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How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby nsmnsi » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:58 am

Have a look at this post. I'm a newbie and so I didn't post this on the "Kruger 50s - 60s" board...

Hope you find it interesting!

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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby micmic » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:08 pm

Recently I noticed that many Wild Kingdom episodes have been uploaded on Youtube. Wild Kingdom was a wildife series aired in USA from 1963 to 1988 (and revived later). I found several episodes that have been filmed in Kruger (and other SA parks). For example, in the episode titled Hippo we watch a hippo capture operation taking place in Olifants.

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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:58 am

Oh my goodness, what a blast from the past. :D

Fantastic footage and it felt like I was settling down to watch a news reel from my childhood. Can you imagine having a dressed chimp in the studio now a days. It would have every animal rights group up in arms. Fascinating :D
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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby micmic » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:41 am

In the episode Guns that save wildlife we watch a couple of operations in private South African reserves, but also an innoculation against anthrax of Roan antelopes with a helicopter inside Kruger.

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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby Grantmissy » Fri May 31, 2013 11:15 am

I find these threads on historical Kruger fascinating. I often wonder what was available in the Parks Shops to buy in those years or did everyone bring the groceries from home? I guess logistics was more challenging in those years than what it is today including cold storage for perishables? Perhaps that is where all the dried and tinned foods come from – rusks, droë wors, koekies, biltong and bully bief :D
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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri May 31, 2013 12:40 pm

The shops were far smaller and not as well stocked as they are today.

I remember when reception AND the shop fitted into the building at Skuk where only the shop is now.

We also got tins of braised buffalo. Delicious.
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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby Stampajane » Fri May 31, 2013 10:25 pm

Yes I remember the tinned buffalo. We loved it and always stocked up to bring some home.

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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:27 am

I saw images of canned elephant meat. On the can it says braised elephant meat with gravy – the brand name on the can is Bushveld. On the can label is a picture of a man sitting next to a fire with a buffalo looking on. In those years those canned meats were probably lunch for some Kruger visitors at the picnic spots. In 2013 Low-GI bread with lettuce, tomato and fat free cheese is perhaps more popular.
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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:38 pm

Grantmissy wrote:In 2013 Low-GI bread with lettuce, tomato and fat free cheese is perhaps more popular.


Dunno about popular, but healthy, yes. :roll:
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