Tintswalo Atlantic to Reopen in Spring!

In the early hours of the 5th of February 2019, the beautiful Tintswalo Atlantic Lodge was partially destroyed as a fire raged its way through the luxury lodge.

Around 4am in the morning, guests and staff were safely evacuated after the early-alart fire system, indicating a fire in the main lodge area, was set off. While fire fighters made their way to the hotel’s unique, yet isolated location, staff on duty fought the fire as much as possible, until the firefighting helicopter managed to contain the fire.

While 11 of the exquisite guest suites were not affected, 2 of the nearby rooms were severely damaged, as well as the entire lounge, dining and entrance area.

The second fire in 4 years, (in 2015 a runaway veld fire destroyed the lodge as well as the hills of the 12 Apostles mountain range), a forensic investigation has confirmed that the fire started in the kitchen due to faulty kitchen equipment before moving through the main lodge bar, dining room and lounge area.


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Tintswalo Atlantic Scheduled to Open in Spring 2019

Tintswalo Atlantic plans to re-open no later than 1 October 2019, following the devastating fire of 5 February 2019. Owner and CEO of Tintwalo, Lisa Goosen, has confirmed that clearing has started with construction scheduled to begin in March.

Goosen says, “Like the fynbos plant, the fire lily (Cyrtanthus ventricosus) which flowers miraculously within days after a veld fire, the Tintswalo team is resilient. This second fire was a huge set-back, but we have once again dusted ourselves off and are focusing on the rebuild and rebirth of Tintswalo Atlantic, and look forward to welcoming guests back by October (2019).”

On behalf of Got the Passports, we wish the brand the very best in their rebuild and look forward to supporting the exquisite hotel in spring time.


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