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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:47 am

Mine would be a table cloth with all differenty animals and protea's on, excellent quality material bought in 1984 and still using. :( Sadly the old type of souvenir's are not available anymore.
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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by Rooies » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:54 am

Mine is a set of epaulettes of the old National Parks Board and a piece of dung set in perspex, with a label on it. It reads "Genuine Africa Elephant Bullsh*t"
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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by bert » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:56 pm

All my maps
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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by topgunhorse » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:18 pm

This is Sunny-Boy, he is very cool! We found him at Berg-en-Dal.
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He is named after a guide at Satara.
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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by chirinda » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:20 pm

Some time back in the 1980s I bought a piece of curtain/beadspread fabric at the shop at Lower Sabie, the brown one with impala lilies and birds on that used to be in every room. I think it has the Sanparks logo on too. :D I must make something from it and use it.

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Boring insects in wooden souveniers from Kruger area

Unread post by wildebeeste » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:11 am

We bought some wooden carved Yellow-billed Hornbills from Numbi Gate's craft stall.
Purchased date was May 2012.
In late October 2012 we noticed some wood borings on the floor under the souvenir and found some small holes had appeared in the souvenir which is light wood.
What would this insect be and is there a danger of the insect spreading to other wood in the house?

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Re: Boring insects in wooden souveniers from Kruger area

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:13 am

It's a wood boring beetle and yes it can spread all over the house.

We bought masks at Maropeng in 2010 and the same thing happened.
We got stuff from a place on one of the Dutch Islands - Texel.
You spray it with it etc etc.
Took a couple of treatments to get rid of it.
I have no idea what to use in South Africa though.... I would suggest going to a Hardware store or Garden centre immediately.
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Re: Boring insects in wooden souveniers from Kruger area

Unread post by Hugh » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:35 am

I suggest though I might be wrong
Get a stong plastic bag pop the wood carving in it spray with "doom" or any crawling insect spray and seal and leave it a day or two . repeat if necessary . Has worked for me .
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Zebra Skin

Unread post by ice » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:37 pm

I seem to remember that at least the shop in Lower Sabie (and perhaps others, too) do sell zebra skins - does anybody know if they are from "real" zebras (because here in europe they also offer cow leather painted with zebra stripes)? and how much do they appr. cost?

if they are from "real" zebras I wonder where they come from: from special farms or indeed from inside the park (which I seriously doubt). last but not least: if you buy one, do you get some sort of certificate to avoid trouble when leaving the country and re-entering your own?

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Re: Zebra Skin

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:49 pm

I have wondered about that.

I have also seen zebra and other hides for sale, at Afsaal.

They are genuine hides, but I don't know the procedure for 'import/export'.

I cannot imagine they originate in Kruger. I think they also sell blesbok, which is not a kruger antelope.
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Re: Zebra Skin

Unread post by AndreaB » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:57 pm

I looked at one at one of the shops (not that I would even consider buying it...) anyway it was on sale for R18,000 which seemed an awful lot of money!

It just seems a bit contradictory selling that kind of stuff in the park :?
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Re: Zebra Skin

Unread post by Rooies » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:10 pm

The skin is real and is sourced from outside. There are a lot of hunting establishments in South Africa and therefor no shortage of skins. The meat (together with horse meat) finds its way into salamis, polonis and viennas.

Prices range from R8 000,00 for a grade B skin up to about R18 000, 00 for an A grade. It depends on size, shape and colour.

An export permit is required as well as all the import permits from the country of destination, before you are allowed to ship out the skin.
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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by Leaping Lizards » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:07 pm

a transparent can of
Buffalo Bull $#!t.

That is what it said on the label.

Buffalo or elephant Bull $#!t.

In laws loved it.
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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by Carol g » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:20 pm

Grantmissy wrote:All the Kruger maps 8) that we have bought although some are a bit worn :) .


Same here GM, I have quite a collection of them
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Re: What is your coolest souvenir from Kruger

Unread post by Stampajane » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:55 pm

A sausage from a sausage tree picked up from the parking lot at Shingwedzi 10 years ago.
I brought it home and put it in a pot where it eventually sprouted and now I have 5 bonsai sausage trees.


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