1950s Train Cars to Become Boutique Hotel Above South Africa’s Sabie River
I Love adaptive use projects with Bridges. This one is Brilliant!
A new boutique hotel in South Africa will re-purpose train cars as guest rooms on a bridge above the Sabie River. Each car has been converted to house 31 luxury guest rooms made to highlight local culture. Called the Kruger Shalati, the train scheme aims to celebrate where the first visits to Kruger National Park were allowed in the early 1920s. The design includes 24 carriage rooms and 7 Bridge House rooms, the Kruger Shalati will be positioned where the historic train would park overnight.