Developing rural tourism – South Coast Herald
Ray Nkonyeni Municipality (RNM) received R4 million from Idwala for the construction of zip lines at KwaXolo Caves.
This was revealed by RNM City Manager Max Mbili last Friday when city leaders visited the KwaXolo Caves, to explore and learn about the developments at the facility.
Mbili said the zip lines will be launched between the first and second week of July. He added that the zip line is 1.1 km long with a 4.8 tonne cable, saying KwaXolo Caves now also has a new suspension bridge.
Meanwhile, Mbili also said that on July 1, the municipality will announce the new name of the entity which was formed after the merger of Ugu South Coast Tourism and Ugu South Coast Development Agency. .
According to sources, the entity’s new name is South Coast Tourism and Investment Enterprise.
Joy Crutchfield, Chair of the Ugu South Coast Tourism Board, said the KwaXolo area has unlimited tourism potential. She said the construction of toilet blocks, a restaurant, accommodation and homestays will certainly generate employment and tourism in KwaXolo.
Inkosi Mxolisi Xolo of the KwaXolo Traditional Council said the zip lines being built in an area under traditional authority will be a first for KwaZulu-Natal. “By working well with the municipality and the tourist agency, we are producing fruitful results. However, there is also the problem of the roads, when it rains some areas are inaccessible, which is a problem,” Xolo said.
RNM Mayor, Sikhumbuzo Mqadi, Deputy Mayor, Sibusiso Shange and President Zodwa Mzindle and councilors tried the suspension bridge and also abseiled to KwaXolo Caves.
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