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Re: Kruger camps and places quiz (RV)

Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:55 pm

Thanks Chip :thumbs_up:

It must be great having memories of Kruger from back in the day :mrgreen: :D

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Re: Kruger camps and places quiz (RV)

Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:41 pm

Olifants camp opened on 3 June 1960 but Chip will tell you one could stay in Olifants camp way back in the 1950's :hmz:

How is that possible?
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Re: Kruger camps and places quiz (RV)

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:04 am

Balule was called Olifants up to that time .
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Re: Kruger camps and places quiz (RV)

Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:47 am

You are it Ndloti :clap: :thumbs_up:

Balule is a shortening of Rimbalule, the Tshonga name for the Olifants River.

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Re: Kruger camps and places quiz (RV)

Unread postby Chip » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:27 pm

You stay with IT, Ndloti, but strictly speaking you are only half right. Balule originally was called OLIFANTSRIVIER. It was one of the few places where you could get out and a ranger would take you in a group to the waters edge to see the hippos. The original camp had 6 huts of 3 beds in each, making a full camp of only 18 persons. I think the name had to change when Total Petroleum Co., who were given the sole right to petrol sales in Kruger, sponsored the building of Olifants.
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Re: Kruger camps and places quiz (RV)

Unread postby ndloti » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:16 am

I have vague memories from my toddler years which must have been just before Olifants opened in the early 60's of such a place where a ranger took you to the waters edge (I don't think I am thinking of Hippo Pools as the place I recall had tall trees and green corrugated iron ablution facilities)
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Re: Kruger camps and places quiz (RV)

Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:27 am

ndloti, there was a place near Balule where you could see hippos with a Ranger just like we can near Croc Bridge. Cannot forget it as my Mom refused to get out of the safety of the car.

Chip, my book mentions two Olifants Camp before the present one. There was Olifants (Pontoon) Camp which is now Balule and there was (Olifants) Gorge Camp or just Gorge.

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Re: Kruger camps and places quiz (RV)

Unread postby ndloti » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:30 pm

An easy one - Satara was formerly known as ....
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Re: Kruger camps and places quiz (RV)

Unread postby okie » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:09 pm

It was called " SATRA " .
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Re: Kruger camps and places quiz (RV)

Unread postby Chip » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:19 pm

I agree okie, except that my reference book has the spelling 'Satrah'.
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Re: Kruger camps and places quiz (RV)

Unread postby ndloti » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:23 am

No , it was a rangers station with a different name .
Satra (meaning 17 - the seventeenth beacon surveyed) named by the Indian surveyor of the location .
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Re: Kruger camps and places quiz (RV)

Unread postby Chip » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:34 pm

Satara 305 ????????? :whistle: The name of the farm surveyed by W H Gilfillan & given by him to J Stevenson-Hamilton
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Re: Kruger camps and places quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:22 am

I love it when they say, "easy one", for inevitably it seldom is. :roll: :wink:
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Re: Kruger camps and places quiz (RV)

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:37 am

...the answer is not contained within glossy tourist guide books ...
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Re: Kruger camps and places quiz (RV)

Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:42 pm

:lol: ndloti, can't find the answer even in the old reference books :hmz:

The Rangers post was set up in 1910 and the camp in 1928 and we already had Satrah and Satara 305


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