Tourism monitors deployed to Table Mountain

Tourism monitors deployed to Table Mountain

South Africa – Wednesday, December 27, 2023

The deployment of 40 tourism monitors at the Table Mountain National Park has been welcomed by the Minister of Tourism, Patricia de Lille .

The Tourism Monitors Programme is an initiative by the Department of Tourism to supplement safety and security measures by the South African Police Service to enhance the safety of tourists .

“The department has set aside R174 .

5 million from this year’s budget to deploy around 2 300 tourism monitors at key tourist attractions,” said the department .

The 2 305 tourism monitors will be deployed as follows:
Eastern Cape – 150
Free State – 150
Western Cape – 250
Gauteng – 100
Limpopo – 100
KwaZulu-Natal – 200
Mpumalanga – 220
North West – 100
Northern Cape – 70
iSimangaliso Wetland Park – 200
Ezemvelo nature Reserve – 150
SANBI Gardens – 130
ACSA Airports – 135
SANParks – 350
Out of the 350 monitors deployed to SANParks, 70 were allocated to Table Mountain National Park, of which 40 were deployed last week .

The balance will be deployed in the New Year .

“Our national parks are key tourism attractions and remain top of our list for key source markets .

The safety of all tourists remains paramount and we are determined to do all we can to ensure that all tourists have a safe and memorable experience .

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