Here is where I first met Andre, ZS6WPX, at the Johannesburg International Airport.
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) and his wife Magda.
Andre Junior. Here is young Andre sending CW.
Young Magda. Son of Andre and his XYL.
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
WJ2O- Dave. We took a short trip on this steam engine driven train.
Going around the corner and down the hill.
At the end of the ride we come to the waterfall which is the namesake for Waterval Boven.
Resting at the waterfall park is Andre’s wife and kids
Kruger Park Cabanas.
At the park there are several camps where you can spend the night. Our first night was spent here.
Another perspective of the cabanas
Grass roof,. I was really interested in how they used grass for the roofing material.
Close up of the roof from the outside.
Giant ant hill at Kruger national Park.
Rhinoceros… also live in South Africa but here is a Giraffe.
Another camp. Here’s where we spent our 2nd night in the park.
Wildebeests, also called gnus. I didn’t get out of the car and try to start a conversation with it.
Kruger Park monkey
My car rental. With Magda helping Dad pack.
A typical roadway inside Kruger National Park.
Another perspective of the park.
Zebras at the National park
Close up of Zebras.
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
Licensing: Refer to the section on 3DAØ.
Trip Statistics Report
Kenwood TS-850 Transceiver
486-DX Laptop Computer
Heathkit Micromatic Keyer
Customs: This was a walk by and no questions were asked.