ANNUAL TARIFFS REVIEW FOR MPUMALANGA’S PROVINCIAL NATURE RESERVES

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The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) will with effect from 1 November 2021 implement the new tariffs for the 2021/2022 financial year at its various nature reserves around the province.

The tariffs will remain largely unchanged in order to cater for the domestic market and to respond to the economic challenges faced by the tourism industry due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Although the tariffs will remain largely unchanged, we have made some adjustments in other areas. There will be no increase on the pricing for the current accommodation, except minimal increase for some of the chalets at Manyeleti Nature Reserve from R740.00 to R795.00 There will be a nominal increase of entrance fees at God’s Window from R20.00 to R25.00 for locals and this will be adjusted accordingly for SADC and international visitors. The Three Rondavels tariff will remain unchanged at R35.00 for locals. We will now be introducing a per person tariff fee of R100.00 for camping instead of the R350.00 which was previously charged per camp site”, explained Mr Johannes Nobunga, CEO of Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency.

The recently established Day Visitor Facility at Mahushe Shongwe Nature Reserve includes the newly built swimming pools, picnic area with braai stands, communal ablution and the upgraded conference centre which can take up to 100 delegates. This will therefore see an increase by R5.00 to the conservation levy from R40.00 to R45.00 per adult and from R20.00 to R25.00 per child.

The tariff for SADC visitors will increase by R5.00 from R45.00 to R50.00 per adult and from R25.00 to R30.00 per child. As part of enhancing the product portfolio, the MTPA will continue to introduce new tourism activities for specific nature reserves such as a bush braai service and guided bush walk. This will go a long way to attract the domestic market as well as providing more choices to enhance visitor experience.

“The MTPA is governed by the MTPA Act of 2005, which obliges the Agency to progressively generate its own revenue collection. It is therefore important to note that the income in general will be used for continuous upgrading of infrastructure at our nature reserves and to further provide visitors with the best possible experience and value for money”, concluded Nobunga.

For a detailed schedule of tariffs for each nature reserve, click here or contact our Reservations Office on +27 13 759 5432 | reservations@mtpa.co.za
 


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