2023 Metro Awards will bolster Mpumalanga tourism economy

2023 Metro Awards will bolster Mpumalanga tourism economy

Mpumalanga is the province-host for the Metro FM Awards 2023 edition and an invitation to explore the province awaits the attendees during their stay. The awards ceremony will be taking place at Mbombela Stadium (Mpumalanga) on the 6th of May and it is staged during the autumn season introducing tourists to the serene, tranquil sunny and warm Mpumalanga winter.

The experiences vary from spectacular landscapes, the scenic beauty and high altitudes through the Panorama where the scenery of Waterfalls, the God’s Window, as well the Gorge Lift Company, can be enjoyed. There is also fun adventure that includes the Natural Water-Rock Convolution and the scenic beauty of the Three Rondavels.

The North East of the Lowveld escarpment explores wildlife in the Kruger National Park, cultural vibes at Shabalala Interpretation Cultural Centre and many more.

The Barberton Makhonjwa Mountain World Heritage Site explores the origins of human existence through its rock formation dating back 3.5 billion years. One can also visit Inzalo Yelanga near Kaapsehoop for a search of fertility. Others may search for the powers of ancient kings that are believed to be in existence at the Sudwala Caves.

Affordable packages are available from various tour operators, which include accommodation, game drives, hiking trails, adrenalin-rush adventure activities, cultural exposure and spiritual excursions

CEO of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA), Mduduzi Vilakazi said that the province is ready to welcome visitors assuring of the safety in tourism related spaces such as accommodations and adventure routes. He also said that a number of events have also been planned for the duration of the Metro FM Awards weekend.

“We are more than ready to provide different tourist experience in Mpumalanga during the Metro FM Awards weekend and we guarantee our visitors all the safety during their stay, on the roads and in the accommodation offerings. Events such as these provide economic spinoffs such as market exposure to new entrants in the tourism business, and they bring to life the township and rural economy, create short-term job opportunities.” said the MTPA CEO.

Vilakazi further said an event of this magnitude further plays a significant role in creating awareness about investment opportunities that the Mpumalanga Province may offer as people travel not only for leisure, relaxation and entertainment but also for investment opportunities.

  “Let the Metro FM Awards bring you closer to the sacred places in Mpumalanga for those spiritually hyped for various spiritual searches; please, leave no one behind as we explore Mpumalanga,” he said.