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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:52 am 
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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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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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Okie, I remember that, and it was so cheap!!!!

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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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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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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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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.


Definitely no radio once in the park!!! and no litter!!!!

I remember those R35 bungalows with kitchen and ensuite!!!!
Where did it all go wrong!! :cry: :cry:

Oh dear I sound like an old moaner don't I, and I can't wait to get back there, whatever the case!! :dance: :dance:

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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??


I speak under correction but I think it was because of the rainy season making most roads and rivers impassable.


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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


In the little book Kruger Q & A's 1981 edition (up for auction btw) It states, and I quote:-
Q. Are all the camps open throughout the year?
A. In the past only certain camps were open during the summer months because the number of visitors to the Park did not justify the cost of keeping more camps open. It was then planned that the whole Park would be open all year round from March 1977.

So there it is from the horses mouth, so to speak! :D

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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??


My AA road atlas of 1969 says that the whole of Kruger was open from 1 May to 15 October. However only P/kop, Skukuza and Olifants remained open all year. Strange enough, Satara was not included. The roads and malaria were the problem.

It appears that the northern section of Kruger was not considered to be worth visiting. My atlas shows Kruger as part of the Eastern Transvaal and then has a separate page for the southern section, with more detail, but no separate page for the northern section.

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Thanks Glen79 for bringing this great thread to my attention. It certainly brings back fantastic memories to me as I first went to Kruger in 1946. A special year because that was the year Col. James Stevenson-Hamilton and ranger Harry Wolhuter both retired from Kruger.

Apart from the given reasons for the park only being open in the winter, was the threat of malaria during the wet summer months. Only Pretoriuskop, the old Malelane gate camp, Crocodile Bridge and a few huts at Skukuza were open. These huts had flyscreens on the verandahs. I'm referring to the time Noah fell out of the ark. I think that later, the park opened a little further North as well. They used to spray these huts with DDT in the early days.

My dad was a friend of a Mr. van der Veen who was, I think, in charge of purchasing supplies for the camps in Kruger in the early days. Once, during a hasty preparation for lunch when visitors rocked up, my dad nearly severed two of his fingers, cutting open a tin of something with an antiquaited tin opener. We ran to Mr. van der Veen who was able, by looking up the reservations book, to direct us to a visiting doctor, who stitched them up with his wife's needle and thread. To his dying day those fingers never worked properly again.

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