Eastern Cape Development Corporation leads 'green' 4 development, EASTERN CAPE INDUSTRIAL & BUSINESS NEWS, Page 10
DEVELOPMENT financier, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has committed R1 million of its own funds towards the construction of South Africa's first ever “green” hotel at Elliotdale in the Wild Coast. The R50 million, 100-room Nkanya Lodge will be the first of its kind where the energy generated will be from entirely green sources such as wind and solar. The hotel concept emphasises a Wild Coast experience with rivers, bird life, sites and hiking trails surrounded by rural villages. Nkanya Lodge is the realisation of a vision of four members of Nkanya village who approached ECDC with the idea of establishing a hotel in the area. The financier conducted a feasibility study which indicated the investment would be feasible.