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Kruger Magazine

Kruger Magazine Spring 2019

Few parts of the world can match the Greater Kruger Lowveld for its wildlife, natural and cultural diversity or the unique customer experience it offers to each visitor to this iconic region. Our targeted content is produced by leading journalists, photographers, videographers and graphic designers. We also draw on resources of a domestic and international network of expert contributors. Seasonally themed quarterly issues offer exciting information and content. The KRUGER MAGAZINE’s impressively broad editorial mix will offer engaging reading and satisfy not only the avid wildlife lover, adventurer, passionate photographer and domestic and international tourist, but also conservationists, researchers, and armchair travellers, amongst others. The KRUGER MAGAZINE offers essential content for anyone with a passion for wildlife who wants to understand and experience Africa’s Greater Kruger – a celebration of Africa’s GREATER KRUGER!

Land:
South Africa
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
MLP Media Pty Ltd
Erscheinungsweise:
Quarterly
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1 Min.
setting the scene

It’s springtime in South Africa and time to celebrate! In this issue, we honour the past, celebrate the present and embrace the future. On 31 July we celebrated World Ranger Day in honour of the custodians of our wildlife. Read about the two events KRUGER MAGAZINE was invited to on pages 12 and 14. Our Conservation Project on page 40 is an aspirational piece and shows that one person can make a difference by inspiring others to join a worthy cause – a selfless effort to contribute to ensuring a future for our rhinos. We celebrate with our competition winners – winner of the Rogue competition on page 59, winners of our Amateur Photo competition on page 78 and winners of the Favourite Spots on page 145. The Kilima Private Game Reserve’s Kukura Wellness…

1 Min.
from the publisher’s pen

This issue of KRUGER MAGAZINE is a celebration indeed! Not only are we celebrating the spring season in the Greater Kruger, the new animal babies to be seen everywhere, the return of migratory birds and the new leaves on trees that will soon change the South African lowveld into a wonderworld, but we’re also celebrating our second birthday. Our first issue in September 2017 can be compared to the anticipation a child would have on his or her birthday – not really knowing what to expect to find when opening up the gifts. Although we loved what we created as a team, we waited with bated breath for the response from readers, who, as a matter of interest, started subscribing to the publication even before there was a first issue – and…

2 Min.
memorable sightings

One of the most special places in the Kruger National Park is undoubtedly Jock Safari Lodge. With their concession being private and traffic limited to a minimum, one can expect to see just about anything. Estiaan Houy is one of Jock’s rangers, and on one particular day his fellow ranger, Lazarus Mkhonto – at the time driving in the same direction as Estiaan, radioed about a leopard sighting. “Lazarus – knowing that Estiaan had his camera with him – convinced him to turn around.” At first, Estiaan, being on his way to take his guests to try and find male lions on the S112, wanted to ignore the message for the moment, but Lazarus – knowing that Estiaan had his camera with him – convinced him to turn around. Estiaan tells the story… “When…

2 Min.
world ranger day

The first World Ranger Day was observed in 2007 on the 15th anniversary of the founding of the International Rangers Federation (IRF). The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa (GRAA) is a member association of the IRF, and a longstanding and well-established defined community of practice. The GRAA provides support, networks and representation for game rangers across Africa. World Ranger Day commemorates rangers who lost their lives or were injured in the line of duty and celebrates the work rangers do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures. In South Africa, game rangers stand up to poachers almost daily as they battle to end the decimation of wildlife species, ranging from the poaching of rhino and abalone to the illegal removal of plants such as cycads and proteas. KRUGER MAGAZINE attended SANPark’s World…

2 Min.
total south africa & tourvest support campaign against poaching

Total South Africa celebrated its 60th partnership anniversary with SANParks in 2018. At Skukuza on 31 July 2019, Total South Africa, together with their longstanding partners, SANParks, celebrated World Ranger Day by commemorating and honouring rangers for the work they do to protect our natural resources and cultural heritage. KRUGER MAGAZINE was invited to attend the symbolic handover of generous donations from Total South Africa and Tourvest at the Helicopter Hangar of the SANParks Airwing division. The event was opened by Ken Maggs (Head Ranger), who welcomed all attending, and the purpose of the event was explained by the General Manager: Fundraising – Nthabiseng Moeletsi. Nicholus Funda (Chief Ranger) underlined the importance of the need for speed, and because of the size of the park, air support is crucial. He further…

1 Min.
the ultimate wilderness experience

Have you ever driven in the Kruger and wondered; “How can I get out of this vehicle and off this road to discover the mysteries that lie beyond that hill? How can I experience the true wilderness of this magnificent park? What would it be like to share the animals’ space, sleep beneath the stars, drink from the rivers and rest in the shade of a magnificent baobab? How can I follow that elephant path to new discoveries?” Now the Magalies region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers in cooperation with the Kruger National Park has made it possible to follow in the footsteps of giants and walk the entire length of the Kruger. The Kruger Trail is a 650km unsupported backpack trail, which spans the length of the Kruger. You sleep in…