ZS – Waterval Boven, South Africa

Dates: 16 to 30 October 1996

Callsign: WJ2O/ZS6

ZS – Waterval Boven, South Africa 2024-04-17T22:40:14-05:00

I was invited to stay at the home of Andrew, ZS6WPX.

He and his family reside in a small village called Waterval Boven (the v’s are pronounced like f’s).

It is in the North Eastern region of the country and about 3-1/2 hours from Johannesburg by car.

That is little Magda (Andre’s daughter) at the end of the driveway. The tower in the back we just finished erecting

Andre’s home served as an excellent base point of operations as from there we made one trip into Kruger National Park and two different trips into Swaziland (see section on 3DAØ).

Andre, ZS6WPX

Here is where I first met Andre, ZS6WPX, at the Johannesburg International Airport.

Magda, Andre’s daughter

That is little Magda (Andre’s daughter) at the end of the driveway. The tower in the back we just finished erecting

Andre’s Family

Andre (ZS6WPX) and his wife

Andre (ZS6WPX) and his wife Magda.

Andre Junior

Andre Junior. Here is young Andre sending CW.

Young Magda

Young Magda. Son of Andre and his XYL.

Traditional dinner

Traditional dinner. I don’t remember what it’s called but it’s a traditional South African dinner which is cooked in this pot outdoors

Steam Engine Train Ride

WJ2O- Dave

WJ2O- Dave. We took a short trip on this steam engine driven train.


Going around the corner and down the hill.

Waterval Boven

At the end of the ride we come to the waterfall which is the namesake for Waterval Boven.

waterfall park

Resting at the waterfall park is Andre’s wife and kids

Kruger National Park

Kruger Park Cabanas

Kruger Park Cabanas.
At the park there are several camps where you can spend the night. Our first night was spent here.

Kruger National Park Cabanas

Another perspective of the cabanas

Kruger Park front porch

Front porch

Grass roof in Kruger Park Cabanas

Grass roof,. I was really interested in how they used grass for the roofing material.

Grass Roof

Close up of the roof from the outside.

Giant ant hill at Kruger national Park

Giant ant hill at Kruger national Park.

Wild boar

Wild boar.

Wildlife in Kruger National Park

More wildlife.

Giraffe in Kruger National Park

Rhinoceros… also live in South Africa but here is a Giraffe.

A camp in Kruger National Park

Another camp. Here’s where we spent our 2nd night in the park.

Wildebeests in Kruger National Park

Wildebeests, also called gnus. I didn’t get out of the car and try to start a conversation with it.

Kruger Park monkey

Kruger Park monkey

Dave's Car rental

My car rental. With Magda helping Dad pack.

roadway inside Kruger National Park

A typical roadway inside Kruger National Park.

Kruger National Park

Another perspective of the park.

Zebras in Kruger National Park

Zebras at the National park

Kruger park Zebras

Close up of Zebras.

Kruger National Park river

Park River



Mozambique (C9). We are on the South Africa side of Mozambique border crossing. We didn’t go in, just looking.


WJ2O/ZS6 QSL Card front
WJ2O/ZS6 QSL Card back


Refer to the section on 3DAØ.


Kenwood TS-850 Transceiver
486-DX Laptop Computer
Heathkit Micromatic Keyer
Inverted Vees


This was a walk by and no questions were asked.

Travel route