LIMPOPO; POLOKWANE: Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) like SanParks will allow the members of the public to visit all the nature reserves including Limpopo Wildlife Resorts in the province as part of celebrating Tourism Month but also encouraging the public to travel. This means, for the rest of this week from the 14th until the 18th September 2015, members of the public can access provincial parks without paying entrance fee from 6H00 – 18H00, all other activities in the parks will be paid for.
LIMPOPO; POLOKWANE: Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) Chief Executive Officer Mr. Ndumiso Matlala calls upon the tourism industry in Polokwane to release rooms for the upcoming indigenous games to be hosted by the City from 20th – 24th September 2015.
Marakele National Park situated just outside Thabazimbi, Limpopo Province, will be in the spotlight as the host of this year’s launch of South Africa National Parks Week. The event which will be officiated by the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, will be held on Sunday, 13 September 2015.
LIMPOPO; POLOKWANE: South African Tourism has recently released international and domestic tourism statistics for the year 2014 as compared to 2013.
The annual South Africa National Parks Week will take place on 14 – 18 September 2015; to once again afford South African day visitors free access into the Kruger National Park (KNP) and all other National Parks in the country.
The purpose of this initiative is to continue to familiarise and create awareness about the understanding of environmental conservation amongst South African citizens.
Speaking at the launch of Tourism Month in Limpopo on 16 August, Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said R100-million had been invested in growing the tourism sector in the country. "With this investment we are committed to ensuring that the wonders we boast of, and the unique heritage we have been endowed with, are shared by more and more South Africans," he said.
In commemoration of World Elephant Day celebrated annually on 12 August, South African National Parks (SANParks) said although South Africa has only experienced a few isolated incidents of elephant poaching, unlike many other African countries, the country cannot afford to remain complacent.
This according to SANParks Large Mammal Ecologist, Dr. Sam Ferreira who said SANParks is applying an integrated approach in solving wildlife crime in general. “We cannot allow the status quo particularly in relation to the current onslaught on our rhino to continue.”
Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) are requested to take note of gate quotas when planning their visit, during this long weekend, as these will strictly be enforced as from today until Monday, 10 August 2015.
Visitors are advised to either arrive at the gate very early in the morning because the service is on a “firstcome first served” basis or pre-book their entrance with the central reservations office on 012 428 9111; to gain access.
Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) Board will engage in a Strategic Workshop scheduled to take place from 4 to 6 August 2015 at Bela Bela. The purpose of the strategic session will be to among others help navigate the organisation towards the achievement of good governance, integrate and streamline tourism functions in the province in line with National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS), ensure delivery of quality tourism services and strengthening its administrative arm to achieve clean audit.
Limpopo Tourism Agency herewith invites all suppliers to register on its database. The purpose of this database is to give all prospective suppliers an equal opportunity to submit quotations to render services to Limpopo Tourism Agency.
Suppliers are requested to read the application document carefully, complete it in full and sign it. Please note that a valid Tax Clearance Certificate, CIPRO Certificate, company profile and proof of bank account must be attached. The categories of goods and services to be registered for can be found on the supplier database document.
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