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 Post subject: Re: What is so very special about Kruger Park?
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:43 pm 
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Sheesh krouxsa, you must love packing & unpacking. I would ideally only do 2-3 camps, subject to availability, being Shing, Balule & Croc Bridge.

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 Post subject: Re: What is so very special about Kruger Park?
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Sheesh krouxsa, you must love packing & unpacking. I would ideally only do 2-3 camps, subject to availability, being Shing, Balule & Croc Bridge.


............... I agree, but no Tsendze & Tamboti ? :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: What is so very special about Kruger Park?
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Bush Baptist wrote:
Sheesh krouxsa, you must love packing & unpacking. I would ideally only do 2-3 camps, subject to availability, being Shing, Balule & Croc Bridge.


Ja.... I know

Would have loved to do 3 days a camp, but it's not working out that way at the moment. Left the bookings for too late.

My ideal would be 2 Days Shingwedzi, 2 Days Balule, 2 Days Satara, 4 Days Lower Sabie but only booked 3 weeks ago... Just shows you what an amazing place it is. But I can guarantee when I'm in August this year, I will book for August 2011!!

Packing and unpacking is not really a mission if you only have a few stuff. The only things that really will comeout is the cooler, the clothes and the equipment. This is about 3 - 5 Big items. The Fridge, wood and everything else stays inside. So it takes about 10 minutes to pack and 10 to unpack. That's ideal for me...


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Bush Baptist wrote:
Sheesh krouxsa, you must love packing & unpacking. I would ideally only do 2-3 camps, subject to availability, being Shing, Balule & Croc Bridge.


............... I agree, but no Tsendze & Tamboti ? :mrgreen:



Unfortunately no space... It was actually part of the initial reservation, but needed one more tent so had to cancel...


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 Post subject: Re: What is so very special about Kruger Park?
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Wouldn't it be great if someone invents an air freshener with aromas of Kruger, like the smell of the office building at the entrance gates or the smell of the african potato. You just spray it in your office, close your eyes and go on that imaginary game drive.

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 Post subject: Re: What is so very special about Kruger Park?
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Wouldn't it be great if someone invents an air freshener with aromas of Kruger, like the smell of the office building at the entrance gates or the smell of the african potato. You just spray it in your office, close your eyes and go on that imaginary game drive.


Just buy a woven basket AWB. Now and again dip it in water and the smell will remind you of Kruger. :lol: :tongue:


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 Post subject: Re: What is so very special about Kruger Park?
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Wouldn't it be great if someone invents an air freshener with aromas of Kruger, like the smell of the office building at the entrance gates or the smell of the african potato. You just spray it in your office, close your eyes and go on that imaginary game drive.


AWB , I walked into Lechwe Lodge on Tuesday and smelt that wood & thatch aroma ...

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You are a lucky guy Ndloti. :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: What is so very special about Kruger Park?
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Thanx Sparrow for the wonderful wishes. The wedding was fantastic :thumbs_up: and everything was the way I dreamed it would be. Sunny, colorful, relaxed and informal. Nature provided 80% of the decorations and ambience, we just had to tweak it here and there :wink:

Going off to the Drakensberg for our honeymoon and leaving on Friday morning, veeeeerrrrrrryyyyy early :) If holiday Club provided accomodation within the Kruger we would surely have chosen that above everything else. The other places close to Kruger was fully booked unfortunately. We will do the Kruger trip, even if it is for a weekend only as soon as we can get away again. :dance: What is your forumites' favourite camping spots in Kruger? And why? :tongue: Take care people!

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 Post subject: Re: What is so very special about Kruger Park?
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My favourite camping spots are in Shingwedzi and Punda Maria. My reason excellent birdlife. Early morning you can look around and find a few tracks in the sand maybe a Genet or a Serval.

The other campers here also seem to be just a bit more friendly than in other camps.

Oh yes and there are a few trees here whose shade make the spots very special.

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 Post subject: Re: What is so very special about Kruger Park?
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krouxsa, just keep checking until you go, I have often picked up exactly what I want via a cancellation - even while I have been in Kruger. Ask at reception.

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 Post subject: Re: What is so very special about Kruger Park?
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Really BB? That's great advice.I have 6 days before I get to the accommodation I want to change so i will keep that in mind

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 Post subject: Re: What is so very special about Kruger Park?
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Bush Baptist wrote:
krouxsa, just keep checking until you go, I have often picked up exactly what I want via a cancellation - even while I have been in Kruger. Ask at reception.


I'm actually phoning everyday to hear about any openings.
Also check the availability on the website.

Nothing....

But thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: What is so very special about Kruger Park?
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The first thing I do when we book in at the gate... is (pardon me!) go to the bathrooms. Those green tiles and the thatch... then I know I am there!!
There is no other place on earth( and I was very priviledged to go to Kenya) that does what Kruger does to me! :thumbs_up:



I hadn't thought about that, but you are right, there is something about the green tiles with the Kudus on them. I would love to have just one to set on my desk to help with my daydreams!
I also am in complete agreement that there are no words that can come close to describing Kruger, or sny of South Africa to my friends, family and co-workers.

Can't wait to return!

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 Post subject: What has 'nature' Kruger taught you?
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Every time I visit Kruger I learn something new. Two things that stand out for me is (1) patience.
Driving the speed limit (or even a bit lower), guaranteed you will see more. This was my last experience. Would never have seen the leopard lying down right next to the road as it blended in so well with the grass. Also a python which I thought at first to be a branch. A snake which looked like a stick., and many more.
(2) I know sometimes we get bored watching impala, but, on two occassions I actually stopped and watched them for 20 minutes. Interesting to see how they socialise. Also, if you see impala all looking in one direction and 'barking', there must be a predator. I did this on two occassions. Never saw the predator, only watched the impala as they snorted and barked and low and behold on opposite side of the road - a cheetah which then used our car to stalk the impala. Once also watched impala moving from one side of the road towards the river. We parked and watched the herd coming down slowly. Next thing right in front of us between the reeds, 7 lions emerged. 4 Females with cubs. The cubs lay down the minute the adults went into stalking mode. Because the impala came from opposite side of the road, some on the left, right and some in the middle, they spotted the lions and a chase ensued. No catch that day.
(3) I've learned to respect the animals and nature. Even the smallest tree.


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