Kruger Lowveld Tourism Newsletter – 21 November 2017Author: KLCBT | Published by KLCBT on 21 November 2017 at 09:31:43 | Last Updated On: 21 November 2017
- Gate quotas in effect for day visitors at the Kruger National Park over the school holidays;
- KLCBT opposes ESKOM’s application for a 19,9% rate increase;
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Gate quotas in effect for day visitors at the Kruger National Park over school holidays
The day visitor quota for the Kruger National Park is a management tool that’s used to maintain the park’s carrying capacity. It is in place throughout the year, but generally only needs to be applied over long weekends and holidays due to the volume of park visitors. Pre-booked day visitors get preference over non-booked day visitors at the gate. Visitors are urged to make pre-bookings for their visits prior to their arrival and there are three time slots which they can choose from: • Time slot 1: 06.00 to 08:00 • Time slot 2: 08:00 to 10:00 • Time slot 3: 10:00 onwards Pre-bookings can be made at Kruger Lowveld’s office at the Crossing Centre by calling 013 7551988, or online via SAN Park’s website at www.sanparks.org.
Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism opposes ESKOM’s application for a 19.9% rate increase
During an official hearing, conducted by NERSA, the Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism and 11 other entities presented evidence under oath to substantiate our objection to the 19.9% increase in Eskom’s allowable revenue in 2018. After sketching the background of the increasing poverty rate in our region, we presented six points to object to the increase, including:
- Incorrect calculation of the increase percentage.
- Over supply of electricity should not be consumers’ burden.
- Effects of corruption in Eskom cannot be ignored.
- Government intervention is required as Eskom is critical to the SA economy.
- A price hike is in contradiction with Eskom’s core strategies.
- Electricity is a high cost component of business.