MEDIA RELEASE: SA HERITAGE EN TOURISM FESTIVAL 2018

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SA HERITAGE EN TOURISM FESTIVAL 2018

 

Pretoria, 11 July  2018. A SA Heritage en Tourism festival which will take place from 14-16 September at the Voortrekker Monument and Freedom Park sites is proudly announced by the management of the Voortrekker Monument &  Freedom Park.

The festival is aimed at heritage and tourism projects and activities. According to the organiser, Ms Margaret Mouton, heritage tourism builds sustainable development and job creation while communities make their surroundings more attractive. The festival would like to create a platform between the tourism industry and heritage sites and in doing so, conserve the beautiful heritage sites in Tshwane by involving communities in a sustainable manner.

A wide variety of family activities will take place and the organisers plan to make this an annual event. There will be stalls with arts and crafts, food stalls selling indigenous food, a children’s area and an African diaspora fashion show to showcase our rich textile design history. A potjiekos competition, tourism exhibitions and presentations, entertainment on both sites by various artists, cultural dances, fashion show and a whole lot more. Visitors can also take part in a 10km walk or a bicycle race. Pre booked tours for both sites will be presented exclusively on 14 September. Come and enjoy three days packed with entertainment, knowledge and history.

The Department of Art & Culture contributes extensively to SA Tourism, especially to heritage sites. According to Ms Jane Mufamadi, CEO of Freedom Park, Freedom Park is the only heritage site which interprets history by storytelling which connects with their educational programmes. Ms Cecilia Kruger, Managing Director of the Voortrekker Monument said that the festival is one of the planned events by the VTM this year to commemorate the 80th year of laying the cornerstone of the Monument. The VTM was declared a Grade 1 National Heritage Site in 2011.

The festival’s gates will open at 06:00 – 10 on both Saturday and Sunday for 10km walk and bycle race.  On Friday, 14 September will be exclusive for the pre-book high school tours.  On Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 for the public.

Festival / Weekend Pass

 

400

Day Ticket Saturday

 

250

Day Ticket Saturday

 

250

Kids ticket

 

50

Student ticket

 

150

Pensioner

 

80

VIP Day pass

 

1000

VIP Weekend

 

1500

Parking

 

50

Walk

 

250

Cycle

 

250

Tickets can be obtained at Plankton and Computicket. For more information, please contact Margaret Mouton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 060 579 5154.          

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CECILIA KRUGER                               JANE MUFAMADI                                            MARGARET MOUTON

MANAGING DIRECTOR                    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER                              TEL: 060 579 5154              

VOORTREKKERMONUMENT                          FREEDOMPARK                                

TEL: 087 150 3678                                           012  336 4032                                                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Media Enquiries:                                                                                    

Naomi Madima

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Geraldine Paulsen

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Voortrekker Monument

Tel : 012 326 6770

Cell: 083 997 9741

Fax: 086 635 4705

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