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 Post subject: Berg en Dal Sightings
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:46 pm 
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:D Greetings from Berg & Dal :shock:

Yes you read correctly - not Biyamiti any more. I have in a moment of total madness :? accepted the position as Hospitality Manager at Berg & Dal and our life has had some major changes in the last couple of weeks. I am a little busy playing catch-up at the moment and have unfortunately not been able to attend to my cyber guest. Things are progressing well in terms of me understanding my new world and hopefully I will be back in cyber space in the not too distant future.

We have been very fortunate at Berg & Dal so far seeing the big five a couple of times - even leopard - as well as civet, genets and big herds of kudu. 8)

To the Biyamiti faithful - thank you for your support - it still is the best Bush camp in Kruger. Now comes the work to make Berg & Dal the best Rest camp as well.

Warm regards from the bush.
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Congratulations, Stephen :clap:
Berg-en-dal is a great camp.
May I invite you and your family to the forum braai on the 11th August, I think we will need you to keep the dutchies in order :wink:


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Congratulations, Stephen!
I wish you all the best for your work in Berg-en-Dal.

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Freda wrote:
Congratulations, Stephen :clap:
Berg-en-dal is a great camp.
May I invite you and your family to the forum braai on the 11th August, I think we will need you to keep the Saffies in order :wink:


Nico wrote:
Congratulations Stephen.
May I invite you and your famili to the forum braai on the 11th August, I think we will need you to keep the Saffie's in order. :wink:


Great minds think alike. :thumbs_up:



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Congratulations, Stephen. I hope you to meet you at the B&D Forum Braai. And I'm looking forward to see a Berg & Dal Rest Camp sightings thread here soon. :-D


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Freda wrote:
Congratulations, Stephen :clap:
Berg-en-dal is a great camp.
May I invite you and your family to the forum braai on the 11th August, I think we will need you to keep the dutchies in order :wink:
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And congratulations, Stephen! Obviously the forum braai is going to be one of your bigger new challenges :roll: :lol:


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:cry: :cry: :cry:

I was looking forward to meet you in september!

On the other hand we''ll have an extra reason to pull over in B&D.

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And congratulations, Stephen! Obviously the forum braai is going to be one of your bigger new challenges :roll: :lol:


And lots of free gifts. If i were you ill take a empty hamper with me. The dutchies could bring their stoopwafels, drop (for the kids) and haagse hopjes (also for the kids) and Gwen could donate her wooden shoes which Nico could paint for you
Just a few loose thoughts :hmz:

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Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:47 pm 
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Sounds all great, Bert! Just hope they leave the "maatjes" in Holland: too much crocs would try to join :wink:

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Congratulation Stephen :clap: on your new post at B&D, I am sure in no time at all you will have it right up to Biyamiti standard.

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 Post subject: Berg & Dal
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:51 pm 
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Hi Stephen,
I shall be in Bergendal in November for 5 nights so am looking forward to meeting you. We will be staying in one of the bungalows, my brother, sister-in-law and husband. I can't tell you how much we are looking forward to it. We were last in the Kruger in 1999 when we celebrated our Golden Wedding.
Reading about your sightings is really exciting and I just hope the animals are still around in November.


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Hi Stephen

Congrats on your promotion. I know B&D will be "tops" in no time!

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Congratulations Stephen on the new post!
I was looking forward to meeting you when we stay in Biyamiti in September and lucky for me we are staying in B&D too!!


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 Post subject: Berg & Dal Sightings
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:18 pm 
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:D Greetings from Berg En Dal

Thank you very much for all the well wishes - I will hopefully see quite a number of you in the next couple of months (and be at the braai of course - to keep you all in place :wink: ). Those of you who will not be able to make it, well we will just have to post a braai for you - won't we?

Was doing a trip to Skukuza and back yesterday - had to go and see the bosses to assure them I am not just spending time in the bush.

It was quite productive, even though we saw no cats (I keep on telling me that is just a bonus when you do find them). Elephant, rhino and buffalo on the way to Skukuza and a number of other smaller stuff. Not too bad for mid-day travelling.

Coming back we were in less of a hurry and had some time to amaze ourselves in the beauty of the sun setting golden in the west - quite spectacular 8) . We saw rhino, elephant and buffalo again. We also came upon a lovely group of kudu cows with one bull. The bull had a pair of very narrow placed horns - but so elegant walking through bush.

We had a number of hyenas on the way back as well and one bitch was walking the tar road - she was almost coming back on the beautiful side of ugly :roll: . She was very pregnant as well and I would love to be at the den for the new arrivals. There are a number of very active hyena culverts on the tar road to Skukuza and most of the time at least one is out on the road.

About five km from Berg en Dal we had another group of buffalo in the road - that of coarse will help with the lion sightings as well - and we had quite a good nr of that around the last while.

Time to sign off

Warm regards from the bush :D

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Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:24 pm 
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Hi Stephen,
So good to hear ferom you once more. There was something of a vacuum without any postings from you. Will be in the park from Friday and hope to meet you at BD. :D


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