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 Lisbeth » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:18 pm

Has it already been posted?
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by H. erectus » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:26 pm

The most concerning two lines of said blah bla blah,....up above!!!
Lisbeth wrote:Due to significant design changes in the development plan which will follow the amended 2010 National Environmental Management Act (Nema) regulations, a full EIA will no longer be required, only a basic assessment report.
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by Richprins » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:32 pm

The Basic Assessment Report is just a combination of the previous Scoping and EIA...actually makes a bit of sense?

Public participation is still paramount! \O

Got some "Artist's Projections" from today's paper, and it looks a bit silly, IMO...will post later!
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by H. erectus » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:05 pm

Richprins wrote:The Basic Assessment Report
,...

was never submitted, for all practical purpose and intent, hence
time lapsed,..a tri partheid agreement,..who knows,...

Not too say that this silly bussiness adventure is seemingly
done dusted and shelved!!!!...
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by Toko » Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:04 pm

Die Burger
Die openbare-deelnameproses vir die Skukuza Safari Lodge, wat teen 'n geraamde koste van R225 miljoen in die Krugerwildtuin gebou gaan word, begin Dinsdag.

Dié vir die nuwe tentkamp, wat vir die Malelane-gebied beplan word, sal teen die einde van Oktober begin.

“Ons gaan dus voort met albei ontwikkelings.”

Só het Glenn Phillips, uitvoerende bestuurder van SANParke Maandag in Pretoria by dié bewaringsinstelling se hoofkantoor in Groenkloof gesê.

Volgens Phillips verkies SANParke om nie na dié ontwikkeling as “'n hotel” te verwys nie, omdat dit die verkeerde persepsie skep en die afgelope paar jaar baie negatiewe debatte uitgelok het. “Hierdie (die ontwikkeling in Skukuza) is 'n safari lodge met drie sterre, wat vier-ster diens gaan lewer,” het hy gesê.

Ons gaan dus voort met albei ontwikkelings.
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Die Skukuza Safari Lodge gaan 256 beddens hê en die ontwerp daarvan gaan by die omgewing inpas. Dit gaan ook nie meer as twee verdiepings hê nie.

Die Skukuza Safari Lodge gaan ook heelwat duurder wees as die aanvanklike bedrag van R164 miljoen wat in 2011 daarvoor begroot is.

Philips sê SANParke het ook besluit om van die oorspronklike planne vir die lodge wat vir die omgewing van Malelane ontwerp is, af te wyk en met 'n “nuwe proses” te begin.

Die vorige proses het onlangs tot 'n einde gekom toe die department van omgewingsake aan die ontwikkelaars laat weet het, hulle het nie hul tydraamwerke nagekom nie.

Phillips sê die ontwikkeling sal nou bestaan uit luukse tente.

Albei hierdie ontwikkelings gaan “baie groen wees”. Die beplanning van die tentekamp het pas begin.

Belanghebbendes kan op SANParke se webwerf vir die Skukuza Safari Lodge registreer. Hulle sal later in Oktober vir die ontwikkeling van die tentekamp kan registreer omdat die beplanning daarvoor begin het.
The Public Participation process for the Skukuza Safari Lodge will open on Tuesday, and the Public Participation process for the tented camp (new plan: luxury tents) in the Malelane area will begin end of October.

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

Post by Toko » Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:19 pm

So the Skukuza Conference Hotel is now a Safari Lodge and the estimated project cost is no longer R 164 million, but more.

And the Malelane Hotel/Lodge is now a luxury tent camp and Lowvelder reported that according to Wright, EIA is no longer required for a tented camp and only basic assessement will do now.

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

Post by Richprins » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:02 pm

Die Burger

Die openbare-deelnameproses vir die Skukuza Safari Lodge, wat teen 'n geraamde koste van R225 miljoen in die Krugerwildtuin gebou gaan word, begin Dinsdag.

The Skukuza HOTEL budget has already gone up from R200 mil to R225 Mil....only 200 was budgeted for in one of SP's 2012-13 financial reports... O**

Dié vir die nuwe tentkamp, wat vir die Malelane-gebied beplan word, sal teen die einde van Oktober begin.

“Ons gaan dus voort met albei ontwikkelings.”


We are therefore continuing with both developments. (Apparently no matter what any of the processes may say otherwise...great public participation, SANParks! :evil: )

Só het Glenn Phillips, uitvoerende bestuurder van SANParke Maandag in Pretoria by dié bewaringsinstelling se hoofkantoor in Groenkloof gesê.

Volgens Phillips verkies SANParke om nie na dié ontwikkeling as “'n hotel” te verwys nie, omdat dit die verkeerde persepsie skep en die afgelope paar jaar baie negatiewe debatte uitgelok het. “Hierdie (die ontwikkeling in Skukuza) is 'n safari lodge met drie sterre, wat vier-ster diens gaan lewer,” het hy gesê.


SP don't want to refer to the two developments as HOTELS, as it causes concern and criticism and has caused negative debate over the last few years. Skuks hotel will now be a 3 star, with 4 star service...(Who dreams up this tripe?) :O^

Ons gaan dus voort met albei ontwikkelings. Therefore we shall continue... (Maybe not.... :twisted: )
Glenn Phillips
Die Skukuza Safari Lodge gaan 256 beddens hê en die ontwerp daarvan gaan by die omgewing inpas. Dit gaan ook nie meer as twee verdiepings hê nie.

Skuks hotel will fit in with the environment, and won't have more than two storeys. (I've never heard of a double storey 256-bed tourism structure with mod-cons like spas and the like termed a "Safari Lodge"? 0*\ )



Die Skukuza Safari Lodge gaan ook heelwat duurder wees as die aanvanklike bedrag van R164 miljoen wat in 2011 daarvoor begroot is.

164 Mil in 2011, etc. etc.

Philips sê SANParke het ook besluit om van die oorspronklike planne vir die lodge wat vir die omgewing van Malelane ontwerp is, af te wyk en met 'n “nuwe proses” te begin.

Die vorige proses het onlangs tot 'n einde gekom toe die department van omgewingsake aan die ontwikkelaars laat weet het, hulle het nie hul tydraamwerke nagekom nie.

Phillips sê die ontwikkeling sal nou bestaan uit luukse tente.

Albei hierdie ontwikkelings gaan “baie groen wees”. Die beplanning van die tentekamp het pas begin.

Belanghebbendes kan op SANParke se webwerf vir die Skukuza Safari Lodge registreer. Hulle sal later in Oktober vir die ontwikkeling van die tentekamp kan registreer omdat die beplanning daarvoor begin het.

Stakeholders can register on SP's website regarding Skuks hotel (you have about 12 hours, so don't be late... =O: )
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by Richprins » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:59 pm

Latest is that Malelane tented camp will hopefully start next year, according to Phillips. And Skukuza HOTEL in 2017....
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Re: What is the situation/progress with the proposed hotels?

Post by Toko » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:51 am

Layout: The lodge to theleft of the conference building

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The new lodge and the locations of the staff accommodation

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