KRUGER PARK, SOUTH AFRICA—The Rezidor Hotel Group will open its first safari property here in 2013, the 120-room Radisson Blu Safari Resort Kruger Park.
The resort will be located along the Crocodile River within the southern border of Kruger National Park. Covering more than 12,400 miles and three different eco-zones, Kruger is home to more than 1,900 species of plants and 147 species of animals. Safaris will depart daily from the hotel to the main game areas of the park.
The resort will offer an all-day dining restaurant; a typical “Boma,” or outdoor dining and entertainment area; a cigar bar; and a pool bar and terrace. Leisure facilities will include two swimming pools, a 1,200-square-foot spa and fitness center, a kids club and a deck overlooking the Crocodile River. The property will offer five conference rooms.
Radisson Blu Safari Resort Kruger Park will join six other Radisson Blu properties in South Africa, including Radisson Blu Waterfront Cape Town, Radisson Blu Gautrain Johannesburg, Radisson Blu Sandton Johannesburg, and Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth. A new South African development, Radisson Blu Blaauwberg Cape Town, will open shortly.
Future openings include Radisson Blu hotels in Maputo, Mozambique; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Lusaka, Zambia.