Early Kruger Map (1934)

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Old Maps of Kruger Park/Roads.

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We bought one of those cloth maps on KNP to put in our son's bedroom the last time we were in KNP (almost a year ago now, but still pretty recent in terms of the map).
It's really outdated - Phabeni for example, which has been around for a couple of years already, wasn't on it. The map is almost exclusively labelled in Afrikaans - no English version available according to the shop assistant - which makes me think it possibly even predates 1994?
In any case, I wonder how many international tourists would like a copy in a language they understand.

I keep forgetting to post this, but have been wondering if there will be an updated version of this wall map coming out sometime?
We love the map, and Mikey loves being picked up to point out all the different animals pictured on it.
But if a new version became available we'd be queuing up to buy it 8)
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Elsa wrote:I have mine hanging right next to my computor and also one of the Kgaligadi as well.
They are great for quick references while reading someones report. :D

Now that is a 8) idea, Elsa!! I unfortunately don't have enough wall space near my computer. My cloth KNP map hangs in my kitchen — and I'm glad to hear that there's a comparable KTP one, will definitely plan on getting that!

I'm always digging out my KNP map book to check references — and I don't have a decent KTP map, just the printout from this website :cry:
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Re: Looking for an old tourist map of Kruger

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The 1941 map still shows Rabelais gate in use and the 1975 map indicates that 40 km's should be adhered to on all roads - a rule I personally believe should be resurrected for tourists and staff alike!
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and something else i found while cleaning up

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ndloti wrote:... I think that is the oldest map I have heard of !
I would like to compare with the 1978 map that I have copies of .
Perhaps take some digital pics and post them ?

On my first visit to Kruger in 2003 the family booking in ahead of me had a map from 1963, the date they first visited. The staff at the gate were amazed and studied it for ages. If only I knew then what I know now my camera would have been out. Ah well.
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As promised, here are the maps

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Central and South1
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Old KRUGER NATIONAL PARKS maps.

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While browsing through my notes and papers I came across this old map of the KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, going back to the 1960s. It has really brought back very fond memories.

The cover.
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the map -

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with the route of our first visit during August 1967 still faintly visible

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and some of the contenrts -

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What an awesome item to have. Love the illustrations especially this one

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love the sign :thumbs_up:
What a treasure.... Thanks for sharing gmlsmit :thumbs_up: how much do you want for it? :lol: :wink:
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This map was also given away with the book The Kruger Park and other national parks by RJ Labuschagne published in the 1960's.
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Thebi, maybe this is could be where I got mine.
Oom Lappies was a very knowledgable and intresting man.
My copy of the mentioned book is one of my proud collection.

It has many interesting articles and historical photographs of places and people and fauna and flora.
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Re: Old KRUGER NATIONAL PARKS maps.

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I think you will find this very interesting....

My SO happened to be browsing in an old antique shop in White River a while back a struck gold !!
An old map drawn up in the Surveyor Generals Office in 1928 !
It is fantastic and now proudly hangs in my diningroom.

I would like to share the following with you all:

* The map is broken up into 7 sections it seems.
1 is down south and 7 is up in the far north.

* What game is found is also on the map which i find fascinating.
Up north was 'Inyala', Elephant, Giraffe, Tsessebe, Eland, Roan and ***.
I thought *** were almost wiped out in KNP in 1928.
The most fascinating animal to be found there ,according to my map, is Rhebuck !!!
They are apparently found on the Crocodile River.
Did they in fact mean Reedbuck perhaps??

* There is a ' Jack's Kraal' near Olifants ( which is not on the map), a police station at what could be Balule, further south Habonis George's Kraal and still further south, Puhlela's Kraal.

* Tshokwane is called Strasburg! Why?

* There is a ' Rest House' at the present day Lower Sabie.

* There are 'Lion Proof Shelters' all along the Open Road from Satara to Klaserie.

* There is a little inscription on the map and it reads: " Found in all suitable places; Lion, Leopard and other carnivorous animals, Klipspringer, Reed-Buck, Bush-Pig, Bush-Buck, Steen -buck and Duiker."

I love my map.....
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Aquilla wrote:* Tshokwane is called Strasburg! Why?
I love my map.....


What a find !

Prior to KNP proclamation Strasburg was the name of the farm in the Tskokwane area .
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As mentioned in another thread, I have discovered an old Kruger map in my house, which is still in mint condition. Can anyone assist me, by way of elimination, in estimating the year in which it was printed. Pointers are;

No Pafuri gate and the road north of the Levuvhu river was closed to the public. No Pafuri picnic spot.
No Mahoni loop
No Mopani camp
The Gorge was still a picnic site. The road to the Gorge, the S43, started at the Bangu water hole.
Shawo picnic site was functioning.
No Bushveld camps
No H14 between Phala and the H1-6
No Sweni road and no N'waswitsonso road
No Berg-en-Dal

7400 elephants
1105 sable
Nothing was mentioned about rhinos
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Chip should be able to asssist with this one , You knew Shawo ?
As a time line it was possibly pre 70's , as Gorge was closed about this time .
B& Dal was built in 1983 , I cannot comment re Mahonie & the road north of Pafuri .
What do you say , GML Smit ?
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My opinion for what it is worth.

The map is a treasure and should be carefully kept.

It is a late 1960s print, the map I used in 1967/1968 indicates 6566 Elephant and 1200 Sable. It also shows the roads mentioned and also does not show the roads indicated by Rooies as non existent. Gorge is also indicated on my map, we actually visited the spot in 1967 - I remember it being very hot but also very impressive.

The official game count for 1970 indicates:

8821 Elephants
800 Sable Antelope.
21142 Buffalo
20227 Zebra
13950 Blue Wildebeest
3870 Giraffe
161950 Impala
745 Nyala
6520 Kudu
2217+ Warthog.
3307 Waterbuck
266 Roan Antelope
349 Eland
633 Tsessebe
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