Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

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Re: Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

Post by leachy » Mon May 28, 2018 4:03 pm

:-) :-) :-) :-)

pleased to see the baobab still there

and the tree line higher than the roof
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Re: Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

Post by Lisbeth » Mon May 28, 2018 4:24 pm

Leachy says that we have to be objective ;-) Sorry leachy, I do not like it anyway! It is not so much the building in itself, but the trend behind it. Skukuza is already so big, noisy and populated that in that context it probably will not make much of a difference; it is the whole idea behind it, that is worrying. Skukuza is just the start of the commercialisation. Then comes Malelane, the Phalaborwa HUB, the train, accommodations at picnic sites and who knows what else will follow.

It seems that Kruger has to provide occupation, money, food etc. for the whole province :evil: Serious conservation seems to have gone lost at some point and it is not going to return if things go on like it is written in the presentation of the plans for the next five years.
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Re: Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

Post by Richprins » Mon May 28, 2018 5:17 pm

Well said, Lisbeth! ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

Also the extra tourists and traffic in perpetuity. Just waiting for contractors to be implicated in illegal activities too! :evil:
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Re: Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

Post by RogerFraser » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:45 pm

https://www.sanparks.org/groups/tenders ... _lodge.php

Tourism PPP Opportunity to form a public private partnership whereby SANParks grants a selected private operator the right to operate and manage the Skukuza Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park
In line with its Strategic Plan for Commercialization, SANParks intends to form a Public Private Partnership (PPP) in terms of which it grants a selected private operator the right to operate and manage the Skukuza Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park.

SANParks invites prospective investors and operators to submit detailed bids in line with its mandate and objectives for this PPP opportunity. Interested parties will be expected to meet certain minimum criteria in order to qualify.

The PPP opportunity Advert, Information Memorandum and Request for Proposal (RFP) documents, setting out further details of the minimum criteria and prescribed process to be followed, is available below.

The regulatory provisions for PPPs can be found on www.ppp.gov.za.
SANParks will enter into the PPP agreement with the preferred bidder for a period likely to provide a fair return on investment for the private parties. In return, the private parties will meet agreed operating, development, refurbishment, broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) and environmental obligations, and pay a PPP fee to SANParks.

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Site visit: 29 August 2018 – refer to the RFP for detail
Bid closing date: Interested bidders will be required to submit detailed bids (containing specific financial, functional and BEE proposals), only in the format given in the RFP document, to SANParks Head Office, 643 Leyds Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria, 0002 no later than 12 October 2018 before 12:00.
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Re: Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

Post by Richprins » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:21 am

One would have thought that would have been sorted already, as the hotel is meant to be finished soon? :-?
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Re: Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

Post by Flutterby » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:02 am

That's what I also thought! :-?

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Re: Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

Post by Lisbeth » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:34 am

I thought that Sanparks was going to run that one and as you both say, it's a bit late to ask for partnership. It takes time to make a deal like that, but maybe they have already done the preliminaries behind the scenes O**
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Re: Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

Post by Richprins » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:25 pm

Yes, Lis. Normally the deal is done before tenders are put out... O**
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Re: Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

Post by Peter Betts » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:12 pm

Abu dabi Would be most envious of Skukuza ..Shame this whole debacle ..Whats happened to the Malelane Disaster approaching

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Re: Skukuza Hotel Progress (Kruger National Park)

Post by Richprins » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:38 pm

Malelane Hotel is privately funded for the moment, Peter, so no money. O:V \O


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