The development of an hotel at the confluence of the Timfene Spruit and the Crocodile River in the Kruger National Park (KNP) seems to be going ahead.
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.