By NAKAMPE LEKWADU
VUWA Lodge in Limpopo’s capital, Polokwane is positioning itself to take advantage of more absa Premiership matches which are scheduled for Peter Mokaba Stadium this season.
With the stadium authorities having confirmed that the venue will play-host 25 league matches plus few more CAF and Cup competition between now and May next year, Vuwa Lodge owner, Nthatheni Thomas Ramulifho has told Sports Focus that they have gone all out to make his establishment which is based at the Flora Park suburb, just few streets from the Savanna Shopping Mall, the most preferred accommodation destination for fans from both locally and those coming out of the province.
“We laid the good foundation during last year’s FIFA World Cup as we were among those establishments which were accredited for that purpose and now all what is left is to continue with that legacy and attract more guests. I am obviously excited by the fact that the stadium of Peter Mokaba will be used by three elite league clubs for some of their home matches which I am told is totaling to 25 league matches combined,” said Ramulifho with excitement.
Two Gauteng based sides, Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United have signed the deal with the Polokwane municipality which will see the Naturena based side playing three league matches with Matsatsantsa A Pitori hosting seven while the local side, Black Leopards will play all their 15 home matches at the venue.
“Those are great news, and as an establishment, we have added more rooms at the Lodge so as to accommodate more people here. We hope to warmly receive more guests at the Lodge who will be coming to support these three clubs, and I can assure them that they will not regret chosing us as their preferred accommodation destination as they will be given a royal treatment so that they could come back to us when they are in the city for other purposes other than football,” pointed out the former high school educator and college lecturer.
The soft-spoken Ramulifho who quit teaching for building construction business before he could venture into hospitality business said the latest confirmation about use of Peter Mokaba Stadium as home base for those three elite league clubs comes at the right time when they have just completed with the extension of the establishment by five more rooms which will see Vuwa Lodge which was opened in 2008 boast of 18 luxury air-conditioned rooms and en-suite rooms.
The extension come hardly less than a year after Ramulifho managed to buy out the house next door to the establishment which he altered to suit the standard requirements of the establishment.
All the rooms are facilitated with tea/coffee making machines, writing desk, satellite TV, telephone and wireless internet connections and a secured parking with a remote controlled gate and a 24 hours security which also comes with some surveillance camera.
The establishment also caters for a buffet breakfast and dinner while lunch is served on request or order.
For business meetings, Vuwa a Venda word which means “Wake Up” offers modest conference facilities, which are people for business meetings by the local business people and government departments. This comes in a form of three conference centres which seats 20, 50 and 80 delegates respectively.
For those who want to be booked at Vuwa Lodge, yet want to explore and do shopping in the city of Polokwane, the establishment is conveniently located on a walking distance from the city’s well known Savannah Shopping Mall, the Flora Medi Clinic and Body Life Gymnasium, 2km from the city centre, 2.5km from Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane Game Reserve, 8km from the Gateway International Airport , Mall of the North and many more.
For bookings and more information, call 015 296 1496 ,email@example.com or log on www.vuwalodge.co.za.