Kruger Park opens bids on new R270 million Skukuza Lodge

AUGUST 29, 2018

According to an aritcle published on Business Tech, South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced plans to form a public-private partnership under which it will grant a selected private operator the right to operate and manage the Skukuza Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

SANParks has invited prospective operators to submit detailed bids for the management of the lodge.

A due diligence site visit will be arranged for 29 August 2018, to provide interested parties the opportunity to ascertain all information required to present informed bids. In addition, it noted that the operator must be a level one contributor according to the provisions of the Amended Tourism B-BBEE Code.

First announced in early 2017, the Skukuza Safari Lodge is aimed at to upscaling and increasing visitor accommodation and opportunity within the iconic KNP.

Upon completion, in the final quarter of 2018, the three-star hotel and conference facility will be able to accommodate about 250 tourists per night, running at full capacity.

The full development cost of the conference lodge (lodge, bulk services and staff housing) is expected to amount to R269.5 million, and will be funded from the Infrastructure Development Grant.

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