FOCUS a (1993 to 1998) and Maguga in Eswatini (1998 to 2003). wo dams were constructed ly to provide assurance of r supply to the irrigators in member states. urism is one of the spinof the development of the oppies and Maguga dams. has been an increase in ational activities in both dams. Driekoppies Dam offers tranquillity and wide-open spaces The FOCUS Komati Basin Water Authority has upgraded facilities at the dam to make it the perfect venue for anything from picnics to events. Driekoppies Dam is the perfect event venue As tourism slowly opens up from the massive and profound impact of the Covid-19 pandemic which imposes some unique and harsh sports tournaments and recreational use. effects on mankind, the Driekoppies Dam in Schoemansdal, Mpumalanga, managed by the Komati Basin Water Authority (KOBWA) offers some tranquillity through its stunning beauty. KOBWA has converted the dam into a suitable site for commercial and private recreational use where the public can explore and discover the scenic beauty and entertainment attractions of the Driekoppies Dam at very low cost. The Driekoppies Dam is a popular venue for music shows and private events such as picnics, braais, family fun days, baby showers The Komati Basin Water Authority makes the dam available for events, ALANGA BUSINESS 2019/20 The stunning beauty of the Driekoppies Dam and its Here, people can be educated surrounds has made it possible for the Komati Basin about KOBWA in a relaxed, MPUMALANGA Water Authority BUSINESS (KOBWA) 2021/22 to convert the dam into a 46enabling environment and suitable site for commercial and private recreational this is accommodated at the use. This means that at a very low fee, the public can explore Driekoppies Dam. and discover the scenic beauty and entertainment attractions The Driekoppies Dam is a of the Driekoppies Dam. popular venue for music shows and weddings. This is because of its spacious entertainment area which overlooks the exquisite dam. A boat cruise has now been added to the entertainment experience the venue offers. Regulars are young entrepreneurs from areas surrounding the dam who host Sunday Sessions and the Food Market. The venue also offers the perfect setup for traditional authorities wishing to host cultural activities and traditional meetings. Bike rallies and fishing tournaments by various associations are also held at the dam. As a trans-boundary organisation, KOBWA uses the edutainment approach by hosting educational tours around the dam and sports tournaments. In that way, people are educated about KOBWA in a relaxed, enabling environment. More so now during the Covid-19 pandemic, KOBWA puts safety at the forefront of all planning. There is an implementable Emergency Preparedness Plan involving every relevant aspect of safety put in place for all segments of society from government agencies to traditional authorities at community level. This ensures that
FOCUS FOCUS Driekoppies Dam is the entertainment and all activities at the dam are safe and risk-free. perfect event venue The Driekoppies Dam is readily available to young people who live in the Nkomazi area as a way to promote entrepreneurship among the youth. With sports so tournaments many interesting and recreational things use. to do, especially on weekends, the Driekoppies Dam is the perfect destination for any event. The Komati Basin Water Authority makes the dam available for events, CONTACT DETAILS Physical address: Komati Basin Water Authority, Driekoppies Dam Tel: +27 13 591 2633 Email: email@example.com Website: www.kobwa.co.za The stunning beauty of the Driekoppies Dam and its surrounds has made it possible for the Komati Basin Water Authority (KOBWA) to convert the dam into a suitable site for commercial and private recreational use. This means that at a very low fee, the public can explore About KOBWA The Komati Basin Water Authority (KOBWA) is a bi-national company formed in 1992 through the Treaty of the Development and Utilisation of the Water Resources of the Komati River Basin. The treaty was signed by the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini and the Government of the Republic of South Africa. The authority was tasked with designing, constructing, operating and maintaining two dams and associated infrastructure. This resulted in the construction of Driekoppies Dam in Schoemansdal South Africa (1993 to 1998) and Maguga Dam in Eswatini (1998 to 2003). The two dams were constructed mainly to provide assurance of water supply to the irrigators in both member states. Tourism is one of the spin-offs of the development of the Driekoppies and Maguga dams. There has been an increase in recreational activities in both dams. Here, 47 people can be educated MPUMALANGA BUSINESS 2021/22 about KOBWA in a relaxed, enabling environment and this is accommodated at the Driekoppies Dam.