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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2009, 07:01:29 am »
Wot an arse!
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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2009, 07:53:52 am »
Conservative bunny hugger meets skrik vir niks XT rider in front of a foreign audience…..main ingredient for a personality crash.
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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2009, 03:42:43 pm »


I think it may be a good idea to hear this story from the horses mouth.
Three nice young guys arrived at my lodge in Kosi for 3 days of camping,
one of them was wearing a WWJD bracelet(What Would Jesus Do) and I thought
we would all have a good time.
The first evening I was too busy, so didn't see much of them. The second evening
I made a fire and the guys were standing around having a braai (barbecue).
DC decided to remove the grill with his hands and I tried to encourage him
to use something else, as I am responsible for his safety while he is on my property,
but he ignored me and continued what he was doing.
A little while later he returned with a can of something and a can opener that wasn't
working, so I tried to help him and was unable to open the can, to which he made a snide
remark and started giving me evil stares. I encouraged him to give this up in a firm
but not disrespectful way, but he continued trying to stare me down the whole evening,
creating an unpleasant atmosphere. I eventually excused myself and joined some other guests.

The same evening a group of guests approached me and told me that he had encouraged
them not to use my excursion to Kosi mouth and the fish traps, but instead to do it on their
own. This is part of my business and why I can afford to have campers staying at my place
for R75 per night and cheap accommodation starting from R95 for backpackers.
The excursions give mostly foreign guests an insight into the Kosi area as well as a guided
drive into the park taking in various view sights and the fish traps before they are taken
sandboarding and then snorkelling, they are left there for about 6 hours and then collected and taken
back to the lodge, and all of this for the grand sum of R150 per person.

To date I have not had anyone complain about this because they realise that they are getting value for money
and they can have things like permits and equipment all included in a no fuss service.
I am sorry that DC has misunderstood me and I must reiterate that his comment about South Africans
is unfounded, I did indeed say that I have never had this kind of issue with foreign guests, but occassionally
if there has been trouble in the camp it has been locals who have contributed towards it.

And to the chap who thinks I am conservative and a bunny hugger, I would like to invite you or anyone
else to spend a weekend at Thobeka at a discounted rate to come and see for yourself and not be too hasty
to take the word of someone who was angered because he felt hard done by, and for this DC I am sincerely
sorry.
 

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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2009, 03:55:50 pm »
It was said tongue in the cheek...the bunny hugger thing, ...but I might take you up on the deal. :thumleft:
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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2009, 03:57:27 pm »
Another story with 2 sides and the truth somewhere inbetween.  :-\
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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2009, 04:03:36 pm »
Sounds about right. Why can't we all just get along....
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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2009, 04:04:15 pm »
Every story has got 2 sides..................I would love also to hear the story from
the proprieter's viewpoint   :peepwall:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=38493.msg748415#msg748415


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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2009, 04:21:32 pm »
Don't you just love the interweb  :)
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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2009, 05:14:43 pm »
hey mike i accept your appology. and must admit that at the time i was writing that i was still very angry and hurt. i actualy came here to delete my posts when i saw all the interest. i have already deleted all 17 posts on other websites. i will still not be back and still have a sour taste in my mouth but i realise its not my place to try make your lodge go under and if others get treated they we where im sure you will do that all on your own.


 O0 thats how my hair looks

i think it must have been quite a personality clash.

i think ill just laugh it off and pretend i didnt hear that comment about the wwjd bangle.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2009, 05:19:19 pm by daviecrocket »
 

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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2009, 05:32:32 pm »
Ok, so the two sides have been explained.

I still just feel that asking the man to leave was not good at all. I mean afterall, if he wanted to move the wood in the fire with his hands it is his problem. You must have a "Enter at own risk" sign or something.

If I go to a place, and the owner tells me what to do and what not to do, I will leave on my own.

We have enough people telling us everyday what to do and what not to do, I don't need that when I'm on Holiday.

I can handle everything, but the fact that the man was told to leave, that is not on.

Just look at what the Internet did now, WAY MORE harm than the money you lost/wouldv'e lost if the people walked by themselves that weekend to the beach.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2009, 10:15:18 pm by Manic »
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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2009, 05:35:11 pm »
You guys should have just gooied on the spandex and had a good wrestle  :mwink:
 

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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2009, 05:43:50 pm »
So Mike does not deny asking dc to leave his resort, but rather accuses him of giving him "evil stares" as well as "staring him down" ?

What a fucking joke.

I think I will avoid your spot thanks.

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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2009, 06:16:15 pm »
So Mike does not deny asking dc to leave his resort, but rather accuses him of giving him "evil stares" as well as "staring him down" ?

What a fucking joke.

I think I will avoid your spot thanks.



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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2009, 11:53:34 pm »
Ja Boet, this prove one thing once again......

There are 3 sides to a story: Your side  :argue: My side, and the truth
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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2009, 03:22:24 am »
Can the mods move this somewhere else please? Hardly for the international section ??
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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2009, 03:44:19 pm »
Can the mods move this somewhere else please? Hardly for the international section ??

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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2009, 05:07:26 pm »
So Mike does not deny asking dc to leave his resort, but rather accuses him of giving him "evil stares" as well as "staring him down" ?

What a fucking joke.

I think I will avoid your spot thanks.




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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2009, 05:33:30 pm »
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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2009, 06:36:35 pm »
So Mike does not deny asking dc to leave his resort, but rather accuses him of giving him "evil stares" as well as "staring him down" ?

What a fucking joke.

I think I will avoid your spot thanks.


sounds good to me .....owner sounds like a dick to me and kinda reminds me of the hospitality at kunene river lodge who will also never see me again


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Re: where not to stay in kosi bay
« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2009, 06:37:41 pm »
So Mike does not deny asking dc to leave his resort, but rather accuses him of giving him "evil stares" as well as "staring him down" ?

What a fucking joke.

I think I will avoid your spot thanks.


sounds good to me .....owner sounds like a dick to me and kinda reminds me of the hospitality at kunene river lodge who will also never see me again


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