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Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) is proud to be a partner in the 2017 Mapungubwe Arts Festival that commenced on the 1st until 17th December 2017. A two week festival will have a plethora of activities on offer for the citizens of Limpopo Province and beyond.
The festival promotes social cohesion and nation building by showcasing the artistic and cultural diversity in the province. There are already clear indications that this year’s event will be bigger and better as the Department has ensured that Limpopo’s talent shines throughout the festival.
The festivities opened with a Cultural Carnival on the 1st December 2017, followed by Mapungubwe Arts Awards and Cultural Pageant and subsequent crowning of Miss Mapungubwe 2017 at Valoyi Cultural Village at Nwa-Mitwa in Mopani District. On the 9th December 2017, revelers will be entertained by a variety of well-known local and international artists at the Mapungubwe Jazz and Heritage open air concert until the next day. Mapungubwe Craft market will run from the 6th – 15th December 2017 at Library Gardens and will be open to the public.
LTA CEO, Ms. Nomasonto Ndlovu, said, “As revelers and visitors come to the festival, this can be an opportunity for them to take a Sho’t Left to some of our great products in Limpopo and specifically around Polokwane such as, Bakoni Malapa open museum, Irish Museum, Polokwane Game Reserve and many more in and around Polokwane. Of course sports and soccer lovers may start at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium for a PSL soccer game between the home side, Polokwane City FC, who will be battling it out with Bidvest Wits FC at 15:30”.
Ndlovu Further said, “The hospitality and services industry will also be ready to welcome all revelers and visitors to the Province. We are optimistic that revelers will spend a few days in some of our immaculate tourism establishments but also visit a few attractions in the Province before they take their return trips to their destinations. To this end, we wish to urge our people in Limpopo and our visitors coming from other provinces and beyond the borders of our country to do tourism during their short stay in the Limpopo Province because there is more to enjoy”.
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