Tintswalo Lodges Group has plans to rebuild its Tintswalo Atlantic Lodge after fires in the Cape Peninsula destroyed it. The lodge is expected to reopen and due to public interest, Tintswalo will document the rebuild, which can be followed on its Tintswalo Atlantic rebuild blog.
Gaye Corbett, Tintswalo Lodges Group Owner, will be contributing to the contents of the blog, giving a personal account of what is happening on the ground. “We estimate that the reconstruction process will take several months but we are positive that we will work together to bring Tintswalo Atlantic back to the shores of Chapman’s Peak,” the group said. Staff will remain employed and will be assisting in the rebuilding of the property.
An office has been set up in Hout Bay as their central hub for the next months. “Staff will be involved in the Hout Bay community by initiating and running several community projects for the duration of the rebuild. We plan to take this as an opportunity to not only reconstruct our site but to help build up our local community, who have generously given back to us over these past few difficult days,” the group said. Training will also be made available to staff at other Tintswalo lodges should they want to work at a different property.
“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the fire-fighters, Volunteer Wildlife Services, NSRI and those still out there fighting against this destructive force of nature. You are our real-life heroes,” the group added. “We’d also like to take this time to thank the Cape Town properties that have accommodated our Tintswalo Atlantic guests at such short notice. Hotel owners, managers and staff have pulled together to honour our terms and conditions in order to make this transition smooth and we are incredibly grateful.”
This article was written by KRISTIE OMAR