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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread postby Thalie » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:15 pm

Hello Kaykay,
In order to request specific accommodation at Lower Sabie I tried two e-mail addresses that were mentioned on the forum - bongile.louw@sanparks.org. and dorcus.nxumalo@sanparks.org. (MRS Nxumalo as I found out ... :redface: ). I told them the unit numbers that we'd prefer and some alternatives. Dorcus replied immediately, saying that we'd get two of the units we wanted; Bongile replied quite a while later (apologizing for not getting back to us earlier) and said that while they'd try to give us our preferred units, they could not guarantee it as they receive 70% special requests for accommodation.
We'll see what happens when we get there - I guess they really try to do their best to give people the units they'd like, but it doesn't always work out. At least we tried, and I'm sure none of the LSTU units are really bad (we booked those, too). Good luck! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread postby inyanga 1 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:12 am

brewersfriend wrote:We have reserved BD2U (bungalows) at Lower Sabie they were made at 4 separate times ( made when they became available) but now all grouped under one Reservation number - will we be given just the one bungalow or will we have to move around?
As clear as mud -eh!

we had this issue when we extended our stay in matamata adding an extra day from nossob.

At a quiet time on reservations we dropped the two matamata bookings thus freeing them up for booking en bloc a minute later.

As Elsa points out the camps are pretty good at optimising the chalet usage. When you arrive just check the allocation period covers all four days. Since the person who could be allocated them isn't there yet it won't be a problem....you could of course email them nearer the time. :whistle:
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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread postby minettest » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:13 am

Good day who can I email to request specific unit at timboti. Thanks
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28/06/16 - tamboti
29/06/16 - tamboti
30/06/16 - tamboti
1/07/16 - berg en dal
2/07/16 - berg en dal
3/07/16 - lower sabie
4/07/16 - lower sabie
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6/07/16 - crocodile bridge

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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:33 pm

You need to contact the Orpen camp for that.

john n poppy wrote:I've now had a very pleasant reply from Paul Kubayi about my Tamboti request


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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread postby Snoobab » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:51 am

Does anyone by any chance have an e-mail address for Crocodile Bridge Camp? Secondly how long before the booking date can you request specific accommodation?

Many Thanks

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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:32 am

You can send a mail to stephen.nel@sanparks.org.

Also find Camp mail/Tel #'s

I always do mine about 3 weeks prior to my visit but I see others seem to request it as soon as they have done their reservation.
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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread postby Leanawel » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:52 am

Regarding requesting specific accommodation, I want to give special compliments to DORCUS NXUMALO of Lower Sabie who handled my special requests for the past few years in such a friendly way. She always responds almost immediately and is always doing her utmost best to accommodate our wishes.

Thank you, DORCUS :gflower:

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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread postby papop » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:23 pm

Hello,

I just booked 6 nights in KNP for March 2016.
It is in 6 month....Do you think I have to send my special requests to the camps now?
Or should I wait?
If sending now, I'm afraid they forget them!
Thanks for your advices.
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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread postby Dikkes » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:47 pm

Hi papop,

I have asked for a specific bungalow 9 months in advance. Received a reply to say it's done. When we arrived i was shown that it was put on the system the day i got the reply. Needless to say i was very happy.
Was i lucky?

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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread postby papop » Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:59 pm

Many thanks Dikkes, I have sent the requests!

Unfortunately the one sent to Punda Maria felt. I used this address: garth.holt@sanparks.org.
Does anybody knows if it is the good address?
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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:59 pm

You can try sydwell.shirinda@sanparks.org
and in the mean time I will try and find out for you papop.
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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:13 pm

Lesley Nyawo wrote:The requests can be directed to the following colleagues as follows:

Sydwell Shirinda
Duty Manager - Punda Maria Rest Camp
sydwell.shirinda@sanparks.org

Or

Garth Holt
Hospitality Manager – Punda Maria Restcamp
garth.holt@sanparks.org

I have spoken to Garth just now, he has assured me that his email is in good order, it could be our server that may have been down, hence some mails were returned. Sydwell's email address has been listed above as an alternative contact person.
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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread postby papop » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:33 pm

Hello Elsa, and thanks for what you have done. Sydewell just sent me back positive answer.
Should get one of the requested tents in Punda!
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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread postby papop » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:48 pm

Need help again!
I sent a request to letaba 2 weeks ago, and I am still without any answer!
If somebody can tell me if the email address I used is the right one:michelle.nkuna@sanparks.org?
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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:02 pm

That one should be the correct one but if still no response then try

winslow.ntlhamu@sanparks.org
or martin.mmako@sanparks.org
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