Stevenson Hamilton Memorial

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Hendrik van den Berg on April 8, 2008

These granite rocks/boulders are about 50m high, and are in memory of Stevenson Hamilton. He played a fundamental role in the success of the now famous Kruger National Park.

Major James Stevenson-Hamilton (October 2, 1867 - December 10, 1957) born in Ireland was the eldest of 9 children and heir to a family title and home at Fairholm, by Larkhall in Scotland. He is considered the father of the Kruger National Park, in South Africa.

James was known as Skukuza, a Shangaan name meaning either " he who sweeps clean" or "he who turns everything upside down", by his staff at Kruger National Park. Later in 1936 the main rest camp's name was changed from Sabie Bridge to Skukuza to honour him.

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  • Uploaded on April 8, 2008
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    by Hendrik van den Berg
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2008/03/30 14:05:31
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 70.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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