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 Post subject: Early Kruger Map (1934)
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:33 pm 
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This map we found with my dad's effects; probably came from his father, who was a civil engineer and surveyor in the old Transvaal. This is about half of the whole map.

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Here are some cropped images of the map:
The south:

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The central part

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And the north...

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And the legend (added on 27/06)

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 Post subject: Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)
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I have one very similar but it might be a little more modern .. ever so interesting. Thank you

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 Post subject: Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)
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Very interesting!

Phalaborwa did not even exist then.

Thanks for posting :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)
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Very interesting!! To see the first roads in Kruger:) as well as where the new roads/entrance gates and camps etc:) thank you for sharing!


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 Post subject: Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)
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Very interesting Albert, thanks :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)
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What is interesting to me is Kemp’s Cottage on the map just a little south of Skukuza. According to my information it used to be a well known Selati Railway Halt. The cottage got its name from the occupant of the house circa 1927, a rail foreman called Kemp :thumbs_up: .

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 Post subject: Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)
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has anyone got a high def PDF map of KNP? I download one off google images, but some of the roads do not corilate with the maps you purchase at the entrance gates? I would like 1 because i can put it on my galaxy tab and with a car mount, use it like I would the conventional map.


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 Post subject: Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)
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Have a look at This one brogan.

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 Post subject: Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)
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Interesting!

It is amazing to know that some of those quiet dirt roads where we now escape the crowds, used to be the main roads :shock:
So the S114 Renosterkoppies used to be the main road from Malalane to Skukuza!
The S90 was the only road going North of Satara :shock: Then only one road going North all the way to Pafuri :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)
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I see I omitted to post the section of the map with the legend on it...(Fixed that now!). Interesting to me was that Lower Sabie was not yet a rest camp then (just a ranger's station).
Somewhere I also have a a few B/W photographs of the state of the road north (in the 1940's)...Makes the present day "quiet" gravel roads look like highways, Cheetah!

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 Post subject: Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)
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What a treasure Albert. Please post all the old stuff, I just like the old maps, pictures etc. Your map gives me an indication as to the age of my wall map. Lower Sabie does not appear anywhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)
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Thanks for posting. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)
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Thanks for posting,Albert!
As said by others, so interesting to see so few roads!!
Please post your photos!!


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 Post subject: Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)
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Rooies wrote:
What a treasure Albert.


I agree with Rooies, a treasure indeed! :D

I would also love to see those old photographs Albert! Thanks for sharing! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)
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I will post the old photographs as soon as I can...last night I confidently went to the bookcase where I KNEW they were stored....and of course they were not there! :redface:
To deal with the catastrophe at hand I thought that a glass or two of red wine would calm my shattered nerves...which it did, to such an extent that I completely forgot to keep searching for the missing photographs. :D

I have a since developed a suspicion that they might actually be with another member of my family; I will see if I can track them down (weather and wine permitting).

Rest assured that I will eventually post them.

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