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New accommodation options - Nkuhlu and Skukuza

Unread post by Tumble Weed » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:49 pm

I have just read with interest that there will be two new accommodation offerings in Kruger, namely:

[b]Skukuza(Selati)[/b]
In line with its Strategic Plan for Commercialization, SANParks intends to form a Public Private Partnership (PPP) in terms of which a selected private party will be granted the rights to develop, operate and maintain an accommodation product (in train coaches) on the Selati Bridge next to the Skukuza camp in the Kruger National Park together with the right to upgrade of the Selati Precinct into either a restaurant or reception area complementing the accommodation product.

[b]Nkuhlu[/b]
In line with its Strategic Plan for Commercialization, SANParks intends to form a Public Private Partnership (PPP) in terms of which a selected private party will be given the rights to develop, operate and maintain a 15-bed tented accommodation product at the Nkuhlu Picnic site and to operate a restaurant and/or retail facility at the Nkuhlu Picnic site in the Kruger National Park.

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Unread post by saraf » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:25 pm

SO and I always dreamed about opening a facility/accommodation specialising in birding at Nkuhlu.
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Re: New accommodation options - Nkuhlu and Skukuza

Unread post by Grantmissy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:41 pm

I was not aware of these new accommodation developments. I only know about the Skukuza Safari Lodge development and I have read this week in the news that a Steakhouse Grill may be opened where the Selati Restaurant used to be.
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Unread post by Nkulu » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:27 pm

operate and maintain a 15-bed tented accommodation product at the Nkuhlu Picnic site and to operate a restaurant and/or retail facility at the Nkuhlu Picnic site in the Kruger National Park.


As much as I have a fondness for Nkuhlu, being practical it would mean firstly resolving the baboon problems, and often the water supply :hmz:
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Re: New accommodation options - Nkuhlu and Skukuza

Unread post by Hippotragus » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:38 pm

Something needs to be done at Nkulu . It is not going well now. I agree the baboon problem will have to be sorted out.

I love the view of the old railway bridge at Skukuza and don't like the thought of accommodation on the bridge. How will guests get up there? Water , electricity, sewerage, staff?
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Re: New accommodation options - Nkuhlu and Skukuza

Unread post by Friedrich von Hörsten » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:23 pm

Hippotagrus,

As far as I understand, the idea is to sleep in the railway coach that will depart for the bridge every evening. You sleep in the coach on top of the bridge, and then return to Skukuza via railway coach in the morning...

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Unread post by Hippotragus » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:19 pm

Sounds interesting! I've slept on a "proper" train (Rovos Rail), but this will be a bit different.
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Unread post by Yoda » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:40 am

Friedrich von Hörsten wrote:As far as I understand, the idea is to sleep in the railway coach that will depart for the bridge every evening. You sleep in the coach on top of the bridge, and then return to Skukuza via railway coach in the morning...

Really?
Sounds a bit gimmicky to me. :doh:
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Re: New accommodation options - Nkuhlu and Skukuza

Unread post by Tumble Weed » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:21 pm

Staying in a tent at Nkuhlu does sound appealing to me. In a Railway coach not so. However, to each their own. Could be quite a view from the bridge though, but maybe not so from the camp.

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Unread post by Mischief » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:36 pm

Tumble Weed do you have a link for where you read this information please?
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Unread post by RemiE » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:56 pm

I will admit both of these sounde like amazing plans. ..........................

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Unread post by RemiE » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:03 pm

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Unread post by Mischief » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:12 pm

:gflower: :gflower: :k Thanks RemiE
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Re: New accommodation options - Nkuhlu and Skukuza

Unread post by Thunderbird7 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:04 am

Rather sadly, it sounds like the south of the park is becoming overcomercialised... :?

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Re: New accommodation options - Nkuhlu and Skukuza

Unread post by Madalla » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:06 pm

I fully agree with you TB7

Here is a list of private camps up to Satara:

Not inside but next to Skukuza
Legends Safari Camp
Tinga
Sand River

South of Skukuza
Jock Safari camp
Lukimbi
Shishangeni

Just North of Skukuza
Plains Rhino Post
Rhino Walking Safaris
Sleep Outs

Around Satara
Hamiltons
Imbali
Hoyo Hoyo
Lebombo
Sweni

North of Satara
NONE !!!

Quite a list, and all South of Satara, which to my mind definitely inidicates that further development should be located more to the North.
Bear in mind that the H4-1 between Skukuza and Lower Sabie is by far the busiest road in the Park.

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