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Meandering Mouse
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Re: Well done Crocodile Bridge

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:16 am

Tumble Weed, I have just finished filling in my feedback of my stays in Lower Sabie and Pretorius Kop. The one thing I suggested is an "ablution form". So often there are little things, a leaking toilet, a dripping tap, something small, but it can give a shoddy impression.

I think every camp should implement this small, but effective tool.

Well done Croc Bridge :D
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Re: Well done Crocodile Bridge

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:20 am

That is great :clap:
Thanks for your feedback tumble weed :D
I think all the rest camps should have an "ablution form" too 8)
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Thanks to Peter and Oscar - Letaba

Unread post by Tumble Weed » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:26 pm

A big thank you to Peter and Oscar who were the rangers on our morning walk at Letaba.

We did three of the Big 5 on our walk - elephant, white rhino and buflalo. The encounters with the rhino and buffalo were fantastic as we were very close, having surprised them.

Peter and Oscar were very professional and at no stage did I feel unsafe or uncomfortable. They were great fun, with some very amusing stories between them.

If you're staying at Letaba, I highly recommend the morning walk.

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Re: Thanks to Peter and Oscar - Letaba

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:57 pm

Thanks Tumble Weed!
I will store that in my memory banks :thumbs_up:
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Re: Thanks to Peter and Oscar - Letaba

Unread post by Crested Val » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:05 pm

Sadly walks are not wheelchair friendly (understandably!!)........but I'm so glad that you had an awesome time with two professionals, and it will encourage others to follow your lead!! :thumbs_up:

We live part of the year in Phalaborwa, so we know the areas around Letaba really well. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Thanks to Peter and Oscar - Letaba

Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:16 am

Your thanks and appreciation will be passed on Tumble Weed :gflower:

Thanks for posting :thumbs_up:

Well done Peter and Oscar :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Thanks to Peter and Oscar - Letaba

Unread post by threedogs » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:18 am

Have already pencilled in a walk at Letaba for our upcoming trip - can't wait!
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Re: Well done Crocodile Bridge

Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:28 am

Thanks for posting Tumble Weed :thumbs_up:

Your compliments have been passed on to Croc Bridge.

Well done staff and management at Crocodile Bridge :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Thanks to Peter and Oscar - Letaba

Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:31 am

threedogs wrote: can't wait!


I am sure you can't threedogs :D Enjoy!! Sounds like you will be in good hands :thumbs_up:
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Re: Only good praise to SANParks.

Unread post by picnic » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:22 pm

I can now tick off another 4 parks that we visited. :D And what can I say? :clap: :clap: :clap: SANParks keep up the good work. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Only good praise to SANParks.

Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:38 pm

:thumbs_up: picnic :)
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Re: Only good praise to SANParks.

Unread post by Joep Stevens » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:25 am

Many thanks to all for the positive feedback - it is always encouraging for us to realise that generally we do succeed in making people happy when they visit national parks!

Kind regards.

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Disability facilities in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Tilandi » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:12 pm

I recently visited the Kgalagadi - Nossob and Twee Rivieren Camping sites. I found the most amazing 'wheelchair friendly' bathroom (shower) for me to use and even a mirror at my height. Thanks for making my stay a very pleasant one.

Hats off to the people responsible. :gflower: :gflower:

Two tiny points. The floor at the shower at Nossob is level and water flows over the whole bathroom, so beware, don't put anything on the floor, it will get wet.

Second point - Twee Rivieren has a little steep ramp with the bathroom door on a 'door closer', very difficult to stop on the ramp and open the door without any help.
But that is just minor things. :)
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Re: Disability facilities in the Kgalagadi

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:00 pm

Hi Tilandi - I certainly will pass your thanks on :thumbs_up:
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Thank you SANParks

Unread post by Stark » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:18 pm

I've recently come back from a 14-day stay in KNP with my wife and youngest son, and we had a fantastic time.

Special thanks go out to SANParks reservations (the # I dialed was on my confirmation page), Biyamiti, and Berg en Dal reception. We lost our notebook with specific names, so this has to just be a general thanks.

We missed our connecting flight to Nelspruit and there was no way we were going to make the gate, let alone our first camp (Biyamiti) before closing time. I called reservations and explained my situation, and they suggested I call Biyamiti directly for advice. I then called Biyamiti and explained my situation. The man I spoke to checked availability and Berg en Dal and suggested I switch my first night to there, and to call Berg en Dal directly to see about a late gate entry. I then called Berg en Dal and arraigned to be met at the gate. We were escorted directly to our bungalow, and were able to fall asleep to the sounds of lions and hyenas afterall.

I can't underestimate how helpful SANParks was in guiding us. We were looking to find a place to sleep outside of the park and just make due. Instead, our vacation start went from stressful to stress-free. As an international visitor, I appreciate what was done for us. Thank you.
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