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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread post by Graham_5000 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:57 pm

Ncamsile Dlamini (ncamsile.dlamini@sanparks.org) sorted out a specific unit for us at Berg en Dal about about 18 months ago.
Kruger National Park, August 2016:

1 night Shimuwini
3 nights Punda Maria
2 nights Mopani
3 nights Talamati
1 night Crocodile Bridge

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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread post by Lesley Nyawo » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:21 am

Kaykay wrote:Hello all, Does anyone have a contact person at Berg 'n Dal for booking specific units? I know I got people at Satara & Lower Sabie previously from the forums that were sooo helpful and we got almost the exact ones we requested. Anyone? :pray:


Dear KayKay

Please contact colleagues at Berg en Dal as follows:

Camp Manager

Mr Peter Dlamini
peter.dlamini@sanparks.org

Duty Managers

Ms Sonika Smith
sonika.smith@sanparks.org

Ms Ncamsile Dlamini
ncamsile.Dlamini@sanparks.org

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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread post by andyaxa » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:23 pm

This is just a shout out to the managers at Biyamiti and Talamati! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
We emailed the camps, requesting specific units for our 3 nts in Biyamiti and 3 nights in Talamati for July, and Ms. Lucy Khaka (Talamati) and Mr Gordon Ramsden (Biyamiti) both responded within an hour! Thanks so much!!
KNP 2016- Shimuwini 23 July - Olifants 24, 25 July - Talamati 26,27,28 July - Biyamiti 29,30,31 July

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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:33 pm

Good to see Andy, thanks for the feedback! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread post by iLoveMeerkats! » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:58 am

THANK YOU! :gflower: THANK YOU! :gflower: THANK YOU! :gflower:

I too would like to give a shoutout and a huge THANK YOU for the amazing response that I received recently when requesting specific units. About a month ago I emailed my requests to the following:

Faith Mkonyeni, Satara THANK YOU! :gflower:

Mari Morland, Skukuza THANK YOU! :gflower:

Stephen Nel, Crocodile Bridge THANK YOU! :gflower:

Surprise Hlatshwayo, Biyamiti THANK YOU! :gflower:

Patience Mabaso, Lower Sabie THANK YOU! :gflower:

Nomonde Kgabage, Mopani THANK YOU! :gflower:

Michelle Nkuna, Letaba THANK YOU! :gflower:


Within 24 hours I had heard from every single one of them except for Olifants. ( I waited several weeks and emailed Olifants again but I still have not heard from them.)

I am so impressed and so very happy that I got everything that I requested. Big thank you to all staff for their attention to their guests. Well done.

Now, I just have to be patient and wait for October.

Kathleen

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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread post by RosemaryH » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:13 am

Hi iLoveMeerkats! :D Happy to hear you were able to secure the specific units you requested - hope you have a great time :thumbs_up:

I will forward your thanks and appreciation to all of the people you have mentioned. :D

Have you tried phoning Olifants Camp to confirm you are emailing the correct person. Worth a try. I know of someone being assisted by Olifants Camp in the same regard without any problems about a month ago.
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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread post by iLoveMeerkats! » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:14 pm

Thanks Rose - appreciate you forwarding my heartfelt thanks.

Re. Olifants: Phone calls are a bit of a pain as I am in the US. I will try emailing a different person. My original requests were sent to Lerato Khoza (lerato.khoza@sanparks.org), perhaps I have the email wrong. ??? I wonder if anyone else has communicated with Olifants by email lately. I am not overly concerned as we have a Best River View and any choice is really fine, but we do have our favorite (13).

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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:17 pm

Pls PM me your info (Res #, etc) and I will call them for you iLM ... promise not to mess with your booking in the meantime :whistle:

Otherwise, try these:
Duty Manager(s)
Themba Mnisi
email: themba.mnisi@sanparks.org
or
David Magagula
david.magagula@sanparks.org
Sawubona
Dalene

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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread post by arks » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:46 pm

I agree that phone calls from the USA are not a good option, not only for the expense involved, but also because of the 6/7 hour time difference -- much more from California! I also originally sent my request to Lerato Khoza, but received an out-of-office reply asking that emails rather be sent to David Magagula david.magagula@sanparks.org . However, the reply that I eventually received was from Malane Mabasa Malane.Mabasa@sanparks.org . I'd suggest perhaps sending your request to both? Hope you get your desired bungalow!
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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread post by Katja » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:50 pm

I sent emails to Themba Mnisi and David Magagula to ask for a specific unit at Olifants. I received a reply from Samora Mataboge (samora.mataboge@sanparks.org), so one more address you can try...

Good luck! :)
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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread post by iLoveMeerkats! » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:58 am

Thank you DB, arks, and Katja!

DB - your kindness always amazes me. No phone call needed just yet - let me first try some other email address. LOVE YOU! (And still have some extra room in Oct/Nov!)

arks - thanks again for your help again.

Katja - Haven't seen you since we met on that bridge way back when. How nice to "see" you again. Any trips to Kruger in your future???

I am always amazed at the friends that I have made on the forum - what an amazing family.

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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread post by iLoveMeerkats! » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:43 am

UPDATE on my Olifants request: I sent an email to themba.mnisi@sanparks.org and five minutes later, I had my choice. Thanks all! Now back to trying to be patient.

Thanks George - we too love October/November. But it is tooooooo far away though. :cry:

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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread post by csmoothe » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:36 pm

Hi All,

What is the best unit to try and get when in Talamati?

Thanks in advance

Chris

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Re: Requesting specific Accommodation.

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:55 pm

Hi Chris

There does not seem to be a favourite on the forums; but have a read here:- Accommodation photos

And a read here might assist you:- Talamati
Sawubona
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Contact Olifants and Lower Sabie?

Unread post by MSI » Wed May 04, 2016 5:00 pm

Hi.

I am trying to reserve specific rooms at Olifants and Lower Sabie in November. I emailed them at :

Lower Sabie: ramontsho.ramfolo@sanparks.org

Olifants: lerato.khoza@sanparks.org

After 2 weeks of no reply from the camps themselves, I also emailed: garth.holt@sanparks.org Last week but also no reply. Is there someone else I can request a specific unit number from?

For the record, Punda, Letaba, Berg and Pretoriuskop all got back to me in a timely manner. Just looking for a proper contact for Olifants and Sabie.

Thank you!


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