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PPP Investment Opportunity: Geelbek Restaurant and Retail Facilities in West Coast National Park

In line with SANParks’ Strategic Plan for Commercialisation, SANParks intends to form a Public Private Partnership (PPP) in which it gives a selected private party the rights to the commercial use of the Geelbek Restaurant and Retail Facilities in the West Coast National Park

SANParks invites prospective investors and operators to submit detailed bids in line with SANParks’ mandate and objectives for this PPP opportunity. Interested parties will be expected to meet certain minimum criteria in order to qualify.

SANParks will enter into a PPP agreement with the winning bidder for a period likely to provide a fair return on investment for the private party. In return, the private party will meet agreed operating, development, refurbishment, broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) and environmental obligations, and pay a PPP fee to SANParks.

Parties will be expected to attend a site visit that is scheduled for Thursday 4 October 2007.  Registration for the site visit or alternative arrangements should be made with James Daniels by latest Wednesday 26 September 2007.

Please download the following PDF documents, which outline details on the opportunity.

You can also obtain the information by contacting SANParks at the following address:

Manager: Business Development
James Daniels
P O Box 787
643 Leyds Street
Muckleneuk, Pretoria
Telephone (office): +27 12 426 5280
Telephone (cell): +27 83 679 0472
Facsimile: +27 12 343 3849


Interested bidders are required to submit detailed bids (containing specific financial, functional and BEE proposals), only in the format given in the RFP document, to SANParks’ physical address, no later than Friday 9 November 2007 at 12:00.

In keeping with SANParks’ objectives, attention will be paid to Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and in particular, adherence to the National Tourism Charter and Scorecard.

The regulatory provisions for tourism PPPs can be found on