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RichardLesar
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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by RichardLesar » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:07 pm

8 Overnight Visits

Visited the KNP for the first time with friends and camped at Maroela and Letaba. Since then we are addicted and try to visit once a year but skip when we go to Kgalagadi. We have visited

Maroela - Letaba
Lower Sabie
Shingwedzi
Satara
Punda Maria
Berg en Dal
Skukuza
Punda Maria - Skukuza

Many day visits when my daughter and her husband stayed in Phalaborwa

We visit Punda Maria in the summer for the birds its very hot but the birds are amazing. We always see between 100 - 200 different birds. Our next trip will be to Balule - Tsendze but we first visiting Richtersveld NP this winter.

Only regret is we didn't start visiting with our first paycheck.
3/7 - 14/7
Augrabies
Port Nolloth
Richtersveld - De Hoop
Richtersveld - Kokerboomkloof
Port Nolloth
Augrabies

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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by judik » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:41 pm

My first trip was in 2008-I had two days to fill in between a walking safari and a lodge in greater Kruger.Rented a car ,stayed at Satara and Letaba and was hooked.Less than a year later had an opportunity to go back when my husband was invited to a scientific conference at Skukuza.Could we do it? Unbelievably we were able to get ff seats at short notice and were off.Stayed 10 days then
Upcoming is our 6th trip.We never just go to Kruger though since flying time is so long and if we don't get ff seats,expensive so it is always combined with something else in southern Africa
Thanks to Bush Baptist,whom I met on that impromptu trip in 2009 I am now a KTP addict as well 8)
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10/10-12 Nossob
12/10-14 KTC
14/10-15 KK
15/10-16 MM
16/10 Urikaruus
17/10 KK

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wwooowww... some of you guys are so lucky!

Unread post by homer.s » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:34 am

been to the KNP only 4 times... - this figure is way too low...

first time that got me hooked was in 1999 for two nights... on a guided tour with my wife (then GF) and amazing guide named Charlie.

then, after a few mounths of planning (flights, transportation, lodges, roads, food etc...) i returned in Oct 2009, this time for 8-9 nights - alone... the smile stayed with me for like a year or two...
the next round was in Apr 2011 - 8 nights - alone...
and again in Sep 2012 for 8 nights - this time with ny parents that also got hooked and cant wait for the next time..

cant wait for the next time... maybe in 2015...
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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by GVA » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:42 pm

We visit KNP at least 6-7 times per year. Sometimes for a week and other times for 2-3 days.

Had a lovely week in the park in December, returned home, went back to work in January. After a few days I saw the article of the Elephant incident in the news paper, phoned my SO, our schedules allowed us 2 nights away last weekend. Booked 2 nights at Tambotie and returned on Teusday.

We go whenever we have the time and budget available.
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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by Bossiemal » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:14 pm

While staying in Joburg at least 4 times a year. Moved to Louis Trichardt, Limpopo and spent a weekend in the park every month. Moved to Cape Town where we currently reside, we visit the park in December for 7 days :wall: . Ai tog, the urge and longing is unbearable.............. :hmz: . My KRUGER

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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by SandyS » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:35 pm

Hi All,

Don't get me wrong, I love Cape Town but it's so darn far from Kruger (and Kgalagadi)! SO and I started going to Kruger regularly when our kids were old enough to housesit for us and we now alternate with Kgalagadi. This year, August, we'll be in Kgalagadi and we are currently planning our next trip to Kruger in the dreaded July school holidays, 2015, so that we can have our whole family with two schoolgoing grandsons with us, otherwise we always go in Pensioner Discount time!! Will be joining the bunfight for accommodation when bookings open in July this year.

I think August will be our 14th trip to Kgalagadi and 2015 will be our 14th trip to Kruger - can't be fairer than that. We have mostly driven up to Kruger but have recently tried the train to Joburg (with Jeep on board) which has proved to be wonderfully relaxing if somewhat expensive, but hey, we pensioners deserve to spoil ourselves occasionally.

In between KNP and Kgalagadi we have also been to Addo (3 times), MZNP (4 times) the other KNP many times, Wilderness, Mokala, Marakele, Augrabies, West Coast, and are adding Bontebok and Agulhas this May!
And we love every minute!

Regards,
SandyS

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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by Sky » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:15 pm

Tree years ago only 5 times :wall: :wall:
Two years ago 3 times with a visit to KTP and Augrabies
2013 - 16 days in Satara and a long weekend in August in LS
2014 - M :wall: Mokala for the first time , Augrabies and KTP but will fit in KNP at least once
Gee it'ss only 3 hours away
But way to little :wall: :wall: :wall:
25 December - Lower Sabie
26 - 31st satara
1 Jan 2016 Skukuza

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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by salamanda » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:22 am

Probably about 45 times since 1982. Used to go more often than am able to now :wall: :wall:

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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by Mfezi » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:36 pm

At least once a year which is most definitely not enough...

But then with the current petrol price once a year is better than never :dance:

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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by mlommies » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:13 am

Staying 32 min (45 min with the stop and go) from Malelane, we go atleast twice a month

A family wildcard is so worth the money you spend on it, and the experience of tranquility and paradise is priceless

If my SO decides to leave me tomorrow, I will become a ranger for sure!!!
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In the Kruger I feel at home, thats why my real home is only 30 min away from the Kruger

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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by Kicker Cat » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:18 pm

We stay just 10 Km from KP and go just about every weekend - More than 8 times this year and have been blessed to see the big 5 several times over - however I must say - seeing Leopard is for me the best thrill.

Just getting worried that having seen Leopard every time we have been in the last six weeks we may start having a dry spell - but did see a Leopard Kill a few weeks ago so will cherish that for a while to come.

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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by Grantmissy » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:34 pm

We visit the Kruger National Park at least once a year. In a good year twice :D .
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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by Nkulu » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:53 pm

isinkwe wrote
With the amount of times you got lost Nkulu , I am surprised you find your way back there or home again


but what a lovely place to get lost :redface:
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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:38 pm

25 times spanning 50 years.
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Re: How many Kruger visits?

Unread post by salamanda » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:50 pm

Approximately 50 visits spanning 35 years.


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