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Re: Andrew Desmet - Messages of support

Unread post by Philip1 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:08 pm

Andrew and Family, i know this is a bit long, but always remember these words. God Bless. :pray:

Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."

He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."


:pray: Get well soon. :pray:
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Re: Andrew Desmet - Messages of support

Unread post by hilda » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:09 pm

Just to get out of the intensive care unit is enough to make one feel so much better Andrew! Glad you have started walking! Wishing you a speedy recovery! :clap: :clap:

Thank you DinkyBird for posting. :gflower:

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Re: Bridgeman the inspiring ranger

Unread post by bridgeman » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:07 pm

woooow #blushing now. :D thanks a lot for the compliment guys.

I remember this game drive very well, the scorpion on the S25 with a lilac breasted roller struggling to kill it. the 2male lions on the H5, we found them by looking at the tire markings on the road. #amazing experience indeed.

I must say this, it is a privilege to leave, work and be surrounded by such magnificent nature all year round. The best thing I can do is to share my special moments and experience with the guest. I never get enough of the bush-babies, Civets and spotted genets on the H5, S108, S26 road, they are so amazing. just to see them I can feel my emotions raising to another level. I am so grateful that the little knowledge I share on the game drives/walks are noted and appreciated. this is more than a compliment to me but it is a fuel that keeps my passion driving even more. Game viewing became more than just a job to me, but a passion.........same level as L.Messi kicking a soccer ball or M. Schumacher behind a steering wheel lol.

BIYAMITI updates coming soon.

@Thanks a lot Mr Graham. I really appreciate your support.
@Thanks to SANParks for keeping our heritage to its natural root level(KNP is the best place one can ever be)

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Re: Andrew Desmet - Messages of support

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:43 pm

And posted by Andrew this morning:
Andrew Desmetposted to Andrew Desmet Support Group

Hello.... I'm being discharged today... ... So I'm very excited to be allowed to go and recover at home... Strict instructions not to put any weight on left leg for six weeks and to be very careful not to dislocate it... Had radiation treatment yesterday and that all went smoothly... hip and leg still very sore, swollen and tender but that should sort itself out with time... wound is looking okay and staples can come out after two weeks... i hope you all have a lekka weekend! Thx again for all messages, prayers and support... They have really helped me to get over what should be the last major hurdle of my recovery ... It's been a real miracle to have gotten this far and I thank you all for all the support. GOD has blessed me!
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Re: Andrew Desmet - Messages of support

Unread post by hilda » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:49 pm

Great news Andrew! I am so glad all is going so well! There is no better place to recover that home! All the best, and take care! :gflower:

Thank you DinkyBird for the update! :k

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Serakane at Orpen Reception

Unread post by RosemaryH » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:43 pm

We were checked in for Tamboti at Orpen on Sunday afternoon by Serakane (Keetse) What a pleasure!!! :gflower:
More friendly, efficient, informative, professional and welcoming service you could not ask for.
Thank you and well done Serakane. Keep up the excellent service. :clap: :clap: :clap:

I hope to see you soon again. :dance:
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Re: Serakane at Orpen Reception

Unread post by Cape of Storms » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:41 pm

Not sure if it was Serakane that helped us in June but everytime we have checked in at Orpen the Service has been brilliant!! A stunning Camp with stunning staff!

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Re: Serakane at Orpen Reception

Unread post by Stephens.L » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:49 pm

Thank you very much for such positive feedback. I will make sure that Serakane gets this message.
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Great KNP Staff

Unread post by Stark » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:36 pm

I was looking over some pictures from our 2012 trip to KNP and sharing some memories with family, and it once again struck Mrs. Stark and I how helpful, polite, and professional a majority of the KNP staff was - including the restaurants and shops. :clap: The service was on par or better than I experience in state and national parks here in the States.

I know this is a general "kudos", but we often see reports of bad experiences that, to me, seem isolated and not indicative of the whole. Just wanted to tell SANParks thank you, from the Starks. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Great KNP Staff

Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:59 pm

Nice memories :D Thanks for posting Stark. :thumbs_up: I will pass this on :gflower:
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Re: Great KNP Staff

Unread post by hilda » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:58 am

Always great to read positive feedback! Thank you Mr and Mrs Stark! I think SANParks and the personnel appreciate it very much if people give them recognition for good service where deserved! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Great KNP Staff

Unread post by Stephens.L » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:12 am

Thank you Stark for taking time to write such a positive feedback, we really appreciate that. I will share this with my colleagues.
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Fantastic service at Olifants, Orpen and Mopani in KNP

Unread post by Porridge » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:06 pm

We've just returned from a fantastic trip, and there are certain individuals I would like to single out for brilliant service:

Our first camp was Olifants on the 21st of September. Walking out to the car, I saw that my left rear tire was looking decidedly limp. I had just begun to haul out the jack and spare wheel etc, when Bennett Ndlovu (hope I've spelt that right) arrived in a Park bakkie and proceeded to jack the vehicle up, remove the tire, put it in the back of his bakkie, take it away, repair it, then bring it back 15 minutes later and put it back on the car. He was not asked to do this, and just offered to. High praise to this man for going the extra mile!!!

We stayed in Tamboti from the Wednesday through the Friday and the 2 ladies who run the shop at Orpen were friendly, funny and an absolute joy. Well done, ladies :) :thumbs_up:

At Mopani on Saturday the 28th of September we went to the restaurant for dinner . We had 3 SUPERB meals, so definitely a huge thank you and hats off to the restaurant staff!! Special mention to our waiter, Obed Gezani for friendly and highly efficient service. This experience was a true delight.

This was followed by a night drive from Mopani with our guide Amos. I did not get his surname unfortunately, but thank you to him for a lovely experience. His knowledge and skill were impressive, and a lovely man all round.

It is wonderful to see that things are improving by leaps and bounds in KNP. Keep it up!!!
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Re: Fantastic service at Olifants, Orpen and Mopani in KNP

Unread post by barryels » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:25 pm

Thanks for the feedback Porridge :thumbs_up: . It is things like this that let you go back time and again :dance: .

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Re: Fantastic service at Olifants, Orpen and Mopani in KNP

Unread post by Carol g » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:44 pm

So nice to hear such positive feedback :clap: :clap:
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