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How many Kruger Park related books do you own ?

Unread postby ndloti » Wed May 26, 2010 10:07 am

Memories Of A Game Ranger - H C Wolhuter (2 editions , one1947)
Jock of the Bushveld - Percy Fitzpatrick (2 editions)
African Eden - James Stevenson Hamilton
Neem Uit Die Verlede - U de V Pienaar
Behind The Scenes - Piet Meiring
Wild Company - Gus Adendorff (Edit - added , how could I forget this one ?)
Ivory Trail - T V Bulpin
Kruger - Portrait of a National Park - D Paynter/W Nussey (both editions)
KNP Questions & Answers - P F Fourie
A Game Ranger Remembers - Bruce Bryden
Kruger , A Supreme African Wilderness - Bruce Aitken
Nightstalk - Bruce Aitken
Lion - G L Smuts
Kruger - Images of a Great African Park - Nigel Dennis
Kruger - A visual Souvenir - Nigel Dennis
Roberts Birds of the KNP - John Voelcker Bird Book Fund
Trees of the KNP - Piet van Wyk
Birding in Kruger - Brett Hilton Barber
Boskonsert - Kobie Kruger (also 2 more of her books on KNP)
Die Veldwagters Vertel - Jan Rodrigues (also 2 more of his books on rangers)
Game Ranger - Hannes Kloppers (also the Afrikaans version)
Mammals of the KNP -
Various Jacana guide/map books
Mammals of Southern African Subregion - Smithers
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The Magnificent Seven - Anthony Hall Martin/Paul Bosman
Kruger National Park - Yeates

The rest I will add as I remember the titles .
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Re: How many Kruger Park related books do you own ?

Unread postby Scipio » Wed May 26, 2010 11:05 am

One special one, not only on Kruger called "The conservationists & the killers" Special edition. About nature conservation & the history of the forming of what is now Kruger, SANParks & also Natal Park etc.

Also various others, all in boxes at the mo....

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Re: How many Kruger Park related books do you own ?

Unread postby Wild Dreamer » Wed May 26, 2010 12:06 pm

One of many we have, is "Wild About the Lowveld", mainly directed at Kruger animals, trees etc. Does it count?
I'll have to write the others down when @ home, some here at work, some there at home, some in the caravan, some in Marloth.
Part of my extreme joy of our Kruger holidays is to go look at the books in the shops, and MUST buy at least one per visit, even if it is yet another map book!
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Re: How many Kruger Park related books do you own ?

Unread postby Grantmissy » Wed May 26, 2010 1:10 pm

I counted eight Kruger-related books that I own, seven from your impressive list ndloti and one called “Die Wildtuin is ons Woning”.
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Re: How many Kruger Park related books do you own ?

Unread postby michel367 » Wed May 26, 2010 1:24 pm

I only have a few.

Gameranger remembers by Bruce Bryden
Roberts birds of the KNP
Mamals of the Kruger Park

and a few more adveradge ones like:
Sasol Birds of Southern Africa
Sappi Tree spotting

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Re: How many Kruger Park related books do you own ?

Unread postby bishop3006 » Wed May 26, 2010 9:33 pm

:hmz: Good question...

Not as impressive as your list ndloti, but I've got a couple. (Wouldn't mind to add those on your list to my shelves as well.)

My vader, wat is ‘n held? - Kloppers, Hannes
Veldwagter! - Kloppers, Hannes
Die veldwagters vertel: 78 ware verhale uit ons nasionale parke - Roderigues, Ian
Memories of a Game Ranger - Wolhuter, Harry
Kruger Park Guide – 7th edition - Braun, David
Kruger National Park – Questions and answers - Fourie, PF
The Reptiles of the Kruger National Park - Pienaar, U. de V.; Haacke, WD & Jacobsen, NHG
Field guide to the Birds of the Kruger National Park - Sinclair, Ian & Whyte, Ian
Die Nasionale Parke van Suid-Afrika - Gordon, René (teks); Bannister, Anthony (Fotografie)

