Thanks for go­ing the ex­tra mile

Go! Camp & Drive - - LETTERS -

We’ve been camp­ing at the Hart­beeshoek Na­ture Re­serve near Brits for many years. This neat re­sort be­longs to Braam and Mimi Bothma, and we call it our home away from home. Be­sides it be­ing an ex­cel­lent spot, their cus­tomer ser­vice also speaks vol­umes.

It was again time for a wellde­served break at Hart­beeshoek, but the night be­fore we were due to leave, Mimi phones to tell us about pos­si­ble un­rest at the nearby Leth­la­bile and says she’ll keep us posted.

We de­cide to get go­ing at

5 am to avoid any pos­si­ble trou­ble. Shortly there­after, we get a mes­sage from Braam to hear whether we’d al­ready left. Ten min­utes later we get a call from one Ben­nie Der­ck­sen from a se­cu­rity com­pany in Brits to tell us that when we get to Brits he’ll es­cort us to Hart­beeshoek. Things were in­deed volatile, and we drove past burn­ing tyres and two burnt-out wrecks, but we didn’t feel un­safe for one minute. Ben­nie came to in­tro­duce him­self and we were ex­tremely grate­ful for his help. A con­cerned Braam had or­gan­ised ev­ery­thing be­fore­hand and Ben­nie was al­ready ready for us by 4 am.

We are truly grate­ful for the ser­vice, but it’s con­cern like this that makes us re­turn to Hart­beeshoek year af­ter year. To Braam, Mimi, Ben­nie as well as staff mem­bers Deona Becker and Hein­rich Horn:

You are amaz­ing peo­ple.

LEON AND MARIETJIE DU PLOOY Cen­tu­rion

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