SANPArks awarded the tender for the development to Secprop Leisure Consortium. The consortium has a management agreement with the Residor Group and the hotel will be branded as a Radisson Blu Hotel.
According to SANParks the hotel "will not be built on pristine land, because the area identified for the development is an old road construction camp and a quarry." "The 200 bed facility is not going to be a high-rise building and guests to the hotel will not be driving in the park as guests of the camps do but they will be offered a "park-and-ride" service very similar to that of private game lodges."
The R115- million hotel, which is expected to be ready next August, will have a restaurant, cocktail bar, spa and gym, and a pool.