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What not to do in Kruger - Blog Post Help

Unread post by klasvaakie » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:24 pm

Hello all my fellow Kruger lovers.

I am busy writing a blog post on what not to do in the Kruger and explaining why. I have currently got the following things listed, but I can use some additional ideas as I feel like I am missing some things. I based all of these on things I have seen people doing in the park.

Do not break the speed limit
Do not aggravate the elephants
Do not feed the animals
Do not leave food in your tents
Do not exit your vehicle except in designated areas
Do not litter
Do not hog sightings

I would greatly appreciate anything anyone might have to add to this list as I am sure I missed something.

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Unread post by Mischief » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:57 pm

A quick one comes to mind....

Do not travel down roads with NO ENTRY SIGNS
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Unread post by klasvaakie » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:04 pm

Of course. Why didn't I think of that? :mrgreen:

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Unread post by Hippotragus » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:42 pm

In addition to not leaving the vehicle:

Do not have any part of your body protruding from car door, window or sun-roof


Do not pick any flower or plant or remove branches from trees.

Do not leave urns with ashes of deceased persons anywhere in the Park.[b]

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Re: What not to do in Kruger - Blog Post Help

Unread post by klasvaakie » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:44 pm

Hippotragus wrote:In addition to not leaving the vehicle:

Do not have any part of your body protruding from car door, window or sun-roof



Thank you for this. I will remember to add this to the body. I have seen some seriously strange things...people practically climbing out of their windows to see some lions for instance.

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Unread post by Hippotragus » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:49 pm

Yip - people do strange things!

I have added two other things after I originally posted!
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Unread post by Sigmund » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:58 pm

When at a sighting, don't keep your engine running....switch off
Don't bring along your children's kick-bikes with the plastic wheels for them to racket up and down the paved roads within the restcamp.
When you see a stationary vehicle ahead, pulled off next to the road, but you can't make out what they are looking at, don't go screaming past at 50km/h. Do the decent thing and slow down.
Don't think the people next-door, camping or in a bungalow/hut enjoys your taste of music.

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Unread post by klasvaakie » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:09 pm

Sigmund wrote:When at a sighting, don't keep your engine running....switch off
Don't bring along your children's kick-bikes with the plastic wheels for them to racket up and down the paved roads within the restcamp.
When you see a stationary vehicle ahead, pulled off next to the road, but you can't make out what they are looking at, don't go screaming past at 50km/h. Do the decent thing and slow down.
Don't think the people next-door, camping or in a bungalow/hut enjoys your taste of music.

I can go on for hours :wink:


Oh, don't get me started on the music. I wish they would just bring in a rule that all music must be played over headphones.

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Re: What not to do in Kruger - Blog Post Help

Unread post by klasvaakie » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:10 pm

Hippotragus wrote:In addition to not leaving the vehicle:

Do not have any part of your body protruding from car door, window or sun-roof


Do not pick any flower or plant or remove branches from trees.

Do not leave urns with ashes of deceased persons anywhere in the Park.[b]

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People leave urns with ashes of deceased people in the park? REALY? And I thought I have seen it all...but that takes the cake. I don't know whether to cry or laugh here...

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Unread post by wildflowergirl » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:56 pm

Don't throw your cigarette buds out the window in to the grass. Well don't litter in the first place but don't start a fire either.
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Unread post by Luca » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:14 pm

Seem a very simple answer: do not do what is not respecting the rules of the park and the camps; just read this rules, and try to respect them.
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Unread post by DirtTrail » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:56 pm

Do not drive over the chameleon which the tour bus were admiring :naughty:

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Unread post by Barb15584 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:39 pm

That reminds me of a story from years ago. I had stopped in the entrance to Shinwedzi to let a Chameleon cross the road, only to have some truck come screaming through and squish it.

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Unread post by arks » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:48 pm

Barb15584 wrote:That reminds me of a story from years ago. I had stopped in the entrance to Shinwedzi to let a Chameleon cross the road, only to have some truck come screaming through and squish it.

What I always do in such situations is to turn my car sideways, thus effectively blocking the road until the chameleon or tortoise or other small critter has made it across the road :whistle:
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Re: What not to do in Kruger - Blog Post Help

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:57 am

A belated warm welcome, Klasvaatjie, what a super idea. :D

I know that a lot of rules really should be obeyed out of common decency and respect. Sadly, I find a lot of that seems to be left at home. It certainly goes missing at predator sightings. :(
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