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How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby Rooies » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:35 am

There were no Berg-en-Dal, no Afsaal, no Phabeni gate, and no Kruger gate. But there was a place called Ngonyamene, which was reserved for 'Non Whites'. Balule was also just for "Non Whites'

On my oldest map which dates back to the late 30's, there is no Olifants camp and no Lower Sabie. From Satara you traveled to The Gorge and then to Letaba. Barberton with 1447 residents was double the size of Nelspruit who had 660 residents. Places like Welkom and Secunda did not exist.
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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby moose1 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:53 am

Elsa wrote:Hi Micmic,

Altho This Topic doesn't go back as far as your query there are some interesting threads and info in there.

Another one

Have you seen the topic with the pics from the old days?

I posted this on the Old Pics Of Kruger site but it may be worth repeating here !!

Greetings all !! I'm new on the forum and am finding my way around. Forgive me !! 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 !!!! The lions seemed a lot bigger in those days
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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby Albert » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:52 am

Rooies wrote:There were no Berg-en-Dal, no Afsaal, no Phabeni gate, and no Kruger gate. But there was a place called Ngonyamene, which was reserved for 'Non Whites'. Balule was also just for "Non Whites'

On my oldest map which dates back to the late 30's, there is no Olifants camp and no Lower Sabie. From Satara you traveled to The Gorge and then to Letaba. Barberton with 1447 residents was double the size of Nelspruit who had 660 residents. Places like Welkom and Secunda did not exist.


Rooies, I also have a Kruger map dated 1934. I will try to get around to scanning the map and posting it on the forums.
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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby Rooies » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:14 am

Albert wrote:
Rooies wrote:There were no Berg-en-Dal, no Afsaal, no Phabeni gate, and no Kruger gate. But there was a place called Ngonyamene, which was reserved for 'Non Whites'. Balule was also just for "Non Whites'

On my oldest map which dates back to the late 30's, there is no Olifants camp and no Lower Sabie. From Satara you traveled to The Gorge and then to Letaba. Barberton with 1447 residents was double the size of Nelspruit who had 660 residents. Places like Welkom and Secunda did not exist.


Rooies, I also have a Kruger map dated 1934. I will try to get around to scanning the map and posting it on the forums.


Unfortunately my map is too big to scan. It measures 3m high x 2m wide. It is called "The Union of South Africa including the Bechuanaland Protectorate, Southern and Northern Rhodesia"
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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby nsmnsi » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:58 am

Have a look at this post. I'm a newbie and so I didn't post this on the "Kruger 50s - 60s" board...

Hope you find it interesting!

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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby micmic » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:08 pm

Recently I noticed that many Wild Kingdom episodes have been uploaded on Youtube. Wild Kingdom was a wildife series aired in USA from 1963 to 1988 (and revived later). I found several episodes that have been filmed in Kruger (and other SA parks). For example, in the episode titled Hippo we watch a hippo capture operation taking place in Olifants.

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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:58 am

Oh my goodness, what a blast from the past. :D

Fantastic footage and it felt like I was settling down to watch a news reel from my childhood. Can you imagine having a dressed chimp in the studio now a days. It would have every animal rights group up in arms. Fascinating :D
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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby micmic » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:41 am

In the episode Guns that save wildlife we watch a couple of operations in private South African reserves, but also an innoculation against anthrax of Roan antelopes with a helicopter inside Kruger.

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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby Grantmissy » Fri May 31, 2013 11:15 am

I find these threads on historical Kruger fascinating. I often wonder what was available in the Parks Shops to buy in those years or did everyone bring the groceries from home? I guess logistics was more challenging in those years than what it is today including cold storage for perishables? Perhaps that is where all the dried and tinned foods come from – rusks, droë wors, koekies, biltong and bully bief :D
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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri May 31, 2013 12:40 pm

The shops were far smaller and not as well stocked as they are today.

I remember when reception AND the shop fitted into the building at Skuk where only the shop is now.

We also got tins of braised buffalo. Delicious.
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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby Stampajane » Fri May 31, 2013 10:25 pm

Yes I remember the tinned buffalo. We loved it and always stocked up to bring some home.

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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:27 am

I saw images of canned elephant meat. On the can it says braised elephant meat with gravy – the brand name on the can is Bushveld. On the can label is a picture of a man sitting next to a fire with a buffalo looking on. In those years those canned meats were probably lunch for some Kruger visitors at the picnic spots. In 2013 Low-GI bread with lettuce, tomato and fat free cheese is perhaps more popular.
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Re: How was Kruger in the 50s-60s ?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:38 pm

Grantmissy wrote:In 2013 Low-GI bread with lettuce, tomato and fat free cheese is perhaps more popular.


Dunno about popular, but healthy, yes. :roll:
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