The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) is pleased to announce that with effect from 1 September 2023, will implement a cashless service system at all of its nature reserves and its Visitor Information Centre.
The implementation of the cashless service relates to the adaptation to the fourth industrial revolution in promoting transactions which do not expose the tourists and the employees to danger. The cashless system responds to the control environment that ensures optimal revenue collection, safety of the MTPA employees and comfort of tourists who will not need to carry cash with them when travelling.
"In responding to the safety measures put in place to safeguard our patrons from being targeted by criminals, the MTPA introduces a cashless system in all our parks with effect from the 1st of September 2023. Visitors to our nature reserves do not have to carry cash when visiting our facilities but would rather use card or cell phone payment services. We want to ensure that our patrons enjoy a memorable experience when visiting our facilities. This cashless service will ease their frustration about being robbed carrying large sums of cash with them" said Mr. Mduduzi Vilakazi, MTPA’s Chief Executive Officer.
"The MTPA will be able to account for every cent collected. It is a way to ensure that we generate more revenue to be able to maintain our nature reserves. This cashless system will go a long way in ensuring that we tighten all the controls on site”, added Vilakazi.