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 Post subject: Marakele: History
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:21 pm 
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I wonder who could be able to tell me more about the history of marakele national park. I am very interested in reading about the history of every park in south africa and marakele has given me the only confusion, as I have been told different stories by several of the staff members working there. I have searched it on the SANparks website,but little information is given.

I would appreciate any feedback or knowledge from any one...

Thank you kindly...

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 Post subject: Re: who is right? help needed...
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:28 pm 
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If memory serves, Marakele was once called Waterberg National Park. (not to be confused with the one in Namibia)

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I was wrong, it used to be the Kransberg National Park

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 Post subject: Re: who is right? help needed...
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:39 pm 
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According to Wikipedia (who aren't always right!!) it was originally home to various iron-age settlements.

It was in more recent years, prior to becoming a National Park, home to Eugene Marais, the naturalist.

It was founded as a National Park in 1994, but was then called The Kransberg National Park, changing it's name shortly afterwards to Marakele. :thumbs_up:


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