Early Kruger Map (1934)

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My map still has the price on it, 30 cents.
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Then it is after 1961 when SA decimalised - That's all I can help?
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Oh, and if I may mention it, just below the Mingerhout dam, there was a place (no bridge) where you could cross the Letaba river and drive all the way to the S48 Tsenze road. It was called the S97.

I am still in the process of learning how to post a pic, so please bear with me, I will get there eventually :whistle: :D

Punda Milia was still the official name.
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I would love to see this master piece. It sounds to me like a mid to late 60's map. :thumbs_up:
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This one (sent to me by someone , can't recall who right now) is apparently from 1975 (?) - I cant read a date ... but it shows the S97 from Mingerhout to the Tsendze .
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Rooies wrote:It looks like the same map I have got. Shawo is at the top and Gorge at the bottom of you map. Are you sure it was 1975?


Rooies , I received the photo in electronic format and cannot see enough of the fine detail to determine the date .
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gmlsmit, I also have a copy of that map of yours.
They put a lot of detail into that particular one, considering when it was printed.
Of course, maps nowadays have fantastic detail, pics of vegetation, animals, birds etc.

For those who may have missed a posting I did in October 2009, I think, I posted a map from the days when I first went to KNP in 1946. the price of the map was 2 shillings and six pence.
For those 'mites born after 1961, Decimal Dan days, the price equivalent was 25 cents.

PERHAPS A MODERATOR COULD TRANSFER IT TO THIS THREAD.

It was posted under Kruger Park Camps and Roads, Malopene Camp.
I had to have it laminated as it was falling apart.

Another map of mine was printed after 1971 but before 1974, as I used the map on a trip to the park in 1974. It shows where you can expect to find the species of animals on the different roads.
'Famous' roads like the S100, were being proposed on this map and the tar had only reached Satara.
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Hi Chip.
It seems we are of approximately the same stable.
I also have/had the map indicating the whereabouts of the different animals, it was interesting to study at home while at home but I found that unfortunately the maps were not issued to the mighty herds so they could not always oblige. :)
Maybe it would be a good idea if you could scan your copy and post it here, I am sure very many forumites will find it very interesting.
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I have dug out and restored my map similar to the one Ndloti posted on the previous page.

The posted map indicates Shawo, which was the old Shawo picnic spot which was later replaced by the Mooiplaas picnic spot.

My map which is a 1985 edition does not indicate the picnic spot, it indicates Mooiplaas.

Therefore the assumtion that the map is late 1970s - early 1980s seems correct.
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Here below scans of my 1985 map:

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some more

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still some more

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last page coming up.
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last few

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I have an old Kruger Map, it is in very good condition, and I am trying to establish which year it has been printed. Here are some clues:

1. It has a lion on the front cover and it has the emblem of "Rondalia Touring Club" on the cover;
2. At the back it has a Total garage advertisement;
3. It has been compiled by Map Studio Productions, and it is map 6 in their range;
4. The following sentence appears in the map: "Information from official maps reproduced under Government Printer's copyright authority number 4525 of 14th July 1971"
5. Another sentence: "The entire Kruger Park is open only during winter months, that is from the 1st of May to the 15th of October, but during the rest of the year only the portion south of the Letaba River".
6. There is no Pafuri gate, no Kruger gate, no Berg-en-Dal or any bush camps.
7. Punda Maria still spelled Punda Milia.
8. Nshawo resting spot is on the map.
9. Gorge picnic spot is on the map.
10. It features beautiful drawings of animals and birds.
11. No census of animal numbers indicated.
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My guess - early 1970s.
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