It was with great excitement that when our president announced that lodge would be allowed to reopen. As yet Government hasn’t given us an exact date when we can open so in the interim Idube and Lukimbi are getting ready.
While on lockdown much needed maintenance to the lodges was completed. In the case of Lukimbi, the roofs damaged by the storm have been rethatched. The chefs at both lodges have updated their menus to include some exciting new dishes. Most important safety protocols have been implemented. Our staff are being trained on the way forward – how to sanitise rooms, manage social distancing, with no physical contact with guests. Details of our health and safety protocols will be published on both websites.
Our owners, Mal and Louis Marais visited both lodges during June to give the staff moral support and to see what had been done and what needed to be done to make sure when our first guests arrive, everything would be up and running, the staff properly trained and all the protocols would be implemented. While at the lodges, Mal and Louis went out on drive and Louis took these wonderful photos of the animals.
And now, like the rest of South Africa we are eagerly awaiting the news that inter provincial travel will be allowed and we will then open our doors again and the lodges will come back to life.