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Re: Your final resting place in KNP?

Unread postby Roger the Dodger » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:25 am

Hi everyone, mine would be from the low water bridge at Balule. May eventually see the Pel's.

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Re: Your final resting place in KNP?

Unread postby Mrs P » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:38 pm

Hmmm tough choice. I would have to say half anywhere quiet along the Pafuri and the other half at either Samevloeing or Kalahari tented camp in the Kalagadi Park.
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Re: Kruger memorial spot

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:29 pm

There is no official facility to store cremated remains.

I think SANParks turns a blind eye to people scattering such remains as long as it is done in such a way that it does not interfere or offend, or break any rules.
But it is not allowed to leave a reminder such as a plaque or a stone of some kind.

The only official recognition allowed is the memorial benches already mentioned.
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Re: Kruger memorial spot

Unread postby Jen » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:54 pm

I am trying to get permission to scatter my mother-in-laws ashes in Kruger in December & I have been told I need to send a "letter of motivation" in order to get permission.
Has anyone else had to send such a letter?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Kruger memorial spot

Unread postby bert » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:04 pm

Jen
No need to do this imo
As far as i know there is no legislation anywhere in the world
I travelled a few times with ashes on different airlines
Not even legislation for that.

Unless you want to have a full memorial service in the bush
Then its a different story

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Re: Kruger memorial spot

Unread postby bert » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:51 pm

My dad at Pretoriuskop and Olifants
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Re: Your final resting place in KNP?

Unread postby Bobong » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:24 pm

Currently if I were to meet the proverbial "bus" (or wild animal!) my first instruction is that my ashes to be scattered from atop Shikumbu near Phalaborwa. My second instruction is for the people present to stand upwind - hopefully they will look ashen enough already! :wink:

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Re: Your final resting place in KNP?

Unread postby tent dweller » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:46 am

My will states that my ashes are to be scattered from the pontoon that crosses the Olifants river just before Balule satellite camp. After many trips to the Kruger that specific place is my favourite and I wouldn't mind spending "eternity" there. My SO has also said that he would like his ashes to be scattered from the lookout point at Olifants camp.
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Re: Your final resting place in KNP?

Unread postby Joao » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:29 am

Pafuri Picnic spot for me please. Keep the ashes till summer when ALL the birds are present to sing the last farewells.

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Re: Your final resting place in KNP?

Unread postby TreeQueen » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:28 am

I have discussed this topic with everyone on numerous occasions.

I think either one of the following locations would suit me:

1. Shirimantanga Koppies where Stevenson Hamilton is

2. Around the big baobab that is situated next to the sand road as you approach the Timbavati picnic spot

3. At Transport dam where the Battle of Kruger took place (we saw our own little Battle of Kruger there with a leopard and some waterbuck :wink: )
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Re: Your final resting place in KNP?

Unread postby TheunsH » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:48 pm

My testament stipulates Gudzani East, but I still have the ashes of two family members in my closet...maybe I will end up there as well! Anyway it's not important because I will NEVER know where my final resting place will be...I'm talking about my ashes. I know where my spirit will be and that is a million times better than Gudzani East! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Your final resting place in KNP?

Unread postby rakesh » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:02 pm

I'm still to young to decide now. May be after 50 years if Kruger is still the same then my resting place would be Olifants lookout point, Orpen dam n also next to Paul Kruger statue :)

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Re: Your final resting place in KNP?

Unread postby White Buffalo » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:27 pm

The top of the hill at Metsi Metsi Wilderness trail camp next to the mast, preferably watered down with amber nectar out of a green bottle
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Scattering of Ashes

Unread postby Scatterling » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:14 pm

Hello Forum,

I know this has been covered to some extent before but I would like to get information together regarding the scattering of ashes in Kruger for someone who really adored this special place.

Firstly, do you have any suggestions of places that are safe to alight from cars from and that you think are good spots for such an event?

I have a few ideas of places that he was particularly fond of, but wondered if you had any pointers or advice on this.

Thanks so much in advance.

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Re: Scattering of Ashes

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:20 am

Hi Scatterling and welcome to the forum,

I don't think there is any specific pointers other than as long as its done at a recognised get out point and no unofficial plaques etc are erected.
Some folks do purchase a Memorial bench to honour their loved ones memories.
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