Skip to Content

Old photos of Kruger

Scops-owl
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:50 am

Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread postby Scops-owl » Tue May 27, 2014 11:10 am

Image

This is the old Satara Reception in 1978 just before it was demolished.

Image

User avatar
lion queen
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
Posts: 9731
Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:03 pm
Location: Upington SA

Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread postby lion queen » Tue May 27, 2014 11:11 am

Great memories Scops-owl!! :dance: :dance:

Thank you for sharing!!
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough - Mae West

User avatar
JeanniR
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
FAC Member (2014)
Posts: 2121
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:51 pm
Location: Mpumalanga; SA

Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread postby JeanniR » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:18 am

What an interesting topic! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thank you all for sharing your photos 8)
Such is the human race, often it seems a pity that Noah... didn't miss the boat.
Mark Twain


Want to learn something new? Take part in our Quizzes

chirinda
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2622
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:10 pm

Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread postby chirinda » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:33 pm

This pic is of the interior of the old, circular, ablution block at Lower Sabie which is still in use. It will probably be changed beyond recognition in the upgrades they are doing there, and it could do with an upgrade, the baths and showers are very tatty, but hopefully they will retain the old atmosphere.

I remember it from the first time we visited Kruger in 1987, and as of March 2014 it was unchanged from our first visit.

Image

The shop at Lower Sabie, in 1987, was in a room of the reception building. I remember buying a toothbrush there, and also a length of fabric, that beige impala lily and birds fabric which was regulation Kruger issue curtains and bedspreads at that time.

User avatar
Grantmissy
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
FAC Member (2015)
Posts: 4990
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:21 am
Location: SA

Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:08 am

Thank you for posting this Kruger photo Chirinda :gflower: . I remember those impala lily and birds bedspreads and curtains :D . It was very Kruger - Kruger like having tea and a bush snack at the Tshokwane Tea Room :) before taking a slow drive along the Sabie River to see the elephants.
“Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got.”

User avatar
Gerhardd
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 275
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:26 am
Location: Jubail - Saudi Arabia

Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread postby Gerhardd » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:26 pm

onewithnature wrote:
Livingstone wrote:Hi Bat

I think it is Orpen Dam Lookout

I love the Giulietta. I had a 1600 GT junior. Endless problems but loved it too.

Heres one of Mlondozi lookout in 1965

Image


I've never seen it that dry. :( I wonder if that tusker is still alive? :hmz:


Wow!

Love this photo Of Mlondozi!

User avatar
Gerhardd
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 275
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:26 am
Location: Jubail - Saudi Arabia

Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread postby Gerhardd » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:54 pm

Joep Stevens wrote:This particular one is of the big sycamore fig (ficus sycamorus) in front of Skukuza restaurant. One taken in the 1950's when tree was small and one as it looks now.
Image


I specifically visited Skukuza to go and stand under the sycamore tree after seeing this photo...

Imagine the stories it could tell from the past 70 odd years... :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

User avatar
Meandering Mouse
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Angel of the Year (2015)
Posts: 10894
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Location: meandering between senility and menopause

Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:47 am

Thanks for 'resurrecting' a fascinating thread. :thumbs_up:
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

User avatar
Tessa G
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2071
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:15 pm
Location: Strand, Cape Town

Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread postby Tessa G » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:37 pm

What a fantastic thread!!!!

I am halfway through and have enjoyed it so much. Really look forward to continuing tomorrow....bed is calling :D
Dec 2016/Jan 2017 - Shingwedzi, Letaba, Olifants, Tamboti, Biyamiti
CURRENT TR: 23 DAYS WITH TESSA & DAVE - FROM HEAD TO TAIL DEC 2015

TR: 11 DAYS BACK HOME IN KRUGER WITH TESSA AND DAVE 2014/2015

User avatar
Gerhardd
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 275
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:26 am
Location: Jubail - Saudi Arabia

Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread postby Gerhardd » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:23 pm

Joep Stevens wrote:Image

Pontoon at Skukuza over Sabie River in the 1930's by Dr P Greyling


I met an old gentleman at Lake Panic that has been visiting the Park since he was a small boy with his family in the 1950's

It was even at that stage not possible to cross the Sabi unless it was late in the dry season.

There were signs that you were not allowed to switch off the vehicle when at a sighting as those years you had to get out of the car to swing start the car again...

The above photo makes me understand a bit more what he meant...

User avatar
Meandering Mouse
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Angel of the Year (2015)
Posts: 10894
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm
Location: meandering between senility and menopause

Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:03 am

Fascinating. Thanks for posting. :thumbs_up:
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.


Return to “History, Archeology and Culture”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by la pierina at 13:26:35
orpen
Submitted by Madalla at 16:14:47
satara
Submitted by Linda-MT at 14:33:02
nossob
Submitted by mirwin at 11:30:07