11 November 2020
LIMPOPO – The three star Awelani Eco Lodge in Masisi, Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, will be officially opened by the Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Ms Makhotso Sotyu and the Deputy Minister of Tourism Mr Fish Mahlalela.
Awelani Eco Lodge is owned by the Mutele Community, which made approximately 1 800 ha of its land available for conservation and tourism associated projects in order to address high unemployment rate among the community members. The area has a high tourism potential taking into consideration its close proximity to the Kruger National Park.
Government, through the national and provincial departments in collaboration with the local government, has invested more than R50 million for the development and upkeep of the lodge.
Awelani Eco Lodge project was triggered by the establishment of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area and the plans to physically link the Kruger National Park with Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe through the development of a bridge not far from the lodge.