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The Kruger National Park (South Africa) is a living memorial to President Paul Kruger and those who have upheld his vision of a protected wilderness reserve which will forever remind us of that which we are so dangerously close to loosing.

The first explorer to set foot in the region was the Dutchman François de Cuiper who led a Dutch East India Company expedition to explore. However, the expedition was attacked and driven by local tribes-people near Gomondwane. Only around 1838 Voortrekker expeditions led by Lous Trichardt and Hans van Rensburg were able to successfully establish forward outposts.

Hundreds of Europeans and farmers came to the Lowveld lured by rumours of gold and the great quantity of valuable commodities such as ivory and skins. This caused the number of game to dramatically decrease due to hunting and trading of animal skins and horns.

President Paul Kruger was told about the rapid destruction of wildlife in the area by hunters, after which he succeeded to persuade the Transvaal parliament to establish a protected area for wildlife in the Lowveld region.

The very first ranger in the reserve was Paul Bester who made his residence in a rustic rondavel (hut) which is now the site of the headquarters camp, Skukuza. Documents concerning the History of the Kruger National Park can be viewed at the Skukuza Library.

Half a million years ago, the first stone age hunters roamed the plains in search of game. Later the plains were inhabited by modern day bush men who have left fascinating rock paintings all over the Republic of South Africa. The Kruger National Park contains over one hundred sites of these paintings.
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  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 3 years ago

    Aaah, a real bushveld scene. Lovely capture Liz!

  • Thanks Maree, appreciate!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...about 3 years ago

    Lovely!

  • Thanks so much for the fav Dee and your support as always!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    2 Images per day 2011/11/02
    Lieflik!

  • Baie dankie Magriet, waardeer!! (ons gunstelingplek mos!)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

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