Construction at Tintswalo Atlantic is well under way, following a devastating fire in February, which destroyed the kitchen and public areas of the boutique hotel for the second time in just a few years (“Tintswalo Resort catches fire”, February 5, Sentinel News).
Fortunately, the guest rooms were left mostly unscathed and the damaged suite has already been completely refurbished. With the rebuild being on schedule, the hotel is set to re-open for business in October.
Almost instantly after the fire, four large, leafy milkwood trees were planted, as a symbol of new beginnings. The indigenous trees will shade the new deck of Tintswalo Atlantic.
CEO of Tintswalo, Lisa Goosen, along with owners Gaye and Ernest Corbett, will start working on the reimagined interiors, once full structure of the buildings are complete.
Ms Goosen says they are steadfast in their mission to rebuild the resort into “something even more beautiful than before”.
“Witnessing a fire at our beloved lodge for the second time in four years came as a terrible shock, but we have been deeply touched by the words of love and support from the travel trade and our loyal guests,” she told the Sentinel.“Every tragedy brings the opportunity for renewal.”