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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by GlenD » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:34 am

LOL...Buffalo horns taken in the night, now the stories are revealed ey! Nothing like scotch courage.


My collection involves KNP road maps that I bought every year as a young boy from 1979 through to 1990, some green soap with the kudu horns and a Leopard mug that my late Mom brought home for me one year.

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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by Gunner » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:03 pm

Some great souvenir's from everyone, but Rooies take's the cake! :lol:

Iv'e also got the famous black mug with the gold Lion pic ( must be the most common souvenir ) :hmz:

But i got a friend of mine quite a cool souvenir 8) ...Elephant Poo! :whistle: No no, don't get me wrong here, i didn't stop the car and scoop it up! :shock: I actually bought it! Yes i paid for it :D In most of the shops they sell a small capsule with Elephant, Buffalo, Giraffe and other animals droppings inside it. :thumbs_up:

I also collect all the round SANparks soap, must have hundreds of them.... :hmz:

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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by Pjw » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:39 pm

Glen79 wrote:
joshilewis wrote:I'd love to see Sanparks start selling elephant dung paper. (Read an article on it 2 years ago, about it being done in India I think).


They're one step ahead of you, I saw it in Berg-en-Dal in March this year.

I've seen it at Lower Sabie, Skukuza and Crocodile Bridge :D
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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by Crested Val » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:33 pm

I first visited Kruger in 1976, for what was at the time a holiday of a lifetime and my only visit to SA!!! Little did I know that we would have an ongoing love affair with both SA and Kruger. :dance: :dance:
During that first visit, I bought a leather key ring, in the shape of a diamond, and I am still using it. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
Almost lost it once, and was in a total panic. :big_eyes:

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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by DuQues » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:09 pm

A related topic...
I see that I mistakingly deleted my Zippo from my site, but Madach posted his. ;)

The coolest souvenir is my marriage certificate of course. Well, the wife I mean, but they are a package. :lol:
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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by BushChicken » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:14 am

My coolest souvinirs are my Wedgewood plates that my parents bought on my first trip to Kruger in about 1954. Pictures can be seen on the thread "Kruger Memorabilia" previously referred to, on page 4.
However, my favourite is a little thermometer set in the middle of a little copper pan. My first one was stolen when my caravan was broken into a few years ago. A year later I managed to find another one. I am now looking for another one, as my present one got badly rusted on our last trip to the coast.

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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:57 am

DuQues :thumbs_up:

My 'coolest' souvenir is hardly cool. It is a thermal mug that keeps my coffee hot at work when I dash away from my desk, to return to still drinkable coffee.
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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by Merel » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:38 am

I have items that remind me of Kruger all over my house.
One of my favourites is this impalalily that I bought at the nursery near Lake Panic.
The plant travelled all the way to the Netherlands. Sometimes I feel sorry for because all of is family is in beautiful Krugerpark.
(The lion on the pot I took from a still water bottle.)
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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by DuQues » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:01 pm

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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by bambazonke » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:10 pm

A large metal tray table with a map of kruger in the middle and all the common animals around the outside, it is somewhat battered these days, as it travelled extensively in southern Africa and abroad, but still brings back happy memories.
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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by Rooies » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:19 pm

Thanks DuQues :thumbs_up: The picture is a bit dark but that you will get an idea of the size of the horns. I treat it with furniture oil once a month and it still looks great after 22 years.
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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by ndloti » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:21 pm

Rooies , I did not page back - is this at long last the results of the "Shingwedzi over the gate at night influenced by whisky as a student horn collecting" escapade ?
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by Rooies » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:51 pm

Correct, Jeff Gordon is busy with a book about this and other adventures in Kruger,

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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by Guzz » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:26 am

I've had many great trips to the KNP as a child, and souvenirs range from the ol' leather bookmark to some ancient Big5 postcards (All yellow/brown now, from age)>

But the one that takes the cake for me is the "Kuduzela" I bought last April!
Becomes a great party trick late at night, around my pub! :whistle:

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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by Mama fariu » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:17 pm

My coolest souvenir are my maps dated April 20th 1981(When we had our honeymoon) :D , and all my other old maps of Kruger. In those days the maps were large, meaning that the south was on one side and the north on the other side. We used to mark all our sightings on the map. I will treasure them forever!!!!

Hope everyone has a blessed Easter regards Mama Faru


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