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Hi. Thought i would officially introduce myself. I am South African living in the UK for the last 6 years. I am very lucky that we go back to South Africa every year and always visit either Kruger Park or Pilanesburg game reserve: whom we have been members of FOPS (Friends of the Pilanesburg) for many years. It's a voluntary organisation where people work once a month removing alien vegetation and building projects etc. Stay in the park in our own FOPS camp (very special)

Nkorho is a little out of our price range. we use the camping method which we enjoy very much.

We have been on Africam since the very begining and have been a member for a year but never posted.  ww.fops.org.za

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Paul, thanks for posting the leopard in the tree!

What a lovely sight Laughing

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Thanks for the info, Paul! Smiling

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Katja

The Pilanesburg Centre was open in May when we were there. They have done a very good job rebuilding the centre, but the service is poor, hopefully the service will improve. It is still a magic place to sit and watch the world go by as the the deck has been extended.

Paul

 

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when we completed work we would go up to the top of the mountain and look down onto the Pilanesburg Centre and the plains in front of it, a really awesome sight.

Talking about the Pilanesberg Centre, does anyone know if it has been rebuilt after the fire?  

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Hi soutie1981

nice to met another FOPS member. over the last 6 years we have been to 2 work parties and then we stay over in the FOPS tents for a couple of days in manyane. We were last there in April and had a great few days, even got to see a Leopard in a tree.

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Paul

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hi fish

my wife and me also belonged to fops until we returned to the uk in 93.we,ve booked a few nights at manyane camps in nov cant wait

 

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Ingwe

One of the reasons that we liked Lantana was that we were out in the open , we have had to move ( whilst working ) because of Lion, Elephants. Also once the Lantana has been killed it is amazing to see how the trees  grow and the animals come back into the area.

We had an area that we worked on over long weekends IE Easter. It was up a management road so we were away from the public, when we completed work we would go up to the top of the mountain and look down onto the Pilanesburg Centre and the plains in front of it, a really awesome sight.

Sue ( my wife ) sent me the news on Kwa Maritane, not very good as it sounds like it has been totally gutted. We are  enjoying your report on your trip to SA.

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Hi Ingwe

Lantana was our favourite job, we must be mad .

When were you at FOPS?

Thanks for the welcome.

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In 1996/97. I was with a boy scout troop and our leader was involved in FOPS.  I think I still have scratches on my arms from those lantana bushes Eye-wink

Did you see that Ceri posted in the campfire about a fire at Kwa Maritane?   Here 

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Welcome to the forum.  I hope you will join us in the chat threads where we talk about what we are seeing and hearing at the waterholes.

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Hi Ingwe

Lantana was our favourite job, we must be mad .

When were you at FOPS?

Thanks for the welcome.

Wink

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