The highly anticipated KwaNzimakwe Multi-Trail Park will be inaugurated on Sunday, November 3, offering nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts the chance to experience this unique project for the development of tourist routes on the south coast of Ugu (USCT). .
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Commenting on the initiative, USCT CEO Phelisa Mangcu said, âThrough the KwaNzimakwe multi-track park, we are looking to create an exhibition of the region as a tourist attraction and increase the number of visitors, especially those looking for outdoor adventures. Our role as USCT is to extend the geographic footprint of tourism, opening up the entire south coast to the benefits of the resulting economic contribution. We believe that the KwaNzimakwe Multi-Trail Park will strive to achieve this goal, providing tourists with a unique experience while creating jobs for the local community.
The launch is the first step in the development of this area into a major asset for locals and visitors looking for outdoor activities in a picturesque area with panoramic views of the coastline and hinterland, forests lush coastlines, river crossings and various 4 Ã 4 terrain. The event will be organized by the mayor of the Municipality of Ray Nkonyeni (RNM) Cynthia Mqwebu.
Visitors attending the launch are encouraged to bring their 4 Ã 4 vehicles and explore the 4 Ã 4 obstacle course and demonstration, organized by local car dealers, Halfway Toyota. This includes the option to hike the specially designed 4-hour trail with a stopover for a braai and refreshments. Also on the program, the 10 km trail organized by the South Coast Striders, as well as the 4 kilometer fun family hike (dogs welcome!) which is hosted by the South Coast Hospice. There will be a special 22km offroad motorcycle in support of Stuart Gregory’s âNuts4Dakarâ campaign. Food and other refreshments will be provided by the local community.
The USCT established the KwaNzimakwe Multi-Trail Park to encourage tourism in the hinterland areas, with local communities being provided with a platform to sell produce and refreshments. Inkosi BS Nzimakwe, under whose jurisdiction the park land falls, said: âI would like to stress how happy the community was to work on the construction of a multi-track center in KwaNzimakwe. After participating in the Margate Enduro we found out how we could work hand in hand with tourism and event planners to organize events in our area. We warmly welcome this opportunity and as a community we look forward to participating regularly in upcoming events in the multi-trail park.
The KwaNzimakwe Multi Trail Park will be developed in stages, with plans in place for a clubhouse, restaurant, tourist information center, traders’ market and administrative offices. For outdoor enthusiasts, there will be a 4 Ã 4 trail; walking, running and nature trails; Closed enduro, motorcycle, motocross and mountain bike circuits, as well as cultural activities.
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