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 Post subject: Re: Kobie Kruger's Books
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:43 pm 
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I wonder if Leo is still alive? Wild lions don't have long tenure's but in captivity they can get quite old. :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Kobie Kruger's Books
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I don't know DotDan, i might be mistaken but i think i have read somewhere that he died, but i don't have info on that to confirm :?


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 Post subject: Re: Kobie Kruger's Books
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Is the Wilderness familey and All things wild and wonderful the same book?

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 Post subject: Re: Kobie Kruger's Books
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BM I think it is the 2 books Mahlangeni and All things wild and wonderful combined into one book.


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 Post subject: Re: Kobie Kruger's Books
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DD thinks correct. I have both books and the Wilderness Family one. The latter being a combination of both earlier books.





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Eish :doh: I said that???

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 Post subject: Re: Kobie Kruger's Books
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:45 am 
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Dont worry...it is that time of the year :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Kobie Kruger's Books
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I prefer "Boskonsert" to 'Mahlangeni" , an easier read , often I find something gets lost in translations .

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 Post subject: Re: Kobie Kruger's Books
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Dont worry...it is that time of the year :lol:



Thats why they call it the silley season! :lol:

Thanks DD and DB :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kobie Kruger's Books
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Hi everyone

I am almost finished reading All things wild and wonderful and I went onto this forum to see if I could find out what happens to Leo. I was shocked to read that he was reportedly killed by two other lions, it's hard for me to deal with that as I have become emotionally involved in the story of Leo :cry:
I expected that the turmoil in Zim had perhaps led to his death, but I seem to be wrong. I also read that Kobie Kruger went through some personal tragedy and that is why they left KNP. After reading Wild and Wonderful I feel a bond with Kobie as I believe we all do, as she has a way of writing that makes it seem that you are experiencing the bush and her life with her. I was in KNP last year January and didn't get the opportunity to go this year, so vicariously through Kobie I had my KNP holiday that I longed for so desperately.
I would like to say thank you Kobie! You touched my heart with your stories and whatever tragedy and sadness you have experienced in your life, my deepest and sincerest condolences. Maybe one day everyone who loves your books can spiritually meet up on top of Matupa and have a moment of silence for all the beauty that is Kruger National Park!

Kingfishergirl's heart will always long for northern KNP and would have liked to meet Leo (a beautiful soul) in person.

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I also enjoyed Mahlangeni as well as All things wild and wonderful very much! Both really a great read - her writing style just captures you...

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 Post subject: Re: Kobie Kruger's Books
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These are 2 fantastic books about the Kruger. A must read for everyone!

I recently visited Shimuwini in early January and while approaching camp saw a vehicle on the far side of the Letaba with the occupant standing on the river bank studying the river which was flowing rather high.

It brought back the stories from Mahlangeni...

As we had a morning walk booked we tried to convince management at camp let us walk near Mahlangeni but they used the excuse of the rier flowing too high. Probably wouldn't have taken us there anyway though...

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 Post subject: Re: Kobie Kruger's Books
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If i was staying at Mahlangeni i wouldent exaclty want people admiring my house :wink: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Kobie Kruger's Books
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Die Groot Krokodil wrote:
I recently visited Shimuwini in early January and while approaching camp saw a vehicle on the far side of the Letaba with the occupant standing on the river bank studying the river which was flowing rather high.
DGK


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There is a new limited access to high ground clearance road that I drove on which brings you to the approximate area .
The view onto the northern bank ...

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 Post subject: Re: Kobie Kruger's Books
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I read The Wilderness Family about two years ago after I found it in a second-hand shop in the wildlife/animals section. I. Love. This. Book. I've read it maybe six or seven times, and have read it to my youngest brother repeatedly. Her writing is great and really carries you into the narrative; it's hands-down my favorite book of all time. It's also the book that really got me interested in KNP and South Africa in general.

Love the book, now I'm absolutely obsessed with the setting. ;)

Wonder if that game ranger station/staff area is still there? It would be awesome to see pictures of that!

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 Post subject: Re: Kobie Kruger's Books
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It is still there , the section ranger is Karien Keet , one of 3 female section rangers in KNP .

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