Experience poverty in luxury? The Emoya Luxury Hotel in Bloemfontein

Posted on December 9, 2013 by in Travel Deals

CNN also has a story about Shantytown – the Emoya Luxury Hotel in Bloemfontein.

"This is the only Shanty Town in the world equipped with under-floor heating and wireless internet access!"

Each shanty in the "town" goes for 850 South African rand ($82) a night, sleeps four people and has electricity and running water.

In a clumsy play for verisimilitude, rooms are equipped with donkey geysers (water heaters) and long drops (outdoor toilets).

Now I somewhat like the idea. Sure it's expensive, sure its fake but how do you you get rich people to explore poverty really? This is a good idea and I'm glad the founders took the risk. Is it well executed? I'm not sure but I'd love to check it out!

Picture credit cnn.com.