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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:36 am 
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Dear Weltenman,

Thanks for your comments and I agree, it is a great topic. I had the same concern about old Balule, which has huge nostalgia due it's age and the fact that time has virtually stood still since it's opening in 1930. There is some structural damage to some of the units, door ripped out, etc, but this will be repaired rather than rebuilt.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:01 am 
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Hi JS, could you give any info on the hut at Letaba called Ma-blom, it is not available to tourists anymore, if you have already, sorry. :hmz:

I used to stay there many years ago.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Dear Scipio,

Yes, I forgot about Ma-blom. This indeed is a transformed version of what the old huts at Letaba were like, no verandah or any kitchen or bathroom facilities. That would make it one of the oldest buildings in the current camp. It is used for honorary rangers on duty and if I have it correctly, named after a previous garden supervisor of the park that was stationed in Letaba and aptly named "Ma-blom" by the local staff.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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The North-South road ran right through Satara in those days.

Just outside the camp was the gate that closed off the Northern part of the park to tourists for the summer.


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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Thanks, Madalla, most interesting. Yes, the camp was where now circle D is and the north-south road ran west of that. Don't you have more pics to share?

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:51 pm 
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Greetings all !!
I'm new on the forum and am finding my way around.
Forgive me !! :D
I posted some info on "Trips to KNP" and have only now found this section on Old Photos.
I may have some photos which go back to the 1950s and a bit later.
My grandfather had 8 mm movies of KNP in the late 40s (you cant believe how the old Fords with their biscuit thin tyres got around ) and 16 mm movies from the 50s and 60s but most were destroyed in a flood some years ago :(
But I may still have some pics of KNP in the 60s and 70s --- there are a few pics of Rabelais camp maybe 50 years ago and also of Nwanedzi camp which was only 20 odd years ago.
Will have a search when I return from KNP as a bit busy in next week visiting JHB from western cape --- and then from 10 May till 21 May will be in KNP !!!! :clap:
The lions seemed a lot bigger in those days :o

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Sharifa, extreme left, Kruger Tablets in 1961

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My Parents and Brothers, Skukuza 1977

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Two postcards I have from the sixties

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My children and nieces, Skukuza 1989

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Me, at Nwanetsi Picnic Area in 1991

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My children at Albasini ruins in 1991

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Fantastic :D

I love these old photographs.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Love the photo's too and can place the location in the camp (Skukuza) in many of the instances as well.
And the cars of my childhood - Citroen ID19 , Zephyr 6 , Austin 1100 and Vauxhall Velox.
I wish I could remember the license plate codes - TBJ for the Citroen. I wonder where they were from?


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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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TBJ from Trichard (Not Louis Trichardt), Shidzidzii :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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What an amazing trip back in time these old photo’s are :clap: :clap: :clap: Those days were different in many ways I think and one of them is that there was no computer technology available and to communicate with family or friends must have taken ages by postcard or letter but I guess the ‘Tiekie Box” made it kind of possible :D . I guess a person had to go through some kind of “telephone exchange” in Skukuza perhaps :| and continually dropped money in the money box :lol: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Skukuza had a manual phone exchange untill after july 1986.

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 Post subject: Re: Old photos of Kruger
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Came across this whilst surfing the internet . An extract from : Memoirs of Jan de Veer . A description when they visited KNP in 1935 :

At Crocodile drift we went onto the Pont and came safely to the other side in the game reserve and drove to Skukuza where we booked two rondavels.
In that big camp fires were made on which we could cook food and there was always hot water.
There was also bathing facilities so that we could refresh ourselves.
In the rondavels were beds with mattresses and pillows, a table a few benches and a storm lantern which could be taken outside in the evenings.
The rest the campers had to bring themselves.
There was a shop where all sorts of things were available and the rent for the rondavels was not high.
We stayed there for a few days and drove around the area during the day and saw lots of game in their natural surroundings and grazing.
After that we went to other rest camps where we saw lions , giraffe and elephants.
Everywhere there were monkeys.
We also saw crocodiles and hippos in the rivers which we had to cross by Pont and the most beautiful coloured birds.
The nicest camp was Sabie.
This lay high on the bank of a river.
We had a nice rondavel there again.
We asked the black who made the fire if elephants ever came there.
He came later to tell us there were four elephants.
They walked about 300 paces from the camp down in the river below.
To see them clearly we had brought our binoculars and could easily ........

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 Post subject: Kruger Nostalgia
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From Safari Interactive Magazine.

http://africageographic.us2.list-manage ... c9122324fc


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Numbi Gate taken in 1970

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Malelane in the early 60's These units are no longer in use

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Malelane also in the 60's

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Crocodile Bridge in the early 60's


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