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24 March 2006Lost Kingdom's route launched

The Mapungubwe Cultural Heritage Site in Limpopo is set to become a major component of one of Africa`s most spectacular tourism experiences.The so-called Route of Lost Kingdoms was officially launched

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27 February 2006More black people visit SA's nature reserves

MORE and more black South Africans are growing to enjoy the bush.In 2003, only four percent of the 3,4 million people who visited South Africa`s national parks were black.Last year, the figure leaped

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21 February 2006Red hot Richtersveld

There are moments of pure magic in life that are frozen forever in our minds. Our arrival at the new Tatasberg Wilderness Camp in the Richtersveld joined that most prized collection of memories.We've

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15 February 2006Financial Boost for LSDI

THE LEBOMBO Spatial Development Initiative (LSDI) has received an added boost with the announcement that it will receive an US$80m budget.The amount was agreed upon by the tourism and environmental mi

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10 January 2006Zimbabwe to relocate villagers for transfrontier park

ZIMBABWEAN authorities will relocate 700 families from villages in the southern districts of Chiredzi to make way for a transfrontier game reserve, an official said yesterday. "The 700 families will b

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5 January 2006Ban brings eco-tourists

TOURISM to rural coastal areas has increased significantly since the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism banned the use of four-wheel-drive vehicles on beaches.The ban, which was enacted t

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1 January 2006First map ever of Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park

The opening of the Giriyondo Access Facility on 7 December 2005 was the realisation of a dream of many years of Peace Parks Foundation and especially of Dr Rupert, Peace Parks Foundation's Chairman an

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15 December 2005Mozambique helped to conserve wild places, develop ecotourism

WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2005 (ENS) - The conservation of biodiversity and natural ecosystems in Mozambique on Africa's southeastern coast is about to receive supportive grants totalling $33.7 mill

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14 December 2005Goodbye malaria!

THE menace of malaria is succumbing to eradication efforts by the Lubombo Spatial Development Initiative (LSDI).Since the project was launched in 1999, malaria incidence has fallen by as much as 96% i

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14 December 2005First tourists make use of Giriyondo

The first tourist to make use of the newly opened Giriyondo Tourist Access Facility were Daan and Zena who own a guesthouse in PhalaborwaMore than 100 vehicles and almost 300 keen tourists have alread

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