'Kruger Park History'

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Mine Workers

Kruger Park History Information: With the help of the government's taxes, the 'runners' and many of the chiefs, WNLA managed to set up a more efficient system of recruiting

Von Wiellighs Camp

Kruger Park History Information: There is even an historical Baobab tree near the confluence of the Olifants and Letaba Rivers (near Olifant's Restcamp), where GR Von Wielligh

Harold Trollope

Kruger Park History Information: Malelane Restcamp has a hut named for Harold Trollope, a big game hunter and one of the original owners of the Camelthorn Reserve, who was actively
A view of a Struben brother and the Struben cottage exterior in Skukuza.

Struben Cottage

Kruger Park History Information: The historical Struben Family Cottage in Skukuza is named for the Struben brothers, Fred and Harry. They arrived in South Africa from Germany in about
A scenic Kruger Park sunset view.

Stols Nek

Kruger Park History Information: An early family to be associated with the area were the Stols'. They were famous hunters and wagon makers from the White River area, during the two

Prospectors Graves

Kruger Park History Information: Skukuza Restcamp is also home to some Prospector's graves. Many of the graves from the gold rush days are unnamed. Most face east to west but some face
A plaque dedicated to Thomas Hart.

Thomas Hart

Kruger Park History Information: The somewhat rough and ready times of the Trade Route, are also remembered at Thomas Hart's grave. Hart was a 'stationmaster' on trade route to Delagoa
Site of Sardelli's store.

Sardellis Store

Kruger Park History Information: Sardelli's store is another such ruin. Sardelli was a trader who ran a shack in the Lebombo near the Zenga-Zenga Mountain. He brewed and sold an
Alf Roberts Trade Store.

Alf Roberts

Kruger Park History Information: One such reminder is on the Crocodile River, and is known to be Alf Roberts' trade store. Today its site is marked by a couple of mounds and a few broken
A view of the Engelhard Dam.

Engelhard Dam

Kruger Park History Information: The Engelhard Dam is a large concrete weir in the Letaba River, east of the Letaba Restcamp, and is named for an American millionaire businessman
A commemoration plaque for Joe Ludorf.

Joe Ludorf

Kruger Park History Information: Plaques were clearly a popular means of commemoration, as can be attested by the Joe Ludorf plaque (at Napi Kop). Ludorf was a staunch nationalist
Paul Kruger Memorial.

Kruger Memorial

Kruger Park History Information: Naturally, Paul Kruger is, himself, memorialised at the Park, both with the Kruger Monument (at the Kruger Gate), and the Kruger memorial tablet. The
Rabelias hut.

Rabelais Gate

Kruger Park History Information: The Original hut at Rabelais' gate is still preserved. This was the original entrance gate to the central region, on to the old Orpen road to the east of
JH Orpen and Eileen Orpen.

JH Orpen

Kruger Park History Information: JH Orpen, a surveyor and member of the National Parks Board helped sponsor boreholes for the park. His wife Eileen bought up seven farms immediately
Skukuza Museum hut WAC Campbell 1929, Kruger Park, South Africa.

W.A. Campbell

Kruger Park History Information: An example of this is Council member W.A. Campbell, who once owned the Mala Mala farm on the Game Reserve border. He donated an amount of
View of ostrich in a Kruger Park scenic shot.

William Lloyd

Kruger Park History Information: Another casualty of the times was William Lloyd, Ranger at Satara in 1920. Satara was so remote in those days it could only be reached on foot or horse
View of the gravestone of the historic Leonard Henry Ledeboer.

Leonard Henry Ledeboer

Kruger Park History Information: Another place of recent historical interest is Ranger Ledeboer's quarters. Leonard Henry Ledeboer came from Holland as a young man in 1888. He hunted
A scenic river view in Kruger National Park.

Dukes Windmill

Kruger Park History Information: Perhaps as an acknowledgement of the importance of water, Duke's windmill, was also named after one of Kruger National Park's earliest rangers, Tom Duke
A scenic river and wildlife view in Kruger National Park.

De Laportes Windmill

Kruger Park History Information: De Laporte's Windmill is situated approximately 7 kilometres from Skukuza on the Naphe Road to Pretoriuskop. It too, (perhaps surprisingly) was named a

The Future

Kruger Park History Information: What is the next step for the new SANParks? The Former Chief Executive, Mr Mavuso Msimang: ...our corporate plan, which was developed and approved by
The CEO David Mabunda and a transfontier map view.

Modernisation of Kruger Park

Kruger Park History Information: In 1991, Robbie Robinson became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the South African National Parks Board. Robinson began the transition of the Park into
Community view at Makuleke.

Makuleke Community Land Claims

Kruger Park History Information: Land claims, and the Makuleke (a Tsonga speaking tribe): In 1912 several Makuleke villages in the northern part of Singwidzi Game Reserve, (Pafuri area)
Harry Wolhuter.

Harry Wolhuter

Kruger Park History Information: One of Kruger Park's most famous stories is the 1904 saga of Harry Wolhuter (one of the Park's first rangers). Wolhuter was riding on horseback along
James Stevenson-Hamilton.

James Stevenson-Hamilton

Kruger Park History Information: James Stevenson-Hamilton (October 2 1867 - December 10 1957) born in Scotland was the eldest of nine children. He married Hilda Cholmondeley, who was 34
A view of lions roaming in Kruger Naitonal Park.

Kruger Park Proclamation

Kruger Park History Information: The First World War delayed further progress on this matter but ironically, an antagonist initiated the first move. In March 1916, SH Coetzee, member for
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