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 Post subject: Re: Congrats Phalaborwa Gate!!
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:06 am 
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Congrats :dance:
Always been one of my favourite gates.
What ever happened to the old oom that used to work there years ago, he always wore a vest and uniform pants, but never a shirt?


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 Post subject: Re: Congrats Phalaborwa Gate!!
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angiek,
Not sure if we're talking about the same "oom".. he was Dutch and married to an Afrikaans lady. They both worked at the gate. I saw them again in the 80's, where they both worked in the Satara shop. They must be retired by now. I was actually in their house once, he loved a pint or two. 8)

Long loooong before them, Mr and Mrs Wilkie were the custodians of the Phalaborwa Gate.


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 Post subject: The shop at Phalaborwa gate
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Hi everyone,

We are leaving through Phalaborwa gate this time and haven't been there for a few years, please could anyone tell me if that lovely craft/gift shop is still there and what time it opens.

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 Post subject: Re: The shop at Phalaborwa gate
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The shop is still there and they open with the gate in the morning as far as I know. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: The shop at Phalaborwa gate
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We really like the cafe/craft shop because its food is well priced and the crafts are made locally rather than the stuff available in the shops inside the park. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: The shop at Phalaborwa gate
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Thanks for your help I agree, they sold good genuine crafts. I'm so pleased I will be able to go and have another shop there.

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 Post subject: Re: The shop at Phalaborwa gate
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We were just there in June, and the shop is still there and still as lovely as ever. :thumbs_up:

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