On Safari In The 1930's


ON SAFARI IN THE MOTOR A visitor records the wildlife in South Africa’s Kruger National Park in the 1930s. The sanctuary, which had been established as the Sabie Game Reserve in 1898 in an effort to stem the number of animals lost to hunting, was expanded northwards in 1926 to create a vast area in which the creatures could live in peace. There were as yet few roads. Today’s safari-goers are in general far more enlightened about etiquette in the wild, and would almost certainly not venture this close to such a predator without a guide. The photographer’s car is, we think, a late-1920s Fiat; one can only hope that the cameraman responsible for this picture was safely enclosed inside a second vehicle.