26 Apr NEW LUXURY LODGE FOR KRUGER PARK
The proposed 240-bed Malelane Safari Lodge has received the green light from the Department of Environmental Affairs. It will provide full service facilities, including modern conference and support serves, and is aimed at appealing to a wider range of visitors.
The lodge will not be built on pristine land, but on the site of an old road construction camp and quarry on the periphery of the Park at the Malelane Gate Precinct where it will have the least ecological impact.
According to Michael Wright, the Director and Shareholder of Malelane Safari Resort Investments, the development was planned on responsible and sustainable green design principles to minimize the environmental impact.
For example, it will not be a high-rise hotel but a luxury tented safari lodge that will blend into the environment. Traffic congestion will be prevented by having a park-and-ride service similar to private game lodges. This will allow visitors to be collected from the parking area behind the existing staff houses and taken to the lodge in game viewing vehicles.
Construction is expected to start in November this year with the lodge scheduled to open its doors in November 2017.