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 Post subject: Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger
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I'll look out for it next time!

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 Post subject: Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger
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I first visited Kruger in 1976, for what was at the time a holiday of a lifetime and my only visit to SA!!! Little did I know that we would have an ongoing love affair with both SA and Kruger. :dance: :dance:
During that first visit, I bought a leather key ring, in the shape of a diamond, and I am still using it. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
Almost lost it once, and was in a total panic. :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger
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A related topic...
I see that I mistakingly deleted my Zippo from my site, but Madach posted his. ;)

The coolest souvenir is my marriage certificate of course. Well, the wife I mean, but they are a package. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger
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My coolest souvinirs are my Wedgewood plates that my parents bought on my first trip to Kruger in about 1954. Pictures can be seen on the thread "Kruger Memorabilia" previously referred to, on page 4.
However, my favourite is a little thermometer set in the middle of a little copper pan. My first one was stolen when my caravan was broken into a few years ago. A year later I managed to find another one. I am now looking for another one, as my present one got badly rusted on our last trip to the coast.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger
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DuQues :thumbs_up:

My 'coolest' souvenir is hardly cool. It is a thermal mug that keeps my coffee hot at work when I dash away from my desk, to return to still drinkable coffee.

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 Post subject: Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger
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I have items that remind me of Kruger all over my house.
One of my favourites is this impalalily that I bought at the nursery near Lake Panic.
The plant travelled all the way to the Netherlands. Sometimes I feel sorry for because all of is family is in beautiful Krugerpark.
(The lion on the pot I took from a still water bottle.)
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 Post subject: Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger
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Rooies , please post a picture of the horns if your children have shown you the ropes !


At last someone has taken a pic of the set of horns. To whom can I e-mail it post on the forum for me?

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 Post subject: Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger
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A large metal tray table with a map of kruger in the middle and all the common animals around the outside, it is somewhat battered these days, as it travelled extensively in southern Africa and abroad, but still brings back happy memories.

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 Post subject: Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger
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Thanks DuQues :thumbs_up: The picture is a bit dark but that you will get an idea of the size of the horns. I treat it with furniture oil once a month and it still looks great after 22 years.

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Rooies , I did not page back - is this at long last the results of the "Shingwedzi over the gate at night influenced by whisky as a student horn collecting" escapade ?

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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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 Post subject: Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger
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Correct, Jeff Gordon is busy with a book about this and other adventures in Kruger,


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 Post subject: Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger
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Souvenir pictures of a tree platform upstream on the Lebye Lubye I spent a night in , elephants underneath the platform woke me with their drinking sucking sounds . Their backs would have been close enough to touch with a broomstick .

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By following the road from just before the bridge over the Lubye Lubye between L/Sabie & Nkhulu I estimate it is at centre left of the image , the natural water pan is visible just under the road .

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 Post subject: Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger
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I've had many great trips to the KNP as a child, and souvenirs range from the ol' leather bookmark to some ancient Big5 postcards (All yellow/brown now, from age)>

But the one that takes the cake for me is the "Kuduzela" I bought last April!
Becomes a great party trick late at night, around my pub! :whistle:


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