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Re: Andrew Desmet - Messages of support

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:09 pm

Here is the WCCA winner on the night, Andrew Desmet:

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Website Community Choice Award, , Presented by SANParks CEO, Dr. David Mabunda, assisted by SANParks CFO, Mr Themba Mabilane & ME Corporate Services, wanda mkuts by dinkybird, on Flickr

Andrew, posing for a pic just for the forums:
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Re: Andrew Desmet - Messages of support

Unread post by Stark » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:21 am

Andrew is an inspiration!
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Re: Andrew Desmet - Messages of support

Unread post by Carol g » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:40 am

I'm so pleased to see Andrew up and looking better :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Andrew Desmet - Messages of support

Unread post by hilda » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:15 pm

Congratulations again Andrew! Wishing you a speedy, FULL recovery! :clap: :clap:
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Back room staff, little recognition

Unread post by Tollie » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:36 pm

Compliments to Tertius Niewoudt who handled my Advanced Day Visitor Reservation. Courteous and efficient. If only all service delivery could be like that! :clap:

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Re: Back room staff, little recognition

Unread post by RosemaryH » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:18 pm

Hi Tollie

Thanks for the posting your compliment. I will pass it on :thumbs_up:

:clap: :clap: Tertius Niewoudt at Central Reservations :clap: :clap: Keep up the great service.

Tollie, enjoy your vist :popcorn: Come back and share your sightings :)
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Compliments regarding restaurants closures update

Unread post by bert » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:49 pm

Because i will be in Kruger next year during march i have received a email from SANparks explaining which restaurants in which camps will be closed during my stay.
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Re: Compliments regarding restaurants closures update

Unread post by Sandybabe » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:03 pm

I appreciate that it is a good thing that we have been advised, can't say they have staggered them much as they all overlap and for the time we are visiting from the UK all three camps we are staying in will not have any restaurant facilities available, we are not sure what we are going to do, as travelling straight from JNB airport to Pretoriouskop we may not have time to get any shopping enroute or room in the car to carry much as four adults travelling with luggage. Will the shops in the camps be stocking extra to allow for all visitors to be self catering? Also we are not great bbq people only have one or two a year at the most in the UK so we were relying on the restaurants in the camps for at least one meal a day. I shall definitely be tying my yellow ribbon to the car in the hope that someone takes pity on the starving overseas visitors. Such a shame we are bringing people to see South Africa for the first time this is quite a let down for us. :(

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Re: Compliments regarding restaurants closures update

Unread post by bert » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:08 pm

Hi Sandybabe
During my recent stay found that the shops where well stocked
And not many people did go out for dinner during my stay

The most were at Satara, and that were only the odd 20 tables

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Re: Back room staff, little recognition

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:51 pm

Tollie, thank you for your post. I could not agree more :gflower:
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Re: Compliments regarding restaurants closures update

Unread post by RosemaryH » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:27 pm

Hi Bert :D I have passed your thanks on to Joep :thumbs_up:
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Re: Back room staff, little recognition

Unread post by barryels » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:08 pm

Wonderful to see another positive post, complimenting SANParks personnel in such a way :thumbs_up: .

Thank you Tollie for taking the time and effort to do it, it is appreciated :clap: :clap: .
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Excellent service in Tankwa

Unread post by proacc » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:18 pm

We visited Tankwa (Elandsberg) last week and I have to compliment the staff on their outstanding service. :clap: :clap: :clap:

On our way to Tankwa I had my first flat tyre. :wall: I tried to fix it, but the plugs would not seal the puncture. (It was quite a nasty cut.) I mentioned the flat tyre we had, when arriving at reception and was told that the workshop could fix it when they open the next morning. The next morning I drove back to the workshop and dropped off the flat tyre. What a surprise when the fixed tyre was delivered to our chalet that same afternoon, together with quotes from dealers in Calvinia and Ceres for replacement tyres. They even had transport options for a tyre from town, if needed.

On new year's eve we had a snake in our bathroom at about 11pm. I contacted the person on duty on the emergency radio. Within half an hour the Park Manager Conrad Strauss arrived at our chalet to remove the snake. :clap: :clap:

(To round it off we had a further two punctures on our way out - both back tyres at the same time. Luckily I was able to plug them and reach home safely.)

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Re: Excellent service in Tankwa

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:21 pm

Always a pleasure to hear about great service........ :thumbs_up:

Well done Tankwa.......... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Excellent service in Tankwa

Unread post by Grantmissy » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:55 pm

Well done Tankwa Karoo NP :clap: :clap: :clap:
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