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 Post subject: Re: Plaques / Park Benches
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:25 am 
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Sorry to hear about your Dad Marge....

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 Post subject: Re: Plaques / Park Benches
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:29 am 
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My sincere condolences, Marge !
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Also who does one contact regarding having a bench or plaque in the Park?

Have a read here: Purchasing a memorial bench in Kruger


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 Post subject: Heading for Satara???
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:32 am 
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Hallo Everyone!!!

Some of you might already know about this and I would like any help you guys out there can offer.

Last year I had a memorial Bench erected in honour of my late Grandmother. The bench was placed in front of the restaurant against the fence at Satara.

If you are going to Satara any time soon, are you able to please let me know how the bench is going? Is it still in a good condition and being looked after? Can one still read the plaque or has it now faded to nothing?

Anything at all will be greatly appreciated! A pic would mean the world to me!!! I don't know when I will be able to go next as I have University commitments... Image

Thank you EVERYONE!!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Heading for Satara???
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Hi there Maddie.. :D

Here is a pic of the bench and plaque.. plaque is not in the best shape I am afraid, the writing is starting to come of...

People did look at me with a strange expression on their face for photographing a bench.. but then again I have done much worse in this camp. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Heading for Satara???
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Hi DotDan!! :yaya:

Thank you so much for this!! The bench looks a bit sad to be honest, I must get onto someone about this... It's only been a year now, surely they must maintain it.

Thank you sooooo much for going to the trouble!!!

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 Post subject: Memorial Bench - Photographs Please
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:42 pm 
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PLEASE HELP

My mother-in-law, Dawn Bell, passed away in July 2010. My father-in-lawn, Stan Bell, passed away many years ago and now they are finally together again. We have had a memorial bench erected in their honour at Pafuri Picnic site.
We currently live in Geneva, Switzerland and will only be back on vacation in South Africa & the Kruger Park in June 2011 so are unable to see the bench.
Please would anyone visiting Pafuri over the next few months be so kind as to take a photograph of the bench & the view from the bench and either post on the forum or email to me.

Wording on the bench:-
In Loving Memory Of
STAN & DAWN BELL
"Sit and Enjoy Our Awesome View"

Thank you in advance.
Jen

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 Post subject: Re: Memorial Bench - Photographs Please
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Hi

One last request - PLEASE if anyone will be at Pafuri Picnic site over the next couple of months I would really appreciate any photo's of the memorial bench (details above).
Please would you be so kind as to PM them to me as this thread will be removed shortly.

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 Post subject: Re: Memorial Bench - Photographs Please
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Hi Jen
I went to Pafuri picnic site on the 28th and as promised went to have a look if I could find the bench...
I couldn't find it and asked Frank if he knew where I could find it.
He knew exactly what I was talking about and said they delivered the bench the previous week but didn't send the correct spanner with to assemble it (which would have been the next day)
He showed me on a hand drawn map where the bench was going to be set up and then took me to the spot...
Here are some pics taken from the spot the bench is standing now.
Frank with the map
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The map... The bench is the star on the left of the the word river
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This Buffalo walked by while I was standing there
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If you would like me to mail you the original photo's you can just pm me your email address.

Hope it helps! I must say they do have an awesome view...

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 Post subject: Re: Memorial Bench - Photographs Please
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Thanks for the photo's, Bushbaby30 !


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 Post subject: Re: Memorial Bench - Photographs Please
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I just had a teary moment... :(

Thankyou BB30 for giving this to Jen. I can just imagine how proud she and her family feels now. And what an awesome view!! :dance:

Jen... :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Memorial Bench - Photographs Please
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Bushbaby30 - Wonderful of you to take the pics and post them here.

Jen must be so happy!

What a special place to have a memorial bench erected - :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Memorial Bench - Photographs Please
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Dear BushBaby 30 -
Thank you so much for taking the time to find out the information, take the photographs & post them for me. I am crying as I type this!
Thank you sooooooooooooooo much it really means so much to see it - hopefully I will get to visit it myself in June.

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 Post subject: Re: Memorial Bench - Photographs Please
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To everyone else - thanks so much for your kind words! I can't begin to express what it means - lets hope many people get enjoyment out of sitting on that bench!

I am also so grateful to Bushbaby30, who took the time to do this for a complete stranger :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Purchasing a memorial bench in Kruger
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New contact details:

Gerson Sekwena
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Tel: 013 735 4201
Fax: 013 735 4059
gerson.sekwena@sanparks.org

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 Post subject: Memorial Benches....
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I know questions re this topic have been raised before, i just cant find them. :wall:

My dear friend passed away Nov 2nd last year, our circle of friends and family are keen to erect a bench if at all possible, as her greatest passion in life was Kruger, her fav camp Baluli.

Please peeps some advice on who to contact. :pray:

Thanx LOuise :D


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