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Re: Thank you SANParks people

Unread post by OneDayPangolin » Mon May 07, 2012 2:10 pm

Would just like to echo my Thank you too.

Love SANParks and its staff.

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Re: kudos for Mapungubwe

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon May 07, 2012 3:18 pm

:thumbs_up: arks I will pass your comments on.
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Re: Compliments to two special people in MZNP

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon May 07, 2012 3:21 pm

:thumbs_up: arks
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Re: kudos for Mapungubwe

Unread post by arks » Wed May 09, 2012 12:17 pm

Thanks Rosemary!
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Re: kudos for Mapungubwe

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Fri May 11, 2012 9:01 am

Arks, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

I never tire of recommending the Park. It has a uniquenss difficult to describe.
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Johan and his Wife: Punda Maria

Unread post by Pieter Steyn » Sun May 13, 2012 10:34 am

I wich to thank Johan (camp manager, Pund Maria) and his wife for going out of their way to help my sister and her her husband (who is in wheelchair) on Friday 11 May 2012. Johan's wife kept telefhonically in contact with Teresa from the gate to the camp.

She asked me to thank both of you and added that you are super people and excellent ambassadors for the Park. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Johan and his Wfe: Punda Maria

Unread post by threedogs » Sun May 13, 2012 10:44 am

Great to hear of such wonderful support! :thumbs_up: It is incredible how much a little extra care and effort can mean to people and have such a positive impact. Well done to the Manager and his wife from Punda Maria. :clap:
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Re: Johan and his Wfe: Punda Maria

Unread post by Crested Val » Sun May 13, 2012 11:34 am

Yes, we experienced their kindness last November.
We had booked an ordinary unit, which was quite a distance from the communal braai area.
As many of you know I can only walk short distances and when Dungie went to see whether we could move to another unit nearer the braai, the manager (who I presume is Johan) upgraded us to a tented unit for the disabled, so we had our own braai area on the deck, and a wonderful bird viewing opportunity!!

The camp is always clean and we love it there!! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Johan and his Wfe: Punda Maria

Unread post by threedogs » Sun May 13, 2012 11:51 am

We have a tent booked in August; can't wait to see this different area of the park and to experience Punda Maria Camp. :D
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Re: Johan and his Wfe: Punda Maria

Unread post by Crested Val » Sun May 13, 2012 11:58 am

3D......you will love it. :thumbs_up:

Very different terrain to other parts. Baobabs, Fever Trees...........

Probably less cats if I'm honest, but amazing birds not seen in the south, and the rarer antelope like Eland and Roan.

You must take a trip up to Pafuri picnic site to meet Frank, who if he's not busy will take you on a tour of the site and show you "his" birds........also then carry on to "Crook Corner"..........very interesting history!!!!

The area is much quieter than the centre or south...........less cars and just a slower pace.

Punda is a camp that has stayed relatively unchanged over the years.
The tents are wonderful.........beautiful deck with own braai and a view into the woods, where all sorts of amazing birds will come to visit you!!!

Hope you have a really amazing time. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Johan and his Wfe: Punda Maria

Unread post by RosemaryH » Sun May 13, 2012 4:36 pm

Excellent service!!! Thanks for posting I will pass these comments on.
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Re: Johan and his Wife: Punda Maria

Unread post by Pieter Steyn » Mon May 14, 2012 8:43 am

Hi Rosemaryh

Please do pass on the excellent service to Johan and his wife as well as to SANP management.

People are quick criticise but slow praice excellent service. These two staff members really deserve to be praised.

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Re: Johan and his Wife: Punda Maria

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon May 14, 2012 8:50 am

Morning Pieter

I have done so :thumbs_up:

I agree with your last post 100% !!
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Re: Compliments to two special people in MZNP

Unread post by Addo Elephant » Tue May 15, 2012 10:28 pm

Thanks for those lovely compliments, Sharifa and arks, I'll make sure they are passed on to the park staff :D
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The wonderful staff of Orpen Camp!!

Unread post by JenB » Fri May 18, 2012 4:18 am

My son popped in here at 2pm yesterday afternoon just to say goodbye, they were booked in at Tamboti and thought they'd make the Orpen gate. :shock:
They decided, booked and packed within 30 minutes, impulsive soul he is! :twisted:

Fortunately Mama knows best so I phoned Orpen to arrange a late entry permit, I told them that the kids should be there by 7:30pm.

At 8:45pm I got a call from Jnr., they were at Orpen, the staff were waiting. :D

Thank you to the staff of Orpen Camp and to the gate staff, for being to efficient! :clap: :clap: :clap:
At least I know they are not sleeping outside the gate tonight. :doh: :lol:
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