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Re: TEBA Facility

Unread postby saraf » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:18 pm

I'm not sure exactly what TEBA stands for but its the homestead of the manager of the company that used to recruit Mozambicans to work in the mines, plus, I think, the transit camp. SANParks bought the property last year as it is in the boundary of the national park. Also know as the Mockford residence, after the Manager, Harold, who lived there for many years.

Last I heard SANParks hadn't made a decision on what they were going to do with it but I know the previous owners have used it as a base for birding groups for a while. Seems to be a well kept secret.
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Re: TEBA Facility

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:51 pm

TEBA is currently empty. The terrain was handed to SANParks but that did not include the furnishings.

SANParks is currently considering the exact future use, and as far as I am aware no decision has been made. But whatever the exact use will be, the historical nature of TEBA will be respected. It is a valuable piece of Kruger and national history.
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Re: TEBA Facility

Unread postby threedogs » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:21 pm

Last year in Wild Magazine Sanparks had a feature story on it saying it was to be developed into a tourist accommodation facility.

Have been waiting to hear more.
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Re: TEBA Facility

Unread postby Foxy » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:27 pm

Also read about it last year.

TEBA stands for The Employment Bureau of Africa.

You can read more about it here http://news.kruger2canyons.com/2012/01/ ... -past.html

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New Camp

Unread postby leervis » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:30 am

Is there any news regarding the new camp that was going to open in the Crooks Corner area?
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Re: New Camp

Unread postby Lesego » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:33 pm

Hi leervis;

I have sent an email to Kruger and awaiting their reply with the update :thumbs_up:
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Re: TEBA Facility

Unread postby johanrebel » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:45 pm

TEBA was flooded along with the whole border post. Not sure what the current status is. Shall try to find out.

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Re: New Camp

Unread postby norms » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:48 pm

I was privileged to have visited the old TEBA Pafuri camp on a few occasions - A truly special area of the Park. TEBA has now been closed and a new SANParks camp is planned for the area.
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Re: New Camp

Unread postby Lesego » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:56 am

johanrebel wrote:My understanding is that the "new" camp will be the old TEBA camp, albeit refurbished an operated by SANParks.

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Johanrebel is right. There is no new camp planned for Crookes Corner. What we are busy with is the planned renovation and upgrade of the old TEBA facilities close to the Pafuri Border post that will become part of our Tourism accommodation inventory. Added to this we are also planning to provide for a Rustic camping site in the Pafuri area on a site to be determined by an EIA process.
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Re: New Camp

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:06 am

At least there is some light in that a rustic camp is planned .
Will the TEBA camp upgrade be an upmarket set up ?
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Re: Pafuri

Unread postby ndloti » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:32 pm

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The roadside less than 200m north of the Levuhvu bridge - the "tree looking" object is actually a gabion (wire net containing stones) which appeared to have been rolled up by the water flow which was more or less perpindicular to the road direction .
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Re: Pafuri

Unread postby johanrebel » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:57 pm

Tshikuyu Spring still flowing like a brook two months after the floods.

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Re: Pafuri

Unread postby johanrebel » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:02 pm

Banyini Pan, about as full as it gets:

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Re: Pafuri

Unread postby Foxy » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:16 pm

Thanks for the photos Johan

So sad to see beautiful Pafuri Camp reduced to rubble / debris.

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Re: Pafuri

Unread postby johanrebel » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:20 pm

Reedbuck Vlei (Ana Trees in the water, Fever Tree forest in the background):

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