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Re: Congrats Phalaborwa Gate!!

Unread post by angiek » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:06 am

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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Re: Congrats Phalaborwa Gate!!

Unread post by Bennievis » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:49 pm

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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The shop at Phalaborwa gate

Unread post by toneyridge » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:50 am

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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Re: The shop at Phalaborwa gate

Unread post by DrPhil » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:06 pm

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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Re: The shop at Phalaborwa gate

Unread post by threedogs » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:39 pm

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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Re: The shop at Phalaborwa gate

Unread post by toneyridge » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:02 pm

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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Re: The shop at Phalaborwa gate

Unread post by Stark » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:02 pm

We were just there in June, and the shop is still there and still as lovely as ever. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate

Unread post by Elsa » Sun May 15, 2016 5:33 pm

Entrance Gate of the Year went to Phalaborwa Gate

Total SA’s Pansy Mekwa, Nxanatseni Regional Manager - Reuben Ngwenya, Phalaborwa Gate Official – Tiyisela Patrick Vukeya and KNP Managing Executive, Glenn Phillips

Photo 3 - Entrance Gate of the Year goes to Phalaborwa Gate-.jpg

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Re: Phalaborwa Gate

Unread post by MATTHYS » Sun May 15, 2016 6:32 pm

Entrance Gate of the Year went to Phalaborwa Gate


Congratulations :gflower: , Phalaborwa Gate :clap:
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate

Unread post by Grantmissy » Mon May 16, 2016 9:30 am

:D Well done Phalaborwa Gate :clap: :clap: :clap:
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