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  • Tourism and President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address

    South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, made a number of key announcements pertinent to the tourism industry during his State of the Nation address on 7th February. The President stated that he was pleased with progress made in restoring policy certainty on the visa regime.  He also announced that the introduction … more »

  • Have you entered the Sabie Tube Race yet?

    The Sabie River Tube Race is hosted annually by Round Table White River 64 to raise much needed funds for Round Table’s various community projects. The annual fun-filled event attracts young and old from as far as Gauteng and Limpopo.   This year the event is expected to attract 3000 participants and … more »

  • Slight increase in tourist arrivals to Kruger National Park and Mpumalanga over the Festive Season

    The 2018 festive season saw Mpumalanga province’s arrivals increasing slightly to 1,576,507 from 1,535,361 (3% increase) recorded in 2017. These figures reflect a period between December 1, 2018 to January 15, 2019. This feedback received from various tourism stakeholders points to a marginal growth in geographic spread with more people … more »

  • Tourism Mpumalanga – What is your New Year’s Resolution?

    Our New Year’s Resolution is to Put Mpumalanga Back on the Map for tourists. It is just not good enough for us all to sit around complaining that our tourist numbers are down and that we have fallen to sixth place in the league of the provinces. We must do … more »

  • Kruger National Park: Day visitor quotas for holiday period

    Day visitor quotas will be in effect at all gates into the Kruger National Park between 13 December 2018 and 8 January 2019. To avoid disappointment, 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 … more »

  • Minister Hanekom engages with Tourism Stakeholders in Mpumalanga

    Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, was in Hazyview on Saturday 10th November to engage with tourism stakeholders in the hope of addressing issues of mutual concern. According to Chris Harvie, Chairperson of Hazyview Tourism Organisation, the meeting was encouraging and the Minister was attentive to the local tourism industry’s many concerns … more »

  • MTPA and Kruger Lowveld establish a joint media liaison group

    Dear Member, Please find below an important Memo from the KLT/MTPA Tourism Tank Media Liaison Group. This contains our proposed guidelines for dealing with media stories at all levels including national, local and social media that have a direct impact on tourism promotion in the province. It would be appreciated if … more »

  • Another successful Nordics Roadshow for Kruger Lowveld

    The KLT team returned from the Nordics road shows on Saturday after a long but successful two weeks. Abby Swartz, SA Tourism marketing manager for the Nordic region who accompanied the group summed up the roadshow as follows: “2 weeks on the road have come to an end. Business interactions … more »

  • “Let’s make hope happen”, says KLCBT President, Oupa Pilane

    PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS – 18TH KLCBT ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY A very good evening to you and a warm welcome on behalf of the KLCBT team to the 18th KLCBT Annual Awards Banquet.  I have to say, you all look dapper and dashing tonight. It promises to be a really colourful and … more »

  • Thinking without limits at Tourism Roadshows

    Over a period of five days and six different venues within the Region, the Kruger Lowveld team presented the state of tourism in South Africa and more specifically in the Kruger Lowveld region to members and tourism stakeholders. KLCBT President and Kruger Lowveld Tourism Chair, Oupa Pilane, opened the roadshows with … more »