In January 2016, Kloof Conservancy took the lead role in refurbishing what was then the Interpretative Centre and converted it into The Krantzkloof Conference Centre.
Bookings and enquiries are currently not being taken for the centre.
The revamped venue was officially opened by Mr Sifiso Keswa, General Manager East Region for Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, on 6 August 2016 at a cost of R 606 935 (including donations), of which R 321 935 was funded directly by Kloof Conservancy.
From the time of its opening, the centre became a popular venue not only for weddings and functions, but was also used as a community asset by NGOs and was chosen as the site of one of M-Net’s venues for its Wedding Bashers series. Since its launch, the venue generated R 383 765 in income, the bulk of which was reinvested in conservation.
Unfortunately, on 19 September 2020, Kloof Conservancy handed back the management of the Krantzkloof Conference Centre to Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (EKZNW). This came about as EKZNW had not yet renewed the lease on the venue. The lease was due for a two-year renewal on 1 April 2020. All necessary documentation was submitted at the end of October 2019, but no feedback has been provided on the status of the renewal.
We have indicated to EKZNW our willingness to continue managing the venue if EKZNW are willing to renew the lease. As of October 2020, no further updates are available.