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 Post subject: Historic picture gallery of KTP camps and places of interest
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:41 am 
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This could be a very interesting topic . . specially for those of us that has been comming along for a while. There is sure to be a good story and comments that will accompany every pic comming from that old family album somewhere.

Personally I do have, amongst others, a very good aerial pic of the Twee Rivieren camp when they started to build the chalets, of the road between the Molopo and Twee rivieren being tarred . . and the old gate into Namibia at Mata Mata.

I am of opinion however that there are a number of us still struggling to up-load pics with their postings . . . and we just might have to call on Kalahari Guru assist ! ! ?

Comments on this to be appreciated

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 Post subject: Re: Historic picture gallery of KTP camps and places of inte
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:07 am 
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@ Red Dune - Great idea. :thumbs_up:

Here are a few to get things started:

Twee Rivieren 1994:
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Mata Mata 1994:
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Nossob 1994:
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Not sure where I got this image from but I know it is from the early 90's (Note the missing hide!):
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Look forward to seeing more from any other Mites

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 Post subject: Re: Historic picture gallery of KTP camps and places of inte
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:41 am 
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Thanks so much Myles :thumbs_up: - I was hoping you were going to post these !

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 Post subject: Re: Historic picture gallery of KTP camps and places of inte
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:10 pm 
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Gosh Myles, it's great to see these :thumbs_up:
Our first visit to the park was in 1999 and we stayed in the chalet that is now no 7 at Nossob (CH3Z)
Those water tanks behind the chalets were fantastic, divine fresh rain water to drink. I wonder why they removed them when water is such a problem up there now ??

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 Post subject: Re: Historic picture gallery of KTP camps and places of inte
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:23 pm 
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Red dune good idea for a thread. I see KNP has a simialr thread so this will be great.

I will be following with interest.

Also notice how few trees there are on the Botswana side of the river in the aerial image of Nossob.

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 Post subject: Re: Historic picture gallery of KTP camps and places of inte
Unread postPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 7:55 am 
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Thanks for the thread Red Dune.

Just to update the mites. The old Twee Rivieren reception will have a facelift and be converted into an information centre.

I do need your help though, if there is anybody out there which do have old historical pictures of the park or surrounding areas would you please be so kind to email me the pictures. We would like to use them in our displays.

Pictures can be emailed to me at jan.kriel@sanparks.org.

Thanks for the help.


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 Post subject: Re: Historic picture gallery of KTP camps and places of inte
Unread postPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 2:36 pm 
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Its always nice to read about the good things to come KG . . . and I really think that the
old reception offices would be the perfect venue for the KTP's information centre.

Quite sure that there is going to be a good response from many a Foromite . . . it now
being much easier to have a historical photograph (' from the dusty cuboard '), scanned
at the nearest photographic shop arround the corner, or at the office . . . and it then be
e-mailed to Kalahari Guru for consideration for the information centre as mentioned.

I would recommend however that KG plays his part (? ? ?) and upload the images he receives
via his mailbox mail . . . and with recognition . . . onto this thread as well . . . just to make
it all the more interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: Historic picture gallery of KTP camps and places of inte
Unread postPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 3:09 pm 
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Hi,

Here are a few more photos taken in May 2002 when the Kalahari Tented Camp was being constructed.

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The photo quality is not great and I've unfortunately lost the negatives :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Historic picture gallery of KTP camps and places of inte
Unread postPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 3:17 pm 
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Still really cool to see - thanks Myles :D

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 Post subject: Re: Historic picture gallery of KTP camps and places of inte
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Morning all

If any of your old images you plan to post on this thread require some enhancement, colour balance corrected or just general digital work done to improve them, PM me and we can make arrangements to email to me and I will see what I can do.

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 Post subject: Re: Historic picture gallery of KTP camps and places of inte
Unread postPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 3:58 pm 
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This is a very interesting pic of the new chalets being build at Twee Rivieren sometime around 1985, being derived from Colour Library Books Ltd 1987.

It shows the old Twee Rivieren very clearly . . . with a number of the old pre-fab huts in the foreground (which was demolished soon afterwards) making way for the restaurant and a number of new thatched chalets toward the closest corner of the camp.

Note the exit gate at the time . . . on the far side of the petrol depot . . . and with the ' 'thatched columns' as shown in the first pic of this thread.

Go to the trouble to compare this pic with the current Twee Rivieren camp-layout as it appears in ' Read about the camps' within this website.

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 Post subject: Re: Historic picture gallery of KTP camps and places of inte
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What an amazing pic Red Dune :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Historic picture gallery of KTP camps and places of inte
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what an interesting thread :dance:
thank you for all these pictures :clap:

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old Mata Mata's entrance

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new chalets

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Grootkolk... without fence :dance:
not so old... but was so much better :wink:

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