Tag: Phalaborwa

  • The sustainability of Limpopo’s towns

    If one thing stands out about Limpopo for me, it is that it’s an inside-out province.  The towns, in general, offer no attraction whatsoever while the country areas are stunning!  The towns, generally, are a mess! One Polokwane product owner on CapeInfo wrote to say that Limpopo Tourism is embarking on a roadshow to find […]

  • Mining can add value

    Driving into Phalaborwa at about 8am, the first thing that struck me was the haze in the air.  And this was not a heat haze, it was dust from the mines.  Phalaborwa is another one of Limpopo’s towns that today owes its existence to the copper and phosphate mines that surround the town. The second…

  • My First Game Drive!

    I went for my first game drive in a golf cart… on Phalaborwa’s Hans Merensky Estate… and saw giraffe for the first time as well as hippopotamus, crocodile, warthogs and impala in a matter of about 10 minutes on a golf course.  Surely that says it all… where else in the world can you do…

  • So is it tourism; where is Destination Marketing?

    I’ve learnt something interesting in Limpopo.  Most accommodation establishments in this province aren’t really part of tourism at all — in fact, about 70% of all bednights spent in the province have very little to do with tourism. I define tourists as discretionary spenders — they have a choice and decide where they want to…