By SYDNEY MORWENG
The train will snake its way to Mpumalanga Province as part of the international AFCON game between Bafana and Niger, partly.Apart from the game, this is another form of marketing and promoting rail transport to the outside world, on its safety and the reliability after the glorious Fifa World Cup soccer tourney.
Gigantic Charles Vuyisile Ndabeni, Chief Executive at Mpumalanga Tourism said this exercise is part of the campaigns to be rolled out by his authority ahead of the tourism month celebrations in the province.According to Ndabeni, packages worth R1, 500 is on offer for anyone interested in indulging with the majestic Mpumalanga Province, and hop-on the sought-after Premier Classe.
The package includes traveling to and fro Nelspruit; accommodation on board, dinner & breakfast; entertainment and operational shuttles to various excursions upon arrival at Nelspruit.However, it does not include the match ticket as one would have thought!Asked what prompted this late announcement, Ndabeni said miscommunication amongst organizers was the delay.
“They should have done this long time ago because they knew but alas that did not happen,” he said.Forever optimistic Ndabeni said though, Absa has bought a certain percentage of the package and was looking forward to seeing more positive response from other stakeholders.
Lester Ntsabo, owner and tour operator at Lengau Tours -roped in at the eleventh hour-who has been tasked with selling packages, was hesitant due to time factor.”I will liaise with my business associate in selling the idea to them but honestly speaking this would be impossible but not difficult.”So, make it a point you get your match ticket as soon as possible. Game kicks-off at 8pm.
Park and ride will apply at the Mbombela stadium.
For further information pls call: 073-539-2299 for packages.