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How many Parks have you visited?

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Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:14 am Unread post
:hmz: I was wondering if there is anybody on the forum that can say that they have visited every single SANParks Park?

We have visited the following:

Table Mountain NP, Bontebok NP, All 3 Garden Route Parks (Storms River, Wilderness & Natures Valley), Addo NP, Karoo NP, West Coast NP, Augrabies NP and the best Kgalagadi Transfrontier NP.

That brings my list to 10. (KNP still on the wishlist but hopefully soon :pray: )
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Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:57 am Unread post
Good one Munchkin :thumbs_up:

I have decided to add as many Parks to my list as possible. There is a reason why they are National Parks, one being their pristine beauty and another that it captures an unique eco zone. One of my resolutions was to visit more Parks other than Kruger.

So far I have visited:
Table Mountain Park,
Addo National Park,
Mountain Zebra National Park,
Karoo National Park,
Mapengubwe National Park,
Golden Gate National Park,
Kruger National Park.

I have booked into Kgalagadi National Park for the end of December. I also hope to enjoy more of the Garden Route Parks while my daughter is at Rhodes.

It is interesting to note in the Sanparks profile page, just how much land has been added since 1994. Also how many new Parks have been proclaimed.

I often see people harshly critical about "Sanparks" going to the dogs, so to say, but this is evidence that they are a very potent and dedicated concervation force.


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Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:08 am Unread post
Been to KNP,
KTP
WCNP,
Augrabies
Bontebok,
Garden route
Table mountain,
ADDO,
Mountain Zebra,
Agulhas
Namaqua
Camdeboo
Karoo.
Goldengate
and Groenkloof

only 5 still to visit..!! not to mention all those parks that dont come under Sanparks


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Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:20 am Unread post
Munchkin wrote
:hmz: I was wondering if there is anybody on the forum that can say that they have visited every single SANParks Park?
I cannot, but I do wish I could!

I have visited the following Parks:
* Addo Elephant National Park
* Augrabies Falls National Park
* Camdeboo National Park
* Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park
* Golden Gate Highlands National Park
* Karoo National Park
* Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
* Kruger National Park
* Mountain Zebra National Park
* Table Mountain National Park
* West Coast National Park
* Groenkloof

On my to do list:
* Agulhas National Park
* Bontebok National Park
* Mapungubwe National Park
* Marakele National Park
* Mokala National Park
* Namaqua National Park
* Tankwa Karoo National Park
* West Coast National Park
* |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park


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Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:27 am Unread post
Meandering Mouse wrote
It is interesting to note in the Sanparks profile page, just how much land has been added since 1994. Also how many new Parks have been proclaimed.

I often see people harshly critical about "Sanparks" going to the dogs, so to say, but this is evidence that they are a very potent and dedicated concervation force.

Yes, something some people seem to overlook .... and that in SANParks' budget is R50million+ set aside to purchase more land with. This is money from DEAT.

I know this is another topic altogether, but I would like to provide the link MM mentioned - link


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Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:44 am Unread post
So far, we have managed to visit the following SANparks:
KNP
Mapungubwe
Karoo National
Addo
Golden Gate
Richtersveld
KTP
Mountain Zebra
Table Mountain
Augrabies
Namaqua

Plan to visit Marakele on way to KTP in September 2010.
Favourites are KNP; KTP; Richtersveld and Mapungubwe.


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Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:09 am Unread post
Munchkin, I have been very fortunate. I have been to all of them. Obviously enjoyed some more than others but that is beside the point really. Each is unique in its own way and to be appreciated for what it is. Great job Sanparks but please keep them as simple as possible under different circumstances.


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Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:27 pm Unread post
so far only 3:
KNP
Table mountain
Bontebok

Hope to visit the others in the near future, SO and I plan to travel through SA for 2 years (when we retire in about 10 years) and then we hope to visit all the SANPARK park. :dance:


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Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:38 pm Unread post
Kruger
mapungubwe
knp
golden gate
kruger national park
wilderness
KRUGER
KRUGER
KRUGER
KRUGER
KRUGER
KRUGER


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Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:39 pm Unread post
Only the KNP and Golden Gate :?
The rest will get it's turn. I'm not done with the KNP yet. :lol:


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Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:44 pm Unread post
Having worked as internal Auditor for a large Hotel Group, travelling all over SA for 2 years with my family........ I still need to visit Pilanesberg. :tongue:


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Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:05 pm Unread post
Oryx wrote
Munchkin, I have been very fortunate. I have been to all of them. Obviously enjoyed some more than others but that is beside the point really. Each is unique in its own way and to be appreciated for what it is. Great job Sanparks but please keep them as simple as possible under different circumstances.


Oryx - Wow! Take a Bow! :clap: but to take a quote from your post " Each is unique in its own way and to be appreciated for what it is" - I totally agree - each Park provides it's own unigue intrigue. I know that I am not going to see any large predators at Bontebok or West Coast NP, but I still love and enjoy every visit to these respective Parks.

:thumbs_up: Great work SANParks - Keep it up!


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Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:07 pm Unread post
@ forestgump. Kruger, Kruger and more Kruger - Love it! LOL! Enjoy!! :dance:


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Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:01 pm Unread post
:clap: MM! I too am very positive about SANParks! As I said earlier, we have not been to KNP yet, and even though there is the occasional negative comment etc. reported on the forum re KNP - I will not let that be the deciding factor as to whether or not we decide to visit this Great Park!


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Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:24 am Unread post
I think that the forum has gone a long way in promoting KNP. Their are so many helpless addicts, completely imprisoned by their addiction :roll: It just seems too good to be true.

I went recently to Mountain Zebra. It would normaly never have been on my list, but I decided that "what the hell, it was on my way home".

Nothing could have prepared me for the surprise. Pehaps, because my expectations were few, each moment was one of unexpected pleasure. It has just left me more determined than ever to visit more of our National Parks.
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