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 Post subject: Re: What are your rituals/ superstitions when visiting the p
Unread postPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 4:11 pm 
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Our Kruger Rituals seem similar to everyone elses, Braai every night, dose of Amarula, I must stop at each camp shop and buy books and then out special kruger ritual - which is not always good on my pocket:
Each child gets the note (yes the paper money as the kids call it) of the animal that they spot that matches the note. You can imagine how horrified and excited I was during our last visit last March when we came we across 2 leopards during that visit, personally I would prefer them spotting more rhinos - :tongue:


I can imagine the orange note with the leopard on are not easy on the pocket...
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A big "ritual" for me is our brekkies in the morning, yet to taste eggs and bacon that good!!! :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: What are your rituals/ superstitions when visiting the p
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No superstitions, but a ritual in Kruger is the flask of hot coffee and rusks next to a dam or a water hole early mornings or just somewhere peaceful watching the veldt coming alive …. :D On second thought I wonder :hmz: whether it is superstitious to throw a bit of salt over your left shoulder whilst braaiing in the dark and you from time to time hear a rustling or crunching sound in the nearby bushes …

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 Post subject: Re: What are your rituals/ superstitions when visiting the p
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Lemon creams... sorry you can't drive to a SANpark without them (for that matter I can't drive any long trips with out them).

Stopping at the Capricorn board on the way to Mapungubwe.

The burger place as my kids call it, The Ranch petrol stop just be fore Polokwane.

You are not allowed to have your first beer till the tent is pitched ( from our caravanning days with my dad).

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When we go to the Kruger (used to be twice a year but due to financial constraints it is only once now) we take along all our favourite things to eat. We do not eat these things at home during the year BUT when on holiday in the Kruger we go all out. I'll give a few examples ,we only eat Pringles,Quality Street chocolates to name a few and then of course Johnny Walker and Baileys to name a few. This has sort of become our ritual.

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 Post subject: Re: What are your rituals/ superstitions when visiting the p
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One superstition, born out of experience, in Kruger is that on an evening or night drive, if we come across a springhare, it is over. Every single time we have been on such a drive and come across a springhare, the only animals seen following said sighting are all springhares, with possibly an impala or duiker thrown in the mix.

One example was a drive that started with sightings of buffalo, elephant, hyena and genet. About a third of the way through, a rather familiar movement could be seen just on the verge of the road, and could mean only one thing- springhare. From that moment on, all that could be seen were springhares. This has happened on the last 5 drives that I've been on.

NetEk, couldn't agree more about the Lemon creams!

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Ranred wrote:
couldn't agree more about the Lemon creams


:) A firm favorite for the Kruger "padkos" (food to take along on the daily travels in Kruger) with coffee together with the Ouma rusks :thumbs_up:

I guess no one has any specific "superstition" in the SA Parks for 31 October :). Halloween day is not widely known or celebrated in SA as far as I know.

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