Why hotels in Kruger?
SANParks are planning to build two "hotels" in Kruger: one a conference lodge in Skukuza, the other a safari resort near Malelane Gate. Find out what the reasons for these developments are and what measures are being taken to protect the environment.
The new developments proposed for Kruger are motivated by the need to generate funds for conservation. Only five of the 21 national parks generate a surplus, so 'profits' from flagship parks such as Kruger have to pay for other protected areas.
Download the documents below to read about the strategic decision-making process regarding the Malelane safari resort and find out more about the scope of the development.
Click here to read what a former Kruger park warden thinks of the development.
The surrounding communities have given their support to the development of safari lodges in the park. Africa Maseko of the Sukumani Nkomazi Forum says: "Communities will benefit in many ways - local sourcing of construction materials, about 230 permanent direct jobs at the operational phase and temporary jobs for construction workers."Downloads:
Posted on: July 20, 2011, 1:21 PM