dance: :dance:
I never have been there in summer. All my many visits have been from May till September.

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I still have my 2001 map of central/southern Kruger, the ones they gave you at the gate!
As i work in graphics design and poster printing I have scanned it, cleared it of all useless info and started inserting a lot of notes, all of them advised by you all. Haven't yet decided if I will print it 200% or keep it to size.
Waiting for my august trip and hope to find better material.

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