Limpopo Marula Festival Media Launch

Jan 13, 2015

Ten years after it began with a mere 500 people in 2006 when it was launched, Marula Festival is to date an enormous brand to be reckoned with. The Festival is also part of government’s priority of rural development. Over the past three years, the Festival has attracted more than 30 000 revelers from most parts of the country including South Africa’s neighbouring SADC countries.

The town of Phalaborwa has been chosen the permanent home of the Festival because of its tourism profile and proximity to other major tourist destinations including the Kruger National Park within the Great Limpopo Trans-frontier Park, which includes Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

The direct and indirect economic benefits created by the Festival make it a perfect fit for Government’s objective of using the arts, culture and heritage to create jobs and grow the economy. The Festival benefits airlines, car rental companies, tour operators, hotels and lodges, restaurants, retailers as well as communities who gather to brew the marula fruit. All of these sectors experience significant rise in the demand for their goods and services during the period of the Festival and all are excited about it.

To this end, the MEC for Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET), Mr. Seaparo Sekoati, invites your media house to the media launch of Limpopo Marula Festival billed to take place as follows:

Date : 30 January 2015
Time : 18:30
Venue : Phalaborwa Municipal Lapa
RSVP  to : 23 January 2015
Portia Takalo
Tel  : 015 293 3600 Or
Mike Tauatsoala
Cell : 082 886 3294

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