What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels in Kruger?

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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by H. erectus » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:09 pm

Sanparks, I bet you could not even get together
a decent B&B in Maphungubwe, another world
heritage site!!!
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by Sprocky » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:12 pm

H. erectus wrote:Sanparks, I bet you could not even get together
a decent B&B in Maphungubwe, another world
heritage site!!!
If you don't mind coal dust, I'm sure they could create a hole to cuddle in for the night. :O^
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by Richprins » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:16 pm

Down, boys!

SanParks are watching...check the views! :-)
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Post by Sprocky » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:25 pm

Down you say, 0- you don't get much lower! :evil:
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by Sprocky » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:26 pm

Richprins wrote:SanParks are watching
Maybe they should rather read! \O
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by Lisbeth » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:36 am

H. erectus wrote:
Richprins wrote:That is a good question, H. Rumours around...
Then I believe a world body , such as UNESCO, should be informed!
Informed in such a way that "the custodian" , of world heritage happens
to be the same, your one and only, in charge of Kruger!!! A money making
rackett!!

Sanparks???!!! why not take a shot at hotel development a'top Table mountain!!!
The IUNC has received all the details a long time ago!!
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by Lisbeth » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:38 am

E-mail from Gerhard Smit, AIKONA:

"Mr. William Mabasa the communications manager of the KNP last week at a Concession holders meeting informed the attendees that they are planning to commence building of the Malelane Hotel in October 2012 and that the Skukuza Hotel will follow soon.
The truth is that the Malelane Hotel will not start being built in October 2012, the scoping report has not yet been finalized after which it has to be sent to the DEA for approval, after approval the draft EIA has to be completed and made available to the public for scrutiny before submission to the DEA for approval.
A further fact is that the whole assessment process has been put on ice (for the third time).
There are rumours that the appointed developer has withdrawn from the whole process, this still requires confirmation. It is also rumoured that SANParks are on the lookout for someone else.
As far as the Skukuza hotel is concerned, SANParks are currently getting their plans together - they also have to go through the whole process of scoping and EIA public participation and whatever else."
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by serval » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:58 am

More from Aikona !
Dear friends.
Here below is an extract from the daily newsletter published by the South African Travel Trade.

Steve Collins from the African Safari Lodge Foundation asserts that the lodge will open up the region, enabling visitors to travel through the Kruger National Park to the beach at Inhambane. “It’s the bush-to-beach experience that is significant. A lot of Barra Resorts’ self-drive guests will be able to go via the Kruger Park, stay over at Covane and then proceed to Inhambane, which cuts a whole leg off the trip. Otherwise one has to travel via Maputo, adding a further 300-400 kilometres to the journey.”

This refers to the travelers who can make use of the Giriyondo Border post north of Letaba.

Just a further reason why we have to resist the commercialization and exploitation of our Nature Assets.

I may also mention to you that a conference was held by the South African Affiliate of the International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIAsa). in Cape Town earlier this week and here is an extract from a communication received from a friend of mine who attended:

In my networking discussions with other professionals, there was some concern expressed by all (zero support) about the PDZ and proposed hotel.

I also know the provincial environmental office has opposed it.

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Gerhard

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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by iNdlovu » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:23 pm

What the hell does a hotel at Malelane or Skukuza got to do with the border post at Giriyondo. It is ridiculous to suggest that a person is better off going all the way to Malelane on the N4 then overnighting at the "hotel" and then driving all the way north to Giriyondo. There is no way this would save anyone time. People like Steve Collins need to get their facts straight before broadcasting such drivel.
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by H. erectus » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:30 pm

Simply shocking to read what little respect
the travel trade have for nature conservation!!!
They could not give a two bit whatever, as long
as the pockets are bulging!!
Heh,.. H.e

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