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Limpopo Business 2019-20 edition

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The 2019/20 edition of Limpopo Business is the 11th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2007, has established itself as the premier business and investment guide for the Limpopo Province. Limpopo has several investment and business opportunities. In addition to the regular articles providing insight into each of the key economic sectors of the province, there are special features on various Special Economic Zones (SEZs) which aim to drive industrialization in the province and the initiatives which are further enhancing the tourism offering in Limpopo. News related to mining, agriculture, transport and logistics, education and development finance is carried in overviews of the main economic sectors in the province. To complement the extensive local, national and international distribution of the print edition, the full content can also be viewed online at Updated information on the Limpopo is also available through our monthly e-newsletter, which you can subscribe to at, in addition to our complementary business-to-business titles that cover all nine provinces as well as our flagship South African Business.


SPECIAL FEATURE In support of the arts and culture sector, a potential area of growth for tourism in Limpopo, a performance theatre is to be built in Polokwane. The South African Golf Tourism Association says that up to 10% of visitors to the country are attracted by its golf courses, and Limpopo’s offering has been extended and improved in recent years. At the high-end of the luxury offering are the Zebula Golf Estate and Spa (west of Bela Bela) and the Legend Golf and Safari Resort. Adventurous visitors can choose from off-road biking, hunting, elephant rides and tough 4x4 trails. A vast array of different cultures can be experienced, from the Rain Queen and her people in the central districts, to the myth-inspired art of the Venda in the north, to the bright geometric house designs of the Ndabele people in the Sekhukhune District. Hotels and casinos The 160-room Park Inn by Radisson Polokwane has opened in the provincial capital. Located near the golf course and the Peter Mokaba Stadium, the hotel also has conference and event facilities. Tsogo Sun runs the Garden Court Polokwane, which has 180 rooms ranging from executive suites to family rooms. The Protea Hotel group has two hotels in the province. The Protea Hotel Landmark in Polokwane has 80 rooms and six conference venues. Just outside the city is the Protea Hotel Polokwane Ranch Resort where guests can walk with lions. The hotel is on a 1 000-hectare nature conservancy and specialises in catering for weddings. In Mokopane near the Waterberg mountains, the family-run The Park Hotel Mokopane has 125 rooms and can cater for up to 400 conference delegates. The three-star hotel recently added 25 self-catering units. The Fusion Boutique Hotel in the provincial capital offers five-star quality in 30 en-suite rooms and two exclusive suites. Sun International runs the Meropa Casino and Entertainment World near Polokwane. In the province’s northern regions at Thohoyandou, there is the Khoroni Hotel, Casino and Convention Resort. This is a Peermont venture and there is a three-star Peermont Metcourt Hotel in the complex. The Limpopo Gambling Board regulates the industry and grants licences. The Mopani District was recently granted two new bingo licences. The most recent casino licence was awarded to Peermont Global Resorts for the official launch and operation of the Thaba Moshate Casino, Hotel and Conference Centre in the Greater Tubatse Local Municipality. There are 237 limited pay-out gambling machines in the province, and licences of one sort or another generate more than R50-million for the provincial government. ONLINE RESOURCES Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism: Limpopo Tourism Authority: Marula Festival: South African Golf Tourism Association: South African National Parks: 26

Limpopo will soothe your soul MESSAGE Nomasonto Ndlovu, CEO of the Limpopo Tourism Agency, extends a warm welcome to visitors. We welcome everybody to our peaceful Province of Limpopo which offers an opportunity to see Africa’s Big Five, while the adventurous can go abseiling, bungee jumping, rock climbing, walking on trails, caving, horse riding or kloofing. For those who enjoy more relaxed and conventional sport, the province offers some magnificent golf courses. We guarantee everybody the enjoyable and breathtaking tranquillity of nature’s fauna and flora. It is heart-warming to note that visitors to our province can expect to receive a warm welcome in our people’s homes. The Limpopo Tourism Agency and Traditional African Homestays – South Africa (TAH-SA) has found a solution to the concept of homestays in South Africa. We are proud that this award-winning organisation is in Limpopo and continues to make an impact in the lives of the poor women in the Makhado Municipal area. Makushu village is an international tourist attraction visited by tourists from England, USA, Holland, Australia and Germany. The village now has 25 homestays and TAH-SA hopes to expand to other areas. A wonderful surprise is in store for visitors to the Modjadji Cycad Reserve, boasting some of the oldest and largest cycad specimens on earth. The natural forest can be viewed in its prehistoric state thanks to its strict protection by succeeding generations of Modjadji (“rain queens”), the hereditary rulers in the area. Limpopo is a land of beautiful and contrasting landscape with hidden gems, exquisite flora and fauna, expansive national parks and nature reserves, mountain passes, rivers and productive fruit farms. Less than 100km north-east of the capital of Limpopo Province, Polokwane, lies the Magoebaskloof mountain range. This area is known as “The Land of the Silver Mist” and offers incredible views, mountainbike trails and canopy tours along zip lines. Then there is the Mapungubwe UNESCO World Heritage Site, the “Cradle of Humankind”, and archaeological sites such as Sterkfontein and Makapans Caves. Some of the flagship events that visitors can look forward to include: the Tour de Limpopo cycle race, the Limpopo Golf Championship, the Limpopo Marula Festival and the Mapungubwe Cultural Festival. We look forward to welcoming you in Limpopo. 27 LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2019/20

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