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Re: Scattering of Ashes

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:49 pm

My brother stopped and scattered our father's ashes along a road near Skukuza.

He didn't ask anyone, just did it.

So if a ghost with a serious comb-over and a Lancashire accent asks you what you are doing, it has been done before. :roll:
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Re: Scattering of Ashes

Unread post by AndreaB » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:13 pm

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I see dead people...

Unread post by Blydeboer » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:35 am

I know that a lot of people have disposed of the last earthly remains (ashes) of loved ones in the Park. I know also that Nkumbe lookout, between Tshokwane and Lower Sabie on the H7, is a very attractive spot! Loved ones even left the beautiful wooden boxes and some plagues there. With this I have no problem whatsoever. I am just very disgusted that some people vandalised this.

But I would also like to ask, please dispose of the ashes a bit further away from the walkways and sitting areas.

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Re: I see dead people...

Unread post by Blydeboer » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:29 am

I agree. But what bothers me, is that people broke the plagues of the boulders.

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Re: I see dead people...

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:36 am

Goodness, Blydeboer, that is sad. :(

I know that there has been a call for people to stop placing unauthorised plaques.
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Re: I see dead people...

Unread post by Oryx » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:56 am

Some time ago I too saw about 3 or 4 wooden boxes containing ashes placed on a small rock ledge at Nkumbe. I am sorry but this is just not on. What happens if more and more boxes get placed there and in other places? If one wants one`s ashes in KNP then by all means scatter them somewhere but don`t leave boxes.

As for plaques on rocks, was permission given? If not, then they should certainly be removed. KNP is not the place for plaques, etc, to be put up on rocks at random. None of us are that important in such an environment.

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Re: I see dead people...

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:54 am

Sanparks definitely does not allow plaques to be erected and they will be removed if seen.

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Re: I see dead people...

Unread post by SAF » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:48 pm

I fully agree.We respect peoples wishes, but do it away from the public eye with all respect due
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Re: Kruger memorial spot/Scattering of ashes.

Unread post by Stephens.L » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:38 pm

Dear Forum members

The SANParks has a policy regarding scattering of ashes, which has been practised for many decades and caused no problem. We recognise that death of loved ones causes grief and respect the fact that there is a need for visitors to find an amicable last resting place for their loved ones.

The policy prohibitits the leaving behind or placement of urns with ashes, attaching plaques to rocks or placing small gravestones in the bush. Over the past few years there has been a huge increase in the latter items found in the Kruger National Park. This might in future become overwhelming and detract from the ambiance of the park for other members of the public.

Visitors are hereby reminded that placement of tombstones, crosses or other symbols of remembrance are not permitted in the KNP. SANParks also do not have capacity to deal with all the requests to have private ceremonies in the bush. Visitors must please refrain from attaching any items against rocks, trees or other structures within the park. They are requested to respect other fellow visitors at places where they scatter ashes or have small private ceremonies.
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Re: Kruger memorial spot/Scattering of ashes.

Unread post by Oryx » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:57 pm

Thank you Stephens.L. The policy is absolutely clear.

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Re: Kruger memorial spot/Scattering of ashes.

Unread post by Rooies » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:49 pm

With all due respect to the loved ones who have passed away, is scattering of ashes not supposed to be just the ashes and not a box or container with it?

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Re: Kruger memorial spot/Scattering of ashes.

Unread post by Mfezi » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:01 pm

Thanks for that Stephens.L. Just hope that the people read this thread before arriving at the park to scatter the ashes of their loved ones.

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Re: Kruger memorial spot/Scattering of ashes.

Unread post by Lepardfan » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:46 pm

Rooies wrote:With all due respect to the loved ones who have passed away, is scattering of ashes not supposed to be just the ashes and not a box or container with it?

(BTW, I am due for a relocation, albeit in a small box before we see the first forum T-shirt)



I couldn't agree more Rooies.

We all understand that scattering of ashes can be a very emotional process. But leaving the wooden boxes after the ashes has been scattered are unacceptable.

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Re: Kruger memorial spot/Scattering of ashes.

Unread post by tent dweller » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:05 pm

That is why it is called "Scattering of ashes" and not "Leaving ashes in a box". Ashes are meant to be scattered in the open so that they can float away.
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Re: Kruger memorial spot/Scattering of ashes.

Unread post by dirkmc » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:13 pm

so glad to see that many people had the same thoughts about leaving ash boxes etc in the Kruger as I have. I too would like my ashes spread in the Kruger but would be most upset if I left a footprint in the park e.g. ash box. When I got to the top of the Mathekenyane lookout point (south of Skukuza) last week, I could not believe the number of ash boxes and mamorial plaques. I felt as though I was in a cemetery. having visited the Kruger for the last 46 years, I am also emotionally attached to the park but have no right to pollute it (I say this with respect - to nature).


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