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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:07 pm 
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Hi,
I saw this subject and thought ...why not..

Please , if you look at the old pictures and find pictures of big tuskers of the past / magnificent 7 please let me know. It should ne great to get some for the tukser site about tuskers of Kruger.

Leave me note if you have interesting material

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Rooies wrote:
Quick quiz: looking at picture 4 above, what did they use as road markers/directional signs before the ones in the picture?


If I remember correctly it was black and white markers set on poles, often pushed over by elephants!
I will have a look through our old photos too!

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Me again

thank you all for the lovely comments etc on my post.

A few more pics.................... PROMISE MORE STILL TO COME :clap:

OLD ENTRANCE TO LOWER SABIE - BURNT DOWN TWICE
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ENTRANCE GATE TO MALELANE IN APPROX 1983
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LION SPOTTING EARLY 80'S
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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Leigh I have photos from 1976, 1978, 1979, and 1981, but they are conventional snaps taken on an old camera. Sadly my technical knowledge is zilch, so wouldn't even begin to know how to get them on my pc and post them here!!!!! :redface: :redface: :redface:


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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Sorry guys..things been a bit hectic but here are a few more i've transferred from slides..........

Skukuza 1970
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Timbavati Picnic Site 1968
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Letaba Camp entrance gate 1965
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Satara 1970
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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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The following were all taken in 1979 at or near Skukuza.

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Hope you enjoyed these. More tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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:thumbs_up: Goggapot and Mandinga.

Here's some more, also taken in 1979 around Skukuza, Lower Sabie or Pretoriuskop.

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Find the bird!!

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Wonder if this guy ever became a tusker!!

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Hope you enjoyed these, more tomorrow............


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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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A couple more photos from 1979 near Skukuza.


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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Wow , it brings back memories :hmz: I have some old pics of 1970 visit , but not of the camps . I recall that at Lower Sabie restaurant they served " a la carte " meals .

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Okie, I remember that, and it was so cheap!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Yes VGS , including a nice bottel of red wine :lol: . And we stayed in a small rondavel , with just a bed in it , and it also cost almost nothing , but we had to make our rfeservations 11 months ahead as soon as bookings opened , and you took whatever was available . Our daughter was 3 months old , and lay in the carrycot on the backseat , and just about every time we saw something exiting , then she started to howl . :big_eyes: Real fun days they were :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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The animals still look the same....just the quality of the photos has changed!! :D

I can remember our first trip to Kruger in the '70s was in my Dad's new brown :lol: Audi. We had no binocs :roll: , no cooler box for drinks and no map. So we basically had no idea where we were going, and were dehydrated getting there!! :lol:

Our next trips were more organised but I now wonder how we managed to fit everything in those 'old' cars?!! :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Sorry no :cam: of old but my first trip to Kruger was in 1970. First camp was Pretorious Kop @ R35.00 a bungalow 2 people sharing per night complete with toilet shower and a working aircon.

My Dads car was a Valiant with a beeeeg boot as I remember so everything fitted.

I also remember our first lion sighting on Ellof Street. A lioness with a treated wound behind her left shoulder covered in gengin violet. Was rather scary as she was close to the car and the back window had come off its winding mechanism and could not close. You could count the ticks eyes not just the ticks, she was that close.

We also had a rule in those days which is still observed by our whole family today (40 years on) that no car radio`s were allowed to be played once we had entered the park.

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My brother has found an old map from my dad from 1967. There they mentioned that the north of the park from Letaba up were closed for public during summer months. I wonder why? Maybe heat??

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Alf it was the problem with Malaria as I remember.

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