The Cradock 4 Garden of Remembrance embraces the historic memoirs of anti-apartheid activists Matthew Goniwe, Sicelo Mhlawuli, Sparrow Mkhonto, and Fort Calata. Tourism’s infrastructure improvements at the site will enable the community to host educational and cultural activities that facilitate information sharing, and celebrate the legacy of the four activists.
The Iconic Map of Africa Monument at the Southernmost Tip of Africa is one of the infrastructure features commissioned and developed at the Agulhas National Park by the Department of Tourism in collaboration with South African National Parks (SANParks), to enhance visitor experience and boost the local tourism economy.
The Sisulu Circle will enable hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, and both current and future generations, to appreciate Walter Sisulu’s legacy, personal sacrifice and significant contribution made over a period of 90 years towards the achievement of democracy in South Africa.
The department is implementing the Tourism Blue Flag Programme utilising the EPWP principles to achieve the targeted number of jobs and tourists to our shores. The programme aims to promote a SAFE, CLEAN and HEALTHY environment, an improved tourism image which will attract a steadier flow of visitors, increased spending and a stimulated local economy. The department is implementing the programme in partnership with the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA). The World Tourism Organisation regards Blue Flag as the most well-known eco-label globally with over 4000 sites in over 40 countries.
More than seven hundred sector stakeholders and officials from all spheres of government and private sector headed the call to improve tourism planning at local government level as they attended the Local Government Tourism Conference (LGTC) that took place from 03 to 04 April at Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni.
Our government appreciates the potential of tourism hence its identification as one of the key economic sectors. The understanding of tourism benefits to the economy is also gaining traction with our fraternal departments.
Department of Tourism in partnership with SANParks and the Mpumalanga
Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) celebrated the International Tourist
Guides Day celebrations from 18 – 19 February 2016 in Skukuza, Kruger
National Park– Mpumalanga.
The Department of Tourism in partnership with SANParks and the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) is hosting the International Tourist Guiding Celebrations at Skukuza, Kruger National Park– Mpumalanga. Themed “building a successful and sustainable tourist guiding sector”.