Construction of entrance gate well underway

2018-05-24 06:01
Construction of the multi-million entrance gate to the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park - Storms River Rest Camp - is well underway.              Photo:SUPPLIED

Construction of the multi-million entrance gate to the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park - Storms River Rest Camp - is well underway. Photo:SUPPLIED

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CONSTRUCTION of the multi-million entrance gate to the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park - Storms River Rest Camp - is well underway after slight delays since its inception in 2016.

Hiccups in the project came after a hired company could not complete the task on time due to unforeseen circumstances.

The renovation of the park’s gate aims to introduce a streamlined structure and system for visitors entering the main gate.

Once completed, visitors will enter and exit the park more efficiently. There will be four lanes to enter the park and two to exit.

“This week a company was subcontracted to complete roofing. Roofing will take a month to complete and once done, paving and tar will get underway,” says Nandi Mgwadlamba.

“Glass doors and windows were also installed this week. At this rate, we are confident the project will be completed by spring.”

Acting Area Manager, Obed Maluwa, expressed his gratitude to the continued support received from visitors and tour operators during the construction process.

“During the 2017/2018 financial year the park received a 12% increase in the number of visitors - a clear indication of the love visitors have for the park. We remain grateful for this.”

  • The Tsitsikamma section’s project began in 2016 as part of a R19 million project to upgrade to infrastructure in the Storms River Rest Camp, and includes the development around the Big Tree. The funds were granted by the Expanded Public Infrastructure Programme (EPIP) and National Department of Tourism.

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