The Sandton EcoMobility World Festival – what it is, why it’s happening and what to expect this October.
The Dinokeng Game Reserve (DGR) is an 18 500Ha area surrounded by an animal proof fence, but plans are already underway to expand this area to over 25 000 Ha. Most of the properties within the game reserve are private lodges and in order to enjoy game viewing in the reserve you originally had to book through one of the lodges. It is therefore comparable to the Sabi Sands or Madikwe, and not based on the same model as Pilanesberg or the Kruger National Park. Nevertheless, almost from the outset it was apparent that a very large and influential portion of the general public do not aspire to staying in lodges, or cannot afford them, or both. After all, isn’t there more satisfaction in seeing a lion or an elephant if you locate it for yourself?
September is Tourism Month in South Africa and this year’s theme is ‘A million new opportunities await”. September is also Heritage Month in South Africa providing the opportunity to explore Gauteng’s heritage sites.
The Dinokeng Game Reserve Self-Drive Route is an amazing place for birders, with recent sightings of Martial Eagle and White-bellied Korhaan.
It’s crazy that in order to get from the administrative capital to the legislative capital, jacaranda citizens have always first had to drive to either OR Tambo International or Lanseria to board an aircraft.
Well, those days are over since Tshwane Executive Mayor, Councillor (Cllr) Kgosientso Ramokgopa recently announced that commercial flights will be available from Wonderboom National Airport to Cape Town. “We are proud to welcome South African Airways and Airlink as our partners,” said Cllr Ramakgopa.