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R18.1m to develop Dawid Kruiper Rest Camp
The South African National Parks (SANParks) has made available R18.1m for the development of the Dawid Kruiper Rest Camp within the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, says Environmental Affairs Minister Dr Edna Molewa. This was agreed to in 2015 by SANParks and the ‡Khomani San.
"The development is taking place in the area between the Heritage Park and Auob River - the area in which the community has preferential commercial development rights in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, the so-called V-zone (Voorkeur zone), running between the Heritage Park and Auob River," Minister Molewa said.
Planning for the rest camp has started. It will consist of tourist accommodation units, reception building, and living quarters, swimming pool, parking, associated infrastructure as well as access and internal roads.
"The selection of the site, as well as the concept design for the proposed chalets, were done with the inputs from the Bushmen Council," Minister Molewa said. The Environmental Impact Assessment process is presently being undertaken with the Environmental Authorisation anticipated by end of January 2018. The new Rest Camp is expected to open in July 2019.