Dear Pat

Wedding Function - 22 January 2010

I write on behalf of Beth and I, to express our most sincere thanks for the help and support given to us by Marleen and her team during our wedding ceremony and reception dinner held at the Lodge recently.

During the planning stages, and on the day, Marleen was always most helpful in giving us ideas and offering support. I personally am most grateful for the assistance she gave in ensuring the elephant photo shoot happened, as the weather during the week prior
to the wedding was awful with rain on a daily basis. The veld was drenched! But it happened.

We would also like to make mention of Sunny, and the rest of the team. Whenever Marleen handed activities over to Sunny he executed them to perfection, and was also a model of discrete professionalism. You have a wonderful team of service staff.

Lastly, may we mention chef Henk who helped us arrange our menu? Not only did he promise us a meal to remember, but he delivered on it too.

In closing, may I again thank Marleen for helping make Beth and my day very special, just as we had hoped it would be. She took all the pressure and lead a special team. Our guests were most impressed with the venue and function, from tip to toe.

May your resort grow from strength under the new Askari branding.

Dudley and Beth Willer






After a year planning my daughter’s wedding while she was in London it all eventually happened on the 10th January. I cannot tell you how delighted my husband and I were with the absolutely amazing service we received from your staff. As there were approximately 28 Australians and a couple of Kiwis and Pommies coming over to attend the wedding you can imagine what a mammoth task it was arranging all the accommodation etc, besides trying to ensure that the wedding went off without a hitch. I know I made tons of calls to your staff with various queries and I always received efficient and friendly help.
Konika was great with all the accommodation bookings, changes, extra people etc. She was always most helpful and extremely pleasant and efficient.
I can't find the words to tell you how amazing Lee- Anne was. Always a smile in her voice and super efficient, reminding me of little things I may have overlooked. When chatting to her a few days before the wedding she asked what we were doing about dinner on the Saturday evening. She knew we had all these visitors staying over and I told her we were having a braai at our chalet for 48 people and that I had arranged to borrow a big braai from Glenburn. Well she didn't comment but phoned me the next day to offer us the River Lapa, tables, chairs, cloths, a big braai, charcoal and staff to clean up. Well what a pleasure that was - I don't know how we would have managed otherwise.
Your reception staff were amazing too, I did help them check all the guests in, however it all went off without a hitch.

The wedding itself was an absolute success, thanks again to your efficient staff.
All the guests, overseas as well as local commented on the amazing venue. We had an absolutely fantastic time!!!
After that twenty five of us all went on honeymoon with Kerri and Jon and had an awesome week. It was quite an experience seeing our country though so many strangers’ eyes, they all love it!
Thanks again, it was fantastic!!!
Gill Dawson




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