Rhino stories – Operations

  Rhino Resource Centre - The white rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum simum (Burchell)  became extinct in the Transvaal in 1896. In 1961 the first white rhinoceroses  were re-introduced from the Umfolozi Game Reserve to the Kruger National Park (KNP).    All five species of rhinoceros in Asia and Africa are threatened with immediate extinction and require intensive protection and management,… Continue reading Rhino stories – Operations

Kruger National Park (KNP)

  Nicknamed by the Tsonga people as “Skukuza”, which loosely translates to “The man that turns everything upside down or the man that sweeps clean”, James Stevenson-Hamilton was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1867.  Although well educated, James Stevenson-Hamilton decided to follow a career in the military and he stationed himself on the banks of… Continue reading Kruger National Park (KNP)

Krugerdag – 10 Oktober – Kruger Day

  On the photo it is Paul Kruger with members of his family (including his daughter Elsje Eloff and her family) at Oranjelust, Utrecht, the Netherlands in 1902.      He was the president of the ZAR (old Transvaal) before the British empire annexed the land for themselves.    Kruger Day was first celebrated in 1882,… Continue reading Krugerdag – 10 Oktober – Kruger Day

Wooden deck Mopani at Kruger Park collapsed

According to EMS, seven of the 14 people were injured and transported to various hospitals.    Two people were critically injured after a wooden deck in the Mopani Camp, Kruger National Park collapsed today, May 23. The deck which is said to be located next to a pub collapsed while there were 14 people on it.According to… Continue reading Wooden deck Mopani at Kruger Park collapsed