Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

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Re: Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

Post by Alf » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:58 pm

Maybe i must forward my cv ..0..
Next trip to the bush??

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Post by Lisbeth » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:17 pm

This is your chance, Alfie ;-) .....but which one to choose O**
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Re: Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

Post by Alf » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:47 pm

The one where I don't have to work and can drive around all day long :-0
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Re: Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

Post by Klipspringer » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:45 pm

https://www.facebook.com/groups/kruger. ... 847236456/

From FB:
Mohammed Jinnah
Visual Storyteller · 22 Std.
Dear SANParks,
I see SANParks have cancelled the tender for the Public Private Partnership for the running of the Skukuza Safari Lodge. I also see SANParks is advertising for the below positions for the lodge:
General Manager
Restaurant Supervisor.
Assistant Food and Beverage Manager.
The last figure I remember seeing for the cost to build the lodge was R250 million.
Can you please share with us the final cost for the project.
New projections for occupancy seeing that we are running late
Projected break even time and payback period.
Thank You.
South African National Parks
Dear Mohammed, kindly use this Access to Information link https://www.sanparks.org/about/acts/
South African National Parks
Dear Mohammed, apart from directing you to the correct procedures for submitting queries such as yours, we have sourced a response to your questions:
1. Can you please share with us the final cost for the project.
The cost has not escalated.
2. New projections for occupancy seeing that we are running late
The situation was not anticipated and SANParks is working full steam ahead for the facility to be operational by the festive Season.
3. Projected break even time and payback period.
The projected break even time is estimated at 10 years at the most and remember SANParks used its own funds and did not borrow from anyone. The organisation funds 85 to 87% of its operating budget from tourism activities and does not rely much on the fiscus. The assistance from National treasury has been necessitated by the escalating anti-poaching operations.

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Re: Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

Post by Alf » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:24 pm

Interesting 0*\

Cost has not escalated............

But you have lost out on revenue for a year now O/ O/
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Post by RogerFraser » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:27 pm

..0.. wondering what the qualifications are for the food and beverage manager ...plenty of experiance sampling those O** O**

:-? Pretty sure the costs have escalated you cannot have anything standing unused for long periods without the extra costs getting run up .

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Post by Richprins » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:02 pm

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SANParks did not pay a cent! What a lie!


The full development cost of the Conference Lodge (Lodge, bulk services and staff housing) amounting to R269,5 Million, is funded from the Infrastructure Development Grant.


From Min Molewa's Sod-turning speech in 2017


https://www.sanparks.org/about/news/?id=57083
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Re: Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

Post by Lisbeth » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:31 pm

Of course I cannot compare building costs in SA and in Switzerland, but the amount seems too small to me especially with costs of furbishing and various installations that are needed to run a hotel of that size :-?
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Re: Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

Post by Richprins » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:34 pm

Most infrastructure development in SANParks is paid for with taxpayer money from the DBSA:

Last year, (2018) the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism awarded R396 million (€24 million) in funding to SANParks for infrastructure development over the next three years. SANParks allocated R195 million (€11 million) to the Kruger National Park, for tourist facilities student, contractors' and staff accommodation; conference and day visitors' facilities; entrance gates; roads; and smaller upgrades.

http://www.tourismupdate.co.za/article/ ... ruger-Park

This is how DBSA distributes our money... O**

https://www.dbsa.org/EN/prodserv/IIPSA/ ... fault.aspx

SANParks falsely claim that they have to finance this THEMSELVES through tourist money, which is a way of justifying the horrific commercialisation and wild price increases. :evil:
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Re: Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

Post by Richprins » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:39 pm

This place will probably never break even, never mind turn a profit, and I repeat that the reason for its inception was for the ANC to hold free gatherings for their cadres there, end of story.
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