Why multi-million rand hotel investment is on the rise in Africa

The last 16 months has caused much uncertainty in the travel and tourism sector.

Famed attractions closed their doors overnight and many were left unemployed.

During these unprecedented times, you’d think tourism businesses and hotel groups would avoid investing in multimillion-rand projects due to the ever-changing travel landscape during the pandemic. Not a chance.

Leading global hotel groups believe there is no better time than now to invest in Africa. These upcoming establishments target both the leisure and business travel market.

The Motsamayi Tourism Group, for example, have undertaken a series of new projects intended to bolster the South African travel industry and create mass appeal for local and international travellers.

During the height of the pandemic in South Africa, weeks before President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the second wave in December, the group launched the highly anticipated Kruger Shalati: Train on a Bridge luxury hotel and Kruger Station.

Despite the lack…

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