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Re: What picture of Kruger is constantly in your mind?

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:41 pm

When its about our beloved park, we are in the same boat and I am sure no one thinks you are loony at all. :thumbs_up:

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Re: What picture of Kruger is constantly in your mind?

Unread postby Bren » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:43 pm

You aren't crazy just certifiably bush happy like most of us on this forum. :lol: If I think of Kruger I always picture a waterhole in the late afternoon when the bush turns into that beautiful golden colour. Only 24 days to go and I will be in KNP :dance:
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Re: What picture of Kruger is constantly in your mind?

Unread postby vibo » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:03 pm

Not looney at all WTM87! :D

I always think about the thatch smell at the gates' reception(s) - it's like I know I'm "home" when I get that smell. Also love the atmosphere in the camps when everyone settles down, makes their fire and braais! :D
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Re: What picture of Kruger is constantly in your mind?

Unread postby Grantmissy » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:48 pm

Wildtuinman for me it is the picture of people preparing their early morning breakfast at the picnic spot and going well with that picture are the smells of the breakfast food that is being cooked and the coffee
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Re: What picture of Kruger is constantly in your mind?

Unread postby Sparrow » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:01 pm

The sight of Crocodile River Bridge as you come around the corner, the feeling of being home.
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Re: What picture of Kruger is constantly in your mind?

Unread postby Yusuf » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:33 am

Driving at a leisurely 20km/h with all the windows open and absorbing the sounds and smell of the bush, oh dear i'm yawning now, eye lids getting heavy, what lovely sounds, whay lovely smell! :D

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Re: What picture of Kruger is constantly in your mind?

Unread postby Crested Val » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:20 am

I would agree, I can smell the thatch even from 10,000kms away!!! :dance:

I also can picture a non-specific road with a large herd of Impala on the side.

Since last year I can now picture Pafuri Picnic, and that amazing drive from there to Crooks Corner!!! :thumbs_up:

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Re: What picture of Kruger is constantly in your mind?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:17 pm

I am standing in front of the restaurant at Letaba with the huge expanse of floodplain in front of me.
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Re: What picture of Kruger is constantly in your mind?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:11 am

Nice thread, Wildtuinman87 :thumbs_up:

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Re: What picture of Kruger is constantly in your mind?

Unread postby tent dweller » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:34 am

Driving very slowly,windows down,a warm breeze blowing,overpowering smell of the Kruger everywhere,silence (except of course the sound of the engine), impala grazing by the side of the road, a bateleur way up above, no other cars in sight
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Re: What picture of Kruger is constantly in your mind?

Unread postby Leanawel » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:26 am

1. Driving s l o w l y on the S21, feeling the sun, smell the bush and the dust, hear the wind in the leaves.

2. sitting on the deck of tent 16 at LS as evening falls.

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Re: What picture of Kruger is constantly in your mind?

Unread postby okie » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:39 pm

Tshanga lookout , where you can see tomorrow in the distance .
Pafuri picnic spot .
Various lookouts on the Levuvhu, sitting under huge trees .
The same on the Mpongolo and Shingwedzi rivers .
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Re: What picture of Kruger is constantly in your mind?

Unread postby Ladybug » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:02 pm

The sun rising and setting any place in the park.
Smell of the thatch. All the little fires at night.

O my goodness I'm so Kruger Home sick.
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Re: What picture of Kruger is constantly in your mind?

Unread postby Katz7 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:40 pm

There is no better smell in the world than thatch and timber in the Kruger! 8)

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Re: What picture of Kruger is constantly in your mind?

Unread postby Bevi » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:54 pm

For me it is sitting with the windows open scouring Sunset Dam looking for the biggest croc on the bank, or sitting at the Afsaal having a toasted sandwich and coffee.... one of my favourite places to stop and eat. (food is one of the thinks always on my mind.....) :)


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