Limpopo News

flysafair April 19, 2014

FlySafair granted SA domestic licence

The Air Services Licencing Council (ASLC) has granted FlySafair a domestic air service licence for the operation of domestic scheduled flights in South Africa.
 
The airline was initially blocked from starting its operations after two competitors brought an urgent application to interdict the new low-cost airline from starting its operations based on its not meeting the 75% domestic ownership requirements.
 

easter weekend April 16, 2014

KNP gate quotas in force during the Easter weekend

Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park are requested to take note of gate quotas when planning their visit, as these will strictly be enforced during this coming Easter Weekend which starts on Thursday, 17 to Monday, 21 April 2014.

Visitors are advised to either arrive at the gate very early in the morning because the service is on first-come-first-served basis or pre-book their entrance with central reservations office on telephone number 012 428 9111, in order to ensure that they gain access to the park in terms of their own plan and are not sent back at the gate.

easter April 16, 2014

LTA KICK-STARTS EASTER ACTIVATIONS!

LIMPOPO; POLOKWANE – Limpopo Tourism Agency will partner with the Department of Roads and Transport, Department of Health, Road Accident Fund, Polokwane Show to conduct a number of Easter Activations.

Arrive Alive Easter Activation 15/04/2014 : 10H00 The Easter Activations were kick-started by MEC for Roads and Transport Lehlogonolo Masoga over the launch of the Arrive Alive Eater Campaign on the R 37 over a media launch, the launch also saw the official opening of the newly build Smelters mine turn-off bridge.

April 15, 2014

Media Advisory - Easter Activations

Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) in partnership with key stakeholders will be conducting a number of activations throughout the Province to promote Domestic Tourism and bring excitement to local tourism. The activations are scheduled to take place as follows:

April 11, 2014

More buffalo for Marakele park

A herd of 10 buffalo were released into the Marakele National Park in Limpopo this month following the successful re-introduction of a herd of 20 buffalo in 2013.

In 2009, the park was left with no buffalo population due to theileriosis, a disease that was prevalent in the area at the time. After the disease was cleared, 15 bulls were re-introduced followed by another herd in 2013.

“The herd that we introduced in the park last year is doing very well and we believe these ones will also adapt with ease,” said Johan Taljaard, Park Manager at Marakele.

17th World Golfers April 4, 2014

Limpopo Golf and Leisure

This communication is the fruit from a recent Limpopo Golf & Safari Route members meeting, where a need was identified to keep agents up to date on happenings at the golf resorts in Limpopo. This will help with agent’s better understanding of the product for packaging into itineraries etc.

Vakhegula Vakhegula Soccer April 2, 2014

Vakhegula Vakhegula - Grannies Football

The 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil is approaching fast. The FIFA World Cup™ isn't just about one country though, it truly is the World's Cup! To celebrate fans of the greatest football event on Earth, FIFA & Coca-Cola are taking the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy on a tour around the world.

earth hour April 1, 2014

Earth Hour Saves SA Power

 South African saved 575 megawatts during Earth Hour, Eskom said on Sunday.

"South Africans showed their power to save electricity when they switched off their lights for Earth Hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on March 29 evening, saving 575MW," the power utility said in a statement.

The electricity saved during the initiative was enough to power a city the size of Polokwane, Limpopo. Eskom measured the reduction in electricity used during the hour against usual consumption for the same time on an average Saturday.

sanpark March 31, 2014

SANParks CEO’s exit follows completion of contract

David Mabunda’s departure from his position as CEO at SANParks is not sudden and the process to appoint someone in his place has already started, according to SANParks.

SANParks announcement on Thursday that Mabunda would serve his last day as CEO on March 31 was met with surprise.

However, Gert Dry, Chairperson of the Human Resources & Remuneration Committee of SANParks' board told Tourism Update that Mabunda had completed his second term as CEO and his contract could not be renewed for a third term, according to the legislation.

ndzuti safari camp March 26, 2014

Sun Destinations expands portfolio

Sun Destinations has added two properties to its portfolio – nDzuti Safari Camp in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, which borders the Kruger National Park, and the Delta Belle houseboat in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
 
“It is with great excitement that both nDzuti Safari Camp and the Delta Belle have agreed to come on board,” the company said in a statement.

nDzuti is a family-friendly, owner-managed camp that offers four rooms. The Delta Belle is a houseboat moored at Shakawe in the panhandle of the Okavango Delta.