Presentation on theme: "The 2014 Provincial BRICS Summit Mahikeng 28 March 2014 1."— Presentation transcript:
The 2014 Provincial BRICS Summit Mahikeng 28 March 2014 1
The North West Province One of the 9 provinces with a population of over 3, 000, 000 people Strategically located on the border of Gauteng Province and gateway to SADC Known for its Platinum deposits; and is, The Mecca and Capital of Leisure Tourism 2
Tourism Governance in the NW DEDECT is the custodian of policy and regulatory services NWP&TB mandated to promote the destination, manage protected areas, skills development Therefore, tourism in the country and province is government regulated, private sector driven and community based -:- the Madikwe model 3
The NW Province Tourism Master Plan Vision Tourism in the NWP develops, thrives and grows in an enabling environment conducive to sustainable development, which improves the quality of life, contributes to economic growth and transforms the social landscape of the Province 4
The Seven Provincial Tourism Icons Hartbeespoort Dam Sun City Pilanesberg National Park Madikwe Game Reserve Mahikeng The Vredefort Dome Taung Heritage Site 6
HARTBEESPOORT DAM A beautiful man-made lake in a picturesque valley, generally recognized as a gateway and a distribution point for consumption of diverse tourism products available in the province A primary region for recreation, holidays and weekend break-away destinations with a great variety of accommodation facilities, recreational facilities and a number of places of interest 7
Sun City A premier tourism attraction in the country sitting on the foot of the Pilanesberg National Park The diversity, tranquility and the modern sporting and recreational facilities all combine to enthrall the visitor. A casino, the beach that is in land and two championship golf courses are just some of the many attractions in this kingdom of pleasure and entertainment. 8
Pilanesberg National Park Located one and half hours drive north of Johannesburg A 580 sq km reserve which is one of the largest parks in SA Home to the Big 5 Neighbored by the world famous Sun City Resort 9
Madikwe Game reserve 10 76 500ha hosting all the major plains species, including the big five and has the second largest concentration of Elephants in South Africa. Here the visitor is transported into a pristine African environment to witness the interaction of the many species. Accommodation is of the very highest standard at a number of excellent safari lodges.
MAHIKENG A vibrant provincial Capital of the North West Province 11 Passionately branded as a city of good will for the warmth and love that characterizes its people. It is a major attraction for its legacy as a historic city, a mega of cultural expediency and sought after destination for ecotourism experience.
The Vredefort Dome 12 A meteorite site known for its unique natural beauty. It is one of the provinces prime adventure tourism sites with numerous tour operators and accommodation facilities catering for the needs of campers, hikers, canoeists and white water rafters. The Vaal River forms the southern boundary to the conservancy.
Taung Heritage Site It is a place of enormous scientific importance that draws serious archaeological interest. It was at this site where the skull of a child was unearthed: indeed a place where mankind was born – a home to the human species irrespective of colour race or creed. 13
NW Tourism Performance 20112012 International Tourists500 350500 934 Foreign Direct SpendR1, 9bR2, 4b Total Domestic Trips1.7m1.9m Total Domestic SpendR1, 3bR1, 2b 14
Tourism Impact on the NW Economy Investment value within the tourism plant estimated at more than R10b Contribution to GDP sits at an estimate of 3 – 4% Traditional tourism jobs estimated at 33, 000 Other tourism related jobs as part of the value chain is at 6 479 15
Investment Opportunities Provincial Configuration The 4 Districts that make up the Province Ngaka Modiri MolemaCentral Dr. KK KaundaSouthern Dr. RS MompatiWestern Bojanala/PlatinumEastern 16
NW Protected Areas Estate Pilanesberg National ParkBojanala Platinum Madikwe Game ReserveNgaka Modiri Molema Borakalalo National ParkBojanala Platinum Mafikeng Game ReserveNgaka Modiri Molema Botsalano Game ReserveNgaka Modiri Molema Molemane Eye Nature ReserveNgaka Modiri Molema Vaalkop Dam ConservancyBojanala Platinum Kgaswane Mountain ReserveBojanala Platinum Bloemhof Dam Nature ReserveDr. Segomotsi Mompati Wolwespruit Nature ReserveDr. KK Kaunda Molopo Game ReserveDr. Segomotsi Mompati SA Lombard Game ReserveDr. Segomotsi Mompati Boskop Dam Nature ReserveDr. KK Kaunda Barberspan Bird SanctuaryNgaka Modiri Molema 17
Big Bang Capital Intensive Projects ParkDistrict Bloemhof DamDr. RS Mompati Molopo Game ReserveDr. RS Mompati Kgaswane Mountain ReserveBojanala Highveld Nature ReserveDr. KK Mafikeng Game ReserveNMMD Madikwe Game ReserveNMMD 18
The Projects Project NameDescriptionEstimated Cost Bloemhof Dam Development (14000 ha) Multi-facility project including a Resort, Shops, jetties, golf course, hydro spa, clubhouse, tennis courts and pools R1b Wolwespruit Nature Reserve (2005 ha) Campsite with accommodation, ablution, swimming pool, children playground and facilities R50m 19
The Projects Project NameDescriptionEstimated Cost Molopo Game Reserve (24000 ha) Tented Camp and Lodge Development. Potential for a trans- frontier park with Botswana R150m Kgaswane Mountain Reserve (5300 ha) Lodge Development, adventure products R50m Mahikeng Game Reserve Lodge and Conference facility development R53m 20
Engagement Models Public Private Partnerships Special Purpose Vehicles Co-management (CPAs) 21
The Process NWPTB pre-feasibility NWPTB packaging Transfer to NWDC NWDC engages the market and identifies an investor 22
Conclusion In conclusion to all investors present here, we call on you not to walk ahead of the provincial government, we call on you not to walk behind the provincial government, walk side by side with government and make things happen. It is indeed true that together we can do more and once that is done, indeed a good story shall be told. I thank you much for listening 26