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Field Guide to the Historical Sites of Kruger NP - R Hopkins

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:04 pm

Wild card featured this book on their websites recently wild card which looked like a very interesting read and handy book when visiting Kruger.

I managed to obtain a copy which arrived yesterday and started reading last night. Well, if have read books of Kol J Stevenson-Hamilton, Harry Wolhuter, etc then their books made reference to some interesting places which are now historical sites (i.e. Harry Wolhuter and the lion challenge). This book elaborates on what one reads on the plaques and gives context with detailed information.

The book contains over 60 sites from the north, central and southern sections of Kruger contained in a 188 pager with lovely photos and section maps where one can see these sites. What makes this book different to other Kruger books is that it is , as I quote the author "the history in the Kruger as opposed to the history of the Kruger National Park" . So it a summary of the historical sites and the story behind what one reads on the inscriptions/plaques when visiting these sites.

Reading the first few chapters, it seems to be an excellent addition to a Kruger collection and a practical guide when visiting the area enriching the experience with knowledge of the past.

With only 10 days to go to our next Kruger visit, a real toss up of what to read i.e. this book or continue with Gamerangers on the life of Harry Kirkman. :hmz:
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Re: Field Guide to the Historical Stes of Kruger NP - R Hopk

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:56 am

yoda, I cannot say, but you can contact Ron Hopkins on windowalertsa@gmail.com for more detail. :hmz:

Meandering Mouse, I agree and definitely a great book to have if you love the history and make it comes alive when visiting with the information at hand. :thumbs_up:

Grantmissy, definitely worth the while...I am enjoy reading it now and now on the significance of Baobab hill...fascinating events that took place in the early years. :D
Now active - TMNP: Table Mountain's mood today
Now active - KRUGER Dec'14: 14 days appreciation of nature & wild company
Now active - Agulhas NP: 8-10 July 215
Future trip - Kruger: 10-25 Dec'15


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