Smitswinkel Tented Camp
For several camps along the Hoerikwaggo trail the client has employed people from local communities who have limited or no building skills. These people are trained in various trades such as carpentry for board walks, building structures or in stone masonry for rock walls, etc. To date TMNP has trained labour to be independent contractors and re-deployed the new companies to build components of further camps and to train the next group of unskilled labour. The result is a practical example of sustainable job creation and skills development in local communities. A local artist/craftsman was employed to manufacture some of the light fittings, using materials from the actual site.
In summary, the Smitswinkel Tented Camp provided the opportunity to insert a collection of delicate structures into a breathtaking and very sensitive environment, using natural materials from the immediate surroundings, in an effort to have the minimum impact on the site. Touching the earth lightly.