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#1 Big_Dog

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Posted 05 October 2014 - 08:47 PM

Howdy all,

Something I recently stumbled upon online is 'Custos'. A South African National Parks magazine about nature, wildlife and the parks that ran from the early 70's to the early 90's. At the moment I've only been able to find a few scant issues and articles on the web but am in the process of procuring all the issues. It seems really good, with great info, exciting sightings recorded, occasional articles by scientists and excellent pictures.
With a fair few vintage trip reports on here I wondered if many other safaritalker's are familiar with this great magazine and possibly even contributed to it?


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Posted 08 October 2014 - 03:22 PM

Haven't heard of this, but it sounds like I would enjoy it. I saw the SANParks page that says they are selling the whole bundle of PDFs...is that what you're doing? If so, can you let us know how much that costs?


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Posted 08 October 2014 - 11:40 PM

@Marks - Yeah that's what I'm doing, in contact about it now.  R280 for all the DVDs with all the issues on, R80 for postage to outside SA. :)


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Posted 09 October 2014 - 01:36 AM

That's really quite reasonable. I'm thinking this might fill a void that Africa Geographic has left, at least for as long as it takes to read them all.



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Posted 09 October 2014 - 04:39 PM

I agree! It's a shame AG is no longer in physical copy form. :(
Also a shame physical copies of older issues are now very hard to find!


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Posted 10 October 2014 - 11:24 AM

Travel Africa is pretty good too, as you probably know, but their digital delivery is a bit of a pain. AG used to just let you download PDFs for easy reading on any tablet or computer. But I'll take what I can get!


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Posted 10 October 2014 - 11:32 AM

I'll just have to produce more regular issues of the Safaritalk Magazine... ;)


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Posted 11 October 2014 - 07:23 AM

Monthly editions should do it, eh Game Warden? ;)


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 04:42 PM

Yep, that'll certainly help!



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 09:39 PM

Travel Africa is pretty good too, as you probably know, but their digital delivery is a bit of a pain. AG used to just let you download PDFs for easy reading on any tablet or computer. But I'll take what I can get!

 

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I'd never heard of Travel Africa, which isn't currently available where I live.

 

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Wow! It whetted my appetite for further travel.

 

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 01:10 PM

@Tom Kellie

Travel Africa does their e-magazines through zinio.com. If that website isn't blocked for you, then you should be able to read the magazines directly in your internet browser.







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