Members of 3 Honorary Ranger Regions and the Interpretive Officer, Nxanatseni Region complied the scope of work which consisted of the following tasks:
- Replacement of all information panels by USC.
- Replacement of all lighting by Limpopo SHR Region.
- Replacement of floor tiling, various display pedestals, modifications to reception desk, miscellaneous alterations to support the changes and paving around the elephant statue by Bushveld SHR Region.
- Replacement of skull room by IDC Contractor.
- Installation of garden sprinkling system by Pretoria SHR Region.
- Replacement of railing around elephant skeleton by Macsteel.
Some additional paving at the elephant hall and the open air arena is planned for 2018 at an estimated cost of R35 000.
Donors to the project are
- University of Sunshine Coast – R1.0 million.
- Bushveld SHR Region R200 000.
- Limpopo SHR Region R153 000.
- Pretoria SHR Region R60 000.
- Macsteel R10 000.
“Although the temporary closure might have inconvenienced our guests, we hope that the refurbishment has made the facility even better than it was and that guests enjoy it. The Letaba Elephant Hall has been converted into an international icon in terms of standards, and our gratitude goes to our sponsors, the University of the Sunshine Coast and the South African National Parks Honorary Rangers for their determination, financial and manhours contribution” said the SANParks CEO, Fundisile Mketeni during his address.