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Kruger Times & Custos Magazine

Unread postby EricExSA » Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:27 pm

Does anybody know if the Custos magazine is still around. I used to get it for years and years back in SA. It was a great mag all about the parks and wildlife.

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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:45 pm

Haven't seen it in a long time. I don't think it's printed anymore.

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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:02 pm

I quickly had a look. The Custos was the official magazine for the old National Parks Board. It went out of print when the National Parks Board was replaced by SANParks. Maybe Danie can tell us why it wasn't replaced?

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Unread postby Freda » Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:15 pm

They do have a newspaper in the camp shops called 'Kruger Times' which is very informative. I think it's a monthly issue.

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Unread postby bwana » Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:56 pm

I think you'll find that Custos is still here albeit in electronic form and on this site. I remember reading it when I was young and finding very informative.
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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:04 pm

Meaning the site itself, I suppose?

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Unread postby bwana » Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:07 pm

SANTIE wrote:Meaning the site itself, I suppose?


Yup. Globally viewable and info can be updated on a daily basis.
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Unread postby EricExSA » Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:26 pm

can you direct me to were it is. I tried to look for it

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Unread postby Wild@Heart » Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:26 am

Man, that was years ago...I was still a kid when that magazine was out....

Time flies when you're getting old. :shock:

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:28 am

I also think that custos was discontinued quite a while back and the Kruger Times has replaced it recently.

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:54 am

A great mag indeed! You're not that old, I've got 2 or 3 copies at home and I am still under 30. I also buy the Kruger Times everytime when I visit there. Great reading material and great replacement for custos.

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Unread postby Penny » Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:31 pm

For many years the highlight for us on entering the Kruger Park was to be handed our complimentary copy of Custos. Over a period of years we devoured every word printed therein and even suscribed to this most worthy publication. Then a couple of years ago they pocketed out subscribtions and just summarily discontinued the magazine (they being Penta Publications). We asked for our money to be refunded but were told that instead a knew better publication was being launched - well need I say it this never happened. Much to our delight we discovered that a new newspaper had been launched in the Park. Once again we were thrilled to read all the interesting articles contained therein. We immediately contacted the publishers asking them to send us regular copies and to find out how to pay them. We have e mailed them, written to them and phoned them and to no avail they just do not reply to any written applications to subscribe to their publication - has anyone else experienced the same problem.

BTW I have every copy of Custos sent to me over the years that we subscribed to it.
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Unread postby Foxy » Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:57 pm

At one stage they also had Timbali, a very interesting magazine on KNP, suddenly it was taken over as well.
I will keep my eyes open for a copy of this newspaper while we are ther this weekend :lol:
I think I have seen one while there in December.

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Unread postby madach » Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:09 pm

Foxy wrote:At one stage they also had Timbali, a very interesting magazine on KNP, suddenly it was taken over as well.
I will keep my eyes open for a copy of this newspaper while we are ther this weekend :lol:
I think I have seen one while there in December.


Timbila was an excellent magazine, I had a subscription to it for two years. As far as I know they got into a fight with the National Parks about fees that were payable to the National Parks board. The National Parks board then withdrew their support of the magazine and Timbila magazine disappeared.

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Unread postby Freda » Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:30 pm

I think Kruger Times is now available on line, try this addy:-
http://www.krugerparktimes.co.za/ unfortunately it's on a web site that is a definate no no.
If I shouldn't have given this addy will a moderator please delete it.


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