This collection brings further stories of life in the Kruger park as the wife of a game ranger. After eleven years in the remote Mahlangeni region they are transferred, first to Crocodile Bridge and then to Pretorius Kop. Fully at peace in the wild and lonely landscapes of the North, Kobie fears she will never adapt to the relatively people-populated southern area. It takeThis collection brings further stories of life in the Kruger park as the wife of a game ranger. After eleven years in the remote Mahlangeni region they are transferred, first to Crocodile Bridge and then to Pretorius Kop. Fully at peace in the wild and lonely landscapes of the North, Kobie fears she will never adapt to the relatively people-populated southern area. It takes time, but eventually she is able to acknowlege that the move has shown her "other Edens" and has given her a store of the new and precious memories. Foremost among these memories is the unique experience of raising Leo, an abandoned lion cub. It is a facinating and emotional encounter with the king of the beasts, which brings her and her family equal measures of joy and sorrow....
|Title||:||All Things Wild And Wonderful|
|Number of Pages||:||275 Pages|
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All Things Wild And Wonderful Reviews
We bought this book in the Kruger National Park gift shop. It is stories of a game warden's family, written by his wife. She is a delighttful story teller and we enjoyed the memories of our game trips in the park. We like her other book better, but this one was still fun. If anyone wants to borrow it from us, let us know!
Reading this book was like revisiting the beautiful bush of Kruger in South Africa. A beautiful tale of solidarity between humans and wild beasts...makes you change your perspective towards all the 'dangerous' wilderness. A nice read for the admirers of all things wild and wonderful!!
An emotional novel, peppered with humour. A great read about Kobie and her family's life in the Kruger National park. Makes me want to go back there.
I was nine years old when we visited South Africa, I was in the airport bookshop with my mum. She asked what book she should get, and seeing All Things Wild and Wonderful I thought it looked pretty and showed it to her. She liked it and bought it. She read it that day and passed it on to me - it proved to be a great inflight read and I loved it. A few years later I read it again and I was surprised how many things I hadn't picked up on. But I still loved it. I admit - it isn't the best written book ever - but it does make a great read and leaves you smiling until the end.Don't be put off by the limited number of reviews, just enjoy the chance to experience the South African Kruger National park as it truly is. I fell in love with Leo and afterwards I always had a dream to own a lion myself. Which is never going to happen. But still. It's possible.
Another great book by Kobie Kruger. This is a must read for anyone interested in safaris / africa, or for anyone who has wanted to go on a safari in africa. It's written by a game ranger's wife and tells the emotional tale of life in Kruger National Park. Her love for Kruger is immense and compels the user to read the book in one sitting. It's an easy read, and one which makes you envious of her ability to shun the excesses of modern life and get back to basics. I also love hearing about all her orphan animals.
This book brings both happy and sad tears to my eyes. Kobie Kruger is hilarious and wonderfully conveys her emotions and surroundings in an elegant and easy-to-read style. One of my favourite books of all time.
I'm less impressed then I was with Mahlangeni. It's worth reading if the original is read first.
Loved this book