An adventure from ‘Duzi 2 Sani’
The Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Municipality gets an economic boost through tourism.
The Municipality hosted its 6th Duzi 2 Sani 4×4 expedition from Pietermaritzburg to Sani Pass this past weekend. ‘Duzi 2 Sani’ refers to Msunduzi to Sani Pass.
This three-day expedition was formed to create more tourists attractions around the area. Tourism programmes in the city generate an estimated injection of approximately R60–R70 million annually says Patricia Mncwabe, Mayor of the Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Municipality.
“In the arrival of tourists, it creates job opportunities which makes it possible for people to get employment. We wish for this programme to grow because we believe that we will also grow and develop,” said Mncwabe.
This expedition has been running for a period of 6 years with people coming from all over the world to experience the beautiful scenery Africa has to offer. From the indigenous cultural practices to the jaw-dropping mountain range.
This year’s expedition started off with tourists being taken around Pietermaritzburg (Howick) to learn more about the history of the town and its rich heritage.
Day two of the expedition showed an incredible unfortunate turn of events where it was delay after delay, this ultimately caused by unforeseen weather conditions which prevented certain activities from being done.
From the heavy fog, rough terrain and steep mountains marked for an exhilarating experience. A few animals were spotted along the treacherous journey to the top of the mountains of Lesotho. Namely sheep, goats, and baboons.
Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Municipal senior tourism officer Andile Zwezwe says that they are aiming to have 100 cars in the next few years so that more people can visit the Southern Drakensberg and Lesotho.
The 3-day expedition started on the 13th – 15th of September.