Biz Africa (Pty) Ltd was formed for the specific reason of project management in the fields of tourism and community development. The company was established in 2001 and contains expertise in the fields of project development and Small business sector. The directors of the company approached the Local Government and set up a Private Public Partnership to establish the unique tourism facility known as the Kamogelo Tourism Centre.
The road leading to the Central Lowveld through the Strijdom Tunnel splits into three possible routes to the Kruger Park namely: Orpen, Phalaborwa and Hoedspruit.
East of the Drakensberg Mountains, where the Blyde, Olifants, Klaserie, Timbavati Rivers run, and covering two biomes Savanna Woodland and Afro Montane forest, lies the region known as the Central Lowveld. The valley of Hoedspruit is central to these areas and supports a very large network of farms, businesses, game reserves, lodges and educational facilities. This area has been registered as one of the few Biosphere Reserves in the world.
With activities in the area such as: White river rafting, abseiling, microlighting, game drives, hot air ballooning, mountain hikes, bush walks, horse riding, golfing, boating, bird watching and many more. Kamogelo Tourism Centre is the marketing tool to cocoon these activities to one bigger goal – to promote the region.
The Kamogelo Centre was developed after extensive discussions to identify the needs and project feasibility of expanding the tourism infrastructure in the Lowveld region. This resulted in inputs from various role players in the Hoedspruit district to establish a comprehensive network of services in promoting tourism to our region. The objective is to provide a single operating centre for all the functions of development, services, marketing and community upliftment in our area.
By being pro-active, the role players were able to step change the future demand by means of a cohesive effort. The project is poised to cater for locals and visitors alike, by means of services and activities, and encourages entrepreneurship to the various functions catered for. With twenty eight shop and a unique East African architecture, the center is able to cater for an enjoyable visit through various activities and a wide variety of products. The center has become an icon in the region and sets an example for what can be achieved if people stand together.
Proudly South African!!!
Andre Cornelius Director