Habitat Link Consulting (Pty) Ltd has been appointed by Addo Wildlife Big 5 Reserve (Pty) Ltd to apply for Environmental Authorisation (EA) for the proposed establishment of lodge accommodation and associated infrastructure at the Big 5 Game Reserve near the town of Addo, within the Eastern Cape. The development will include the construction of four new guest lodges to accommodate up to 104 guests. A number of dams or pans will be expanded as well as additional pans constructed as wildlife waterholes. In addition, a 160-seater restaurant will be developed on-site to cater for lunch and dinner for both overnight guests and day-visitors.
The Final Basic Assessment Report was submitted to the DEDEAT on 26October 2020.