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Kruger 2013 - Go! (Weg) magazine

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:37 pm

I just got my Kruger 2013 - Go! (Weg) magazine done on pre-order. I guess it will be in the shops from mid Dec'12.
It is a most informative edition especially the 15 best roads to drive broken down per the different regions in Kruger. The stories about the dogs used by rangers, a romantic story of how a ranger met his wife, and other excellent reading articles makes for excellent reading.

For more info on Kruger, the Weg or Go! website contains excellent information and lots of photos to assist you with planning your Kruger trip. Check it out:
http://www.gomag.co.za/kruger/index.html
http://www.weg.co.za/kruger/indeks.html

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GO Kruger

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:56 am

At R40 this must be the best value for money around.

I bought this after my last trip to Kruger. I just needed to dampen the homesickness. What I found was a treasure of information, pictures, facts... even if you are not planning a trip, it is worth the buy.

I have more than a few map books in my possession. I now have one more. What gives this a slightly different feel is the satellite pictures of the various camps.

A must buy :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Rooies » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:30 am

I have got the Afrikaans version, 'Weg! Kruger' The maps however, are basic and does not feature everything a tourist needs. For example, Roodewal is not on the map. Maybe they have deliberately left out the expensive stuff. To be honest, there is nothing new in the book and the contents of the new edition does not differ much from the previous one, but if a book is about Kruger, I must have it.
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Re: GO Kruger

Unread postby Riaanf31 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:41 pm

I’m a Saffa living in London and I still carry with my a KNP map book bought for circa R25 in 2007. I recently borrowed this copy to a friend who used it on a trip for their her first KNP visit and it was perfect. It is held together by various pieces of sticky tape, yet it has proven to be invaluable. My trusty Robert bird guide sorts out the feather friend debate, but even that doesn’t come close to the value for money you get from the Map Book.

The newer versions now feature pictures of the animals and birds versus the sketches of my copy. These kind of books and guides (even if they don’t have Roodewal in them) are worth the purchase.

To put it in perspective: A beer at a pub in Central London could easily cost you £3.50, that is circa R50 depending on the current exchange rate. From a local visitor and tourist perspective the pricing seems very reasonable and depending on the durability of my sticky tape I might end up buying a new version myself.
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Re: GO Kruger

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:38 am

ossendryver wrote:This is my favourite issue as I am fortunate enough to be IN it!!

I hope you all like my article.


So I have noticed Os. And a picture too! (A mugshot as we call it here) Although I will never use all the electronic gadgets to track animals, I am sure that there are some that appreciate your work very much. For them, keep up the good work.
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Re: GO Kruger

Unread postby redwingstarling » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:16 am

Just wanted to say that Rooies is right that we tried to keep the special edition pitched on the affordability side of things -but next time we'll definitely add in Roodewal and Boulders to the maps. Also, it's been two years since the last Kruger edition so all the camp information may seem repetitive but we couldn't leave it out. But there is a lot of new material in the front section (all the interviews with people like Nadav, Elize, the Everatts, Brenden Pienaar and the bush dog story etc.) Oh, and the maps are much improved, after taking advice from readers, with distances etc. and with the drives added in. Lots of hard work went into this and we hope people like it. Andrea

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Re: GO Kruger

Unread postby redlomo » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:44 am

LeftyLynn wrote:Is it possible for someone from the US to order or obtain a print or digital copy of Go! Kruger somewhere online?


I got mine through the Zinio iPad app. It's available through the US store as well. (www.zinio.com)

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GO MAGAZINE KRUGER EDITION 2013

Unread postby SAF » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:41 pm

Hi

Can someone please assist me.
I have been looking for this edition for some time and can't seem to find it
Last week found the Afrikaans version and the February issues have replaced the GO Kruger edition
Can someone please advise where I can get this magazine from

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Re: GO MAGAZINE KRUGER EDITION 2013

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:44 pm

Hi there,
have a look Here
think there will be some useful info re the mag in there.
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Re: GO Kruger

Unread postby tent dweller » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:21 am

When we first bought the magazine there were so many places which we had not seen, I purchased the Go Kruger magazine on Monday afternoon and we sat down to page through it and there are so many places that we have been to and also people that we know in person. LOVE the magazine,especially the article about the couple that live in the park and the wife travels from Letaba to Phalaborwa gate everyday and the fantastic sightings she has encountered on a daily basis. If purchased at a grocery store (Pick n Pay) it is only R36.00 :whistle:
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Re: GO Kruger

Unread postby Super Mongoose » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:14 pm

redlomo wrote:
Graham_5000 wrote:Can one subscribe from the UK?

Yes.


The digital version is available on Zinio
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Re: GO Kruger

Unread postby Super Mongoose » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:06 pm

Graham_5000 wrote:
Super Mongoose wrote:
redlomo wrote:
Graham_5000 wrote:Can one subscribe from the UK?

Yes.


The digital version is available on Zinio


I do use my Android to read things but the real thing is unbeatable in mu opinion! It is a shame one cannot get it from a UK distributor. The International subscription is quite expensive!



Graham_5000, the "Go Kruger" is a once off yearly magazine (one came out 2012 and the new one now for 2013) and you don't subscribe on Zinio, just buy it once off. You will pay the same price as we pay, around R40-00.

The "Go" magazines featuring everything around the Southern part of Africa, not just the Kruger, is available on a monthly subscription and still cheaper on Zinio than to get a hard copy overseas including postage.
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Re: GO Kruger

Unread postby dsdrake » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:02 am

The mag is good but the website is even better.

Here is the link:

http://www.gomag.co.za/kruger/index.html

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Re: GO MAGAZINE KRUGER EDITION 2013

Unread postby redwingstarling » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:13 pm

You can also order directly from here...

http://www.gomag.co.za/shop

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Re: GO MAGAZINE KRUGER EDITION 2013

Unread postby vinkie » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:06 pm

redwingstarling wrote:You can also order directly from here...

http://www.gomag.co.za/shop


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