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Unread post by Safari Gal » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:28 pm

Our family fondly remember Obed who was the head waiter at Lower Sabie Restaurant about 30 years ago. We have often wondered what happened to him. He would recognise every one of our family members and greet us with a huge smile. If one family member was not there he immediately would enquire as to where and why they were not there!
Great chap.
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Unread post by Carol g » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:43 pm

Safari Gal I remember him too, always looked after us so well :gflower:
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Unread post by Safari Gal » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:51 pm

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Unread post by Safari Gal » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:09 pm

Another great Sanparks staff member is/was Timothy. He and Alfred (the latter sadly died several years ago I believe) lovingly looked after Jock Camp in the 90's. We spent many wonderful family celebrations there - my 50th, my daughter's 21st amongst others, in the days prior to the lodge being changed into a concession.
Timothy then moved to Berg en Dal where we saw him a few years ago. Wonder if he is still there.
What a fantastic camp Jock was.
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Unread post by SeanP » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:19 pm

Jerry from Biyamiti! He is fantastic... knows how to find the most special little things and is able to interpret the bush in such a wonderful way!

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Unread post by isinkwe » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:21 pm

Now , this is exactly what Krugerparking is all about, reading this reminds me that we should all take note of the staff that make our visits memorable, The Kruger staff , in my own experience, have been nothing but respectful and always extremely humble. I can highly recommend to all Krugerparkers, that we all take a few seconds out of our day to greet the staff that clean up after each and every one of us,
Is your braai/bungalow/campsite/ not always clean and ready for use when you arrive or even back from a morning drive ?
You will all find out that a smile and a thank you to the staff make the world of difference to your visit.
I have yet to find a miserable staff member in the Kruger,
WHY I hear you ask, Its because I take the time to greet all the staff and thank them for making my holiday easier and special.
A smile and a Thank you works wonders, give it a try :D , Your braai will be cleaned first in the morning.
I say a BIG THANK YOU to all the Kruger park staff.
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Unread post by beeerad » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:40 am

Hazel who worked at Satara reception for years and years was a true gem - could always manage to find us a bungalow when the camp was booked out!
Both Julius and Sipho from Olifants who introduced us to mountainbiking in the park.

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Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:46 pm

isinkwe wrote:Now , this is exactly what Krugerparking is all about, reading this reminds me that we should all take note of the staff that make our visits memorable, The Kruger staff , in my own experience, have been nothing but respectful and always extremely humble. I can highly recommend to all Krugerparkers, that we all take a few seconds out of our day to greet the staff that clean up after each and every one of us,Is your braai/bungalow/campsite/ not always clean and ready for use when you arrive or even back from a morning drive ?
You will all find out that a smile and a thank you to the staff make the world of difference to your visit. I have yet to find a miserable staff member in the Kruger,
WHY I hear you ask, Its because I take the time to greet all the staff and thank them for making my holiday easier and special.
A smile and a Thank you works wonders, give it a try
:D , Your braai will be cleaned first in the morning.
I say a BIG THANK YOU to all the Kruger park staff.


isinkwe :clap: :clap: I agree with your post 100% :thumbs_up:
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Re: Memorable staff members

Unread post by gabbisa » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:13 am

The person I remember as a child was Gus Adendorf and later in life Frank Watts (Shimiwini) Mark (Bateleur) and Vic Botes (Crocodile Bridge).

I sometimes forget my own name, but also the couple at Tsenze and Lydia at Tamboti

Thank you for all the nice memories. :clap:

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Re: Memorable staff members

Unread post by Kwela » Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:02 pm

Rodger and Elenor at Tsendse camp.They look after the camp as if it belonged to them.Every evening they will come around and have a chat to everyone in the camp this is something that should be taught to all the hospitality managers of the larger camps. Rodger posts on his facebook page daily making those that follow him jealous and long for the Kruger.If you ask Rodger to show you the owls he knows exactly where they are perched for the day.They have been at the camp since it opened and my wife and i try go visit them at least once a year,even if just a quick stop on our way past the camp.

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Re: Memorable staff members

Unread post by hilda » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:18 am

I agree with you 100% Isinkwe! Mutual respect is so important! :clap: :clap:


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