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Re: New Year Celebrations?

Unread postby Teresa CTN » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:58 pm

My husband and I have spent a few New Years in or next to the Park.
Whatever you do I'm sure you'll enjoy the evening.
If there's entertainment around you, once it dies down, the peaceful sound of the bush is amazing - even better if the 'wild' neighbours let you know they're close by!

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Re: New Year Celebrations?

Unread postby saraf » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:15 pm

2008/9 - I went to sleep at around 9ish and didn't wake up until the alarm went off at 04:15. Didn't hear any celebrations. The picnic sites and day visitor areas were very busy the next day and I would recommend avoiding them.

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Re: New Year Celebrations?

Unread postby Raptor142 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:46 pm

We're looking forward to new year in Orpen this year... should be good and quiet with maybe some animal noises... but I'll try to keep those to a minimum :twisted:

All previous years (probably past 8 in various camps KNP and KTP) have been respectful, peaceful, and natural... Most of the noise is gone by 21:00.
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Re: New Year Celebrations?

Unread postby Raptor142 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:52 pm

In the past, we've been in the larger camps over Christmas and new year and still haven't heard any of those animals ..... so the prospects are definitely good. :thumbs_up:
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Camps doing anything for old years / New Years

Unread postby Massimo » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:50 am

Hey guys,

Was wondering are any camps doing anything for old years/ new years. E.g. late night bush braai's? late game drive e.g. leave at 10 came back 12? would be interesting to know. Im staying at Pkop so if you know of anything happening at this camp let me know :)
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Re: Camps doing anything for old years / New Years

Unread postby stevengzn » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:45 pm

Hi Massimo
You will find very little going on in terms of a party im sure.
I have in fact stayed at P'Kop on new years eve, back in 2007/2008 and there were no planned activities (although things may have changed)
Was lucky enough to be staying with a group of friends and we just made our way to the pool area (so as not to keep the rest of the camp up) in the evening and made our own celebration (no loud music and parties obviously)
We ended up having a great time as many other people had the same idea, and it ended up with about 20-30 people down there all from different parts of the, swapping stories and having a few drinks together to bring in the new year.
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Re: Camps doing anything for old years / New Years

Unread postby Scipio » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:20 pm

There is a Rock Concert with some local bands on Grano Kop(Mathekanyane it is now I think) :thumbs_up:

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Re: New Years in KNP

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:26 pm

The peacefull sounds of the adjoining wilderness beyond the camp fences should provide balm for the soul .

When in Kruger , do as the animals do ...
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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Re: New Years in KNP

Unread postby Grantmissy » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:31 pm

I wish Kruger peace, stillness, tranquility and silent nights for the upcoming December holidays.
Everything in moderation, including moderation – Oscar Wilde

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Re: New Years in KNP

Unread postby Grantmissy » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:37 pm

ndloti wrote:When in Kruger , do as the animals do ...


:D Please just leave the roaring to the lions ...
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Re: New Years in KNP

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:51 pm

For anybody planning to be in Satara over new years ... watch out :twisted:
Bundi is heading up the new years party 8)
Grantmissy shall bring her trumpets and other instruments! 8)
Heksie is bringing the booze 8)
Scipio and I shall head up the drinking games :thumbs_up:
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Re: New Years in KNP

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:52 pm

oh! And of coarse Meandering Mouse will be leading the 'bush walk' :dance:
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Re: New Years in KNP

Unread postby Heksie » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:28 pm

Expect a lot of Amarula :dance: Label :dance: Hansa :dance: Savanna :dance: at our New Years Satara party :thumbs_up:
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Re: New Years in KNP

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:41 pm

Hey Massimo,

Do yourself a few favours.

1. Bring the clock forward 3 hours and celebrate NY with the Indians.
2. Get to bed.
3. Get up and get out at 4h30.

I did from Croc Bridge a few years ago and had my best LONE drive ever. Saw 3 lots of lions, including mating, a family of 7 rhino, hyenas fighting over a bone, and to cap it, doggies.

All this while the rest of the camp was sleeping off the babelas.

Celebrate NY Kruger style.

But if you are going to Kgalagadi, get on the 23h00 night ride. we did last year and had a good ride also.
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Re: New Years in KNP

Unread postby Grantmissy » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:31 am

:lol:

You see Cheetah and Heksie there is an alternative to an event plugged or unplugged as suggested by Bush Baptist.
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