Nature & Wildlife

S African Tourism promotes offbeat locales


KOLKATA  
Popular for its jungle safaris and wildlife destinations, South Africa is now promoting mountains and other offbeat places.

South African Tourism on Wednesday invited Indian travellers, which account for 18 per cent of its international tourist inflow, to the Drakensberg mountains as part of the country’s initiative to promote leisure tourism.

According to Hanneli Slabber, Country Head, South African Tourism, the spread along places such as Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Lesotho, Mpumalanga and Limpopo province, Drakensberg mountains will offer tourists an opportunity to interact with at least 500 regional artists such as potters, shoemakers, weavers and buy their artworks.

“As part of leisure tourism, we are bringing the mountains into focus. South Africa is not only about wildlife. Drakensberg mountains will offer visitors a chance to experience the art and culture as well as adventure,” Slabber said here.

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