Skukuza – SANParks
has invited the public to participate in discussions regarding plans for the construction of a new safari lodge in Skukuza rest camp.
has been announced in the interest of transparency and will open on 1 October, SANParks announced in a statement on Monday.
Phillips, Managing Executive: Tourism Development and Marketing said that the
Skukuza Safari Lodge is expected to be a 3 star facility with 128 rooms.
will be located within the existing Skukuza Rest Camp, next to the conference
centre and will be used to serve the needs of conference delegates.
cater for the conference market but will also be available for public usage”.
proposed for the Lodge is a disturbed area and will replace existing staff
houses, maintenance workshops and a nursery which have been earmarked for
relocation outside the camp. The lodge is also positioned at the rear of
Skukuza camp for minimal impact on the existing bungalows,” said Phillips.
of the lodge is focussed on a lodge-type environment as opposed to a normal
is limited to 2 levels and will maintain the Kruger National Park’s typical
has certain development standards that it needs to uphold, therefore this
design will blend in with the environment, remain below the tree top
canopy and use materials such as thatch which are typical of the bush
style used in the KNP”.
Safari Lodge is expected to open in 2017.
parties and anyone who is interested in the process have been encouraged to
participate in the public consultation process.
is asked to be on the lookout for adverts in the local newspapers for more
information on the Public Participation Process,” concluded Phillips.