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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread post by tent dweller » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:38 pm

To be able to visit KNP whenever I feel like it without having to worry about school holidays,leave and a boss, we would also love to do a trail or two or three or ............
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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread post by Elenore B » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:29 pm

I'd love to do something like Scott Ramsay. He's currently completing "A Year in the Wild".

He's a photographer and writer, and during the course of one year will be travelling to 31 of South Africa’s most special nature reserves and national parks. His goal is to photograph the country’s last remaining wild places, and to interview the people who make conservation possible. He issue's regular blogs about his travels accompanied by his phenomenal photos.

He's visiting Kruger at the moment. Nature reserve 28!

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Sunset Serenade at Letaba Camp

Unread post by Elenore B » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:40 pm

Has anyone been to a Sunset Serenade?

My favorite memory of this event (which I have attended five time now) is the participation of the hippos. It happens every year (usually on the first night) when the performance is next to a river near the camp. They join in the music while it's playing. The best though is when the music stops. They seem to object and request that it carries on - with their snorts and grunts getting louder and more demanding!!

Please share your favorite memories of this event if you've attended.

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Re: Sunset Serenade at Letaba Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:44 pm

What a lovely topic! :clap:
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Re: Sunset Serenade at Letaba Camp

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:49 pm

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Re: Sunset Serenade at Letaba Camp

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:18 am

This is on my bucket list :thumbs_up: most definately.

I cannot think of a more beautiful experience.
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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:05 am

I would like to go to all the symphony concerts in Kruger. I know of the one in Letabe, I am not sure if they still have "Baroque in the bush" at Shingwetzi.

Walk all the wilderness trails.

Visit all the parks, at leisure 8)

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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread post by Graeme & Nicky » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:19 am

Definitely to do all the wilderness trails
for the both of us.
As well as KTP, but still need the 4*4 for that(Lotto needed)
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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread post by ndloti » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:20 am

Two consecutive Mphongolo back pack trails with a maximum of 4 quiet participants.
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread post by jad » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:09 pm

To visit the parks without anyone else around so I can drive as slowly as I like without someone climbing into my boot, and just enjoy the solitude. Of course my othe half must be there with me.

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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread post by Hawk » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:32 am

Camping in KNP for a three month stretch, from bottom to top, missing every second camp, and then back down again doing the other camps. (Hopefully early next year)

A KNP Widerness trail (Hopefully next year)

Camping on that beautiful empty stretch of coastline in the Namaqua Park. (Someday)
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Re: What is on your SANParks Bucket List?

Unread post by Hugh » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:37 am

Tankwa and richterveld Never been there
Hawk I will join you and DB in this three month thingy .. and how about 2 Wilderness trails !!!!
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Well done Crocodile Bridge

Unread post by Tumble Weed » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:05 am

I have just returned from Kruger and stayed in many of the camps.

Crocodile Bridge was in my opinion, leagues ahead of the others.

The camp was neat, the ablutions spotless, and there were no maintenance issues that I noticed. They even had forms in the ablutions you could fill in if you noticed something that needed to be repaired, or upgraded. The cleaning register in the ablutions was up-to-date and had been filled in regularly, indicating a regular cleaning schedule.

The other camps were not in the same condition though. The biggest disappointment being the ablution block at Skukuza that was dirty and in an extremely bad state of repair. There had been no obvious upgrade or maintenance since the last time I had stayed in Skukuza - two years prior.

Well done Crocodile Bridge - keep it up!!

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Well done Crocodile Bridge

Unread post by Tumble Weed » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:05 am

I have just returned from Kruger and stayed in many of the camps.

Crocodile Bridge was in my opinion, leagues ahead of the others.

The camp was neat, the ablutions spotless, and there were no maintenance issues that I noticed. They even had forms in the ablutions you could fill in if you noticed something that needed to be repaired, or upgraded. The cleaning register in the ablutions was up-to-date and had been filled in regularly, indicating a regular cleaning schedule.

The other camps were not in the same condition though. The biggest disappointment being the ablution block at Skukuza that was dirty and in an extremely bad state of repair. There had been no obvious upgrade or maintenance since the last time I had stayed in Skukuza - two years prior.

Well done Crocodile Bridge - keep it up!!

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Re: Well done Crocodile Bridge

Unread post by threedogs » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:13 am

That's great - kudos to the Manager and staff at Crocodile Bridge. :clap: :clap:
And surely this is the difference.... effective management who put in place systems to ensure high standards are kept up.
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