Johannesburg - SANParks has announced the successful bidders for the provision of restaurant and retail services at various national parks under its management.
The announcements were made at the organisation’s headquarters in Pretoria following weeks of adjudication which began with tender processes.
A new retail agreement was signed between SANParks and Tourvest for operations in the Kruger, Tsitsikamma and Addo Elephant national parks.
According to SANParks chief executive Dr David Mabunda, this was done mainly to improve tourists’ shopping experiences and to upgrade the shops and make them eco-friendly.
SANParks also embarked on a tender process to appoint operators for restaurants in Kruger. The bidders had several obligations to meet, such as operating, development and refurbishment requirements, and BBBEE and environmental obligations.