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Thanks Gwendolen. I got 2 editions while we were there and they had some interesting articles in them.


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Another Kruger hero ?

William Lloyd was the ranger at Satara in 1920. Satara was so remote in those days it could only be reach on foot or horse back. Lloyd his young wife and three small children lived there completely isolated.

Lloyd was very energetic for a 56-year-old man he had a good horse and has regular cover great distances in a day on it with his loin skin pants and thin cotton shirt and hat. One day Lloyd came home wet with perspiration so he sits outside to cool off. He got pneumonia sort after that.

Lloyds wife did for her husband watt she could but with the remoteness and with out any medicines there was no hope and Lloyd died.

She sends a messenger to Stevenson-Hamilton with a sort note. He covered the distance of 90 kilos in les then a day. When Stevenson-Hamilton arrived at Satara she has already buried Lloyd under a tree close to the house.

A young woman alone and completely isolated with a dieing man and three small children alone in the bush but she was always calm and in control of the situation.

It took three days for an ox wagon to reach Satara to fetch Miss Lloyd and her belongings and took her to Sabiebrige (Skukusa).

Truly a remarkable woman.

William Lloyd's grave is still at Satara next to the road from the camp and the area Ranger's house.

Rumours has it that the tombstone wave been put up the wrong way round. Therefore, it is at his feet and not his head.

There are no records off what happened with miss. Lloyd or her children after that. Not even what her name was.


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KNP Unveils Plaque For Fallen Hero

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With all the new members of the forum there must be more heroes we can add to this topic!

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I went through all the old old stuff on the forum and this caught my eye. It was really nice to learn about the old heros, how about some new heros, or really interesting people involved in Kruger.

Does anybody have an interesting story?

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When I am in the area, I love to visit the Rabelais hut.

There are pictures of the early Orpen Gate and early rangers hanging on the walls. I like to stop and think of what it must have been like in those early days, when all they had was a dream. The oppostition from hunters and farmers was extreme. Were it not for Stevenson-Hamilton's tenacity, Kruger would not be here.

I like to look at the picture of Eileen Orpan, a true benefactor and a woman of incredible generosity. It was the Orpan family's passion about conservation that gave the "kick start" to many of the early founders aspirations.

I admire people who dream and who try against all odds to make that a reality. The early founders were such people.

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It will be intersting to see the replies, i myself have not heard or seen any heroes! :|

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I think that we owe so much to those who have given so freely, with such courage.

I wish that I could have met Stevenson-Hamilton. Maybe I would have found him pushy and difficult :hmz: . I just know that few would have managed what he managed.

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It will be intersting to see the replies, i myself have not heard or seen any heroes!


I honestly think that every ranger who goes out into the bush every day -- esp those doing anti-poaching patrols -- are heroes and deserve both our respect and support :clap: :clap:


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P@m I agree with you, I think the heroes of today are those guys that are trying to save Africas wildlife.

They do a very important job and I am sure that it has its dangers!

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I wish that I could have met Stevenson-Hamilton. Maybe I would have found him pushy and difficult :hmz: . I just know that few would have managed what he managed.


Agree MM. It would have been amazing to meet him!

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I honestly think that every ranger who goes out into the bush every day -- esp those doing anti-poaching patrols -- are heroes and deserve both our respect and support


Could not agree more :clap: :thumbs_up:

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Guys im not sure if all of you have read the Rat Packs thread on the fund raiser for the game guards! But i agree the heroes are the ones that protect our precious kruger so lets help those men and women that protect the animals by donating to the cause so that they can do there job with some comforts!

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A true Kruger hero! Baba Charlie Nkuna

Charlie receiving his blazer from Dr Mabunda

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Truely a great man, DB :D
I too salute you, Sergeant Charlie Nkuna ! :clap:
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