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 Post subject: Re: Old KRUGER NATIONAL PARKS maps.
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:26 am 
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Berg-en-Dal was only built in 1983.

Notice the increase in roads, esp in the south.


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 Post subject: Re: Old KRUGER NATIONAL PARKS maps.
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I think you will find this very interesting....

My SO happened to be browsing in an old antique shop in White River a while back a struck gold !!
An old map drawn up in the Surveyor Generals Office in 1928 !
It is fantastic and now proudly hangs in my diningroom.

I would like to share the following with you all:

* The map is broken up into 7 sections it seems.
1 is down south and 7 is up in the far north.

* What game is found is also on the map which i find fascinating.
Up north was 'Inyala', Elephant, Giraffe, Tsessebe, Eland, Roan and Rhino.
I thought Rhino were almost wiped out in KNP in 1928.
The most fascinating animal to be found there ,according to my map, is Rhebuck !!!
They are apparently found on the Crocodile River.
Did they in fact mean Reedbuck perhaps??

* There is a ' Jack's Kraal' near Olifants ( which is not on the map), a police station at what could be Balule, further south Habonis George's Kraal and still further south, Puhlela's Kraal.

* Tshokwane is called Strasburg! Why?

* There is a ' Rest House' at the present day Lower Sabie.

* There are 'Lion Proof Shelters' all along the Open Road from Satara to Klaserie.

* There is a little inscription on the map and it reads: " Found in all suitable places; Lion, Leopard and other carnivorous animals, Klipspringer, Reed-Buck, Bush-Pig, Bush-Buck, Steen -buck and Duiker."

I love my map.....


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 Post subject: Re: Old KRUGER NATIONAL PARKS maps.
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:23 am 
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Aquilla wrote:
* Tshokwane is called Strasburg! Why?
I love my map.....


What a find !

Prior to KNP proclamation Strasburg was the name of the farm in the Tskokwane area .

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 Post subject: Re: Old KRUGER NATIONAL PARKS maps.
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This made me pull out an old tea tray that I have that shows the map of the Kruger as well as some animals. What I love is that it shows Southern Rhodesia to the north and Portuguese East Africa to the east.

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 Post subject: Re: Old KRUGER NATIONAL PARKS maps.
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As mentioned in another thread, I have discovered an old Kruger map in my house, which is still in mint condition. Can anyone assist me, by way of elimination, in estimating the year in which it was printed. Pointers are;

No Pafuri gate and the road north of the Levuvhu river was closed to the public. No Pafuri picnic spot.
No Mahoni loop
No Mopani camp
The Gorge was still a picnic site. The road to the Gorge, the S43, started at the Bangu water hole.
Shawo picnic site was functioning.
No Bushveld camps
No H14 between Phala and the H1-6
No Sweni road and no N'waswitsonso road
No Berg-en-Dal

7400 elephants
1105 sable
Nothing was mentioned about rhinos

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 Post subject: Re: Old KRUGER NATIONAL PARKS maps.
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Chip should be able to asssist with this one , You knew Shawo ?
As a time line it was possibly pre 70's , as Gorge was closed about this time .
B& Dal was built in 1983 , I cannot comment re Mahonie & the road north of Pafuri .
What do you say , GML Smit ?

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 Post subject: Re: Old KRUGER NATIONAL PARKS maps.
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My opinion for what it is worth.

The map is a treasure and should be carefully kept.

It is a late 1960s print, the map I used in 1967/1968 indicates 6566 Elephant and 1200 Sable. It also shows the roads mentioned and also does not show the roads indicated by Rooies as non existent. Gorge is also indicated on my map, we actually visited the spot in 1967 - I remember it being very hot but also very impressive.

The official game count for 1970 indicates:

8821 Elephants
800 Sable Antelope.
21142 Buffalo
20227 Zebra
13950 Blue Wildebeest
3870 Giraffe
161950 Impala
745 Nyala
6520 Kudu
2217+ Warthog.
3307 Waterbuck
266 Roan Antelope
349 Eland
633 Tsessebe

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 Post subject: Re: Old KRUGER NATIONAL PARKS maps.
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My map still has the price on it, 30 cents.

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 Post subject: Re: Old KRUGER NATIONAL PARKS maps.
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Then it is after 1961 when SA decimalised - That's all I can help?

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 Post subject: Re: Old KRUGER NATIONAL PARKS maps.
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Oh, and if I may mention it, just below the Mingerhout dam, there was a place (no bridge) where you could cross the Letaba river and drive all the way to the S48 Tsenze road. It was called the S97.

I am still in the process of learning how to post a pic, so please bear with me, I will get there eventually :whistle: :D

Punda Milia was still the official name.

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 Post subject: Re: Old KRUGER NATIONAL PARKS maps.
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I would love to see this master piece. It sounds to me like a mid to late 60's map. :thumbs_up:


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This one (sent to me by someone , can't recall who right now) is apparently from 1975 (?) - I cant read a date ... but it shows the S97 from Mingerhout to the Tsendze .

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gmlsmit wrote:
The map of which Ndloti posted a part of is a later 1970s copy, I have one and it is much later map than the one posted on page 1 of this thread.


Thanks for the info :thumbs_up: I would love to see some pictures of the Shawo picnic site and other old sites. The "old" days fascinate me.

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Rooies wrote:
It looks like the same map I have got. Shawo is at the top and Gorge at the bottom of you map. Are you sure it was 1975?


Rooies , I received the photo in electronic format and cannot see enough of the fine detail to determine the date .

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gmlsmit, I also have a copy of that map of yours.
They put a lot of detail into that particular one, considering when it was printed.
Of course, maps nowadays have fantastic detail, pics of vegetation, animals, birds etc.

For those who may have missed a posting I did in October 2009, I think, I posted a map from the days when I first went to KNP in 1946. the price of the map was 2 shillings and six pence.
For those 'mites born after 1961, Decimal Dan days, the price equivalent was 25 cents.

PERHAPS A MODERATOR COULD TRANSFER IT TO THIS THREAD.

It was posted under Kruger Park Camps and Roads, Malopene Camp.
I had to have it laminated as it was falling apart.

Another map of mine was printed after 1971 but before 1974, as I used the map on a trip to the park in 1974. It shows where you can expect to find the species of animals on the different roads.
'Famous' roads like the S100, were being proposed on this map and the tar had only reached Satara.

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