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Re: I dreamed a dream....

Unread postby roaneric » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:27 pm

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This is a topic very close to my heart. I'm also a South African living very far away from home and miss South Africa everyday. I can't help myself looking at pictures of our holiday's there every time I put on my laptop.

This picture was taken on our last visit in Biyamiti and it gives me goosebumps when I look at it. Dreaming of sitting next to the fire and absorbing all the sounds and smells all around me. Pure bliss. :dance:

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Oh how I miss Kruger right now :( ... Thanks for all your photo's, very nice :clap:
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Re: I dreamed a dream....

Unread postby weesy » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:32 am

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Nothing conjures memories, sights , sounds and smells like a Kruger Sunset

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Re: I dreamed a dream....

Unread postby normana53 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:18 am

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I am not South African, but after our first visit to South Africa last year, I think of Africa daily. We return in 19 days, and I can't wait. On our visit last year I think I was bitten by a bug, and now feel I have Africa flowing through my veins.
We started planning this trip before we left South Africa on our last trip.
It was truly love at first sight for both of us, and we plan to return many times in the future. This was the first Veld sunset we experienced in South Africa, range fires were burning in the area, which made for spectacular sunsets.
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Re: I dreamed a dream....

Unread postby Kamadejo » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:34 pm

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My dream comes true again in December :mrgreen:
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Re: I dreamed a dream....

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Re: I dreamed a dream....

Unread postby Timepilot » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:52 am

Looks like the H14 crossing over the Letaba KV - but I've been known to get these things terribly wrong. :cry:

This is what sits on a 1.2m long canvas above the bed.

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Re: I dreamed a dream....

Unread postby Kamadejo » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:38 pm

Here is another photo, it is on our way to KNP. This is SA for me as well!
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Re: I dreamed a dream....

Unread postby Stoffel » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:40 am

I cannot describe how much I looked forward to visiting this magic place again this past June. But unfortunately due to a sick grandson we had to rush from Punda Maria to Tzaneen where he spent 2 nights in the hospital. Instead of enjoying the tranquility of Klopperfontein, I walked the streets of Tzaneen.

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Re: I dreamed a dream....

Unread postby fosco dogwood » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:51 am

Great topic - indeed one can't go back enough to SA, but in between trips it's only the pictues that keep the dream alive.

This one is from my recent trip to KTP and features on my desktop. I especially love the effect of B& on this early morning picture.

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Re: I dreamed a dream....

Unread postby ndloti » Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:36 am

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Seen on foot ... just 2 humans and about 500 buffalo ...
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: I dreamed a dream....

Unread postby G@mespotter » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:13 pm

I had a dream.......

I saw the day ending, & heared the francolins calling

I had a dream
- where I heared the first call of a nightjar

I had a dream
-sitting in my favorite chair, in front of the restaurant

I had a dream
-where I heared the elephant breaking some brances close to the fench

I had a dream
-where the sun finally gave in, losing it's battle in a majestic array of colours

I had a dream, where I could sit there forever, where the sunset stalled and the colours froze. I had a dream where the sounds of the scops owls, the crickets, and the smell of thatch will stay forever.

If it only wasn't a dream.......

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Re: I dreamed a dream....

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:02 pm

The Luvuvhu River.

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Sigh...... now I'm making myself homesick! :?
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Re: I dreamed a dream....

Unread postby Maddie88 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:16 am

Another pic taken on a night drive in May... Nobody believes me when I say it's real....

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Re: I dreamed a dream....

Unread postby michel367 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:03 am

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If nobody has seen it for themselfs they can't believe or understand the sunsets that I miss so much.

Here's my 5 cents
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Re: I dreamed a dream....

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:20 am

Just going through my pics, withdrawal symptoms getting bad again. :roll:
Thought I'd share this one with you all, taken in the early morning light on the S28 in June this year.

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