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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread post by Madalla » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:26 pm

The North-South road ran right through Satara in those days.

Just outside the camp was the gate that closed off the Northern part of the park to tourists for the summer.
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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread post by Joep Stevens » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:42 pm

Thanks, Madalla, most interesting. Yes, the camp was where now circle D is and the north-south road ran west of that. Don't you have more pics to share?

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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread post by moose1 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:51 pm

Greetings all !!
I'm new on the forum and am finding my way around.
Forgive me !! :D
I posted some info on "Trips to KNP" and have only now found this section on Old Photos.
I may have some photos which go back to the 1950s and a bit later.
My grandfather had 8 mm movies of KNP in the late 40s (you cant believe how the old Fords with their biscuit thin tyres got around ) and 16 mm movies from the 50s and 60s but most were destroyed in a flood some years ago :(
But I may still have some pics of KNP in the 60s and 70s --- there are a few pics of Rabelais camp maybe 50 years ago and also of Nwanedzi camp which was only 20 odd years ago.
Will have a search when I return from KNP as a bit busy in next week visiting JHB from western cape --- and then from 10 May till 21 May will be in KNP !!!! :clap:
The lions seemed a lot bigger in those days :o
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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread post by Duke Ellieton » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:15 am

Sharifa, extreme left, Kruger Tablets in 1961

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My Parents and Brothers, Skukuza 1977

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Two postcards I have from the sixties

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My children and nieces, Skukuza 1989

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Me, at Nwanetsi Picnic Area in 1991

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My children at Albasini ruins in 1991

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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:51 pm

Fantastic :D

I love these old photographs.
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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread post by Shidzidzii » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:35 pm

Love the photo's too and can place the location in the camp (Skukuza) in many of the instances as well.
And the cars of my childhood - Citroen ID19 , Zephyr 6 , Austin 1100 and Vauxhall Velox.
I wish I could remember the license plate codes - TBJ for the Citroen. I wonder where they were from?
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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread post by Duke Ellieton » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:26 pm

TBJ from Trichard (Not Louis Trichardt), Shidzidzii :wink:

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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread post by Grantmissy » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:41 am

What an amazing trip back in time these old photo’s are :clap: :clap: :clap: Those days were different in many ways I think and one of them is that there was no computer technology available and to communicate with family or friends must have taken ages by postcard or letter but I guess the ‘Tiekie Box” made it kind of possible :D . I guess a person had to go through some kind of “telephone exchange” in Skukuza perhaps :| and continually dropped money in the money box :lol: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread post by ndloti » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:06 am

Skukuza had a manual phone exchange untill after july 1986.
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: Old photos of Kruger

Unread post by Scops-owl » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:26 am

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Numbi Gate taken in 1970

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Malelane in the early 60's These units are no longer in use

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Malelane also in the 60's

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Crocodile Bridge in the early 60's

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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread post by Grantmissy » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:12 am

Thank you Scops-owl for sharing these vintage Kruger photo's. They are great :D :thumbs_up:
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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread post by Shidzidzii » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:52 am

Scops - thanks very much for those photos. Welcome and keep up this quality of posts please.
I could remember those Malelane "stable rooms" from about 55 years ago and this is the first photo I have seen of them. I was about 5 years old at the time and my parent's took us there a few times that I can specifically remember. Malelane being a gate camp was often the first nighter and I remember one trip that started at Malelane and ended at Punda Maria. One of the vehicles in the party had dry ice in the boot (like a giant coolbox) and that had the beers and meat on ice for at least a week. Many more recollections from that trip.

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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:25 pm

Very warm welcome Scops-owl :clap:
and thanks for those wonderful old photos full of nostalgia!
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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread post by H. erectus » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:02 pm

okie wrote:: Memoirs of Jan de Veer . A description when they visited KNP in 1935 :


Oryx, Scops owl and Shidzidzii,...and all,...

Looking at these posts and reading some, is this not exactly
why some of us here detest, vehemently detest any further
exploitation of this park???

This place is where time stands still!!!, in our life so to speak!!
and needs to be respected for that purpose of it's existence!!

Man has stripped and plundered this earth to the bone, leaving
little to remain for that. Then again we have umpteen archives
filled with documentaries and history and what ever,.......


But for the ambience, a sinister bug that creeps beneath the skin

forever enticing the heart!!!
It cannot be made more or less for that matter but it can be altered to suit.- The universe.

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Re: Old photos of Kruger

Unread post by Scops-owl » Tue May 27, 2014 11:02 am

The old Lower Sabie reception, taken in 1981. The reception area was directly behind the old gates. The entrance was where the night drive vehicles park. The buildings are still there but don't seem to be used any more.

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