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"Joel" from the Old Nwanedzi Camp

Unread post by Oumie » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:17 am

Does anybody remember Joel who supervised the old Nwanedzi Camp
He was such a gentle and friendly chap. He just loved it when people used to take photo's of him standing next to the visitors, holding something in his hand (so that you could see him first )
He always reminded you to take photo's before you leave :
He showed us his photo albums with tons of photo's of him standing with the visitors He also used to get mail from around the world, and all that was written on the evelope was:
To: Joel
Kruger National Park
South Africa.
And he used to get his mail delivered
His knowledge of the bush was also a bonus, telling us all sorts of stories. He took us one morning down to the river and showed us this huge croc. according to him that one was the biggest in the whole park
One morning when I woke up early and wanted to go to the kitchen ( The kitchen was seperate from the bungelows) to make coffee when Joel saw me and shouted that I must stay at my bungelow because a Leopard was walking around the camp He was busy cleaning the boma out, and laying the table for breakfast. After about an hour he called to say that the Leopard went away and we can now come and have coffee.
And he could cook !
We used to give him a leg of lamb and veggies to make and that evening everything was cooked to perfection. Tables were laid out (outside if weather permitted) for a feast
The next morning the tables was laid again for breakfast.

He retired a couple of years after our 5th visit at nwanedzi and we did not hear from him again.

Here is a photo (1982) of him (holding a packet of suger) standing in front of a friend and his assistant was on the far right
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Golden Oldies

Unread post by Freda » Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:29 pm

Discovered today that my book-keepers grandfather was the camp manager at Crocodile Bridge in Aug 1963 at the age of 71 :shock:
She gave me this pic taken outside his house at the camp.
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From long ago.

Unread post by francoisd » Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:17 pm

Found some booklets in our one cupboard last night while looking for a road map.

Wonder if the people at SANParks know the guys on the photos. Taken in 1986 I think

Mooiplaas. Oh where are the days of big fires where you could get some coals to cook your lunch and no gas braais. Big kettles on the fire for coffee etc.
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Motorhome in Skukuza camping ground
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Photos taken from:
1. The Kruger National Park, Johann Botha, Struik Publishers, ISBN 1 86825 426 7
2. Olifante van suider-Afrika, Anthony Hall-Martin, Struik Publishers, ISBN 0 86977 514 6

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Unread post by DuQues » Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:27 pm

Just 20 years ago, yet look at the differences with now...
Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

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Re: From long ago.

Unread post by SANParks » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:58 pm

francoisd wrote:Wonder if the people at SANParks know the guys on the photos. Taken in 1986 I think

Preparing a dart for a elephant
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Middle: Garth - the current hospitality manager Lower Sabie
Right: Dr Anthony Hall-Martin

francoisd wrote:On the Wolhuter trail
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Right: Trevor Dearlove (the person who started walking trails in Kruger - now retired)

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Second from the left: Piet van Staden (his last job was HM at Marakele - now retired)

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Re: Old pictures of Camps and Picnic sites

Unread post by Shidzidzii » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:25 am

On the Sanparks photo gallery there is a group -
Kruger celebrates 110 years
with some nice old photos .

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Re: Old pictures of Camps and Picnic sites

Unread post by Bennievis » Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:23 pm

Phalaborwa Gate opening.
I have posted this photo somewhere else before, but here goes again, this photo was taken by my dad in (I think) 1961, I am the little one on the far left. At the time, a Mr and Mrs Wilkie were in charge of the gate, they used to visit us at home for cake and tea on Sunday afternoons.
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Old Photos of Kruger

Unread post by EricExSA » Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:51 am

On my last visit to SA I found some of my dads old slides. I have scaned them onto my pc and wanted to share. If anyone has more please post.
Im not sure were they were taken so lets see if anybody can identify them.
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I have some more to post. let me know if there is interest in them and I will post the rst
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Re: Old pics of KNP

Unread post by Shidzidzii » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:21 am

Thanks Eric and please post more .

This part is beter than a quiz , placing the photo's -
1 Pretoriuskop restaurant and reception (burnt down)
2 Olifants camp lookout looking west .
3 Pretoriuskop camp (huts in circles with inner huts)
4 Skukuza looking east at bridge
5 Pretoriuskop camp gate I figure
6 Numbi gate

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Re: Old pics of KNP

Unread post by Freda » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:07 am

#5 is Numbi, if you enlarge it you can just read it on the post.
I have a couple of pics, don't you just love these cars?
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Re: Old pics of KNP

Unread post by Shidzidzii » Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:58 am

Yes it was one that I was not 100% sure of because it is not immediatly recognizable , so I love feedback.

The circumstantial evidence was :-
- other photo's are from a trip to the area (except olifants river)
- Pretoriuskop had one of the earliest tar roads (1965 on)
- lots of rainfall apparent (park partialy closed in summer except P/kop)
- vegetation appears to be sourveld and woodlands
- the island could be where the road branches past the filling station
- it just dosn't look like any other camp or gate
- the natural stone kerbstones are still there

What did appear different was:-
- the exit gate seems too close (maybe there was lens foreshortening)
- but of course the gate and fence could have been moved outwards , gatehouse built and bathroom for larger campgrounds built as it is now .
- the ground level outside the gate seems to be lower but the horizon is elevated at least.

I had hundred of slides (then beter quality than prints) from the late 1970's and 1980's but trashed them never thinking they could be reused.

Worse still I donated (at least to the SPCA) a full set of CUSTOS magazines spanning decades all preserved in plastic file covers . Now with digital imaging it would be easy to reproduce some snippets .

Saw ad's in an old publication (1970's) :-
Toyota Cressida Mark I R4290
Toyota Hi-Ace R4190
Men's suit - R16-99
Bucket of fried chicken pieces R1-99
A bungalow in KNP was still under R10 a night then .

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Re: Old pics of KNP

Unread post by Freda » Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:24 am

Did you enjoy this breakfast, Scipio?
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Re: Old pics of KNP

Unread post by EricExSA » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:22 am

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I will retire in KNP

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Re: Old pics of KNP

Unread post by physis mannaz » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:37 am

Right heres some of the pics I found.

1 Feb 1958
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Letaba 1964
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1969
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1970's
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1971's
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Theres a few pics of Satara, Skukuza and Lower sabi which I will have scanned in and uploaded during the course of the day.
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Letaba - 12th - 17th of June 2009 - It was over way too soon

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Re: Old pictures of Camps and Picnic sites

Unread post by Jumbo » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:12 pm

I found a very interesting collection of old Kruger photos on Flickr
Game Parks & Animals
They are not really of the camps and picnic spots…but thought I will add this here instead of creating a new thread…almost on topic :?

From THIS photo (taken in 1945), it seems lion sightings have always created traffic jams :lol:


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