African Hotels and Adventures (AHA) has reopened camp one of Makalali Private Game Lodge in the Kruger National Park following flood damage in March. Camps two and three are scheduled to reopen in September.
Neil Bald, MD of AHA, said while repairing the damage the company also took the opportunity to refurbish the room interiors, wooden decks, pool furniture, the curio shop and a new boma.
World Tourism Day (WTD), celebrated every year on 27 September, is a global observance to highlight tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value.
WTD 2014 is being held under the theme Tourism and Community Development - focusing on the ability of tourism to empower people and provide them with skills to achieve change in their local communities.
The 20th Oppikoppi Music Festival took place last weekend (7 - 9 August) in Northam (Waterberg).
Being the biggest musical festival in South Africa it attracted more than 20 000 visitors.
With more than 140 local and international artists it proved to be yet another successful "dusty" event!
For more information visit: www.oppikoppi.co.za
The Marakele National Park in the Waterberg biosphere received the award as the northern cluster's Park of the Year during a ceremony held at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage site a fortnight ago.
Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, has appointed Zwelibanzi Mntambo as the new Chairperson of the South African Tourism board with immediate effect. This follows the resignation of the former chairperson, Frank Kilbourn, last week.
“I am very pleased to have Zweli as the new leader of the board. His vast experience in the tourism industry coupled with his strategic leadership and management skills will certainly ensure that SA Tourism achieves its mandate,” said Hanekom.
Rangers from the four national parks in the Frontier region converged at Addo Elephant National Park today to commemorate World Ranger Day.
Black Leopards FC supporters have been assured that they can expect to watch their team’s home matches in a much safer environment next season.
Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, the Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, will officiate the Limpopo leg of the India Festival in South Africa on Monday, 28 July 2014, at the Library Gardens, in Polokwane, Limpopo.
South Africa enjoys a long-standing cordial relationship with the government and people of India that has been solidified by the Agreement on Cooperation in the fields of Education, Arts, Culture and Sport in 1996.
Ladies and gentlemen of the media thank you kindly for honouring our invitation and also showing interest in the affairs of South African National Parks. This meeting aims to put in context important aspects of SANParks affairs and please take note that this is based on facts.
Thohoyandou; Acacia Park, a resort managed by Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) located at Thohoyandou in the Vhembe District, got burnt on Friday the 19th July 2014. The fire broke down from one of the bushy areas surrounding the resort and was so strong due to the wind that it over powered the fire fighters from Thulamela Municipality. The cause of the fire outbreak is not known. The Acting Manager of the park, Mr. Khathu Nebaimoro reported that the gate and the reception area including his office from which nothing could be saved.
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