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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread post by BadgerGirl » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:38 am

We go at least 2 to 3x a year.
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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread post by Carol g » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:09 pm

okiedudeswede wrote:I'm pretty forutnate to live right next to the park, and both my parents work in the park, so i get to go in about 20 times a year, varying between 3 day trips and day trips. Moving to Pretoria to study nature conservation next year though, so wont have as much time in the park :(

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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread post by tent dweller » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:06 am

Crested Val wrote:I go once a year.................for 5 months!!! :dance:

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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread post by squirrel_asc » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:05 am

2-3 tines a year, but it isn't even close to enough!

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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by normana53 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:36 am

Our fourth Kruger visit in 6 years will be this coming Spring for 3 weeks in October.
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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by RichardLesar » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:07 pm

8 Overnight Visits

Visited the KNP for the first time with friends and camped at Maroela and Letaba. Since then we are addicted and try to visit once a year but skip when we go to Kgalagadi. We have visited

Maroela - Letaba
Lower Sabie
Punda Maria
Berg en Dal
Punda Maria - Skukuza

Many day visits when my daughter and her husband stayed in Phalaborwa

We visit Punda Maria in the summer for the birds its very hot but the birds are amazing. We always see between 100 - 200 different birds. Our next trip will be to Balule - Tsendze but we first visiting Richtersveld NP this winter.

Only regret is we didn't start visiting with our first paycheck.
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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by judik » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:41 pm

My first trip was in 2008-I had two days to fill in between a walking safari and a lodge in greater Kruger.Rented a car ,stayed at Satara and Letaba and was hooked.Less than a year later had an opportunity to go back when my husband was invited to a scientific conference at Skukuza.Could we do it? Unbelievably we were able to get ff seats at short notice and were off.Stayed 10 days then
Upcoming is our 6th trip.We never just go to Kruger though since flying time is so long and if we don't get ff seats,expensive so it is always combined with something else in southern Africa
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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:17 pm

judik wrote:Thanks to Bush Baptist,whom I met on that impromptu trip in 2009 I am now a KTP addict as well 8)

So it is MY fault hey?

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wwooowww... some of you guys are so lucky!

Unread post by homer.s » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:34 am

been to the KNP only 4 times... - this figure is way too low...

first time that got me hooked was in 1999 for two nights... on a guided tour with my wife (then GF) and amazing guide named Charlie.

then, after a few mounths of planning (flights, transportation, lodges, roads, food etc...) i returned in Oct 2009, this time for 8-9 nights - alone... the smile stayed with me for like a year or two...
the next round was in Apr 2011 - 8 nights - alone...
and again in Sep 2012 for 8 nights - this time with ny parents that also got hooked and cant wait for the next time..

cant wait for the next time... maybe in 2015...

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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by GVA » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:42 pm

We visit KNP at least 6-7 times per year. Sometimes for a week and other times for 2-3 days.

Had a lovely week in the park in December, returned home, went back to work in January. After a few days I saw the article of the Elephant incident in the news paper, phoned my SO, our schedules allowed us 2 nights away last weekend. Booked 2 nights at Tambotie and returned on Teusday.

We go whenever we have the time and budget available.
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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by Bossiemal » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:14 pm

While staying in Joburg at least 4 times a year. Moved to Louis Trichardt, Limpopo and spent a weekend in the park every month. Moved to Cape Town where we currently reside, we visit the park in December for 7 days :wall: . Ai tog, the urge and longing is unbearable.............. :hmz: . My KRUGER

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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:55 pm

Warm welcome to the forum Bossiemal! :clap:

You will have to make a plan for another visit soon to help with that longing and withdrawal. :thumbs_up:
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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by SandyS » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:35 pm

Hi All,

Don't get me wrong, I love Cape Town but it's so darn far from Kruger (and Kgalagadi)! SO and I started going to Kruger regularly when our kids were old enough to housesit for us and we now alternate with Kgalagadi. This year, August, we'll be in Kgalagadi and we are currently planning our next trip to Kruger in the dreaded July school holidays, 2015, so that we can have our whole family with two schoolgoing grandsons with us, otherwise we always go in Pensioner Discount time!! Will be joining the bunfight for accommodation when bookings open in July this year.

I think August will be our 14th trip to Kgalagadi and 2015 will be our 14th trip to Kruger - can't be fairer than that. We have mostly driven up to Kruger but have recently tried the train to Joburg (with Jeep on board) which has proved to be wonderfully relaxing if somewhat expensive, but hey, we pensioners deserve to spoil ourselves occasionally.

In between KNP and Kgalagadi we have also been to Addo (3 times), MZNP (4 times) the other KNP many times, Wilderness, Mokala, Marakele, Augrabies, West Coast, and are adding Bontebok and Agulhas this May!
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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by Sky » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:15 pm

Tree years ago only 5 times :wall: :wall:
Two years ago 3 times with a visit to KTP and Augrabies
2013 - 16 days in Satara and a long weekend in August in LS
2014 - M :wall: Mokala for the first time , Augrabies and KTP but will fit in KNP at least once
Gee it'ss only 3 hours away
But way to little :wall: :wall: :wall:
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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by salamanda » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:22 am

Probably about 45 times since 1982. Used to go more often than am able to now :wall: :wall:

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