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Phalaborwa Gate

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angiek
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Re: Congrats Phalaborwa Gate!!

Unread postby 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 postby 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 postby 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 postby 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 postby 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 postby 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 postby 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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