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Wild about cats
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Unread post by Wild about cats » Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:29 pm

My dad is Portugese but I was born in SA
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Letaba Ladies, 3rd Edition - '14 - '15

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Location: Taiwan but from Phalaborwa

I miss S.A.

Unread post by Makriel » Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:12 pm

It's my first time on this forum. Why do we first have to leave our country to realise how fortunate we are? Currently I'm teaching English in Taiwan (Island? Rock?) but i'm a veldlaaitjie from Phalaborwa. We live right next to the Olifants River before it enters the Kruger Park where my dad is chief of water sciences at Phalaborwa Water Board. I can recognise the free ranging elephants from a distance and miss them sincerely. You'll always find me somewhere busy exploring the veld, teaching schoolkids, foreign friends and lately international exchange students from Italy and Spain (until i left for Taiwan), the importance of conservation and let them experience for themselves the mightiness of nature underneath a star filled sky. Luckily our town is built around Phalaborwa Gate and therefore we are used to wild animals in our beautiful Town. I miss the sunshine, the lion's roars at night while i'm in bed, the lonely hyena wooing around the house and the unmistakeably, spine - chilling call of a night jar. I miss the warm afternoon wind rushing through the grass, the sunset and the call of the fish eagle. My father is well known for his ability to imitate the fish eagles call and sometimes they respond. We've became so used to our surroundings and experiences in town that it was part of everyday life. Now suddenly, i realise how blessed we are. I'll be back in Feb.2007 for a two week holiday and can't wait for my first night around a "veld fire", a "kierieklapperkoffie" and the sounds of nature. Thanks for the web cams. Thanks for everyone supporting SAN Parks Forum. I've found a new family....
Georg Nieuwoudt
Phalaborwa (Limpopo Province) South Africa.
Currently teaching in Taiwan Actually here to explore tourism possibilities for Phalaborwa region.

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Unread post by kathy sa » Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:53 pm

I am Geordie from the North of England but having left there 30 years ago now consider myself to be a South African!

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Unread post by jonty1 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:40 pm

South African

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Unread post by jaapvandijk » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:28 pm

Dutch en proudly SOUTH-AFRICAN!!!

yes finally I got my SA passport!!
Now Im an official Suid-Afrikaan!
Watching the slow flow of the river. A continues movement of water down towards the ocean. Like blood flowing through a vein, keeping the body alive.

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Location: South Africa, Mpumalanga, Middelburg....289km from KNP!!!

Unread post by Gunner » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:46 am

Proudly South African

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Unread post by Boomslang » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:08 pm

Afrikaner in the UK. As South African as they come, been here a year, another 3 to go before coming back.

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Unread post by inasmal » Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:00 pm

Boere Afrikaans

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Unread post by Sharen McLean » Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:27 pm


**** But I want to be a Kruger National Parkian.
I want to be in the Kruger Park!!!!!!!!

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Unread post by Mgoddard » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:19 am

South African, grew up in the Lowveld. Moved to the Middle East almost 10 yrs ago...loving it, but live for my Park holiday once a year.

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Unread post by Thorsten » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:39 am

Hiho alltogether,

didn´t i tell it here yet? I´m from the town Essen in Germany. Essen is located in the Rhein / Ruhr Area, which ist the former industrial heart of Germany.


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Unread post by sioux » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:16 am

Born and bred South African from Afrikaans and Irish descent!

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Unread post by Brummie » Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:48 pm

My location says it all - living in Brummieland in the heart of England!
Brummie factoid - "Birmingham has more Km of canals than Venice"

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Unread post by prings » Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:24 pm


Worked for SA embassy here in Canberra from 98-06
Visited SA 6 times during those years. First visit to KNP was for 6 hrs.
Trip # 7 to SA, has 21 nights in KNP this Sept.
What a pity it is so hard for one to be able to move to their second favourite home.

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Unread post by BushCall » Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:17 pm

On my mothers side we are 1820 British Settler stock and my Dads family were pioneer Rhodesia now Zimbabwe and also Cape Dutch after arriving in the Cape in 1681 from the Hague in Holland. So with this 300yr melting pot I guess I can say I am truly South African!!

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