Kruger to get two high end hotels

2013-07-15 08:51

Skukuza - Two high-end hotels are in the pipeline for construction in the Kruger National Park.

Tourism Update reports that one will be established by international hotel group, Rezidor, and the other by SANParks itself in a bid to diversify its product offering. The two hotels will be known as Rezidor's Radisson Blu Safari Resort and SANParks' Skukuza Conference Lodge. 

Andrew McLachlan, Rezidor's vice president Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, told Tourism Update that the Safari Resort will feature 120 rooms, a restaurant, a boma area, a cigar bar and a spa among other things. It will be located approximately 10km from the Malelane gate. 

The Skukuza Conference Lodge is still in early planning stages, but the current proposal suggests that it will have 120 rooms and is estimated to cost in the region of R164m.

According to Glenn Phillips, SANParks Managing Executive: Tourism and Marketing, the addition of these hotels formed part of Kruger's commercialization strategy and would assist in diversifying the park's product offering. 

Phillips said that there was no reason to believe that the developments would have a negative impact on the park's biodiversity. He added that the developments would create between 600 and 700 jobs from conceptualization to construction. 

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