Number of Kruger maps
Numerous other bird/mammal/tracking/tree/reptile/insect/etc guides

And it depends what you mean by "Kruger-related". Books on the lives of people like:
The Ivory Trial - TV Bulpin (life of Bvekenya - Cecil Barnard)
The Tycoon and the President: The life and times of Alois Hugo Nellmapius, 1847-1893 - Kaye, Helga
Jock of the Bushveld - FitzPatrick, Sir Percy

And I'm sure there's some more in the books that I've not read yet.
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Re: How many Kruger Park related books do you own ?

Unread postby Rooies » Thu May 27, 2010 10:29 am

Anybody going to New Zealand in the near future that and who will be prepared to bring my "Neem uit die verlede" book back. My sister has emigrated and have taken my book with her :huh:

Ndloti, you beat me "maar ook net-net". I have a couple of books which were printed in the 1960's or 70's and is about the size of a National Geographic magazine. They have old stories and black and white pictures of the old days in Kruger. There are sequels of photos of kills that was captured on film. Will give more detail later.
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Re: How many Kruger Park related books do you own ?

Unread postby ndloti » Thu May 27, 2010 11:20 am

Neem Uit Die Verlede is available at Protea Boekwinkel in Hatfield Pretoria .
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: How many Kruger Park related books do you own ?

Unread postby ndloti » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:40 pm

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A few of our group borrowed my copy of Wild Company to read when we camped in an area that Gus Adendorff loved .
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Re: How many Kruger Park related books do you own ?

Unread postby BushChicken » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:57 pm

We have quite a few of the ones already mentioned. Two very easy reading books that I have read a couple of times and not yet mentioned , were written by Kobie Kruger, a game ranger's wife. Mahlangeni and All Things Wild and Wonderful. Some of the books we have are a good twenty to thirty years old.

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Re: How many Kruger Park related books do you own ?

Unread postby BunnyHugger » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:28 pm

I have the dubious distinction of owning one of the very old copies of "Jock of the bushveld", although I only read it for the first time a couple of years ago. (In 2008).

I also have a very old book called "Lurking danger in the Kruger National Park." Not too sure of the auhor but it has many more photos than words. My kind of book since looking at pictures is easier than reading. :doh:

Other than that, do my books such as "Game PArks of Southern Africa" qualify?

How 'bout my SA road atlas which shows KNP? :tongue:
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Re: How many Kruger Park related books do you own ?

Unread postby ndloti » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:55 pm

My favourite reading book on KNP has to be 'Memories Of A Game Ranger" .
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: How many Kruger Park related books do you own ?

Unread postby Pjw » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:22 pm

I have too many :big_eyes: Most of those you list Ndloti plus a few old ones I inherited from my folks and many more that I have purchased myself. My kids won't go in a book store with me incase I find another book about birds, wild life or Kruger :roll:
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Re: How many Kruger Park related books do you own ?

Unread postby Rooies » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:10 pm

Pjw wrote:I have too many :big_eyes: Most of those you list Ndloti plus a few old ones I inherited from my folks and many more that I have purchased myself. My kids won't go in a book store with me incase I find another book about birds, wild life or Kruger :roll:


I am also an addict. If there is/are a book/ books/magazines with the name Kruger/Lowveld/Bushveld/Game rangers/Birds/Africa Travel/Camping/4x4/Outdoors on the cover, I buy it. But I never throw away any books/magazines etc. In the reception area of my office, I put all the magazines(not books) that I have read with a note above it, which reads " Free, take one". The idea is to promote conservation amongst all people, whether rich or poor, black or white, educated or uneducated. It is actually shocking to hear that the majority of our people in this country, are not aware of the existence of a place called Kruger :huh:
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Re: How many Kruger Park related books do you own ?

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:26 am

I discovered another book in my collection titled "Kruger National Park" by Yeates , and see I now have 3 copies of Jock Of The Bushveld .
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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