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What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:57 am

For me:

A wilderness trail or three.

{That is just a start :tongue: }
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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread postby saraf » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:37 am

When I retire to try to visit each park in one trip.
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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread postby Crested Val » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:02 am

Mupungubwe, Golden Gate and a revisit to MZNP!! :thumbs_up:
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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread postby ecojunkie » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:28 am

Right at the moment - to qualify to join a wilderness trail as a back-up guide and then do several of them.....
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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread postby Bushbarmy » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:15 am

Mmmmm... my bucket list would be, having the priviledge of being allowed to track and film a pride of lion in the KNP and not a 3 month project, it has to take years!!.
I am mesmerised by all animals but mostly the big cats . Leopards always evade me, and well the lion - what can I say - I see them most visits to the park, but somehow for me, its just not enough.
I would follow these animals day in and day out just to watch their interaction with each other. I am amazed at the actual LOVE they share, for such huge magnificent beasts, they can become so loving toward each other as my little feline does at home with me.
Just magnificent..... What a life that would be.

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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:09 pm

To stay for a month in Doornhoek, Mountain Zebra.
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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread postby spargish » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:18 pm

Lebombo Eco Trail
Sand River Bush Camp
Visit Kgalagadi
and stay a concesion in Kruger
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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread postby hilda » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:33 pm

For me, to start planning visits to all the other SANParks once my SO has retired, so that we don't have to worry about leave credits anymore! We are already thinking and talking about Kgalagadi early in 2014. :wink:

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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread postby bert » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:45 pm

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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread postby Sharifa » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:26 pm

For me it would be 6 months in KTP and 6 months in KNP :dance: :dance: :dance:

Alright more like 4 months each in KNP and KTP and the other 4 months between all the other reserves in SA.

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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread postby tent dweller » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:38 pm

To be able to visit KNP whenever I feel like it without having to worry about school holidays,leave and a boss, we would also love to do a trail or two or three or ............
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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread postby Elenore B » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:29 pm

I'd love to do something like Scott Ramsay. He's currently completing "A Year in the Wild".

He's a photographer and writer, and during the course of one year will be travelling to 31 of South Africa’s most special nature reserves and national parks. His goal is to photograph the country’s last remaining wild places, and to interview the people who make conservation possible. He issue's regular blogs about his travels accompanied by his phenomenal photos.

He's visiting Kruger at the moment. Nature reserve 28!

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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:05 am

I would like to go to all the symphony concerts in Kruger. I know of the one in Letabe, I am not sure if they still have "Baroque in the bush" at Shingwetzi.

Walk all the wilderness trails.

Visit all the parks, at leisure 8)

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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread postby Graeme & Nicky » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:19 am

Definitely to do all the wilderness trails
for the both of us.
As well as KTP, but still need the 4*4 for that(Lotto needed)
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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:20 am

Two consecutive Mphongolo back pack trails with a maximum of 4 quiet participants.
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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