Dereliction always amazes me. Someone probably went to a bank, arranged finance, built an hotel (of which this kitchen was a part), equipped it, had menus designed, advertised the place, employed staff, received guests. What happened to cause this business to end up in this state? Did they recoup their costs. And why just leave the place like this? Why not sell?
This derelict hotel is located in the small Mpumalanga village of Waterval Onder (lit. under, or below, the waterfall), which is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa. Surely someone could turn this into a viable concern once more.
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