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Tourism A famous old bridge is the setting for the Kruger National Park’s newest luxury accommodation.

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hotel on a train on a bridge in a game reserve – it sounds like the beginning of an exciting children’s story. The Kruger Shalati Development is the Thebe Tourism Group’s latest accommodation offering in the Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga’s prime tourism asset. Guests will stay in a stationery train on the Selati Bridge which will give them great views over the Sabie River, famous for its buffalo and hippo sightings. Thebe Tourism has two other current projects in the province, the Blyde Canyon Community Project and proposed developments for Lisbon Estate which is adjacent to the Kruger National Park. The Lisbon development (not far from Skukuza Camp) is projected to comprise two hotels, retail, hospitality and dining facilities and staff housing associated with the Lisbon Estate. At Blyde Canyon, Thebe has signed an agreement with local communities with land claims in the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve which will involve them as shareholders in the new developments. God’s Window is to receive a Skywalk, the facilities at Bourke’s Luck Potholes will be rejuvenated, a cable car project is planned for Three Rondavels and another hotel is planned to boost accommodation options in the area. MPUMALANGA BUSINESS 2018/19

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SECTOR INSIGHT The Makhonjwa Mountains are the world’s newest World Heritage Site. • A glass lift into Graskop Gorge offers unparalleled views. All of these projects have been registered with National Treasury as public-private partnerships. They are regarded as priority projects by the provincial government. The Provincial Government of Mpumalanga is looking for more private partners to invest in a range of ambitious projects to boost an already active sector that has several

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Mpumalanga Business 2018/19  

Mpumalanga has several investment and business opportunities in a wide range of sectors. In addition to the regular articles providing insig...

Mpumalanga Business 2018/19  

Mpumalanga has several investment and business opportunities in a wide range of sectors. In addition to the regular articles providing insig...

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