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I dont know if this is the right page for this thread so please move it if you have to mods.

Largely becuase of this forum, a few famous individual animals have been "created" over the years, like Duke, Kameo and many more.

Maybe it will be interesting to see which famous people the mites have encounrered in the Park over the years.

I will start the thread with the following story from the late eighties:

We were at a lion sighting on the Lower Sabie / Skukuza highway when this couple, with a driver, stopped next to us asking what we were looking at. My grandfather duly replied, just to realize it was X president PW Botha and his wife. It took him a few seconds before saying "Good morning Mr President."
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While staying in letaba in july 2004 I managed to meet Naas Botha who was staying with his wife a few bungalows away from us. He was very friendly and it added to a great trip!

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On the deck at Lower Sabie - Mark Boucher the Protea cricketer. :D Can't remember which trip though. :lol:

And forgot Johan Botha of 50/50 and the team at Punda Maria in 2006.
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Many, many moons ago at Nkhulu the then Prime Minister John Vorster
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I was in Bots and stayed at the same lodge, and met & chatted in the torrential, to ex cabinet minister Roelf Meyer and his wife. They were camping nogal.
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A few years ago we met Anrich Herbst on the S100 at a serval sighting and had a nice chat with him at the Gudzani WH. The LO liked him a lot! :lol:

He is a SA actor and has played roles in Orkney Snork Nie, Egoli, Plek Van Die Vleiseters, Villa Rosa, etc. :thumbs_up:
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I saw Andre Walters (one of the first presenters of 50/50) on the deck at Mopani restaurant in June 2009 .
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In 1990 myself and a group of professional golfers from the sunshine tour spent 3 nights at Jock of the Bushveld camp, to blow off some steam after a hectic sunshine tour schedule. Some of the professionals were, Des Terblanche, Ashley Roestoff, Sean and Craigen Pappas..........and a certain Mr Ernie Els to name a few.. We turned a few heads when we arrived at picnic spots and rest camps. We did the same thing at Boulders camp the previous year.
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GlenD wrote:I saw my ex MIL one night at Skukuza two years ago when she flew through the night sky, with a full moon behind her.
Many of you will know her from the leading role she played in Liewe Heksie a few years ago. :tongue:



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Saw Johan Botha, previous (or maybe current) presenter of 50/50 yesterday afternoon a few km after entering Phabeni gate.

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cptphotographer wrote:
wacktazz wrote: The great grand father of sir percy fitspatrick (jock of the bushveld)

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Wacktazz, he must have been like 300 years old! :-) (Sorry do not know how to add smiley icon from my blackberry)

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at last some one picked that up! Sorry, it was his great grandson. He was in the prime of his life, i think 93 years if i am not mistaken

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Can you ID these people having a picnic in Kruger. Compliments to SANparks

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I can ID four faces

Standing

1st from left PW Botha
6th from left HF Verwoerd
9th from left Nico Diederichs

Kneeling

BJ Vorster
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Bennievis wrote:
ndloti wrote:I can ID four faces Standing 1st from left PW Botha
:hmz: Could also have been Jim Fouche or CR Swart? :hmz:I worked very closely with two of the people on this photograph in my very young days (John Vorster and Nico Diedericks) :big_eyes:
Bennievis I think you are right there !
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Tony Pithey next to Vorster? Or were they both paintshopped?
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