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 Post subject: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:59 am 
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OK, I've started a couple of quizzes and some of them are successful, but some of them tanked as well - so I won't take it personal if this one bites the dust too... here goes:

This is for people that are interested in maps and reading maps, like I am. I'll post a clue for a starting destination and directions to an end-destination. You have to guess the end-destination. When confirming the answer I'll add 2 pictures:
1. A picture taken by a fellow mite of the end-destination. (with full recognition to the mite off-course)
2. A google map of the road taken - maybe more people will then get interested in the KNP from the SKY quizz as well - look here!!

Wanna have a go? Enjoy!!

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 Post subject: Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:15 pm 
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I had to wait in line this morning to enter the park. Once EcoJunkie gave me my ticket I was on my way. Scarcely 4 km's into the park I saw my first of the Big5 - a white rhino some distance away. Too far for a picture but a good start anyhow. I decided that the main road was too busy and took this opportunity to take the gravel road to my right. Following the river, I saw the plenty of game - Impala, Zebra, hornbills, even some vultures circling in the distance. After about 12km's or so I was faced with a choice... do I continue on this river road or do I turn left to see why the vultures were circling high above. :hmz: I decided that I would rather take a chance and see if I can book into my bungallow, even though it was way before official check-in times: ... Another 18kms of gravel road lay ahead. The bush was very thick and I was glad when I reached the turnoff to camp on my left. It was getting quite warm and I hoped that they would allow me to unpack and get some rest before heading off again. After only 15/20 minutes or so I reached camp. And would you believe it... they gave me bungalow 6 - how lucky can one get?? :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:05 pm 
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This is a nice one for people knowing their Kruger. I am not one of those, but on this first one I'll have a guess :wink:

Lower Sabie Rest Camp?


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 Post subject: Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)
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Let me have a go, Biyamiti camp?

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 Post subject: Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)
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Micetta wrote:
This is a nice one for people knowing their Kruger. I am not one of those, but on this first one I'll have a guess


Or someone who can read a map - get one online and start calculating... :dance:

Micetta wrote:
Lower Sabie Rest Camp?


Nope Micetta - it takes 3 hours+ to get to Lower Sabie... I was only in Kruger for just under 2 hours :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:12 pm 
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:clap: Well done Patto - Biyamiti it is :thumbs_up:

EcoJunkie sometimes helps out at Malelane gate - this is where I entered. Here's the Google Map... follow the green path... I turned off the H3 onto the S114 after 4kms. Another 7kms and I turned onto the S25. Ignoring the vultures on the S119 I continued on the S25, until I reached the S139. Turning left, another 4 kms and Biyamiti is on your right.
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This pic of Bungalow No. 6 was taken by Jakkalsbessie
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 Post subject: Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:29 pm 
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...realised I had better sit this one out!

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 Post subject: Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)
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:redface: I did not even look at a map, a shoot in the dark :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:00 pm 
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Nice quizz Nungu. It is relatively easy and it keeps the ball rolling. Some quizzies are dragged out too long and then everybody looses interest, like the one where I had to be a bit sarcastic in order to get some response from the person who posted the question. It ran for 10 days before an answer was given.

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 Post subject: Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:19 pm 
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ecojunkie wrote:
...realised I had better sit this one out!

:thumbs_up: You can take part in the next one Ecojunkie

Micetta wrote:
:redface: I did not even look at a map, a shoot in the dark :roll:

No problem Micetta - like I said - get an online map and you can calculate your way to the answer :dance:

Rooies wrote:
It is relatively easy and it keeps the ball rolling.

Yes Rooies - there are really 2 parts to the quizz...first figure out the clue for the starting point and then just follow the directions on a map... I like it!!

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 Post subject: Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)
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Nungu, I don't have the whole day for quizzies or............... :hmz: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:52 pm 
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As I sit on the stoep I can't believe that this must've been Bruce Bryden's sundowner every day. Realising that the sun is going down fast and I still wanted to catch that elusive cheetah pinned on sightings board, I grab my camera and biltong and rush to Tysie (my trusted Honda CRV). I quickly turn her nose north as I head along the main road. It'll take a good hour to get there - so I'd better rush. No time to waste, so I skip the turnoff to the pan on my left. 14km's speeds by (that is if 34km/h can be called speeding). Here I have to stop and watch the Sable at the turnoff to the right. I did this loop in the morning and am amazed that they're still hanging around. They're usually so shy!!! Having taken nice pics earlier, I decide to carry on with the mission and stay on the main road - Cheetah is what we're after today. Another 6km's and I turn west. The road is bumpy... it's a good thing its open veld here - otherwise I might've killed that Francolin playing Russian Roulette with Tysie. It's dry and it's hot. I see Zebra, Buffalo, Lanner Falcon and the usual Ellie on this famous loop. Having arrived in good time I have time to switch off the engine and wait... didn't have to wait too long... just as I get out the biltong there she is - right in front of me - I found my cheetah!!

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Nungu, you are clever :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Lost in Kruger - HELP!!(QM)
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Hello Nungu

What is the question? You are either at Mopanie (Mooiplaas ranger post) when sitting on your stoep or on the Shongololo loop when you found the cheetah

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Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:08 pm 
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Nungu wrote:
I'll post a clue for a starting destination and directions to an end-destination. You have to guess the end-destination.


Uhm, Walloceros - it's stated above... :doh:

:naughty: Shongololo loop is too general - I'm always at a specific spot!!!

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