Safari Nostalgia

According to Wikipedia, the term nostalgia describes a longing for past eras and their personalities and events, especially the "good old days" of a few generations back recast in an idyllic light.

We started visiting the Kruger Park in 1995 and since then there have been many changes - most good but some not good. We used to love eating at the restaurants - the food was good with great service and the waiters had many exciting bush-tails to tell us!

In our opinion, when the restaurants were outsourced the quality of food and service declined and of course prices increased.

So for those of you that have been visiting the Kruger Park for many years, here are a few menus from way back when that may make you reminisce about those times...

Safari Nostalgia - Menus

And here is the recent menu from the Selati Train restaurant in Skukuza camp, Kruger park, for you to compare to the old menus...

Safari Nostalgia - Postcards

Pretoriuskop camp date unknownPretoriuskop camp date unknown
Shingwedzi camp 1950sShingwedzi camp 1950s
leopard crossing road 1950sleopard crossing road 1950s
elephants crossing road 1950selephants crossing road 1950s
Olifants camp 1960sOlifants camp 1960s
Satara camp 1960sSatara camp 1960s
Satara camp 1970sSatara camp 1970s
Kruger Chrstmas card 1970Kruger Chrstmas card 1970
Satara camp 1980sSatara camp 1980s
Letaba camp 1982Letaba camp 1982
Skukuza camp 1980sSkukuza camp 1980s
punda maria camp 1980spunda maria camp 1980s

Postcard sources: South African postcards Facebook page

Safari Nostalgia - other items

Then there is the old tray mat or tray cloth that we use as our sightings board at home...

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