Saturday, 8 September 2012

Camping at Kruger National Park

We spent 4 wet nights and 3 full wet days at Kruger National Park. It was a 800km round trip and we drove 500km around the park, totally 27 hours of driving time, mostly by my son. It cost R800 to camp, we spent R700 on a yearly pass, R1300 on fuel. R300 on tolls plus food.
For some people it is the holiday of a lifetime, for us it will be a regular trip at under £400. However we do need to buy a new tent (hopefully a trailer one...hint hint Hubby)
Kruger is larger than Wales and we only saw the equivilant of Monmouth to Cardiff.

We tied the fridge up on advice of a neighbour who had been raided the previous day, however on our return we discovered they'd had a good go at the fridge and failed but stole the bread, ignorned the rice crispies and left dirty muddy paws over my air bed.

There are approximately 3100 hippos at Kruger and I think there may only be a handful that we didn't see.

Anyway without further ado here are some photos and you must watch the video of the Hippos mating. My 13yo son tried his best not to giggle and failed, his laugh is infectious.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpkni8P5OO4&feature=g-upl
























10 comments:

  1. Loving the video - he's got a lovely giggle!

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  2. a fridge? you wuss, and who raided it? the hippos ?

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  3. Yes we take a fridge camping when camping in South Africa as we tend to be bloody miles from anywhere and its hot here even in the winter...and the fridge didn't get raided as I tied it up but the baboons stole the bread (ignored the rice crispies) and bounced all over my air bed

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  4. I know it rained and a tornado got part of your tent, but your photo's are great, and it seems you had a great experience, in spite of the baboons. I love Kruger, been going there since I was a baby :-)

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    1. It rains everytime I go camping Lesley, planning to do north to south of the park over two weeks with hubby in august

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  5. But i think its Too risky to Camp in such kind of places where you see lot of Wild Animals Run freely so i think one should always prefer taking a tour guide to such kind of places where he can suggest you a best place to camp where you are out of Danger !

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    1. oh please, the camp sites are in enclosed areas, do you think I'd be that stupid? and where do you think I got the electrical supply from?

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  6. You can simply beetle around the main lake, eventually having lunch at a great cozy campsite. simply click the up coming site

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