Tintswalo Atlantic guests to be relocated following fire

2015-03-02 11:54
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Cape Town - While management has not yet been able to ascertain how severe the damage to Tintswalo Atlantic Lodge is after a fire 'engulfed' it on Monday morning, they have put plans in place to accommodate guests. 

"We are relocating our guests that are booked for the immediate future," the lodge said in a Facebook conversation with Traveller24. 

They said they will find alternate accommodation in the area. 

Emergency procedures were put into place at the property around 01:15 on Monday morning, which included turning on sprinklers, preparing hoses, fire equipment and notifying the fire department. A unified decision was made to evacuate guests shortly after, while staff stayed put till the very last. 

The NSRI were on standby just offshore, in the event of any staff being unable to evacuate on land and said in a press release that the property was 'largely gutted.'

“The Tintswalo team, reservations and management are doing everything possible to ensure all future guests are accommodated moving forward with bookings.  We are currently focusing on our guests for the next 2 weeks and will redirect Tintswalo Atlantic guests to local properties as everyone continues to work together in support of Tintswalo Atlantic,” Managing Director Michelle du Plessis said in a press release. 

Read: Prime Cape Town hotel ‘engulfed’ by raging fire

In the meantime Table Mountain National Park has also confirmed that Silvermine Tented Camp, which is one of the overnight spots on the Hoerikwaggo Trail, has also been damaged. 

Philip Prins, TMNP Fire Manager, said that one tent and parts of the wooden boardwalk was damaged. 

There were no guests on the property, as they were advised to evacuate on Saturday evening already.

"Damage to the tented sites will take on average a few months but at this stage the damage caused is minor. Damage extent to be further assessed," Prins said.

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