Fun trip to the Berg

2014-09-09 00:00

COOKING your lunch on the simmering heat of your 4x4 engine sounds like the ideal way a manly man should make his meals.

This is one of the experiences that the Duzi2Sani 4x4 Expedition will offer this weekend.

The route of the expedition seeks to connect Pietermaritzburg, Underberg and Lesotho in order to highlight the issue of tarring the Sani Pass road.

It is part of a strategic initiative undertaken by the Msunduzi and KwaSani municipalities to promote tourism in their areas, raise the profile of the municipalities, stimulate economic development and create new employment opportunities.

The event offers people a chance to enjoy the trip between the two municipalities while encouraging adventure tourism within the region.

Dumisani Mhlongo, the director of the Msunduzi Pietermaritzburg Tourism Association, said the “focus is to explore and develop tourism through new routes and niche tourism offerings that are suitable for families and offer fun for every member of the family”.

At the launch, KwaSani Mayor Mduduzi Banda said he was pleased to be part of the programme. “The event has one goal, with a single vision between both municipalities,” he said.

The expedition will commence this Friday and will be filled with a host of fun-filled family activities throughout the weekend.

Some of the highlights include cooking lunch using the engines of the 4x4 vehicles and a charitable event at Moretsa Forest, where those on the expedition will donate toys and hold a tree-planting ceremony at the crèche in the area. Afterwards, when the delegation gets to the KwaSani Municipality, they will join the Inter-Cultural Food Festival at Himeville Dam. Here, members of the expedition will be treated to a sumptuous variety of traditional local foods, along with vibrant cultural dances and shows.

On Sunday, the group will drive up to the beautiful Sani Pass. The trip back will be via Lions River, with the participants having their final stop at the Mandela Capture Site in Howick.

Organisers say it promises to be an educational and fun experience for the whole family, allowing participants to encounter a magnificent tourist experience within their own backyards.

Members of the public are welcome to participate. Contact African Link Tours at for more information on the travel packages on offer.


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