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Pet Cemetery

Unread post by warrenstevenson » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:52 am

Hi All.

I heard of a pet cemetry near skukuza, where apparently rangers pets are buried and some of them have stories on there stones, Anybody heard of it? Do you know if its possible to visit it while in the park?

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Unread post by Shidzidzii » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:38 am

yes it's to the east of the library and south of the film show area . wander around there and you are bound to discover it .
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Unread post by Ian.Pollard » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:55 am

Unfortunately, the last time I was there it was a bit dilapidated. The best option is to go the Library/Museum to ask for directions. If they can’t help, walk past the front of the Library/museum, continue on the path to the Environmental Education Offices, then vere right and go around the offices (can't remember if there is actual path), and the cemetery should be on your right. You might not notice straight away, but is cordoned off, just look out for some rocks alongside one another… If you hit a thatched boma with skeletons, you have gone too far.

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Re: Pet Cemetery

Unread post by Joep Stevens » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:20 pm

Dear All,

On a recent visit to Skukuza I noted the stones all placed near the entrance to the Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Library & Museum and it has been well displayed - whoever did that - well done! The names are up. Keep in mind that these are a collection of memorial stones of rangers dogs that have died in various places of the Park and that this is not a cemetry!

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Re: Pet Cemetery

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:40 am

Indeed, the dogs played a majot role in the early development of the Park.
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Re: Pet Cemetery

Unread post by gmlsmit » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:01 pm

I have recently returned from a visit to the KNP.

Here below are some photographs taken of the "Little hero's acre'.







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Re: Pet Cemetery

Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:56 pm

Thank you for sharing this good news of the "Little hero's acre" :thumbs_up: .
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Unread post by Philip1 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:58 pm

:thumbs_up: Just shows..........a Dog stays a Man's best friend :thumbs_up: Thank you :D
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Re: Pet Cemetery

Unread post by ndloti » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:02 pm

Imberbe wrote::clap: Great. Where is it situated?

In front of the entrance to the library .
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Re: Pet Cemetery

Unread post by threedogs » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:15 pm

I visited this lovely pet memorial garden twice over my last two visits and cried both times. :redface: The stones and their inscriptions are such a poignant reminder of the special relationship people can have with their dog. :)
We have a set of photos much like those posted above. I think it is a great little part of the park for people to get another insight into its' history. :clap:

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Re: Pet Cemetery

Unread post by Wild@Heart » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:43 am

A few years ago before it was moved ...

Still brings back memories of admiration for these "unsung" heroes!




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