In a historic moment yesterday, KNP managing executive Glenn Phillips, South African National Parks (SANParks) Honorary Rangers (SHR) Joburg South branch chairperson Yusuf Dockrat and other dignitaries launched the prayer facility at the Skukuza Rest Camp.
Muslims travelling to the national park for leisure and those who work there can now make use of the facility at Skukuza which is the first of the five to be built in the KNP.
The SHR Joburg South branch spent months sourcing funds to develop five facilities, but only one has been completed.
“This facility is a great asset for Muslims,” said Dockrat. “This is a place of worship and should be treated as such. We ask for adherence to the basic rules. We should all take responsibility to ensure that it is kept, neat and tidy and in a pure state,” he added.