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 Post subject: Fantastic service at Olifants, Orpen and Mopani in KNP
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:06 pm 
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We've just returned from a fantastic trip, and there are certain individuals I would like to single out for brilliant service:

Our first camp was Olifants on the 21st of September. Walking out to the car, I saw that my left rear tire was looking decidedly limp. I had just begun to haul out the jack and spare wheel etc, when Bennett Ndlovu (hope I've spelt that right) arrived in a Park bakkie and proceeded to jack the vehicle up, remove the tire, put it in the back of his bakkie, take it away, repair it, then bring it back 15 minutes later and put it back on the car. He was not asked to do this, and just offered to. High praise to this man for going the extra mile!!!

We stayed in Tamboti from the Wednesday through the Friday and the 2 ladies who run the shop at Orpen were friendly, funny and an absolute joy. Well done, ladies :) :thumbs_up:

At Mopani on Saturday the 28th of September we went to the restaurant for dinner . We had 3 SUPERB meals, so definitely a huge thank you and hats off to the restaurant staff!! Special mention to our waiter, Obed Gezani for friendly and highly efficient service. This experience was a true delight.

This was followed by a night drive from Mopani with our guide Amos. I did not get his surname unfortunately, but thank you to him for a lovely experience. His knowledge and skill were impressive, and a lovely man all round.

It is wonderful to see that things are improving by leaps and bounds in KNP. Keep it up!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Fantastic service at Olifants, Orpen and Mopani in KNP
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Thanks for the feedback Porridge :thumbs_up: . It is things like this that let you go back time and again :dance: .

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 Post subject: Re: Fantastic service at Olifants, Orpen and Mopani in KNP
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So nice to hear such positive feedback :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Fantastic service at Olifants, Orpen and Mopani in KNP
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Thanks Porridge.............we also enjoy eating at Mopani!!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Fantastic service at Olifants, Orpen and Mopani in KNP
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I'm going to move this over to Under the Ubuntu Tree shortly so it can be picked up more easily by Rosemary and SANParks.

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 Post subject: Re: Fantastic service at Olifants, Orpen and Mopani in KNP
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I just have to second the OP, I have been to Tamboti twice in the past two years. Each time the check-in and service at Orpen, from the gatekeeper to the office staff, was just amazing. And I have to agree also that the service in the little shop at Orpen is always friendly and fun.

Tamboti was one of the first places I visited after returning to South Africa from living abroad for many years - and it was such a good choice. Made me really, really happy be back home.


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 Post subject: Re: Fantastic service at Olifants, Orpen and Mopani in KNP
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Well done to all the sanparks staff concerned:clap:
Keep up the good work and service
We appreciate your efforts :dance:
So nice to read of such good service :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Fantastic service at Olifants, Orpen and Mopani in KNP
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:clap: :clap: Stunning compliments :D :D
Thanks for taking the time and well done to the staff being complimented :D :D

Good job Bennett :thumbs_up:

I too find the staff at Orpen shop very friendly :D

Obed and Amos :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:

I will pass these on :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Fantastic service at Olifants, Orpen and Mopani in KNP
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Good news and well done.

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