Old photos of Kruger

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Joep Stevens wrote:This particular one is of the big sycamore fig (ficus sycamorus) in front of Skukuza restaurant. One taken in the 1950's when tree was small and one as it looks now.
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I specifically visited Skukuza to go and stand under the sycamore tree after seeing this photo...

Imagine the stories it could tell from the past 70 odd years... :big_eyes: :big_eyes:
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Joep Stevens wrote:Image

Pontoon at Skukuza over Sabie River in the 1930's by Dr P Greyling


I met an old gentleman at Lake Panic that has been visiting the Park since he was a small boy with his family in the 1950's

It was even at that stage not possible to cross the Sabi unless it was late in the dry season.

There were signs that you were not allowed to switch off the vehicle when at a sighting as those years you had to get out of the car to swing start the car again...

The above photo makes me understand a bit more what he meant...
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A short video of Kruger in the early '60s

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Finally found some old Kruger footage on youtube after some searching. I loved the vintage pictures thread we had on the forum a few years ago, does anyone have links to more video like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbXeKMH_06E
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What a magnificent find!! Wonderful to see that when it comes to what REALLY matters (the protected wilderness), little has changed.
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Such a lovely find Winnydpu :thumbs_up:
Not much has changed as far as the animals go :dance: Only the humans bush dress and transport ... :wink: :lol: Love it! :clap:

*Sigh* Those drums bring back many happy memories! :thumbs_up:
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Re: A short video of Kruger in the early '60s

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Lovely to watch. Brought back lovely memories.

The two cars where they came across the lions are a Ford Consul (or it might be a Ford Zephyr) in front and a Borgwardt behind it.

We transferred all our 8 mm films to video. Very easy if you still have suitable a projector.

You project the films onto a white screen/wall and film it with your video camera. Keep the projected picture as small as possible to get a sharper picture.
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a few more vintage films of Kruger

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A short video about fencing the Kruger circa 1962:




Two parts of a Coca-Cola produced documentary from 1958. Nice shots of Oliphants.



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Construction of the 6 bed cottages in Satara in the early 80's
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Skukuza Menu

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Skukuza Restaurant Menue 20/05/1987ImageImage

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These images are so very nostalgic, almost sad.
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