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Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:56 pm 
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On www.news24.com

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Fire guts Kruger Park office

A fire has gutted one of the administrative offices at the Kruger National Park, SABC news reported on Saturday.

The park's administrative offices at the Pretoriusskop camp were burnt down.

Kruger National Park spokesperson William Mabasa said that the incident may be linked to the ongoing strike between management and the Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA.

Mabasa said business has not been affected.

Police were investigating the cause of the fire


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I subscribe to an travel site which sends daily updates on all sorts of interesting articles.
Here is an article in todays update ...

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New info centre for KNP camp
A NEW information centre has been established by the Lowveld Honorary Rangers, at Pretoriuskop Camp in the Kruger National Park (KNP).
The centre was an old post office, which had been used as a gun base until the Lowveld Honorary Rangers converted it into a small museum.
It now contains sighting boards as well as historical items including old flags, belt buckles and rifles. The centre is manned by park staff during the week and by the honorary rangers at weekends.
The facility is disabled-friendly


Sure to visit it next time we are in that area.


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hello fellow forumites :)

i will be spending 2 nights in P'kop...in a HUT(ES2)...

would like feedback on the following please...


*has anybody stayed in this particular hut?
*does the Hut have full bedding?
*there are no electrical plugs, how would one recommend i charge my batteries?
*can i request for a fridge upon arrival?
* how far are the communal ablutions from the Hut?
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*do they offer Night drives?

Thanks :D


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Gunner, I just stayed at P'kop, but in an EB2 hut not an ES2 one. They do offer night drives.

The area around P'kop has been extensively burnt by the fires started by the arsonist. :evil: See the article on the home page and the thread on veld and bush fires for more info about the fire. Despite this, there seem to be good sightings in that area. Have a look at Wild@Heart's trip report, and we saw sable and lion on the Voortrekker Road.

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Location: South Africa, Mpumalanga, Middelburg....289km from KNP!!!
Thanks Restio,
i'll be going to Kruger on the 7th of September, so hopefully by then the burnt grass would have turned into lush green grass :)

Do you perhaps know whats the difference between the EB2 & ES2 huts?


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Hi Gunner

The ES2 huts do not have a fridge, while the EB2's have fridges.

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Welcome to the forums Pieter!

Have a look at this page, the photos on it are clickable to larger versions.

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Gunner wrote:
What is a better gate to enter through, regarding sightings?Numbi or Phabeni??? :?

I would consider Numbi Gate, Gunner, as there seem to have been a lot of great Cheetah sightings close to the gate lately.
The area around there has been recently burnt and consequently is a lot more open resulting in some pretty interesting sights, Serval for example. :D

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Phabeni is awesome!

Cheetah, Lions, Wild Dogs (Often!!!)

What more would you want?? :D

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Hi guys,

I will be staying in PK on Fri the 14th of September. This is of coarse a rather significant day in 2007. I know there will be people who will be disgusted in me asking this, but hey some things just can't be helped. Are there any facilities in PK for watching the WC Rugby match between SA and Eng ?

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You wouldn't be a saffie if you didn't ask :D

I am sure in the restaurant they will air the show. Otherwise, walk around the camp and find the chalet's that have DSTV and make buddies with the peeps in there!

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Test match of 26 May 2007, SA v England, Pretoriuskop...

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Camp staff rigged up the telly on the lawn outside the shop. Not sure if they will repeat, seeing as though the match on 14/9 is at 21h00. Take a radio just in case.

I will be in LS the weekend after that, which includes the SA v Tonga game, so I will catch a repeat at home, but listen to it on the wireless (14h00 game though).

It's a good omen though... last time I was in the KNP during Rugby World Cup, we won the darn thing!!! :shock: :D

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We will be spending some time in one of the three bed huts (EB3) at PKop at the beginning of October. The last time we stayed there (in a 2 bed hut) was in October 1999. My question is do these huts have a braai? I don't recall if they do.

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