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a wonderful book!

Unread post by elly » Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:21 pm

Hello everybody:
If you love KNP (who doesn´t?!) and if you like reading, I can recomment you a wonderful book, that I found in the library: "The Wilderness Family": Our home with Africa´s wildlife" from Kobie Krüger. I was very enthusiastic about this book! :thumbs_up:
It will definitely help you to remember your visit there and to shorten the time for a new visit!
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Re: a wonderful book!

Unread post by MATTHYS » Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:29 pm

Hi and thanks, Elly :D
You can read about Kobie's other books here.
You might enjoy them too !
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Re: Kobie Kruger's Books

Unread post by naomirsa » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:22 am

I keep forgetting to write the following: A couple of years ago, my girl friends and I stayed at Shimuwini (as far as I can remember, this is close or in the vicinity of where the Kruger family stayed). She writes in her book about the river which they had to cross often. On our night drive the ranger took us (the vehicle only 'takes' 7 or 8 people) so it was nice that it was just our group on the vehicle except for a french couple. Anyway, he took a short cut and we drove on the edge of the wall crossing the river Kobie wrote about. It was a scary experience, driving so close to the edge and there were crocs and hippos eyeing us out. I thought if this guy makes one wrong move with the vehicle we will land up in the water. I don't know what you call this wall, the water laps over and into the river below. It was a scary experience nonetheless, but all the while i thought of Kobie having to cross this river. What a brave woman she was!
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Unread post by Nungu » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:42 am

There is currently a quiz running on Kobie's books, as well as others, here:

Log in and see if you can maybe answer some of the questions :thumbs_up:
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Kobie Kruger Documentary

Unread post by Carole » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:51 pm

Does anyone know if the documentary on the Baboon troup (Shingwedzi Troup) of Baboons can be purchased or downloaded for viewing to the public, or was it made only for the private sector? After reading Mahlangeni for about the 3rd time I am totally besotted with being able to view her documentary.



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Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:03 pm

Hi Carole,

I know exactly how you feel! I love her books and have reread them many, many times! I also wanted to see the documentary she made so badly.

I was able to buy a copy of the Baboon documentary - it was a video tape (VHS). It was a good while ago, and I cannot remember where I bought it.
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Unread post by Boorgatspook » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:13 pm

Hi Carole, here's a quote from Imberbe...
Imberbe wrote:The Baboon video is still available......
Available at SABC TV Program sales. (011) 7143827

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Re: Kobie Kruger's Books

Unread post by Bush Happy » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:41 am

Fantastic read!

I had no idea she was the daughter of Jamie Uys (from 'The God's Must be Crazy' fame)

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Unread post by TreeQueen » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:39 am

Aaaah the Kobie Kruger books :mrgreen: they are really awesome! I wanted to read them but to my dismay I couldnt find them in the house! Think they were traded in at the second hand book store by my mother! (eishhhh) But I saw them on so I think I will buy them again, they are timeless classics!
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Re: Kobie Kruger's Books

Unread post by mattib » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:24 am

Hi :yaya:

Good-morning all.This is so funny. I am currently reading The Wilderness Family, and love it. 10star rating. Anyway, I was looking through active topics, and just the moment I was going to go to bed and read last night; I decided to have a look here :D . I reccomend this book to everyone and you will LOVE LEO the lion :mrgreen: Now if I could just get my hands of ALL THINGS WILD AND WONDERFUL :whistle: anyone know where I could buy it, but for less then what amazon or ebay asks :evil:


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Re: Kobie Kruger's Books

Unread post by Bennievis » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:52 pm

Mahlangeni - wonderful book, could not put it down.

If I can make one comment - I would have loved some photos of the places and people mentioned. I saw a different Mahlangeni on the internet, with a colour photo of the family crossing the Letaba in their famous boat. My version has a couple of drawings on the cover.

I was also surprised to read the names of a family that I actually know - small world :D

I had a look on Google Earth for their house on the banks of the Letaba - Might have found it :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by ndloti » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:48 pm

Mahlangeni rangers station , the bridge that Kobie Kruger writes about that was built during their tenure there is clearly visible .

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Unread post by Bennievis » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:16 am

:sniper: Somebody please kick me :x
I saw both Mahlangeni and All things wild and wonderful in the bookshop over here but only bought Mahlangeni - went back there yesterday for All things wild and wonderful.. . guess what.. its gone :doh: :wall:

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Re: Kobie Kruger's Books

Unread post by Bush hugger » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:17 am

Hi Mariek, All,

hope you are well & having a good day
I want to by the Wilderness family. I just cant get that book anywere.

I have read the other 2 books bu Kobie and she is just an amazing author.

Will you please advise who should have " Wilderness family"

Thanks a lot

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Re: Kobie Kruger's Books

Unread post by roaneric » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:41 am

Hi Bush hugger

You can buy the book at kalahari or buy an eBook here

Other than that, I have no idea where to buy the book. We bought it in one of the kruger shops years ago.
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